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Haunted by sound, Pile is rising
The five-year-old quartet Pile, among the brightest of Boston's bursting subterrane, makes waltz-time, feel-bad guitar music that is gothic in the non-eyeliner sense: angular songs express the sort of specific, primal anxieties that litter a liberal-arts
| October 26, 2012
Where was everybody on St. Patrick's Day?
We piled into a car, we three intrepid journalists, and set out from the Back Bay Sunday morning to find our way to Royal Bolling’s party. “Roxbury’s Salute to St. Patrick’s Day,” as Bolling called it, should be easy to find, we reasoned. After all, the
Where's the (political) party?
| August 28, 2009
Really? Best small towns 2009
CNN Money released their Best Places to Live 2009, for small towns (population: 8,500 to 50,000), today. In Massachusetts, six places made the cut: Top 100 Rank...
| July 13, 2009
Prison in turmoil
Will reform have to wait for a new governor?
Investigators probe killing, stabbing, corruption allegations
| June 19, 2009
There were 7800 official entries and between 2000 and 3000 others along for the ride. By our crude calculations, the leaders were a mile and a half into the course by the time the last runner crossed the starting line.
See how they ran: No loneliness for these long-distance athletes
GEORGE KIMBALL and MICHAEL GEE
| May 01, 2009
Light that failed
How has Maine's term-limit law, restricting legislators to eight consecutive years in office, been working since it was approved by voters in 1993?
How is Maine's term-limits law working?
| March 25, 2009
The Political virgins
At this incalculably critical time — with a fiscal nightmare threatening billions of dollars of state-government spending and momentous budget decisions to be made — everyone in Massachusetts wants to be represented on Beacon Hill by someone with clout.
With a crucial state-legislature session looming, Boston residents turn to untested newbies to fight for their share of the pie
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 08, 2009
DiMasi’s overwhelming victory in the recent casino vote — in which only 34 of 140 Democrats voted against his plan to banish the bill for further study — was actually, as meager as it was, an unusual show of dissent.
How Stepford politics rule Beacon Hill
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 09, 2008
Boston is known for the ’60s folk boom, the garage-y “Bosstown sound,” and as one of the birthplaces of alternative rock.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl
| December 31, 2007
It’s payback time for Boston’s blues and roots music scene.
The best of the season’s roots, world, folk, and blues
| September 12, 2007
Editors' pick: Place to shoulder up against Cantabrigians while you order the most supreme cup of coffee in the city
One drawback exists to getting coffee at Simon's Coffee Shop in Porter Square.
| April 19, 2007
Healey quietly vetoes Bike Safety Bill
As everyone but the most oblivious knows, Boston has a reputation for being one of the most inhospitable American cities for cyclists.
| January 11, 2007
George Howell’s Terroir Coffee
Coffee drinkers are creatures of habit.
Welcome to the Terroir-dome
| June 14, 2006
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