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The Overdub Tampering Committee

Armed with an idea, a hastily written manifesto, a press release, and some software to disguise my computer's IP address, I was able to raise the question, "How do you know that what you're illegally downloading is the actual music it claims to be?" This
How a group of Boston musicians exacted their weird price from the world of online music sharing — without actually doing a thing
By RYAN WALSH  |  February 17, 2012

As encampment fades, protest shifts back to core issues

Even as Portland city officials continue to pressure OccupyMaine to leave Lincoln Park, they have done the Occupation a great favor, perhaps unintentionally.
Occupy Transition
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2012

How To Grow Pot In Your Dorm Room

First things first: If you follow the instructions below, you are an idiot who is risking fines, imprisonment, getting kicked out of school, and worse.
Time to make the nuggets
By ROY BLUNT JR.  |  September 30, 2011
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Cruelty, compassion, and a capuchin, a decade later

I had tried not to look at the monkey's tits — the result, Janet told me later, of a glandular disorder. They bounced whenever the monkey moved. If you shaved them, they would have been a pretty nice set.
The baby in the box
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  August 05, 2011
DiMasi and some vague justice

Curbing corruption with a catch-all

Sal DiMasi is no saint, but that doesn't mean he's a criminal. His behavior makes us grimace, but it simply doesn't amount to a state or federal felony.
Vague Justice?
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 24, 2011

After 'Black Friday,' a local poker player's lament

If you think the only thing on television these days other than those silly P90X infomercials is poker, then you're probably on to something.
Know When To Hold 'Em
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  April 29, 2011


Should sportswriters be allowed to gamble on sports?

Halloween 2010 kicked off a rough week for Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.  
Sucker bet
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  February 04, 2011

In your ear

On THURSDAY (the 21st), FAR OFF PLACE stay close to home with a free gig at the Knickerbocker Cafe.
Minky + Shannon + Bogus + more

Larry's Kidney

In this nonfiction account pretty accurately described by the book's subtitle, Daniel Asa Rose accompanies his nebbishy but mobbed-up relative on a mission for a Chinese two-fer: to get the organ he desperately needs and — why not, as long as we're here
Being the true story of how I found myself in China with my black-sheep cousin and his mail-order bride, skirting the law to get him a transplant — and save his life
By DANIEL ASA ROSE  |  July 24, 2009