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A pollster critiques Nate Silver

Professional pundits, conservative blowhards, and the math-challenged — sometimes one-in-the-same — went after New York Times blogger Nate Silver hard during the presidential race.
Survey Says
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 14, 2012

Review: The Invisible War

A few years ago, documentarian Kirby Dick read an article about rape among the troops and was shocked to see that no one had made a movie on the subject.
Kirby Dick's documentary on rape in the military
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 06, 2012

Review: The Newsroom

The Newsroom is a dose of concentrated Sorkin, by turns maddening and exhilarating.
All in the family: Sorkin does Sorkin in 'The Newsroom'
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2012
What were the odds? Nate Silver says Red Sox had one-in-278-million chance of not making playoffs

What were the odds? Nate Silver says Red Sox had one-in-278-million chance of not making playoffs

For those who lived through both, the takeaway from last night's final scene of the Red Sox collapse was: it was pretty bad, but it...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 29, 2011
Jonah Hill - Back Talk

Jonah Hill straightens up

The Superbad star has embraced his inner math geek for his role in Moneyball, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis's best-selling book on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who turned the baseball world on its head in 2002 when he cast aside his sc
Money man
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  September 23, 2011

Tyme fer moore lernin’

Much sport has been made of the hilariously misspelled signs created and proudly displayed at rallies by barely literate Tea Partiers.
Tee-Partee Lohjik
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 30, 2010

Doing the math: Belichick's 4th-and-2 call was statistically better decision

The New York Times's 5th Down Blog has done the math, and it turns out that the Patriots had a better chance to win the...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 16, 2009

What's 5000 veterans among friends?

In their Veterans Day messages today, Governor John Baldacci and Congresswoman-elect Chellie Pingree...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 11, 2008