Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Forget the days when a lone TV critic could claim to have watched everything in the past year. This list is a salute to shows that rose above the streaming/cable/broadcast glut, provided impressive stories, performances and structure and, most of all, satisfied the viewer.1. “Barry” (HBO): Wickedly funny, deeply felt and unnervingly tense, Bill Hader and Alec Berg’s dramedy about a tormented hit man who accidentally winds up in acting school is a terrific example of how to push a viewer’s preconceptions. Funnyman Hader turns out to be a remarkably versatile protagonist, and Henry Winkler’s work in the series redefines the concept of a comeback.2. “The Americans” (FX): There’s little left to say except to salute creators Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, their writers and certainly their cast (especially Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor and Noah Emmerich) for a near-perfect and emotionally draining send-off to this superb Cold War … [Read more...] about Best TV of 2018: ‘Barry’ a great comedy that turned out to be one of the year’s best dramas
A Kettering man who has dedicated most of his life to the air cadets has been made an MBE. Barry Oram received the recognition for services to young people in Kettering in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, announced tonight (Friday). Mr Oram joined the town’s 1101 Squadron as a cadet in 1959, serving in several ranks, and has gone on to provide inspirational and life-changing support to an estimated 1,000 youngsters.He said he was stunned to find out he had received the honour.He said: “I was in shock, utter disbelief.“The letter said ‘Cabinet Office’, I thought “what is this?”“When I opened it I just could not believe it. It’s only just sinking in.”Mr Oram, 73, rose up the ranks of the squadron throughout the years, becoming warrant officer.He worked tirelessly to promote the air cadets and served as commanding officer from 1987 to 2002 before becoming life president.He has played an integral role in helping … [Read more...] about MBE for Kettering man Barry
Business | Samantha Barry’s Work Diary: ‘Fashion Can and Should Reflect the World Around Us’ Sections Skip to content Skip to site index like a boss The new head of Glamour toggles between lunches with royalty and planning the January issue — the storied magazine’s last. Samantha Barry, of Glamour Magazine. Credit Credit Krista Schlueter for The New York Times Supported by As told toDavid Gelles Dec. 25, 2018 On her first day as editor in chief of Glamour, Samantha Barry was asked to select clothes to feature on the cover of a coming issue of the 79-year-old magazine. That was nearly a year ago, in January, and Ms. Barry, an exuberant Irishwoman who had suddenly been elevated to one of the most powerful perches in publishing, was in unfamiliar territory. “I had to wing it,” said Ms. Barry, 37. She was no fashionista. Before the Condé Nast artistic director and Vogue editor … [Read more...] about Samantha Barry’s Work Diary: ‘Fashion Can and Should Reflect the World Around Us’
Anita Snow, Associated Press Updated 8:10 am CST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 Alison Goldwater Ross, the granddaughter of former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater who is trying to save and digitize her grandfather's photographic archive, poses for a photograph as she unpacks some of her grandfather's framed photographic work at Scottsdale's Museum of the West Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The late senator's photographs will be on display in an exhibit next month at the museum. less Alison Goldwater Ross, the granddaughter of former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater who is trying to save and digitize her grandfather's photographic archive, poses for a photograph as she unpacks some of her ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Granddaughter works to save Barry Goldwater photo collection