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The Year of the Nerd
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
| December 23, 2008
The O'Reilly factor
Letters to the Boston editor: June 6, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| June 04, 2008
‘Great’ is definitely the wrong word
When I come across an obvious factual error in a book, my initial inclination is to wince in sympathy for the soon-to-be-embarrassed author. Unless, that is, the mistake is infuriatingly egregious, in which case I’m more apt to throw the book up against
Richard Bradley’s fact-challenged book on the Sox-Yanks’ ’78 season finale is filled with Buckner-esque errors.
| May 28, 2008
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?
| December 19, 2007
The old neighborhood
Some call Charles “Teenie” Harris’s five decades of photos of Pittsburgh one of the grandest chronicles of African-American life ever assembled.
Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris at Gallery Kayafas, plus videos at MIT
| December 12, 2007
Home of the Braves?
Fifty years ago this fall, a Boston team beat the Yankees in the World Series.
50 years after the Boston Braves' departure, it’s worth asking: did the wrong team leave town?
| May 09, 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
| April 06, 2007
Predictable and rickety, yet heartfelt, Pride dips into the rage of civil rights.
Hope floats, and so does Terrance Howard
| March 21, 2007
In the right field
In his third year as resident composer and professor at the University of Southern Maine, Daniel Sonenberg is making his mark in the field.
Daniel Sonenberg gets everyone into the compositional league
| March 12, 2007
Lowering the bar
Here’s a bit of information for those of you who have recently arrived on Planet Earth: people don’t like lawyers.
New standards for lawyers? We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 07, 2007
A real stunner
Bob “The Bad One” Probert would have been proud.
Sports blotter: "The tasing refuses to stop" edition
| November 21, 2006
The Boston Red Sox
This article originally appeared in the August 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Are they racist?
| November 14, 2006
No home run in baseball history is as famous as Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard round the world.”
Joshua Prager revisits the home run
| October 24, 2006
Political stock report
Charles Baker is the party establishment’s favorite, and with good reason. GOP RIP: Arguably at its lowest point ever, can the Massachusetts Republican Party rescue itself from its leaders? By David S. Bernstein
Who’s got the best chance of filling the Mass. GOP’s leadership void?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| October 11, 2006
Yankee Hating 101
“Hate” is such a harsh word.
All you need to know about this national pastime
| May 28, 2006
Revisiting the Zoo
There’s a whole slew of baseball fans who don’t remember a time when there was no DH in the American League, when there were just the two leagues and no divisions, there was no scoreboard in the corner of your TV screen, and when 50-home-run seasons were
Recalling the golden era when the Yankees were laughingstocks
| May 18, 2006
Crossword: 'Thirty Thoughts'
My time has just come, too
| March 27, 2006
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
| January 06, 2006
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