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Jonah Hill straightens up

The Superbad star has embraced his inner math geek for his role in Moneyball, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis's best-selling book on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who turned the baseball world on its head in 2002 when he cast aside his sc
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By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  September 23, 2011
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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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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010
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Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
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Booked solid

The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  January 01, 2010
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Review: The Blind Side

It’s tough for any self-respecting critic to refrain from joyously tackling a Sandra Bullock movie — so it’s a good thing The Blind Side isn’t one.
Despite what you may think, it's not a Sandra Bullock movie
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 20, 2009


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Every Friday there's an art walk

This Friday, as the first Friday of every month, Portland art-lovers will wander the streets, checking out the latest and greatest our galleries, museums, and shops have to offer. Nearby communities have their own versions, too.
Portland’s creativity is on display any time you care to look
By ANNA PEROCCHI  |  August 07, 2009
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Post-steroid baseball

The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 01, 2009
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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The trouble with Carcieri’s musical chairs

Well, so much for the Carcieri administration’s assurances that the governor’s latest round of musical chairs would not bring with it an increase in staff positions and/or salary costs.
Roundabout
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  March 12, 2008


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A smack to the head

McCain’s pants-ing moment, as he entertained a typical GOP (all-white) AARP rally, was highly entertaining.
Pow! Chafee gets McCain right in the kisser
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 20, 2008

Blissful bustle

As vicarious fun goes, following about a party of squabbling hosts and befuddled guests at a country estate might not be much to recommend Hay Fever.
RWU Theatre’s frisky Hay Fever
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2007
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Number of the beast

It’s become the creationism v. evolution argument of baseball.
Baseball stats demystified
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 26, 2007
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A Handy Guide to the Big Dig Screw-Up

As people try to sort out responsibility for the fiasco that led to the death of Milena Del Valle in the I-90 connector tunnel, you might have a hard time keeping the players straight.
Who was watching out for the integrity of the work on the Big Dig? Everyone and no one    
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 27, 2006