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RISD’s hockey team turns the dick joke into high art — OK, low art

The third period has just begun and the Nads, the Rhode Island School of Design's club hockey team, is losing 2-0 to a squad from Emerson College.
Go Nads!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 17, 2012
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Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011
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Newton shooter aims to please

If a Jamaican bobsled team can qualify for the Winter Olympics, then certainly a gunslinger from liberal Newton has a fighting chance in a rigorous shootout below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Run and gun
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010
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Topiary Slalom

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By DAVID KISH  |  February 19, 2010
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Going for Gold Glossary

The Summer Olympics are fairly easy to comprehend for the average couch tuber: people running, hoisting, swimming in synch — all fairly quotidian activities.
Jump Starts
By LANCE GOULD  |  February 19, 2010
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Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009


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Don't do it

So, I heard that you want to trade in your skis for a snowboard this year. Maybe it'll be fun? Well, maybe, but there are a few things I'd like you to consider before you make that leap.
Thinking about making the gnarly move from skiing to snowboarding? Think again, brah.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 20, 2009
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A Bean grows in Brighton

Deep in a Brighton garage, five guys are dreaming of winter.
How five guys in a garage put together Boston's biggest little snowboard brand
By CLEA SIMON  |  November 20, 2009
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Get into gear

A new season brings new toys, and snow sports fanatics are nothing if not gearheads.
Hit the slopes in style with the coldest season’s hottest innovations
By CLEA SIMON  |  November 20, 2009
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Downhill economy

Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008
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Life on the level

At the tippity-top of my teetering list of irrational neurosis? Skiing, of course.
Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 18, 2008


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Technically improved

Snow sports shred the space-time continuum this winter, with new styles that push technological boundaries for form and function.
Ski and snowboard gear refined, not redefined
By CLEA SIMON  |  November 18, 2008
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Hipster University

On-campus concerts — for us graduates or college abstainers — offer a lot to complain about, but it’s worth taking a chance on a college gig or two this year.  
College rock hits the campus circuit
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 16, 2008
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Eight is enough

Sometimes we’d rather root for the unknowns, the underdogs, and the uniques than the professional jerks who are only competing to sweeten their endorsement deals.
Olympians to watch
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 06, 2008
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The play’s the thing

“I like rhythmic structure,” Bevin Kelley says on the phone from Providence, where she lives.
The audial oddities of Blevin Blectum
By RICHARD BECK  |  June 30, 2008
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Steep

“Mountains have the last say,” explains his stoic wife. “Sometimes they swallow you up.”
Reckless and soulful
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 16, 2008


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The other side of the mountain

If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter is the longest, loneliest season.
New winter-sport challenges for snow-klutzes and hotshots
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 10, 2007
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Insane fun

You don't have to go to the Rockies or the Alps or jump out of a helicopter skis-first to get a chilling thrill this winter.
New England resorts embrace extreme skiing and riding
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  November 14, 2007
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If we had our way . . .

However tempting, I do not wish for movie stars.
Three wishes for improving winter sports in New England
By ELLEE DEAN  |  November 14, 2007
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If looks could thrill

The world of snow sports merges with the world of art in completely unique way.
Graphic design meets boards and twin tips
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 14, 2007
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Black + Gold go green

As a kid in his native Alberta,  NHL defenseman Andrew Ference was always outdoors — like a lot of Canadian kids, he loved snowboarding, skiing, and skating.
Offsides and offsets
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  November 07, 2007


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These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 13, 2007

Worst in breed: Movies

Who are the unsexiest movies men of 2007?
The Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Sight and insight

“New Visions” is the kind of title ballet-company directors come up with for programs that are sort of new and are hoping for vision.
Boston Ballet’s ‘New Visions’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 07, 2007
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The poseur’s guide to skiing and riding

My life as a poseur began when I joined an after-school skiing and snowboarding club my sophomore year of high school.
How to snow your friends on the slopes
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 05, 2006
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Stars on snow

Anyone who’s spent a day skidding along the ice-plagued trails of a New England ski resort knows that the snow around here can be hard to love.
Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders got their starts on the mountains of New England
By KATE COHEN  |  November 09, 2006


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Etymological snowdrift

Snowboarders have a particular flair for christening their tricks.
This year’s ski gear — b y any other name
By JESS MCCONNELL  |  November 09, 2006

Assman

Eric Kovall’s license plate doesn’t say ASSMAN, but his Jeep Cherokee does have a bumper sticker that proclaims i ? ASS.
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By CAMILLE DODERO  |  November 09, 2006
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Twenty million corpse fans can’t be wrong

Ever wondered what a skinned corpse would look like ski jumping? Me neither, but Dr. Gunther von Hagens kindly provides the answer. Greg Cook on Body Worlds 2 (mp3)
‘Body Worlds 2’ tugs at the heart strings  
By GREG COOK  |  August 05, 2006
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Chills and thrills

Heading north in winter is counter-instinctual. The mere thought of it elicits a warning from the dark parts of your lizard brain. It’s cold. It’s icy. There’s no food.
Embrace the cold and head north this winter
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 01, 2006