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Phillip Merling: Oh, baby

This week's foul NFL news emanates from down South, where Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Phillip Merling was busted for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.  
A Dolphin gets flagged for illegal hands to face; plus, Zach Randolph resurfaces
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 04, 2010

Tour of the Rust Belt

For more depression, see the Farm Belt
By DAVID KISH  |  January 22, 2010

Eight is enough

Not only does Indianapolis exist, it seems, but it's got people who form bands. Just not very many.
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's find strength in numbers
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 30, 2009

Arabian nights

At a time when the world's attention is often focused on the countries of the Middle East, it's especially intriguing to dip into the Arabic folk tales of the region, which became the stories told by Scheherazade across a thousand and one nights.
Festival Ballet gets physical
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 03, 2009

Wipe the slate clean

The next year in sports crime is here.
Sports crime 2008
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 02, 2008

Jockular plus

Phillipe + Jorge have been absolutely giddy, as we have gone crazy about the World Series’ success of the Olde Towne Team.
New England is the home of past and future champions
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 31, 2007


Maximum city

“There will soon be more people living in the city of Bombay than on the continent of Australia,” writes Suketu Mehta.
‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex, 20th-century German sculpture at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 03, 2007

Why the Imus cave-in is bad for free speech, radio, and the whole society

I was never a fan of Don Imus.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 19, 2007

An exile’s journey

Cuban artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons arrived at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art one December day in 1991.
María Magdalena Campos-Pons gets a retrospective in Indianapolis
By GREG COOK  |  February 20, 2007

Starving Socks

Weird, weird story out in California, and no surprise that Ron Artest is involved.
Sports Blotter: "TruWarier Records Presents" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 14, 2007

The artists’ view

Recently I was chatting with a local painter, whom I’ll call Picasso Menino, about Boston’s new Institute of Contemporary Art. Slideshow: Architectural images from the new ICA Bold steps: The new ICA sets the agenda for Fan Pier. By David Eisen.
What we talk about when we talk about the new ICA
By GREG COOK  |  November 30, 2006


Under the influence

A whole lot of thawing goes on in The Ice-Breaker, David Rambo’s stew of global and romantic warming, which is heating up New Repertory Theatre.
The Ice-Breaker at New Rep; Aunt Dan and Lemon at Merrimack
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 31, 2006

Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006

Dashboard confessions

Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Andrew Parker-Renga is still clawing his way through the struggles of a recent Berklee graduate. Andrew Parker-Renga, "I Hope Somebody's Watchin' Me" (mp3 via MySpace)
The story of Andrew Parker-Renga’s stories
By ADAM GOLD  |  July 11, 2006

On the racks: July 12, 2006

Plus Sao Paulo sextet CSS and Bad Religion's Greg Graffin.
Thom Yorke, Some Girls, Peaches . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 11, 2006

Crossword: 'trick or threat'

Swimming pool with a sewing kit dumped in it?
I'll go with the latter
By MATT JONES  |  March 02, 2006


Class act

With Boston bursting at the seams with colleges and conservatories, music knowledge can get you quite far in this town.
Wayne brings his wax to school; a VFW house party
By DAVID DAY  |  January 23, 2006
Marquis Boseman, 18, killed May 11, 2004

No end in sight

Two years ago, Boston’s law-enforcement leaders were crowing over their defeat of the homicide problem. In retrospect, it was Boston’s version of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished.”
Boston’s murder rate has doubled in five years — and may not have peaked yet. Here’s why.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 04, 2006