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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
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 15, 2012

Review: Secretariat

Secretariat keeps it sweet and simple
Horse sense? Lane, Malkovich keep it sweet and simple
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  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
By LANCE GOULD  |  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
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 12, 2008

Big Brown and the Triple Crown

Horses may not talk, but money does.
Business as usual?
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  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
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2008

Don't let Portland come in second

Thankfully, it doesn’t look like we’ll lose to Boston.
Twin city tournament
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 12, 2008

Pony tale

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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  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
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  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
By 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
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 18, 2006

Liz launches

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  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  May 25, 2006

Political raps

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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 16, 2006

Outer limits

Conscience pushes people to extremes in Sam Shepard’s Simpatico .
Simpatico , Restraints
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  February 02, 2006