READ: Bill O'Reilly, ELI WALLACH ON ACTORS AND ACTING [February 5, 1974]
READ: Bill O'Reilly, THE DEVIL BEHIND THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES [April 30, 1974]
Bill O’Reilly is many things. He’s loud. He’s popular. He's unsexy. He can be a bit rude. And as some suspect, he might be too smart for what he’s saying
CRUEL TO BE KIND5 years agoDecember 5, 2003 | Rebecca Paley profiled Dr. William Rashbaum, a long-time practicing, prominent second-trimester abortion provider.“Husbands or boyfriends have been known to barge into his office and violently insist their baby not be aborted, to which Rashbaum replies with an equally violent, ‘Fuck you, Charlie, we can abort her.
RADIATION RULES10 years agoNov. 20, 1998 | Jason Gay toured MIT's nuclear reactor. "...touring a nuclear reactor isn't like visiting a petting zoo. At the start, all guests are equipped with pen-size pocket dosimeters -- devices used to measure any unwanted radiation they may collect during the tour. They are told not to touch anything without asking first.
TONE DEAF5 years agoNovember 14, 2003 | Chris Wright thought it strange that the Globe delivered trivial corrections in the same tone as it did significant ones.“There have been many wonderful corrections in the Globe over the years. ‘Because of an editing error, a photo accompanying a story on admitted arsonist Francis K.
MYTH BUSTING15 years agoOctober 22, 1993 | Cecil Adams, of the Straight Dope, answered a reader’s question.Since you seem to know everything, just what is ‘tantric sex,’ anyway?Tina S.Montreal
“Cecil has been deeply studying this question, as is only fitting. His reference sources include many learned texts on Eastern religion plus, naturally, Cosmopolitan magazine.
DEPT. OF REINTERPRETATION10 years agoOctober 16, 1998 | Reporter Sarah McNaught interviewed conceptual artist Paul Richard about his latest “work.”“The 36-year-old provocateur...recently climbed up on a massive billboard in Kendall Square and pasted, beside a picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a sign that read PAUL RICHARD PRESENTS APPLE COMPUTERS, SPECIAL THANKS TO JOHN AND YOKO.
NOT TO MENTION THAT FAMOUS FRENCH STENCH5 years agoMay 23, 2003 | Steve Almond asked that Bush and Co. consider invading France.“What the Bush regime needs to realize (and I think, deep down, it does) is that Americans are ready for a war against France. The recent squabble over Iraq is really just a symptom of a bone-deep, longstanding hatred between these two nations.
BAD TIMES5 years agoMay 16, 2003 | Dan Kennedy called for “tougher standards” in journalism in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal.“Yet by purging Blair, it would be wrong to think that all is now well at the Times, or in journalism. Tougher standards are needed. We all deserve better. I was struck by a comment that Alex Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center.
WEST ROAST5 years agoMay 9, 2003 | Jay Jaroch mused on the bi-coastal lifestyle and the differences between West and East Coasters.“Sure, it’s been new and exciting, but when you grow up East Coast you learn that you should never take yourself too seriously — unless, of course, you have a graduate degree. Take yourself too seriously, and you can be sure your friends will soon be mocking you right back down to earth: ‘Bill, you’re a systems analyst and you live in Malden.
NOT-SO-FOND FAREWELL5 years agoMay 02, 2003| Joyce Millman bade adieu to the WB’s Dawson’s Creek. “An era is about to end as one of TV’s most influential series says goodbye. And no, I’m not talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This Wednesday...on the WB, Dawson’s Creek will have its series finale, after six seasons of tortured love geometry, high-school (and college) angst, smart-ass dialogue, and bad film-school pretensions.
PLAYING FAVORITES5 years agoApril 25, 2003 | Brent Kendall analyzed how a presidential candidate’s declared “favorite book” can affect his campaign chances. “The 2000 election demonstrated precisely how candidates' book choices play right into the media's preconceived storylines--for better and for worse.
CROSSING OVER5 years agoApril 18, 2003 | Dan Kennedy discussed what he thought was “perhaps the most astounding media story to come out" of the Iraq War.“This past Sunday, Jules Crittenden, the Boston Herald reporter embedded with the Army’s Third Infantry Division, described how he ‘went over to the dark side.
THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL AND IT’S BEEN PENNED IN FLOURESCENT HUES5 years agoApril 11, 2003 | Camille Dodero looked at how city surfaces were providing "a canvas for public expression" concerning the Iraq War.“In the cavernous front lobby of Simmons College’s Main College Building, there’s a bathroom-graffiti-style debate unfurling on a long scroll of white paper.
MASSAGE HERESY10 years agoApril 3, 1998 | Sarah McNaught looked into why a local massage student was expelled from the Muscular Therapy Institute upon divulging that she was a professional dominatrix.“Sheila, however, says there is nothing dangerous about her work, which involves various forms of erotic pain or domination.