SPECIAL NARCISSIST EDITION! The Boston Herald's Greg Gatlin writes about me in today's paper. He includes some amusing quotes from the paper's editorial editor, Ken Chandler, as well as some real news: John Carroll, executive producer and on-air talent of WGBH-TV's Greater Boston, is leaving to teach at Boston University. Carroll and Terence Burke - a Greater Boston producer who's leaving to go to work for state attorney general Tom Reilly - will be missed.
And Ken, be careful what you wish for. My successor in this slot just might have you longing for the good old days.
More Gatlin-generated news: he's got some interesting dirt on plans the Boston Globe is making to hand out free shoppers in the suburbs.
NEW IN THIS WEEK'S PHOENIX. I put my deep theological expertise to work in explaining the phenomenon of Pope John Paul II: loved, admired, and irrelevant.
Also, checking in with Globe science reporter (and former Phoenix news editor) Gareth Cook, who earlier this week won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism.