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Author Archive | Zach Everson

‘Lilyhammer’ season 1 flash review

Easily the best of the Netflix Originals I’ve seen (House of Cards, Arrested Development season 3). And not just because there’s nothing funnier than watching Steve Van Zandt teach an adolescent boy how to play poker and pick up women. Although that helps.

Prediction: Boston.com editor peddling #TakeoutGate tees will be punished more harshly than plagiarist Malcolm Gladwell or sycophant Maureen Dowd

Three journalism scandals from the past two days:

Care to guess which of the three is more likely to get punished? (Hint: It’s the writer who’s not a brand name.)

  • Boston.com executive director for digital strategy and operations Corey Gottlieb sent told BostInno, “Boston.com can confirm that Hilary designed the tee shirt. We certainly don’t condone this type of action and we are dealing with it internally.”
  • Regarding Gladwell, New Yorker editor David Remnick told Capital New York, “The issue is not really about Malcolm. And, to be clear, it isn’t about plagiarism. The issue is an ongoing editorial challenge known to writers and editors everywhere—to what extent should a piece of journalism, which doesn’t have the apparatus of academic footnotes, credit secondary sources? … We try to make judgments about source attribution with fairness and in good faith. But we don’t always get it right.” Executive summary: Gladwell made a mistake, but it’s one all writers make.
  • It appears New York Times brass is yet to comment on Dowd’s reported transgression. In 2012, New York Times writer Mark Mazzetti forwarded one of Dowd’s columns to a CIA spokesperson prior to its publication. Mazetti still writes for the New York Times.

Our bad media indeed.

Stonehenge continues to dominate headlines in 2014—as I predicted

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported, “Stonehenge Protected From Noise Pollution With New Tunnel.”

This January from me on Twitter:

This, on the heels of Stonehenge getting big press from Barack Obama’s visit. And underground mapping near Stonehenge revealing a new “Super Henge.”

For a third time, I don’t want to brag, but I have no other choice.

In which I take my own advice and rave about the outcome

Marrow and snails at West Bridge

From my “Enjoy a child-free visit to your hometown: After a four-year parenting bender, it was time for a daughter-free detox in Boston”:

I also pledge to return to West Bridge too; after that fantastic lunch, its five-course prix fixe dinner menu demands my attention.

Last Tuesday I did just that when my brother and I and our wives took my parents to dinner at West Bridge as a belated anniversary gift. Alas, with everyone at the table except my mom and me having some kind of dietary restriction, the five-course prix fixe dinner didn’t seem like our best option. Instead though, my mom and I split four dishes: egg in a jar, ribs, lamb belly, and marrow and snails (pictured). All were fantastic.

All told, my family ate 11 different dishes from chef/owner Matthew Gaudet’s kitchen. The result: I’m planning on going back again on my next visit to Massachusetts.