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Boo Politics

Drew F. Cohen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Home
Drew F. Cohen

While the booing incident at Mandela's memorial service was not exactly a turning point for South Africa -- almost no one expects the ANC to lose in the upcoming elections -- it did expose the rest of the world to the souring state of South African politics in the most unflattering manner possible.

Is It Okay to Boo?

Debra Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Debra Fine

I am a fan of the Halloween kind of boo -- and the candy that goes along with it. But I'd like to banish the boo that happens during the other 51 weeks out of the year. So, if you are not a fan of booing, what do you do when faced with the boo?

Town Bans Booing At Board Meetings

Newsday | Mitchell Freedman | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

You can applaud the Riverhead Town board, but you can't boo. At least, not at its meetings in Town Hall. The town board voted, 4-1, Tuesday to adopt ...

A Refresher Course on the Etiquette of Booing, Part II: When Booing is Right

Barbara Bruno | Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

A shower of sports crowd hisses and jeers can sometimes be a good thing. Indeed, it is upon occasion absolutely required of the responsible fan.

A Refresher Course on the Etiquette of Booing, Part I: When Booing Is Wrong

Barbara Bruno | Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Fans have more power than one might think, which levies more responsibility to be selective in our outbursts. Let's review, shall we?

Peter Gelb and His Met: No Booing Please

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What occurs to me about the booing is that it might begin to color attitudes towards the Met under Peter Gelb for whom this 2009-10 season is the first with no vestigial ties to Joseph Volpe.