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Film: PitchPerfect

Review: Pitch Perfect

Jason Moore's musical doesn't hit all the high notes, but guilty pleasures are seldom perfect.

By MONICA CASTILLO  |  October 05, 2012

Dumb sports bets

The Bruins have been on vacation for a month, the NBA Finals have started without us, the Sox are playing .500 ball, and the Patriots aren't even in pads yet.
Let's make it interesting  
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 15, 2012

Review: First Position

While not the most probing look at rising stars, Bess Kargman's documentary focuses on six aspiring contestants preparing for the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix competition (a proven entry point into the world of professional ballet) who demonstra
Bess Kargman's documentary
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 11, 2012

With a Biddeford bout on the slate, MMA is here to stay

"I always knew Maine was full of fighting fans," Rumford state representative Matt Peterson says over lunch one day in March. "We're a fighting state, anyway."
Fighting Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 06, 2012
The Borgias TV

Review: Showtime’s The Borgias

The second season of The Borgias (Sunday at 9 pm, Showtime) enters a crowded Sunday night field: HBO's Game of Thrones , AMC's Mad Men , even AMC's much discredited The Killing .
Blood oaths
By JON GARELICK  |  April 06, 2012

Photos: Boston baristas hit up Northeast Regional Barista Competiton

Boston baristas Daria Whalen and Wolfie Barn competed in the Northeast Regional Barista Competition, Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26, 2012.
Northeast Regional Barista Competition | Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26, 2012
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  March 02, 2012

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Review: Senna

The story of Brazilian Formula One champion Ayrton Senna sounds, well, just like a movie — Le Mans , maybe, or Talladega Nights without the comedy.
Chronicling Ayrton Senna's career
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2011

Don’t fear the sphere: The tao of wiffleball

If you're the type of person that spent your youth perfecting that Nomahh Garciaparra batting ritual, or you still find yourself bragging about the wicked riser you used to throw in your backyard, then head to Slater Park this weekend and show your stuf
The Sporting Life I
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  August 05, 2011
St Peter's Greasy Pole

Greased up in Gloucester

When people picture the greasy pole, they often envision men scaling a vertical pole, as in Boston's Festival Betances.
Big Slick
By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2011

Review: Win Win

Back in the '30s, with directors like Frank Capra and John Ford, Hollywood showed great sympathy for the forgotten men and women laid low by the economy.
Ring tone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011

Sore losers and workplace woes

My boyfriend is great and our relationship is great, but there is one complication. He has a brother who is two years older and they are very close. In general, his brother is a great guy but they are very much into competitiveness ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 15, 2010


Photos: Boston Tattoo Convention

The Boston Tattoo Convention comes to the Sheraton Hotel on Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, 2010.
Boston Tattoo Convention at the Sheraton Hotel | September 3-6, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  September 17, 2010

Crown Jewel

My neighborhood buddies and I have a friendly Texas Hold 'Em poker game. We've played four times coming into last weekend; of those games my neighbor, Jewel Rechsteiner, the pride of Lubbock, Texas, has won three. She dominates.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 10, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day 2010

"Well, I love you more ... "
From Hoopleville, with love
By DAVID KISH  |  February 12, 2010