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Play Ball: Red Sox Open Season With Win Over Yankees

Filed in Sports by on April 6, 2010 0 Comments
Play Ball: Red Sox Open Season With Win Over Yankees

It may have only been opening day, but it felt like a playoff game. The Red Sox got their season going strong Sunday night over the Yankees in a tense matchup of big plays and nail-biting at bats. The Yankees came out quick in the second inning, as Jorge Posada and newcomer Curtis Granderson knocked […]

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Pillow Fight!

Filed in Local Events by on April 3, 2010 0 Comments
Pillow Fight!

I’ve always enjoyed the interesting juxtapositions of Harvard Square. At once home to the nation’s stodgiest, stateliest university and the city’s filthiest, most caterwauling gutter punks, the square is an interesting microcosm of vibrant heterogeneity. That peculiarity was on full display today as hundreds of people swarmed Cambridge Common to take part in International Pillow […]

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Far East to Northeast: Anime Boston 2010

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Local Events by on April 2, 2010 0 Comments
Far East to Northeast: Anime Boston 2010

Neeeeeeeerrrrrrds! Er, ahem. Sorry for that. Years of public schooling have instilled in me a habit of shouting like that when faced with socially inferior, though intellectually superior, people. Anyway, the nerds to whom I’m referring (and they really aren’t nerds, at least not all of them) are the thousands of anime fans who’ve descended […]

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Boston Goes Dark (Temporarily) For Earth Hour

Filed in Local Events by on March 27, 2010 0 Comments
Boston Goes Dark (Temporarily) For Earth Hour

For one hour tonight, the Boston skyline went dark. The sixty minute blackout was not unintentional, though, but rather part of a worldwide event called Earth Hour in which cities across the globe turned off nonessential lighting to raise awareness about climate change. Approximately 4,000 cities participated in this year’s event, flipping the proverbial switch […]

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Black Lips Give Boston a Big Sloppy Kiss of Rock & Roll

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Featured by on March 26, 2010 0 Comments
Black Lips Give Boston a Big Sloppy Kiss of Rock & Roll

The Black Lips rock so hard they make sweat rain from the ceiling. At least that’s what happened last night at the Middle East in Cambridge, where the Atlanta  quartet raged in a full-blown assault of rock and roll madness. With the dance floor packed in the notoriously under-ventilated basement, it took only a few […]

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The Healthcare Overhaul: Its Impact, Its Supporters, And, Of Course, Scott Brown

Filed in Featured, Politics by on March 22, 2010 0 Comments
The Healthcare Overhaul: Its Impact, Its Supporters, And, Of Course, Scott Brown

After a year of tumultuous debate, Congress finally passed a broad overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system late last night. While there are some loose ends left untied—compromises made in the House version of the bill must still be approved by the Senate—the bulk of the legislation needs only President Obama’s signature to become law. […]

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Castle Island, Despite Being Castle-less, is Still Amazing

Filed in Things To Do by on March 20, 2010 0 Comments
Castle Island, Despite Being Castle-less, is Still Amazing

For a moment today, I was determined to swim in Dorchester Bay. After a long bike ride from Allston in the seventy-degree heat, the bay was absolutely alluring, glistening in the late afternoon sun. Short, deep blue waves rippled toward the shore and, my T-shirt soaked through in back with sweat, I was tempted to […]

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More Tough Guy Posturing at the TD Garden

Filed in Featured, Sports by on March 19, 2010 0 Comments
More Tough Guy Posturing at the TD Garden

I am a vengeful man. I harbor grudges long past their relevance. I practically wring my hands at all the ruing my enemies will do when they get their comeuppance, for, you know, whatever it was they did. Yet even I’m having a hard time feeling good about the Bruins score-settling with the Pittsburgh Penguins. […]

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Soggy Saint Patrick’s Parade Marches on in the Rain

Filed in Local News by on March 15, 2010 0 Comments
Soggy Saint Patrick’s Parade Marches on in the Rain

So much for the luck of the Irish. Despite torrential rain and 30 mile per hour gusting winds, Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade stepped off right on schedule yesterday afternoon. And while all the moisture is sure to nourish some festive green back into the city, yesterday’s pervasive gray only made for a dour parade […]

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Banning Head Shots from Hockey a No Brainer

Filed in Sports by on March 13, 2010 1 Comment
Banning Head Shots from Hockey a No Brainer

Violence is good for the business of hockey, yet it is terrible for the sport. This distinction was made very clear, if only implicitly, by the NHL’s general managers this past week at a summit on proposed rule changes.  One of those changes, which would have banned blindside hits to the head—like the one that […]

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