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The cruelest month
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
When T.S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruelest month," was he talking about how the last few weeks unfolded for New England's major sports teams?
| April 20, 2011
Balls, pucks & monster trucks
The media is great at remembering anniversaries, mostly because those dates give us something to write about.
| February 23, 2011
The China syndrome
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
| December 16, 2009
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a cocaine overdose on June 19, 1986
| October 28, 2009
The Olympic (shell) games
There are billions of reasons why every debt-saddled American should hope that the US does not get the gold in 2016.
It’s been 13 years since the pageantry and spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games — and the mythical economic boon that goes with it — has graced US soil. But we’ll find out next week if, in a secret-ballot vote in Europe, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will award the 2016 Games to Chicago, the American city competing for the bid.
ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE
| September 25, 2009
Gen Jones rules
But will they be practical problem solvers or scatterbrains on steroids?
One of the major themes of Barack Obama's political philosophy has been that it's time for America to move beyond the Baby Boom Generation's petty partisanship.
| March 19, 2009
How weird is Stephon Marbury?
Brace yourselves for the Starbury show, starring Stephon Marbury — perhaps the strangest pro athlete ever to suit up in a Celtics uniform.
In 1994's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams , author Darcy Frey offers potent evidence that the matchlessly bizarre Celtic Stephon Marbury dates back at least to early adolescence.
| March 10, 2009
Wu-Tang Clan's essential flavor
Lupo's, January 2, 2009
Fortune magazine once estimated that Michael Jordan has fueled our economy to the tune of $10 billion. Wu-Tang Clan are responsible for the careers of about that many MCs.
| January 12, 2009
Hillary Clinton’s ‘aura of inevitability’ might hide her weaknesses — at least until the Republicans get their hands on her
Hillary Clinton took only two questions from the audience at the end of her 35-minute speech at the American Association of Retired Persons conference.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| September 12, 2007
It may not be Bart, but bootlegging is back
When I was in the eighth grade, in the spring of 1990, I wore a Simpsons T-shirt.
| August 01, 2007
The last Potter
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
The end is never easy, is it?
| July 24, 2007
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
| June 29, 2007
3, 2, 1, Takeoff
Portland Players expose the community to new features
Buffalo’s out-of-work steel workers aren’t feeling so hot lately.
| May 23, 2007
Boston markets itself to Far Eastern fans
On what will probably be a chilly day a little more than two months from now, Red Sox fans will be waiting for Daisuke Matsuzaka to bring the heat.
| January 31, 2007
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