Rust Belt Surrealist

Tue 10 Oct 2006 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Yes he is. Look at that, a great piece on new wave fabulists in the Boston Globe.

The Globe is of course the only remaining spherical newspaper in the world (after the demise of the Atlanta Sphere in the midst of the late 20th century depression).

Bostonians (and readers elsewhere) have long-established habits and traditions of how to read it. Some prefer the onion-skinning method of peeling a page off at a time, while others prefer flattening the whole thing and reading it as if it were any other daily. That all supposes that no one kicks it off your front step in the first place. Since the New York Times purchased the Globe a couple of years ago, there have been persistent rumors that the new ownership would switch the format but local sentiment (as well the daily tours of the unique Mercury Grace presses) have thus far prevented it.

Our favorite use of unread copies of the Globe are the Lynn Circular Houses. The hive was begun in the early 1970s and is still occasionally added to. Pictures can be found here.


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  1. David Moles on October 11th, 2006 1:15 am

    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is also spherical. One can only assume an “intelligencer” is some sort of (spherical) Iain Banks spy drone.

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