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Goal rush!

Get two journalists in a room these days, and before the conversation is five minutes old they'll probably be kvetching about the grim state of the news business. Unless, that is, they happen to be sports journalists, in which case the conversation wil
How long can Boston's frenetic sports-media explosion last?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 04, 2009
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Blowing up

Everyone’s got the bad-economy blues these days — but the mood among peddlers of the printed word is especially bleak.
No longer the wimpy kid brother to sports-Radio powerhouse WEEI-AM, WEEI.com now has its own seat at Boston sports media’s grown-ups’ table
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 10, 2008

‘Jock-ular’ election coverage

Yes, today the Providence Phoenix is celebrating its 30th anniversary, including the 10-year run of the NewPaper, and P+J are so proud to have been here the whole time.  
How Mike Ditka almost became the Republican heir-apparent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 22, 2008
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Hardball

Once upon a time, two daily newspapers battled in Boston.
How Herald  publisher Pat Purcell could pitch inside — and brush back the Globe
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 07, 2008
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The Most Hated Man in Boston

To understand the tortured tango that binds Dan Shaughnessy and his detractors, consider his item about Red Sox ace Curt Schilling’s blog, 38 Pitches.
What is it about The Globe ’s Dan Shaughnessy that makes ordinary, peaceable people want to kick his ass?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007


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R.I.P., Godfather of Soul

Regular readers of the Cool, Cool World obviously recognize the musical genius of James Brown.
James Brown stood his ground against Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 27, 2006

Five dumbest Globe stories about the Sox


Danny being Danny
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 18, 2006
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Loves me – not?

We all have that secret love that never dies; it’s just second nature to love them, to wonder how they are, where they are, and if they still love us.
Confessions of love, lies, and lesbians
By AMY MARTIN  |  March 22, 2006