Say you're driving a giant 16-wheel trailer truck and you
see a huge lighted sign reading NO TRUCKS. I'd expect you put to two and two
together, but apparently more than a few mother-truckers are blind, illiterate,
inattentive, heedless, or just plain stupid. I say this with some authority
because I've seen with my own eyes this very day, three — count ’em — three
large, boxy transport vehicles pulled over on Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive
between the River Street Bridge and BU.
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5 years agoMarch 28, 2003 | Dan Kennedy talked to UVA professor Larry Sabato about the drawbacks of embedded reporting during the Iraq War.
" 'I suppose the embedding is useful overall, and occasionally...it has resulted in on-the-spot coverage of hard news,’ says.
Hobbits love FILK
More on FILK, after Georgiana Cohen's mind-opening article "What is Filk? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the DIURNAL atmospheric DISEQUILIBRIUM."
MP3: Georgiana Cohen talks to FNX about Bilbo Baggins and jams, man.
I was just driving to work this morning on the Pike in the
second-from-the-left lane somewhere around Newton — doing about 60 — and this big
blue vehicle labeled ELM starts drifting into my lane from the right at a
fairly high rate of speed.
Boston Phoenix editor Lance Gould announced today that Michael Brodeur would be joining the staff of the alt-weekly newspaper as the music editor on March 31.
Brodeur is a member of the Boston-based electronic-pop band Certainly, Sir; a published poet; and a part-time instructor at Emerson College. He previously served as editor-in-chief of the Weekly Dig
As usual, James Parker talks to FNX about just about everything; but also happens to mention his cheeky article, "Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus," co-written by Sharon Steel.MP3: James Parker on guitars and also an admission to FNX: yes, Parker does like Kelly Clarkson.
We know it's over. That hasn't kept it from our heads though. This afternoon, The Wire inspired haikus in us. By Ryan Stewart and Ellee Dean and Nina MacLaughlin.
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Loyalty won’t save us now
Handshake, shotgun, gone
Twitter has officially arrived. The mobile-phone-friendly, 140-characters-or-less, messaging/social-networking application today claimed its first political casualty, as a low-level McCain staffer was handed an "indefinite suspension" after sending a quick Tweet link to an attack video of Barack Obama speeches mashed up with his Reverend's sermons
THE ICK FACTOR5 years agoMarch 21, 2003| While listening to R. Kelly’s new album, Chocolate Factory, critic Jon Caramanica couldn’t get the singer’s recent transgression out of his mind.“On ‘Ignition Remix,’ for example, there’s some awkward business about spewing ‘venom’ into a lady’s ‘trunk.’ And on ‘You Made Me Love You,’.