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By adamg - 3/11/08 - 8:45 pm

Boston Magazine is doing a package on Boston architecture and asked members of the Boston Photo Mob on Flickr to take photographs of some specific buildings for free (but with a credit) because "our budget cannot accomodate payment."

Boston Photo Mob members reply: Yeah, right.

Do you think Boston Magazine would give you a subscription to their magazine for free if you told them "but hey, I'll tell all my friends how cool you are!"

By adamg - 10/30/07 - 8:26 pm

Adam Reilly notes the incongruity of a Boston Magazine article bemoaning the fact that the South End is filling up with your basic Boston Magazine readers - straight suburban whites who wear khakis as they sip their $11 cocktails.

By adamg - 9/20/07 - 4:45 pm

Joe Keohane makes some wonderfully snarky comments about the Globe's new fashion magazine, Lola (which issued a press release claiming it was published small enough to let women carry it in their purses - everybody who wants to carry a fashion magazine around in their purses, quick, raise your hands). Still, there's just something a tad, oh, ironic about somebody writing for Boston Magazine throwing stones at another fashion rag, especially when his comments are currently paired on the home page with a paean to the glorious fashion sense of the people who run Boston's high-priced clothing stores.

Glass house, anyone?
By adamg - 8/24/07 - 11:19 pm

What to do when you order too many burgers for your burgers-and-beer lunch? Give the extras away on Mass. Ave., of course.

By adamg - 8/8/07 - 2:29 pm

Note:Edited to reflect the fact that the site looks pretty much like it has for quite awhile (silly me; I hadn't visited the site in weeks, maybe months); an actual graphical makeover is still in the works.

For awhile now, Boston Magazine's Web site has featured the worst of Web 2.0ishness: A horrid color palette and big text in boxes with rounded corners (the design comes from Philadelphia Magazine, but it has more soothing colors).

But first evidence that the maggie actually does finally get the Web comes with its new Boston Daily Blog (with RSS, natch). It promises to be a daily must read, co-written by, among others, Snarkin' Joe Keohane, late of the Dig, and organized by our very own Amy Derjue.

Take Keohane on the sale of the Herald building:

Herald HQ Sold to Owner of Herald HQ

... Herald publisher (and landlord) Pat Purcell has sold the land (to himself and a few other guys), presumably so it can be redeveloped in such a way that helps address the area's dangerously low levels of unaffordable housing. ...

Hmm, if Boston Magazine can do it, what are the odds the Improper Bostonian's Web site will finally get on that bridge to the 21st century? Right, what am I thinking?

The new Boston Maggie blog
By adamg - 11/2/06 - 10:33 pm

It's not just that the Globe dedicated FIFTEEN reporters, photographers and editors to its list of the 25 most allegedly stylish people in Boston. Or that it was spread over six pages (with four pages of non-stylish reviews weirdly stuck in the middle). Or that they somehow decided that city Councilor Michael Ross is more dapper than city Councilor John Tobin. No, what really got me about the whole thing was the intro (print only):

By adamg - 7/12/06 - 10:12 pm

Deborah Elizabeth Finn glumly notes that Conspicuous Consumption Monthly Boston Magazine has deemed her smile-at-a-stranger plan a "Bad Idea." Although Lord knows why, since it would probably mean even more advertising from orthodontists for them.

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