Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey July 10, 2018 AS FLEETWOOD MAC took the stage in January 1993, awkwardness hung in the air. It was, after all, the full band’s first performance since an acrimonious breakup many years earlier. When the familiar chords of “Don’t Stop” filled the stadium, Lindsey Buckingham managed to ape his acrobatic guitar playing from the ’70s. His voice, however, refused to come out of early retirement. Stevie Nicks wore an unfortunate Mad Hatter cap and a confused, bug-eyed expression that hinted at some kind of hostage situation.Yet as soon as a band member called out, “Sir, would you join us, please?” everything began to feel right. The youthful president-elect, Bill Clinton, looking dashing in his tux, glided onto the stage for a gala on the eve of his inauguration, joined by his wife and daughter, and then Al and Tipper Gore. … [Read more...] about If Bill Clinton had never been president, Democrats would be better off today
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by Thu Vân “Your pens are the sharp weapons in the cause of telling the truth…” Thus began a letter that President Ho Chi Minh wrote to intellectuals and journalists in the southern part of the country on May 25, 1947. He also said in the same letter that “journalists should act like brave soldiers in the revolution to gain back unity and independence for the country.” One cannot imagine loftier ideals for this profession. Today, the lofty ideals may remain, but there are times I feel these are gathering dust in the shelves of our memory as the profession goes through one existential crisis after another. More than seven decades after President Hồ Chí Minh wrote the famous letter, it is fair to say journalism has gone through many changes, all over the world. Today, the profession is wedded, one could even say welded, to technology and business, and this creates a host of challenges in terms of the profession succeeding in the … [Read more...] about Some good news, some bad news, some hopeful news
Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press Published 5:20 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 Photo: Richard Drew /Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This Thursday, May 31, 2018, photo shows the Trending section on a Facebook account in New York. Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook's later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human world. less This Thursday, May 31, 2018, photo shows the Trending section on a Facebook account in New York. Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The ... more … [Read more...] about Facebook kills ’trending’ topics, tests breaking news label
Tony Paul The Detroit News Published 5:50 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 The PGA Tour is about to drive into the Motor City. For the first time ever, the city of Detroit will host a PGA Tour event, starting in June 2019, the PGA Tour and the event's title sponsor, Quicken Loans, will announce Wednesday afternoon, according to two sources familiar with the agreement. The official announcement is expected shortly after 3 p.m. Detroit Golf Club, whose membership recently overwhelmingly voted to pursue the tournament, will be the host venue, as The News first reported in late April. The Detroit tournament is widely expected to take the place of The National on the PGA Tour's schedule. The National has been played in suburban Washington D.C., at various venues, since 2007. Quicken Loans, founded by Detroit billionaire booster Dan Gilbert, was the title sponsor of The National from 2014-17, but held off extending the contract as Gilbert pursued the long-desired move to Detroit. With the … [Read more...] about PGA Tour to make Detroit tournament official today
A photo of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in full pads throwing a pass was posted to his verified Instagram account on Wednesday with the caption “Dreamworks’’ followed by a sparkling emoji and the peace sign emoji. It is unclear when the photo was taken. Brady has not attended the team’s workouts this week, by all accounts, and teams cannot practice in full pads at this point anyway. According to the team, there was no practice scheduled Wednesday. The Patriots’ first mandatory practices of the offseason are a three-day minicamp June 5-7 that team owner Robert Kraft said Brady is “very excited about.’’ The photo could be a little reminder that Brady is doing his part on his own time to make the dream work. (As the saying goes, teamwork makes the dream work.) It could also serve as a reminder that the quarterback has not been in Patriots practice gear with his team yet this offseason. Maybe Brady posted it to troll all those who are … [Read more...] about What’s up with the photo posted on Tom Brady’s Instagram today?