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Ten years of great sports
Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
| December 25, 2009
Feel the beat
A single set of precise, thundering beats fills the modest rehearsal space of Woburn's American Chinese Art Society. The sound rattles the flooring and shakes my guts. It emanates from a petite woman holding two thick wooden sticks and walloping a pair
Odaiko New England turns 15, wails on huge drums
| May 29, 2009
The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
| April 01, 2009
The Republican Party is rife with classic wimps and bullies.
Jimmy makes Dubya look like a wimp
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 27, 2008
Revenge of the toad
Some sports-crime stories aren’t funny in any way — they’re just plain violent and tragic. But every now and then you get a story that’s just pure fun.
Sports blotter: "Irabu!" edition
| August 27, 2008
Bought and paid for
Boston haters will say that the Celtics purchased their 17th championship.
Balls and pucks
| June 18, 2008
The void recedes
So I say, to hell with the opener. Catching up with the Sox when they finally get to Oakland is fine.
Balls and pucks
| March 26, 2008
When NESN periodically broadcasts a historic Red Sox game during the off-season, the vast swaths of empty seats are enough to cause a sharp sense of wistfulness for many fans.
Fans are paying the price for the Sox success: inside the Fenway fiasco
| March 10, 2008
Now that we Bostonians have O Ya and the South End’s Oishii, Haru is not a New York–upscale sushi place to us.
Impeccable — not adventurous — sushi
| December 26, 2007
2007 restaurant awards
What were the best dining-out experiences of 2007?
The best of this year's dining
| December 19, 2007
No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
| December 19, 2007
Dreams of field
Do you see Dustin Pedroia in your sleep, riding a tiny blue bicycle?
Our unlicensed psychiatrist answers disturbing questions about the joy of Sox
| October 31, 2007
Recent items from Not for Nothing
You didn’t have to be a genius to realize that the publication of Steve Laffey’s new book would mark his formal reemergence on Rhode Island’s political stage.
Best of the blog
| September 12, 2007
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?
| July 10, 2007
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
| June 29, 2007
Hitachino Nest Japanese ales
That’s just the kind of pitcher I want on my team.
| June 27, 2007
Even in New Jersey’s Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution Buddy Cianci played his customary role.
Buddy Cianci is out of prison and on a mission
| June 13, 2007
The Red Sox’ signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka bolster Boston’s starting rotation and spawned a burgeoning industry in Japanese signage around Fenway Park.
Translating the sudden explosion of Japanese signs in the Fenway
| May 16, 2007
With the Yankees in town for their first Fenway visit on Friday night, it’s that time of year again: time for mangling the chilly elegance of Japanese lyric verse into clumsy sports jeers.
The return of Sox-Yanks haiku
| April 18, 2007
Headline writers of Boston, let’s make this easy.
| April 11, 2007
On what will probably be a chilly day a little more than two months from now, Red Sox fans will be waiting for Daisuke Matsuzaka to bring the heat.
Boston markets itself to Far Eastern fans
| January 31, 2007
The dailies’ Dice-K duel
Opening Day is still about four months away, but the local-newspaper battle to cover Daisuke Matsuzaka for a Japanese audience has commenced in earnest.
| January 03, 2007
Seven for seven
While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
| December 29, 2006
Rhode Island in ’06: same as it ever was
Imagine a year when the Narragansett Indians were energetically pitching a casino, cynical Rhode Islanders had plenty of reason to reinforce their jaundiced views, and state house Democrats maintained the upper hand over hapless Republican opponents with
Democrats on top, a casino quest, and a dose of corruption
| December 20, 2006
Thanksgiving thoughts on a few of those with reasons to be thankful
With so much deprivation in the world, there’s something perverse about the Red Sox paying more than $51 million just for the right to negotiate with 26-year-old Japanese pitching standout Daisuke Matsuzaka.
| November 21, 2006
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