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There’s a Library-Shaped Hole in the Internet, But Linked Data Is Here to Help

by Angela Guess Writing for the Boston Globe, David Weinberger recently commented, “If you want to know anything about movies, the Internet’s got you covered. Likewise for details about the world’s roadways, song lyrics, or Pokemon characters. Show More Summary

Why the Olympics defeat is 2015’s Market Basket story

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The defeat of the Boston Olympics bid was this summer’s Market Basket story — a feel-good saga about ordinary people triumphing over the moneyed interests. Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi calls the opponents “heroes.” Of course, there were a lot of good people involved in Boston 2024, and they don’t deserve to be cast as the […]

Shane Victorino to Angels: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Los Angeles Angels announced Monday that they traded infielder Josh Rutledge and cash considerations in exchange for Boston Red Sox veteran outfielder Shane Victorino. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe added that the Red Sox haveShow More Summary

Boston ends bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

After public controversy, America's best hope at hosting the 2024 Olympics is apparently dead. Boston will reportedly drop its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to the Boston Globe, leaving the United States without a candidate...Show More Summary

Pedro Martinez once shattered a mannequin's head to prove a point

A great piece on Pedro Martinez was ran in the Boston Globe Friday in celebration of Pedro going into the Hall of Fame Sunday. The whole thing is worth a read, but a couple of the anecdotes were particularly hilarious. 1. Pedro Martinez...Show More Summary

DISPATCHES FROM THE ERA OF NEW CIVILITY: Boston Globe/Slate Freelancer: ‘It Would Be Funny If All Gu…

DISPATCHES FROM THE ERA OF NEW CIVILITY: Boston Globe/Slate Freelancer: ‘It Would Be Funny If All Gun Rights People Got Shot Dead.’

Boston Globe/Slate Freelancer: 'It Would Be Funny If All Gun Rights People Got Shot Dead'

Following the tragic Lafayette shooting last night, Boston Globe and Slate freelancer Luke O’Neil took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter. Liberals like O’Neil believe that simply banning guns will make them magically go away, along with all the violence committed by gun-carrying criminals. Show More Summary

Tarell Brown to Patriots: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Tarell Brown is unemployed no longer. The 30-year-old cornerback signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, per Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the report, while Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported...Show More Summary

How U.S. respect for LGBT rights influences the world

My friend Susan Ryan-Vollmar has written an important op-ed piece for The Boston Globe about how respect for LGBT rights in the United States has a positive effect on the rest of the world. Susan recently accompanied the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus to Israel and Turkey. While in Istanbul, government tanks blasted Pride marchers with tear […]

Attention Metal Heads! Want To Be In ‘Ghostbusters’?

In a posting on Boston Globe, the new Ghostbusters film has put out a casting call for people 35 and under (although they’ll go a bit older if you look the part) to appear as audience members at a heavy metal concert! The posting says that there isn’t much money to be made doing this […]

Cuba’s moment of transition

The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today, beginning a new post-Cold War era. Earlier this summer, photographer Suzanne Kreiter traveled back to Cuba, 21 years after her first visit there for The Boston Globe. This...Show More Summary

Let’s keep the heat on for public-records reform

In case you missed it, Todd Wallack has a tremendous article in Sunday’s Boston Globe on our broken public-records system in Massachusetts. Wallack begins with a killer anecdote: a $2.7 million price tag placed on Breathlyzer records a lawyer was seeking from the State Police. The lawyer, Thomas Workman of Taunton, says that other states charged him anywhere between nothing […]

Major Retweets for BosGlobe Reporter Oozing Post-Trump Gaffe on John Kerry 'War Record Impugned'

Boston Globe White House reporter Matt Viser created a popular tweet among Democrat partisans over the weekend on the Donald Trump gaffe alleging Sen. John McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured. Viser noted Kerry came to McCain's defense, and worked in the Swift Boat veterans controversy. Show More Summary

NESN is mandating an in-season vacation for its announcers

Here’s an interesting nugget from Chad Finn at the Boston Globe regarding NESN and its telecasts of the Boston Red Sox.  Just after the All-Star break, Red Sox play by play man Don Orisllo will be out of the broadcast booth for seven consecutive games. Show More Summary

BOSTON GLOBE: Bringing An End To Film Tax Credits. Justice Louis Brandeis famously characterized…

BOSTON GLOBE: Bringing An End To Film Tax Credits. Justice Louis Brandeis famously characterized the states as “laboratories of democracy,” in which policy makers are free to try “novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” When those experiments succeed, they provide a model for other states to emulate. Even […]

This hilarious 'Boston Globe' typo points to something stinky at the FBI.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

And even better, 'The Boston Globe' left the Tweet standing because they're not a bunch of fearful dummies. Reportedly, there's been a break wind in the case. (via The Boston Globe on Twitter) Earlier today, The Boston Globe made the...Show More Summary

The Boston Globe just had a case of the summer Fridays

It's Friday. It's July. Does anyone really want to be working? The answer is no. But if you're forced to work on a beautiful summer Friday afternoon (like myself), you're probably not firing on all cylinders See also: The New York Times wants you to put peas in your guacamole. Show More Summary

INVESTIFARTED: Layers and layers of fact-checkers and editors: As policy we does not delete typog…

INVESTIFARTED: Layers and layers of fact-checkers and editors: As policy we does not delete typographical errors on Twitter, but do correct #investifarted — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 17, 2015 Yes, we’ll all be completely sick of this word in a day or two. But for now, enjoy the fun.

8 Actually Good Things That Happened This Week

It wasn't a particularly good week for humanity, but hey, TGIF? The sun is out, the weekend holds promises of summer fun, and the Boston Globe just accidentally tweeted the word "investifarting," so let's dive into eight other good things that happened this week.1. We got to see what Pluto... More »

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