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Tell us more about what happened to Phoebe Prince


The lead story of the moment on FoxNews.com--"BULLIED EVEN IN DEATH?"--deals with nasty comments made the Facebook memorial set up for Phoebe Prince, the South...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 26, 2010

Segue of the day: Kevin Cullen


I've knocked Globe metro columnist Kevin Cullen in the past, but his column today--on the journalistic efforts of  Manchester, NH Bishop John B. McCormack, who...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 26, 2010

Kevin Cullen's sepia-tinged bogosity


In his latest offering, Globe metro columnist Kevin Cullen uses the death of Dom DiMaggio and the probable steroid use of Manny Ramirez to argue,...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 11, 2009

Mis-remembering Joe Kennedy


The gist of today's Kevin Cullen column is that British critics of Ted Kennedy's recent knighthood are distorting Kennedy's relationship with the Irish Republican Army....
By Adam Reilly  |  March 09, 2009
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Dance Monkey: JR STRAUSS

We Put A Comic On The Hot Seat. This Week's Victim . . .
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By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 02, 2009
Of Cullens and columns

Of Cullens and columns


 As I've previously noted, Globe metro columnist Kevin Cullen is a pleasure to read when he's doing his job well. But Cullen is the journalistic...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 02, 2009


Cullen crushes Qaddafi


If you're marvelling at the measured tone of Muammar Qaddafi's op-ed in today's Times, make sure you...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 22, 2009

Who's to blame at the BFD?


In his column in today's Globe, Kevin Cullen makes the very reasonable point that not all Boston firefighters are bad eggs. But he also says...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 28, 2008

Dear Kevin Cullen


Yo, Kevin--As a Globe metro columnist, you've got one of the best jobs in Boston journalism. But you're supposed to write about Boston, not yourself....
By Adam Reilly  |  August 21, 2008

New in the Phoenix: the impossibility of preemptively safe journalism


In which I argue that Kevin Cullen shouldn't second-guess his decision to write about Rakan Hassan. ...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 07, 2008

New in the Phoenix: the impossibility of preemptively safe journalism


In which I argue that Kevin Cullen shouldn't second-guess his decision to write about Rakan Hassan.  
By Adam Reilly  |  August 07, 2008


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In harm's way

Most of the job-related fears that keep journalists up at night are relatively mundane, but on rare occasions, a more ominous scenario presents itself.
The tragedy of Rakan Hassan and the impossibility of a Hippocratic Oath for journalists
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 06, 2008
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Extreme makeover: Globe edition

Earlier this week, in an e-mail to the Boston Globe newsroom, editor Marty Baron announced the imminent departure of three key employees.

Now more than ever, this is Marty Baron’s newspaper


By ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2008
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The problem with heroes

Even the hardest-hearted news consumer had to wince this past week when the private autopsy results of Paul Cahill and Warren Payne were leaked to some of the press.

Lessons from the build-them-up, tear-them-down Boston firefighter backlash


By ADAM REILLY  |  October 10, 2007
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When Rupert came to Boston

Just how badly will Rupert Murdoch screw up the Wall Street Journal ?
Revisiting the lessons of Murdoch’s Herald
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 08, 2007
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A rare thumbs-up

When two of the Boston Globe ’s three metro columnists left the paper earlier this year there was talk that Editor Marty Baron might simply leave their jobs unfilled.
The Globe turns out two good choices
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 20, 2007


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Howie Carr blows up

It’s Friday, and Howie Carr Incorporated is in full flog for his new book, The Brothers Bulger (Warner Books).
As Whitey makes him famous, the Bulger -scribe doesn’t have to worry about facts
By DAVID BOERI  |  March 16, 2006