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They call me Oil Can

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, a Mississippi native who lives in East Providence with his wife and two children, is one of the most complex, controversial players ever to don a Red Sox uniform.
Baseball, drugs, and life on the edge
By EXCERPTED FROM THE BOOK BY DENNIS "OIL CAN" BOYD AND MIKE SHALIN  |  May 25, 2012
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Staying hardcore in the land of the stripmall

Some of us enter this world prematurely. After peaking on parent-approved science fiction, you find yourself with a pocketful of quarters pedaling your PK Ripper toward the inviting glow of a neon ARCADE sign.
The way we were
By MAX G. MORTON  |  December 02, 2011
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The Night Circus

The man billed as Prospero the Enchanter receives a fair amount of correspondence via the theater office, but this is the first envelope addressed to him that contains a suicide note, and it is also the first to arrive carefully pinned to the coat of a
Excerpted from the novel by Erin Morgenstern
By ERIN MORGENSTERN  |  July 22, 2011
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Excerpt: The School on Heart's Content Road

In the cold parlor of the St. Onge farmhouse, deep in the old collapsing couch, sort of wrapped in the couch, in its waves of whimpering springs and hills of upholstery of frazzled blue nap, are 15-year-old Brianna and Gordon.
One week only: an exclusive excerpt from the acclaimed author's new novel
By CAROLYN CHUTE  |  November 12, 2008