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Review: The Perfect Game

Hokum and maudlin manipulation abound in William Dear’s real-life drama about a team from Monterrey (here depicted as an impoverished Mexican shantytown) that goes on to win the 1957 Little League World Series.
Knocking it out of the park
By TOM MEEK  |  April 16, 2010

Dr. Lovemonkey: Dress you up in my love

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By Dr. Lovemonkey  |  June 26, 2009

What's in a name?

Hey, look everybody: Dane Cook got arrested!
Okay, not that Dane Cook.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 04, 2009

Can the geeks save Rhode Island?

The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009

Exploring Providence's real underground

Photographer Peter Goldberg documents the subterranean world of the Combined Sewage Overflow project
Photographer Peter Goldberg documents the subterranean world of the Combined Sewage Overflow project
By  |  November 12, 2008

By George, it's Barack!

Right now, everyone is focused on Barack Obama’s vice-presidential choice. But historically, convention acceptance speeches matter even more.
To win over the working class, Obama should study the acceptance speech of George H. W. Bush
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 20, 2008


Boston music news: August 8, 2008

Three ways to feel good about going out at night — or three ways to feel like utter shit in the morning. Whichever.
Notes on Disappearer, Vagiant, the American Idols Live Tour, Steven Brodsky, and more
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 05, 2008

Cheating hall of fame

By ADAM REILLY  |  October 03, 2007

Buddy Cianci

Vincent Albert Cianci — called Buddy by friends and foes — is back.
A candid conversation
By JOE VILENO  |  September 24, 2007

For a few dollars less

Like a $20 hooker, college expenses can really suck you dry.
A gender-specific guide to cheap dating
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 04, 2007


The Eternal Feminine gets a workout this week.
Kiki & Herb; Lucia’s Chapters; Our Son’s Wedding
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 19, 2007


28 grunts later

The second annual installment of Zombie Kickball was a great success.
With visions of zombies dancing in their heads
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 30, 2007

Thus spoke Imus

What P&J find very offensive reaches beyond the Imus program, into the world of music and multimedia, including TV and other radio shows.
Pop culture echoes the talker’s boneheaded “ho’s” slur
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 11, 2007

Play ball, Rhody-style

Baseball fans in New England view spring’s wispy introduction through a different lens.
Nine innings’ worth of stuff you don’t know about Rhode Island and baseball
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 06, 2007

The lock box

I want everyone reading this column to start laughing right now, just to get a head start.
Sports blotter: "Little League crime 2007" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 04, 2007

Motley crews

The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 15, 2006


Remembering Randy Hien

In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
By REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN  |  September 28, 2006


Randy Hien was a sun around which thousands of people orbited.
He opened the doors to the Living Room, with enthusiasm and encouragement
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 27, 2006

Bad moon rising on local papers

Anyone familiar with the plight of newspapers knows how we have entered an era in which fewer and fewer Americans read hard copy anymore (if they can actually read), and that the Web is the place to go.
Journal Register heads for the hills
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 30, 2006

Sports blotter: special Baghdad edition

Historical aside to the rain-soaked folks of New England: the Blotter this week comes to you from the scorching climes of pad 14 in Camp Liberty, Iraq, where I am embedded with the 615th MP “Bloodhounds” on assignment for Rolling Stone .
A tale of Little League corruption most foul
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 22, 2006

The Benchwarmers

To strike a blow for nerds, three grown men ( SNL alums Rob Schneider and David Spade along with Napoleon Dynamite geek Jon Heder) play short-sided baseball against platoons of Little League bullies.
Mediocrity from a gaggle of SNL alums and Napoleon Dynamite
By TOM MEEK  |  April 11, 2006


Amateur hour

Do you love America’s pastime in all its plodding glory? Or do you merely seek the vicarious thrills of jacking dingers over the Green Monster?
MVP Baseball loses its license to line-drive
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 31, 2006
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Magical Mystery Tour

A thoughtful tribute to the pulp classics of the 1940s and 50s, The Colorado Kid is just the latest installment in an increasingly diverse and interesting body of work written under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
Stephen King does pulp
By BRENDAN HUGHES  |  January 13, 2006