USA. Massachusetts. Boston. April 5, 1976. “The Soiling of Old Glory”. Joseph Rakes, a white teenager, assaults a black man, lawyer and civil rights activist Ted Landsmark, with a flagpole bearing the American flag as Landsmark was on his way to a meeting in the courthouse.
The incident on Boston’s City Hall Plaza took no more than 15 seconds, Ted Landsmark recalls. He was set upon and punched; someone swung an American flag at him; his attackers fled; he glanced down at his suit. “I realised I was covered with blood, and at that moment I understood that something quite significant had happened.
It was taken during one in a series of protests against court-ordered desegregation busing. It ran on the front page of the Boston Herald American the next day, and also appeared in several newspapers across the country. It immediately became an iconic picture epitomising racial tensions in Boston at the time. It was coincidently taken the year of the United States Bicentennial as well.
The photograph won Forman his second consecutive Pulitzer Prize in 1977. “I don’t want to say I was lucky to get it, because I knew what I was doing,” he says. “But I was lucky to get it.”
Photograph: Stanley Forman for the Boston Herald American
For the first time this primary season, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has overtaken Hillary Clinton in early-voting New Hampshire, racing out to a seven-point advantage in a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll released early Tuesday. And things get even better when you compare supporter enthusiasm.
Yes, the entire 1989 World Tour was basically an advertisement for Taylor’s Swift’s awesomeness. And it worked, mostly because as pop stars go, Swift is pretty awesome, and her songs, no matter the genre, are undeniably well-crafted and catchy.
‘1989’ is different than any other album I’ve made,” Swift said in what was possibly the night’s only understatement.
It is, and it isn’t.
The genre might have changed, but the brand hasn’t. Now 25 and a bona fide pop culture phenomenon, Swift isn’t selling music so much as individuality, self-confidence and the willingness to own how you truly feel and embrace who you really are — even if it’s not exactly who you used to be.
Bernie Sanders has for the first time pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Sanders topped Clinton with 44% compared to her 37% support among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll.
Sanders has been gaining momentum as he generates enthusiasm among the Democratic Party’s progressive base but until now he has still trailed Clinton in every early state poll.
Clinton continues to enjoy more than double Sanders’ support in national polls, though that polling has also shown Clinton’s vulnerabilities as voters question her honesty and trustworthiness.
Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly still considering whether to enter the fray, would start with a 9% base of support in New Hampshire if he decided to run, according to the poll.
The bottom three candidates, former Virginina Sen. Jim Webb, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, resonated with 1% or less of likely Democratic primary voters.
The Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll, which was conducted August 7-10, surveyed 442 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7%.
Bernie Sanders has for the first time pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. According to a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll, Sanders topped Clinton with 44% compared to her 37% support among likely Democratic primary voters.
Haim — a brilliant trio of sisters and a male drummer mix from Los Angeles — embodied the aesthetic of The Bangles mixed with Luscious Jackson, covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” and apparently didn’t care how they were received by a crowd that likely didn’t understand their music, an approach that somehow seemed very Taylor-approved.
Review: Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium by Boston Herald (x)
I’m so proud of my home town newspaper for posting an article about the return of The X-Files and instead of using a picture of Mulder and Scully they post this cute as shit David and Gillian photo. WELL DONE, BOSTON HERALD.