When Stephen Glass was fired from the New Republic for fabricating stories out of whole cloth, I remember thinking what I—and many other starving writers—would’ve done to have had his job, to have had a start at such a prestigious magazine. Reading this just reaffirms why I think the little dirtbag deserves to be pistol-whipped.
If you’re having second thoughts about your job, remember, things could always be worse. You could be a scientist….
Jim Lileks is superb in his review of the final (thank God) Matrix movie: “I took away something else from the Matrix trilogy: it is a product of deeply confused people. They want it all. They want individualism and community; they want secularism and transcendence; they want the purity of committed love and the licentious… Continue reading
There were a couple of great columns in the Herald and Globe this week worthy of comment. Yesterday Gerry Callahan, the Herald’s top notch sports columnist, had a terrific piece on the New England Patriots, their sensational quarterback, Tom Brady, and ABC-TV sportscaster John Madden who made a fool of himself 21 months ago in… Continue reading
In another attempt to discredit and belittle the presidency of Ronald Reagan, now hopelessly deep in the grips of alzheimer’s disease, the Boston Globe is resorting to letters to the editor—some from far away points outside its circulation zones—to carry on its campaign against the popular former chief executive. Today the editorial page editors of… Continue reading