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The cruelest month

When T.S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruelest month," was he talking about how the last few weeks unfolded for New England's major sports teams?
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 22, 2011

Manifold destiny

The media is great at remembering anniversaries, mostly because those dates give us something to write about.
Balls, pucks & monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 25, 2011
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The China syndrome

There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2009
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Hoop nightmare

It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 30, 2009
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The Olympic (shell) games

It’s been 13 years since the pageantry and spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games — and the mythical economic boon that goes with it — has graced US soil. But we’ll find out next week if, in a secret-ballot vote in Europe, the International Olympic Commit
Next week, we’ll find out if an American city will host the 2016 Olympic Games — and if Boston has a shot at 2020. Despite the glitzy international attention, there are billions of reasons why every debt-saddled American should hope that the US does not get the gold.
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  September 25, 2009
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Gen Jones rules

One of the major themes of Barack Obama's political philosophy has been that it's time for America to move beyond the Baby Boom Generation's petty partisanship.
But will they be practical problem solvers or scatterbrains on steroids?
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 18, 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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Wu-Tang Clan's essential flavor

Fortune magazine once estimated that Michael Jordan has fueled our economy to the tune of $10 billion. Wu-Tang Clan are responsible for the careers of about that many MCs.
Lupo's, January 2, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2009
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Raising Hill

Hillary Clinton took only two questions from the audience at the end of her 35-minute speech at the American Association of Retired Persons conference.
Hillary Clinton’s ‘aura of inevitability’ might hide her weaknesses — at least until the Republicans get their hands on her
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 12, 2007
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Five-finger discount

When I was in the eighth grade, in the spring of 1990, I wore a Simpsons T-shirt.
It may not be Bart, but bootlegging is back
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007
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The last Potter

The end is never easy, is it?
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 24, 2007


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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007
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3, 2, 1, Takeoff

Buffalo’s out-of-work steel workers aren’t feeling so hot lately.
Portland Players expose the community to new features
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 23, 2007
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Turning Japanese

On what will probably be a chilly day a little more than two months from now, Red Sox fans will be waiting for Daisuke Matsuzaka to bring the heat.
Boston markets itself to Far Eastern fans
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 31, 2007