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Review: Moneyball

Adapting Michael Lewis's bestseller of the same title, director Bennett Miller and screenwriters Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian take up Beane's story in 2002, when the A's, fresh from the previous season's playoff loss to the Yankees, try to rebuild af
The game's plays are numbered
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2011
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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White hunters, black hearts

There are hundreds of faces in the “Trophy Room” of  419Eater.com , and most of them are black.
Scambaiting turns the tables on Internet con men. But when the clever pranks turn dangerous and degrading, where does the moral compass point?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007
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Phoenix reaps NEPA glory

The Phoenix newspapers and thePhoenix.com were major winners in this year’s New England Press Association (NEPA) Better Newspaper Competition.
It's all about us
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 14, 2007
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Bad Boston

Why are Bostonians so damn mean?
27 things that drive us crazy about the city we love
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 17, 2007
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The importance of being Ridiculus

You wouldn’t think that an effective way into the heart of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest would be to play down the comedy’s slapstick farce, stentorian wit, fast pacing, or romantic heterosexuality.
Oscar Wilde at the ART
By ED SIEGEL  |  January 02, 2007


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Why I write

One year ago this week, I was milling around a Theater District bar during what marketing types like to call “a launch party,” an opening reception for a clothing store that was essentially a Hot Topic for fake gangstas.
what I write (for this paper)
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  November 15, 2006
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Scientifically speaking, you gotta have heart

It’s hard to find anything joyful about the Red Sox these days.
Psychic Sox
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 30, 2006
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The Phoenix’s first annual sex-survey results

Back in May, staff writer Camille Dodero reported on the state of sex in Boston through interviews with straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (“ Sex (Circa 2006). ”) Topics ranged from one-night stands to monogamous relationships, from
You people really like oral, don’t hide your porn, and want to do the deed in Fenway
By THEPHOENIX.COM  |  August 09, 2006

The Phoenix’s 1st annual sex-survey results


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By THEPHOENIX.COM  |  August 04, 2006
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Brains, balls, and a key to Fenway

Mnookin’s tale of unprecedented access lays bare the workings of one of the biggest and most beloved franchises in sports, during one of the most epochal eras of its 105-year history. Beyond "Dirty Water": Red Sox songs that don't suck. By Mike Milia
How one writer tried to set the record straight on the Sox’ past five years
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 24, 2006


Do it eBay

This Red Sox ownership has made it a mission to wring every last dollar out of Fenway Park.
How to bid on ridiculous Sox-orabilia
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 18, 2006
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Yankee Hating 101

“Hate” is such a harsh word.
All you need to know about this national pastime
By CHRIS YOUNG  |  May 28, 2006
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Fair game?

This is the type of story that gets Yankee fans’ blood boiling.
Building the best team money can buy
By CHRIS YOUNG  |  May 18, 2006
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Meditate this

Back by popular demand!
Sox-Yanks haiku
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 27, 2006
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Wild and Crispy

When Johnny Damon took a $52 million deal in December to join the New York Yankees, it cut through Red Sox Nation like a rusty knife.
Yes, Damon’s departure changes the Sox, but they won’t be wanting for charisma
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 11, 2006


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Ballpark figures

According to the essayists and numbers-crunchers at Baseball Prospectus, the hardball stathead’s Bible, there are “few irrefutable truths” in the game.
A Q&A with Baseball Prospectus writer Steven Goldman
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 30, 2006
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Life, love, and sneakers

Rob Heppler got his sneaker schooling in jail: "Anyone that had super-awesome sneakers, it was for a reason. It meant you were a huge drug dealer or you were rich or somebody cared about you on the outside."
The culture of high-end kicks is about to blow up in Boston. How many pairs do you have?
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  February 18, 2006
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Game on

Dodgers win the Series! Bird plays H.O.R.S.E.! Congressman Canseco! We have seen the future of sports (and its name is Tony Graffanino).
Our 2006 predictions for New England's teams
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 06, 2006
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Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
By  |  December 30, 2005