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Surprising

You do a thing often enough, you tend to get good at that thing.
Sports blotter: "Absolutely fell out of my chair" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 03, 2008
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The road not yet traveled

In 1916, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.  
A layman's guide to the science of time travel
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 16, 2008
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Space cowboy

Ronald Mallett wanted to build a time machine.
For more than 50 years, UConn physics professor Ronald Mallett had a secret. Now that it's out, we may be one step closer to traveling back in time.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 15, 2008
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We got next

Two members of the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team were arrested for offenses that seem worthy of the best that men’s collegiate basketball has to offer.
Sports blotter: "Title IX edition"
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 16, 2008

Show up and blow up

I’d like a word with the 30 percent of Maine’s adult population that never, under any circumstances, votes.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 09, 2008
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RI’s last execution resonates in our current moment

Rhode Island’s last execution was on Valentine’s Day in 1845, below Nordstrom’s shoe department in the Providence Place Mall.
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By BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 18, 2007


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Da did, Ron-Ron-Ron

The 2007 sports-crime season has its first repeat offender.
Sports blotter: "More from Artest" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 07, 2007
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Facing off over Facebook

Students, be warned: the college of your choice may be watching you. Post at your own peril: The risks of sticking it to the man on Facebook. By Adam Reilly
Who’s looking at you, kid?
By GREG LUKIANOFF AND WILL CREELEY  |  March 02, 2007
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More pellet madness

I’m not sure if anyone knows what to make of this one.
Sports blotter: "something we don't condone" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 25, 2006
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Bad Bolts

The San Diego Chargers are making a belated run at this season’s NFL arrest title.
Sports Blotter: "Not Just for Bengals Anymore" Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 11, 2006
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Nanook of the north

Well, it’s official now. The Cincinnati Bengals have surged past the Portland Trailblazers as America’s pre-eminent sports-crime family.
Sports Blotter: Alaskan edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 27, 2006


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Well dressed

It could be as simple as a power tie or stiletto heels, but what people wear conveys the first impression we get, subliminally or blatantly, about the kind of person they are.
Costume is character for David T. Howard
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 05, 2006
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Ballin' and stealin'

The time has come to take a jurisprudential look at the upcoming NBA draft.
Sports blotter: special NBA draft edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 28, 2006
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Big trouble in little Carolina

I must have missed that chapter of The Purpose-Driven Life.
Sports blotter: tobacco road edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 26, 2006

Social studies II

Workhorse is a well-named theater.
Workhorse’s insightful With Claws and Beak
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2006
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Terrier technology

Duke wasn’t first.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 22, 2006