The Troubles With New Memorials

This monument to Edgar Allan Poe was erected in October. It honors Poe’s roots in Boston and shows him returning to the former home, just down Charles Street. He stands in “Poe Square.” It was named after on Euriabam Daniel Pograham, a mid-1800s grocer and chorister known as “Poe” to his friends. He had a…

I Walked Fifty Yards For Hunger (…you’re welcome.)

Yesterday was the sort of day when a visitor to Boston thinks about maybe moving here and those of us who live in the are pat ourselves on the back for having made such a sensible choice. It was beautiful. Blue skies, cool weather…overall, when I left the Boston Comic-Con and entered the fresh air…

Photoshop Disasters: The Home Game ANSWER!

The line “…I wonder if you can spot it, too” in Saturday’s post was a spontaneous thing but boy, did I enjoy all of the responses. Here’s the original photo again: I’ll show you the original, untouched imagery. But first, let’s roll through some of the guesses: “The debris in the water looks like dust…