Margery Eagan is outraged beyond belief that Robert Kraft made that cheesy demo tape to help out his possible girlfriend. Why, why, why, she sputters, the horny ol' goat has demeaned his children and his saintly late wife.
Not that some rich guy needs any help, but how dare she.
Did Kraft abuse this woman? Did he solicit her in a men's room?... Read more
Most journalism students don't walk right into their dream jobs, but I suspect if they did, most probably wouldn't find a reason to whine about it.
Joy of Sox reports on an effort to shame the shameless during the series against the Yankees:
Four games, on four networks. Bring your anti-Boston Sports Media signs to the ballpark! Or make them once you're inside. The media's ego has exploded, and they're making not only themselves but us look like morons. It's time to let them know that they don't represent Red... Read more
The Globe announced today it's hired former WFNX staffers Henry Santoro, Julie Kramer and Adam 12 and former program director Paul Driscoll to build an alt-music streaming service that will be available both through the Web and mobile apps.
A launch date and program details will be announced later this summer.
NotloB reports WGBH-FM is letting one jazz host go and scaling back the other's hours, possibly as it moves to add even more talk and news, because if there's one thing Boston needs, it's a second talks and news NPR affiliate.
Yes, some people still prefer their news on paper. South Ender Michael Ratty reports he didn't find a copy of the Globe outside his apartment this morning and his neighborhood 7-Eleven didn't have any, either.
When you mess up my morning newspaper and coffee routine, you deny me everything. EVERYTHING!
UPDATE: At 9:30, the Globe tweeted: "We apologize for the late papers today. Due... Read more
ICANN, the group that decides on Internet domains (such as .com, .net, etc.) recently solicited bids for a whole new generation of "generic top-level domain names." Dan Rowinski notes that our very own Globe has applied to set up and run a domain of .boston (see all the applications).
If approved, the Globe would win the right to act as a domain-name registrar,... Read more
"Car Talk" will continue to air, but only with repeats from 25 years of car-advice call-ins, recorded at WBUR's studios. Hopefully, they'll keep their Dewey, Cheetham and Howe offices in Harvard Square.... Read more
WBZ announced today that the longtime overnight talk host is retiring at the end of the week. In a statement, WBZ NewsRadio Director of News and Programming Peter Casey said:
Steve called yesterday and informed me of his decision. Although it came as a surprise, I do know Steve enjoys his time in Maine and had always thought that he would retire there sometime. I... Read more
The Globe today uplifts us with a report on lax bros, those young Masters of the Universe in training in the leafy suburbs frequented by their Globe-reading parents, who are apparently now busy disposing their income on lacrosse sticks, gloves, helmets and, of course, flat-brim hats for their kids, whom they give names like Beau, Cameron and Zander:
"You check the way the kids... Read more
Peter Gelzinis has one common-sense observation in his column today - that hipsters who don't know where Roche Bros. is, let alone want to collect signatures there, pose little real threat to Tom Menino.
But not content to leave well enough alone, Gelzinis wraps that single thought in a giant blanket of old-coot "hey you kids, get offa my lawn!" grumbling about... Read more
New York Magazine dishes up a tale of corporate intrigue that has it all: Feuding cousins, a new girlfriend, the Boston Globe.
Three years ago, the Times tried selling Boston Globe, its sister paper, but was unable to find a deal. Last year, the company began debating whether to try again.
This matter, it turns out, was the hinge point at which the Times'... Read more
Whoever stole a one-of-a-kind, artist-designed Weekly Dig news box had better hope they don't run into Joe Curtatone in a dark alley. He tweets tonight:
Surely someone can find some other piece of ironic furniture. Return Rawr!
The shrinking Phoenix Media Group still has one possible ace in the hole - a patent lawsuit against Facebook that, if successful, would give it ownership over one of the most fundamental parts of social networking.
People2People, then known as Tele-Publishing,... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the Phoenix has sold WFNX to Clear Channel and that pretty much everybody but
news anchor Ted Baxter Program Director Paul Driscoll has been let go. The station could go to Spanish or country and western.
Seems that when a big convention is in town, the MBTA runs special Silver Line service to the airport straight from the convention center, rather than making people carry their bags on that long walk to the nearest Silver Line stop and crowding onto a bus there.