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Driven to extremes, 2

Driven to extremes, 2

 I had been skeptical about disgruntled filmgoer Sarah Deming's lawsuit stating, among other things, that the film "Drive" might rouse anti-Semitic violence. I didn't think...
By Peter Keough  |  October 13, 2011

Gift Guide 2010: Books that'll make your coffee table look smart

There are books, and then there are deluxe books. They're like normal books, but more badass.
 Rock of Pages

Holy Everglades, Batman!

What a shock to see the discovery of an alligator at Sissons Pond in Portsmouth! Based on the photographs, Phillipe and Jorge reckon it has to be the largest reptile ever seen in the Biggest Little outside of the State House.
A 'gator in the biggest little; angry Americans are still angry; a few great women
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 03, 2010

Celtics get an F for the season!!!

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By Pat D on Sports  |  June 18, 2010

Road hogs

Phillipe and Jorge have just returned from a research trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Fear and loathing in Myrtle Beach. Plus, media overkill and jockularity
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 21, 2010

Your words are not your own

Plagiarism is a serious charge.
Less Otten. More Originality.
By AL DIAMON  |  May 14, 2010


Harvard virginity conference pops its cherry

At what moment are you no longer a virgin? When you get a blowjob? Give one? Give 30 ? When someone fingers you? Oral sex? Anal sex? Enjoyment? Orgasm?
Roe v. Wait Dept.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 07, 2010

Mind if I play through?

Handicapping the news
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  April 16, 2010

Cooking the books

Tax season got you feeling screwed? How about a little schadenfreude: Chances are Jon (Christian F. Luening) has it a lot worse and more embarrassing than you in Love, Sex & the IRS , the 1979 comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.
How long until Love, Sex & the IRS collide?
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 16, 2010

The ‘new Providence’?

WRNI political reporter and Casa Diablo regular Scott MacKay was the first pundit to make the observation to your superior correspondents in the summer of 2002 that we were “about to witness either the last election of the ‘old Providence’ or the first e
Angel rising. Plus, the IRS blues, after the flood, drilling Obama, and Tiger talk
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 09, 2010

Morning memes: Google's Super Bowl ad spawns instant parodies, mostly involving hookers

Awwww. Wasn't that Google Super Bowl ad sweet? Boy meets internet search engine, boy travels to France, boy meets French girl, boy marries French girl,...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 08, 2010


Slap shot

Bogdan "Rudy" Rudenko, a minor-league hockey player who was most recently with the now-defunct Colorado Springs Gold Kings, has been arrested in connection with the Stallings, North Carolina, shooting of a friend and former teammate of his (some reports
Murder hits minor-league hockey. Plus, Chris Chelios gets whistled for DUI.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 22, 2010

Through a glass darkly

Predicting a Super Bowl winner doesn't make you a genius: after all, given a pool of 32 teams, one of them is bound to capture the trophy. But predicting the future for an industry that's been buffeted by new technologies and economic vicissitudes, and
Forecasting the media year to come
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 08, 2010

Throwback shame

Well, another year in sports crime has come and gone.
Nice try, Tiger. But sports crime in 2009 was ruled by the ghosts of Foxboro past.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 08, 2010

Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition

Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 25, 2009

Liquor madness

Raise your glasses and toast the financial genius who — without increasing taxes, cutting services or employing accounting gimmicks — solved Maine's budget crisis.
Booze restores Maine's financial liquidity
By AL DIAMON  |  December 18, 2009


Crossing the line

The news from the Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp., owners of the Dallas Morning News and our own Providence Urinal, hit home hard and quickly last week in Our Little Towne.
Belo Sells out. Plus, talk like a Brit, Chicago Vin acts up, and faithless football.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 11, 2009

Recommended reading: Charlie Pierce on Tiger Woods

Start with the Globe staffer's explanation, over at, of why Tigergate should come as no surprise. Then read Pierce's 1997 profile of Woods, which...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 02, 2009
Tiger Woods central: VM tapes, apology issued, CGI reenactment

Tiger Woods central: VM tapes, apology issued, CGI reenactment

 After much speculation as to why Tiger Woods got into a single-car accident at 2 o'clock in the morning this passed Friday (hitting both a...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 02, 2009
Burrito, Forsberg, MRTPQ and WTF

Burrito, Forsberg, MRTPQ and WTF

Burrito, Chris Forsberg, MRTPQ and both WTF Lines are in today's The Sandbox podcast! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  December 02, 2009
Tigergate: Sucks to be Golf Digest

Tigergate: Sucks to be Golf Digest

 Yesterday at Mediaite, Stephanie Wei noted that Golf Digest--which sponsors Tiger Woods--was giving his car crash and/or domestic-violence incident a pretty wide berth, relying on...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 01, 2009

Tiger Woods just didn't have it. Tom Brady looks great. Eric Stafford, you will be missed...YESSAH

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By Pat D on Sports  |  August 17, 2009

Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008

The Big Hurt: Neglected press-release roundup

Nothing shakes off the doldrums like a short vacation to the bottom of the press-release barrel.
Music news that only a publicist could love
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 24, 2008


Ace in the hole

Fairway Solitaire ought to come with a warning label.
Fairway Solitaire  is a stroke of genius
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 14, 2008

Yes, he'd be missed

In the 1980s and ’90s, performances of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas by Richard Conrad’s Boston Academy of Music were a Thanksgiving-weekend tradition.
Richard Conrad's The Mikado at Jordan Hall, November 24, 2007
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 27, 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


In the 2007 installment of the  Tiger Woods PGA Tour , what I found was a buggy, unfriendly experience that left me feeling as unwelcome as a woman at Augusta.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour  fails to burn bright
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 18, 2006