Tom Brady: ‘I feel like I’m a Bostonian’

Tom Brady’s not from here. Brady is Californian by birth, and along with his wife Gisele Bundchen, owns property in New York City, in addition to the family’s home in Brookline. But Brady has clearly captivated New England, winning four Super Bowl titles in 15 years as a Patriot, helping spawn coverage of his every move. He may be an adopted son, but there’s no arguing he’s an incredibly popular one. On Thursday, ahead of his team’s biggest game of the season, a reporter asked Brady whether or not he considered himself one of the region’s all-time great sports figures like Continue reading >>>

JoJo Opens Up About Being a Pop Star – J

JoJo is back and better than ever! And, in a recent interview, she opened up about being a pop star and what comes with fame. In an interview with The Improper Bostonian, the singer mentioned that she really can't complain when it comes to the current state of her career, yet there's definitely times when it's hard to please everyone. "I really can’t complain. I’m unbelievably lucky that I get to do this for a living. I think now with social media, there’s an expectation to respond and be everybody’s best friend. It’s hard to be everywhere at one time and still maintain your sanity," Continue reading >>>

Bostonian may have stolen Nutley resident’s credit card information: NPD

A Nutley resident’s credit card was used to make several purchases in Massachusetts, including at a Target just outside Boston’s Fenway Park, the Nutley Police Department said. At the Fenway Target, one purchase was made for $1,665; at another Target in Massachusetts, four purchases were made totaling $3,657; at a Family Dollar, one purchase was made for $106.21; and at a Walgreens, one purchase for $521 was made. Police said the account used to make these fraudulent purchases has since been canceled. The victim said he needed to file a police report so the credit card Continue reading >>>

Boston Yeti announces return in Twitter post

The Boston Yeti, a man in an abominable snowman suit who won fame helping Bostonians dig out following last year's brutal snow storms, is back. The Yeti -- who unmasked himself as 30-year-old John Campopiano in a December interview with the Improper Bostonian -- posted a photo of himself on Twitter shoveling last night's snowfall. The first shoveling of this winter! Does anyone have a pair of 4XL gloves I can borrow? #BOSnow @MarcNECN @NECN — Boston Yeti 2015 (@BostonYeti2015) January 18, 2016 Campopiano became a minor folk hero last winter, when a record Continue reading >>>

Bostonian Wins Caldecott Honor For Biography Of Civil Rights Hero Fannie Lou Hamer

This week, Roxbury artist Ekua Holmes’ first children’s book, “Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement” won a Caldecott Honor as a runner up to the Caldecott Medal, the top prize for children’s picture books in the country. Ekua Holmes. (Courtesy of Candlewick Press) “It’s just unbelievable,” says Holmes, who illustrated the book, which was authored by Carole Boston Weatherford of North Carolina (they’ve spoken by phone, but have yet to meet) and put out by Candlewick Press in Somerville, one of Continue reading >>>

Album review: Ches Smith, ‘The Bell’

Advertisement Jazz and improvised music long ago crossed over into Third Stream, the term coined by Gunther Schuller to describe fusions of jazz and classical but now applicable to every manner of all-inclusive hybrids. So the new CD by drummer and percussionist Ches Smith — with pianist Craig Taborn and violist (and former longtime Bostonian) Mat Maneri — is as likely to remind you of Morton Feldman and Messiaen as of Monk. Smith’s abstractions favor transparent textures, serene spaciousness, and the repetitive patterns of minimalism, but they also Continue reading >>>

As Powerball prize balloons, Boston winner nets $1 million

No one has won the quickly soaring national Powerball jackpot, but a few smaller winners — including one lucky Bostonian — have netted smaller prizes.One such winner scored a $1 million payout from a ticket bought at the Clarendon Wine Co., according to lottery officials. That was just a slice of what they could have won: the top prize for the latest drawing was just shy of $948 million.RELATED: Next Powerball jackpot is $1.3 billionThe prize for the next drawing on Wednesday is set to reach an estimated $1.3 billion, the biggest ever.Proceeds from those $2 tickets, a soon-to-be gateway for Continue reading >>>

Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

BOSTONIANS OF THE YEAR Bill Evans deserves so much more than honorable mention (“Bostonians of the Year,” December 20). His entire career in the BPD and his exemplary service as commissioner make him my choice for Bostonian of the Year, hands down. Jim Little / East Sandwich Advertisement Commissioner Evans would have been my choice for Bostonian of the Year. It is no accident that our city has escaped some of the racial strife that happens every day in many cities across the United States. Evans exemplifies community policing at its best. His sincerity Continue reading >>>

Bill Burr comes to JFL NorthWest on January 17

You may know him as the standout guy in Breaking Bad, Chappelle's Show, and Daddy's Home, but true comedy fans know Bill Burr is first and foremost one kickass standup comedian.Good news, then, that the JFL NorthWest comedy fest has announced it's bringing the hilariously rage-prone Bostonian to the Orpheum on January 17.Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. at It's been a busy year for Burr: he's performed a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden and debuted his animated Netflix series F Is for Family, among many other gigs.When he was here for a hit run at the Vogue in Continue reading >>>