Raw pleasures at Row 34

By John Breneman Last night we had one of those once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences. You know, the kind where one of your best friends from childhood is a lobsterman whose cousin is an amazing chef slash restaurant entrepreneur who happens to be opening a cool new oyster bar down in...

Godzilla gone ‘Ma...

Hot new theory: Don Draper to be roasted by Godzilla in shocking “Mad Men” finale! Anonymous sources say many clues point to incineration by the mythic beast. How do you think the classic AMC drama will end?...

Growing Up Pedro

Growing Up Pedro By Matt Tavares A gifted baseball artist with a child-like love of the game. Yes, I am talking about Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez. And, yes, I am talking about children’s book creator Matt Tavares, author-illustrator of “Growing Up Pedro.” Autographing copies of his new...

Happy Earth Day to you

By John Breneman Happy birthday to Planet Earth. Yes, according to the earthling calendar, April 22 is Earth Day, so allow me to dish up a heaping tectonic plate of metaphorical Earth Day cake. The earthday boy doesn’t look a day over 4.54 billion years old — created by a supreme...

Hub fans bid curse adie...

(Note: I’m blessed to be at Opening Day at Fenway today. I wrote this tribute to the 2004 World Champion Red Sox, and snapped this photo, on Opening Day 2005, as the Fenway faithful celebrated the team’s first championship since 1918.) By John Breneman Diamond rings the size of a...

Rolling Stones announce...

Rolling Stone is reporting that the Rolling Stones have just announced a 15-city North American tour starting May 24 in San Diego. The Stones (aka “Their Arthritic Majesties”) reportedly have updated many of their best-loved songs to reflect their advanced age, including...

Field of dreams

  I love baseball. And I’m blessed to have a buddy who always scores tickets to Opening Day at Fenway. But I was chatting with another friend the other day about how we hardly ever watch baseball on TV anymore. Most fans have heard about recent efforts to speed up the pace of games....

John Breneman portfolio...

My career in communications dates back to high school when my first article for the York High newspaper, a whimsical piece about wombats, prompted my classmates on the production team to name our paper The Wombat Weekly. After securing a bachelor’s degree in philosophy up the road at...