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Booked solid

The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  January 01, 2010
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Taking sides

The stakes are high in the battle for Massachusetts’s first new US senatorship in a quarter-century.
The US Senate election is forcing Massachusetts pols to choose their team. Plus, Pagliuca’s plan, and the state GOP tries to get serious.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 30, 2009
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Ted Kennedy's real record

When a 32-year incumbent seeks re-election, there is a long and well-documented record that can be examined. So it's disconcerting to note that admit all the miles of newsprint and videotape that have been expended covering the US Senate campaign, littl
A note on the 32-year-incumbent's accomplishments
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009
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Vanishing Boston

The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.
A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
By MIKE MILIARD, ADAM REILLY, AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2008
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Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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The 16 greatest stoner movies

We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Our favorite marijuana movies
By LANCE GOULD  |  August 11, 2008


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Emasculation proclamation

Though the press and Barack Obama supporters often maintain the opposite, by the rough-and-tumble standards of American politics, Hillary Clinton really hasn’t run that tough a campaign against the Illinois senator.
Is Barack Obama in danger of being outmanned?
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 30, 2008
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Two guys walk into a bar . . .

From the outside, P.A.’s Lounge looks like a place a man in a joke about a bar might think twice about bringing his talking dog into.
The debut of the Union Square Round Table
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 13, 2006
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Stark realization

Zaillian gives a workout to the elements that make this book such a favorite with high-school English teachers: the neat symbolism, the themes of good and evil, guilt and innocence. But the ideas remain abstract. Watch the trailer for All the King's M
Steve Zaillian can’t put All the King’s Men together again
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 22, 2006
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The tale of the tape

Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter:  Red Sox-Yankees Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 21, 2006