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Every June, students wrestle with finals, before either graduating or going off to their summer jobs, waitressing in places that specialize in fried full-belly clams.
Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
| June 15, 2012
Secretariat keeps it sweet and simple
Horse sense? Lane, Malkovich keep it sweet and simple
| October 08, 2010
Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
| January 07, 2009
Are you going to Scarborough Downs?
They have cheap drinks, food, free admission, ample parking, and earthy farm smells — and it’s really close to Portland. You can gamble and smoke butts.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
| August 12, 2008
Big Brown and the Triple Crown
Horses may not talk, but money does.
Business as usual?
| June 11, 2008
Death at the Derby
Is horse-racing's white-gloved, mint-julep-drinking image morphing into something more widely considered animal abuse?
Animal-rights groups are targeting horse racing
| May 21, 2008
The First Saturday in May
Shot in the winter and spring of 2006, this down-to-earth documentary from John and Brad Hennegan follows half a dozen Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
Majesty and manure
| April 16, 2008
Don't let Portland come in second
Thankfully, it doesn’t look like we’ll lose to Boston.
Twin city tournament
| March 12, 2008
Playwright Mike Batistick stirs the melting pot in Ponies, a brief, Mametesque dark comedy that’s getting its New England premiere at Gloucester Stage.
OTB meets the INS at Gloucester Stage
| July 03, 2007
Taste of Redbones
You don’t need to have an interest in horse racing to enjoy a good Kentucky Derby party.
May 4 through 6
| May 02, 2007
In American hip-hop, nice guys don’t just finish last — they’re lucky to leave the starting gate.
Atlantis: Hymns for Disco | Virgin
| February 20, 2007
Natural born liar
If you ever wanted a definition of “congenital liar,” just look at Dick “Big Time” Cheney.
“Shots and Beer” lives in persistent denial
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| January 31, 2007
Director Michael Mayer’s tedious adaptation of Mary O’Hara’s 1941 novel about a boy and his filly swaps the lad for a teenage girl with daddy issues. Watch the trailer for Flicka (QuickTime)
Not worth saddling up
| October 18, 2006
It’s no secret that Democrat Elizabeth Roberts, a stalwart state senator from Cranston, is running for lieutenant governor.
Dems’ gubernatorial ticket shows some gusto
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| May 25, 2006
You can’t say a guy who blasts out of the starting gate with a song called “Kill My Landlord” and, then, eight years later, comes up with a riveting, darkly humorous rap titled “5 Million Ways To Kill a CEO” doesn’t have murder on his mind.
The Coup pick a bigger weapon
| May 16, 2006
Conscience pushes people to extremes in Sam Shepard’s Simpatico .
Simpatico , Restraints
| February 02, 2006
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