Boston Globe

By - 7/16/16 - 11:25 am

Dan Kennedy reports, adds the Globe isn't saying who - or what they'll do with the 16.4-acre parcel. Bill Forry, of what could soon be the only newspaper based in Dorchester, adds that whatever gets proposed will likely need both city and state approval - the latter because of potential contamination on the site and because it sits right next to a marsh.

By - 7/15/16 - 1:45 pm

Everybody has their breaking point and Sebastian Smee's apparently came at an ICA exhibit that involved the artist arranging a series of monochromatic panels in a row (or sometimes just a single giant panel covering an entire wall) and Smee just loses it and symbolically throws his critic's notebook against the wall and screams "Enough with this crap already!" Only he's a well regarded critic, so he uses much longer, more erudite words.

By - 7/13/16 - 12:11 pm

The Globe plans to turn boston.com into a travel, entertainment and forum site as it concentrates on bulking up the news at bostonglobe.com, boston.com managers told their staff today. And that means a bunch of them will be asked to leave.

Eleanor Cleverly, the site's general manager, and Anthony Bonfiglio, who recently took over as the person in charge of "digital operations" for John Henry's media companies, wrote in a memo today: Read more.

By - 7/11/16 - 8:13 am

The Globe's Dover correspondent gets down with some real talk for suburban moms: Stop making the rest of us suffer by forcing us to see you in your boring black leggings and stuff. At least put on a silk top before you go out, for Christ's sake.

By - 6/19/16 - 11:19 am

Anulfo Baez notes the cuts in the Globe's arts coverage and suggests some other places to read up on Boston arts happening, including WBUR's ARTery, the Arts Fuse, the Evolving Critic and Big Red and Shiny.

By - 5/3/16 - 2:17 pm

Dan Kennedy gets a copy of the memo on impending buyouts, which management promises will be the last before the Globe newsroom moves from Dorchester to downtown Boston.

By - 4/11/16 - 9:11 am

As Steve Garfield is chronicling, media accounts about the faux Trump front page (including the Globe's) are making it sound like those of us who still get the Globe on paper woke up to Donald Trump's face snickering at us from the front page of the papers sitting on our front steps. Read more.

By - 4/7/16 - 12:58 pm

Dan Kennedy gets a copy of the memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory on a "no-sacred-cows analysis of our newsroom and what the Globe should look like in the future" in an era of constantly declining revenue. McGrory writes everything's on the table, even whether the Globe should continue printing on paper seven days a week while still running the "one of the most thoughtful metropolitan news organizations in the land."

By - 3/28/16 - 11:47 pm

"There's a lot better writers than Dan Shaughnessy," he says, responding to curly complaints about UConn womens' basketball ruining the sport.

Via Fox Sports.

By - 3/23/16 - 1:16 pm

Your kid sucks and will never be an artist, the Globe art critic grumps today. Maybe tomorrow Shaughnessy can tell you how your kid sucks and will never be a major-league baseball player. And then Shirley Leung can explain how your kid sucks and will never be a corporate CEO.

By - 3/16/16 - 6:28 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Knights of Columbus are taking over Crux and merging it with its own Catholic Pulse site. Crux columnist Margery Eagan is not moving to the K of C, though.

By - 3/11/16 - 1:03 pm
Globe's Crux site going away

John Henry is shutting down Crux, the site for Catholic news. Layoffs, of course. The Globe is handing the domain over to John Allen, whom it had hired away from the National Catholic Reporter, and who could try to keep it going on his own.

Also, the Globe will also smush the BetaBoston tech site into the paywalled bostonglobe.com.

The memo from Globe Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory and bostonglobe.com General Manager David Skok: Read more.

By - 3/9/16 - 7:24 am

The Globe self reports it's ditched the fancy new delivery company with the snazzy circulation software for its previous delivery company, which actually managed to deliver papers.

Now maybe the Globe can work on its app issues.

By - 2/29/16 - 5:38 am

Spotlight's win as Best Picture probably came a bit late for him to stay up for over in Rome.

The actual reporters and editors who told the stories of the pedophile priests and their victims were in the auditorium. One of them, Matt Carroll, livetweeted the experience. Read more.

By - 2/26/16 - 11:02 am

There can be only one? Not when it comes to having the exclusive first interview with Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta, apparently. Both the Globe and the Herald have interviews up with Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta. Both claim theirs is the first since the start of the Black at BLS protest.

Also neither noted her choice of purple for her outfit, but maybe only people associated with the school somehow would notice that.

But where the Globe just reported what she said, the Herald found her "evasive." In fact, its headline is: "Boston Latin headmaster ducks questions in first interview."

By - 2/21/16 - 1:12 pm

Last month, as you may recall, a syndicated columnist the Globe runs got caught sincerely answering a question based on a Seinfeld episode. Somebody tried the same shtik on Miss Conduct, but she was having none of it (second question).

By - 1/30/16 - 10:30 am

Larry Davidson, who teaches math at Weston High School, reports a fellow teacher used the Globe's delivery problems, in particular, the new delivery company's inability to develop good routes for carriers, to develop a lesson plan:

The biggest issue was the “traveling salesman problem”: trying to find the most efficient route through a large number of locations. We simulated the problem by asking each group to find the shortest path to deliver papers to all their homes (as well as a couple of other sites). Since we couldn’t have realistically large groups, we at least were able to add interest and complexity by ensuring that each group contained a mixture of Weston and Boston students. There’s no perfect general solution, but we were able to compare different options.

By - 1/25/16 - 12:02 pm

An alert Globe reader alerts us about today's Ask Amy column, specifically, the second question, which reads:

I recently ran into a famous local sports figure at my gym.

Read more.

By - 1/17/16 - 1:18 pm

The Globe Magazine this week is all about weddings, with the centerpiece a trend story about how millennial weddings are different from earlier weddings, because millennials incorporate personal touches and little reminders of their lives into their ceremonies and even gowns, unlike their older sisters and mothers - and they're rejecting the big, expensive weddings of the past, as exemplified by one couple getting married at this little, obscure place called the Copley Plaza.