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Mike Barnicle

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Clearing the air

Adam Reilly’s analysis of right-wing talk radio’s support of Scott Brown was nearly perfect.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 12, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 12, 2010

Barnicle to Eagan: Globe was better before


I.e., back in the good old days, when it was a "writer's paper." And writers were given...latitude t...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 09, 2009

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In a recent interview with Boston Magazine, disgraced Boston Globe columnist and Rasputin-esque blowhard Mike Barnicle said – among other things – that “New York is about success [while] Boston is about resentment.” He would have whipped up a more clever
In a recent interview with Boston Magazine, disgraced Boston Globe columnist and Rasputin-esque blowhard Mike Barnicle said – among other things – that “New York is about success [while] Boston is about resentment.” He would have whipped up a more clever way to elbow his lowly Beantown contemporaries, but George Carlin hasn't been too prolific lately.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

The Barnicle interview that wasn't


If you haven't already, take a look at Boston magazine editor James Burnett's Q-and-A with Mike Barnicle. Because of the insight it offers into the...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 30, 2008
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Angst-free zone

It’s possible I’m working backward from a bullshit conclusion, but I’m half-convinced the main topic of most arts-and-entertainment journalism isn’t actually arts or entertainment.
Barnicle keep things nice and friendly
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 16, 2008

Welcome back, Barnicle


On the April 25 installment of Beat the Press, in a segment on recent departures from the Boston Glo...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 21, 2008


Welcome back, Barnicle


On the April 25 installment of Beat the Press, in a segment on recent departures from the Boston Globe, ex-Globie Mike Barnicle had some harsh...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 21, 2008
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The player

The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London


By PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008
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Savage love

First things first: congratulations to Globe reporter Charlie Savage on a much-deserved Pulitzer Prize.
What we talk about when we talk about the Globe’s Pulitzer
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 18, 2007
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Borges-gate revisited

Forget two months without Ron Borges.
Lesson One: the perils of sharing
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 08, 2007
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Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006


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Tears of joy

The best reality show ever will be called Monarch , and it will feature Donald Trump, Asia Carrera, Tony Robbins, Andy Rooney, Barbara Bush, Chuck D, Mike Barnicle, Bianca Jagger, Steve-O, former senator Conrad Burns, Soledad O’Brien, and General John A
The best reality show ever — and the real ones
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 28, 2006

Striking similarities

This article originally appeared in the August 20, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mike Barnicle, this is A.J. Liebling. Have you met?
By DAN KENNEDY  |  November 14, 2006
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Third-degree burns

Special-interest groups are the kibitzers of the political game, circling the table, looking at everyone’s cards, offering unwanted advice.
Advocacy ads a factor in Governor’s race
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 20, 2006
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Globe-al anxiety

There were more lumps of coal than holiday cheer at 135 Morrissey Boulevard this Christmas season.
The Boston Globe is going through its biggest shake-up in 30 years. What will it mean for the paper, the editor, the remaining staff, and the city itself?
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 14, 2006