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Hot air index; Mr. Alexander goes to Africa; old and in the way?

While the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the world's big "environmental summit," produced enough hot air to accelerate global warming tenfold, there was at least one noteworthy moment.
The interpreter
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 29, 2012
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Ten years of great sports

Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 25, 2009
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Deal or no deal?

When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009
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How weird is Stephon Marbury?

In 1994's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams , author Darcy Frey offers potent evidence that the matchlessly bizarre personality of new Celtic Stephon Marbury dates back at least to early adolescence.
Brace yourselves, Boston, for the Starbury show, starring Stephon Marbury — perhaps the strangest pro-athlete ever to suit up in a New England uniform.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 04, 2009
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Not-so-instant karma

No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007

Blueprint for disaster

It figures that Attorney General Martha Coakley would scapegoat an epoxy manufacturer for the Big Dig disaster.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 7, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 05, 2007


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Minnesota dreaming

If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007

Got game?


A guide to the city's best sports bars
By HEATHER BOUZAN  |  May 21, 2007
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Triple double

Several big-time D-1 sports schools have found themselves enmeshed in complex multi-arrest imbroglios this week.
Sports blotter: Incriminating phone evidence edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 18, 2007