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Bike Film Festival Comes to Boston Nov. 20/21

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyle, Local Events by on November 20, 2009 1 Comment
Bike Film Festival Comes to Boston Nov. 20/21

“New Moon,” the latest installment in the “Twilight” series, hits theaters today and, unless you’re in your early teens or a vampire yourself, constantly in search of acceptance and a sense of belonging in this overwhelming human world, you should do everything in your power to avoid this trite, reheated movie. Not to disparage vampires […]

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How Anti-American is Boston?: Palin Book Tour Snubs Hub

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Politics by on November 18, 2009 0 Comments
How Anti-American is Boston?: Palin Book Tour Snubs Hub

I am very upset with Sarah Palin. And it’s not even for the usual stuff—hunting from a helicopter, lying/making up superficial answers to complex political questions, waving at Putin. No, sir, what’s got me so distressed now is that Palin’s book tour in support of her tell-all tome, Going Rogue, (Palin’s originally proposed titles: The […]

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What Do You Do With An Aging Catcher?

Filed in Sports by on November 11, 2009 0 Comments
What Do You Do With An Aging Catcher?

Author’s Note: As this post went up, the Red Sox announced Jason Varitek’s decision to re-sign with the team for the 2010 season. Good timing, eh? With the much anticipated—though ultimately unsurprising—announcement on Monday that Victor Martinez would return next season as the Red Sox primary catcher, Jason Varitek suddenly became the odd man out. […]

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But How Will They Wear The Rings?

Filed in Featured, Headline, Sports by on November 9, 2009 1 Comment
But How Will They Wear The Rings?

Derek Jeter has a fist fulla rings.So too do Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettite. Once again: each man, to himself, has a full hand-worth of rings. World Series rings. To put that in perspective, each player has won as many championships as all but five franchises—Cardinals, Dodgers, Athletics, Red Sox, and, of course, […]

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Finding Fall Foliage on the Emerald Necklace

Filed in Lifestyle, Local Events, Things To Do by on November 6, 2009 0 Comments
Finding Fall Foliage on the Emerald Necklace

Autumn is, unfortunately, the most fickle season. For a few fleeting weeks, the air is crisp and the leaves burn gold and crimson. Suddenly though, the nights grow cold and the trees turn barren, their lanky limbs gradually exposed. While it’s been a beautiful autumn, the increasingly bleak branches indicate that this season is all […]

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In Defense of Pedro: Debunking the Media’s Anti-Martinez Slander

Filed in Featured, Headline, Sports by on November 4, 2009 0 Comments
In Defense of Pedro: Debunking the Media’s Anti-Martinez Slander

Sports are inherently competitive, with teams battling back and forth to prove who is best. This competition, when inflated by fervency, manifests itself not only as a wish for one team to win, but also as a sadistic desire for the other to fail, to be humiliated, crushed, obliterated, maliciously pantsed in front of the […]

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Get in the Samhain Spirit: Six Ghastly Halloween Happenings

Filed in Local Events, Things To Do by on October 27, 2009 1 Comment
Get in the Samhain Spirit: Six Ghastly Halloween Happenings

Fiends, ghouls, and misfits, delight! Halloween is almost here; the spirit of Samhain hangs palpably in the, mingling with the ubiquitous scents of cider and crisp leaves. Though the holiday is far removed from its Celtic and Christian origins—celebrations of the autumn harvest (Celtic) and saints (Christian) having been replaced long ago by gluttonous candy […]

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Lantern Parade Lights Up Jamaica Pond

Filed in Headline, Local Events by on October 26, 2009 0 Comments
Lantern Parade Lights Up Jamaica Pond

A tyrannosaurus roared at me yesterday. He was chasing three princesses, though when they proved elusive he unleashed his rage at me. The whole ordeal would have been terrifying were it not for the dinosaur’s miniature size, overt disinterest in eating me, and fuzzy cotton hide. That dinosaur—and hundreds of other equally eager costumed children, […]

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Boston Book Festival Literally Awesome

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Local Events by on October 25, 2009 2 Comments
Boston Book Festival Literally Awesome

Bookworms and word-nerds had plenty of reasons to rejoice yesterday as the Boston Book Festival presented a jam-packed day of forums, signings, and, of course, book sales in Copley Square. The festival, three years in the making according to organizers, brought together a disparate group of authors to talk about writing across virtually every genre. […]

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Obama Visits Mass. to Promote Clean Energy, Support Governor Patrick

Filed in Featured, Headline, Local News by on October 23, 2009 1 Comment
Obama Visits Mass. to Promote Clean Energy, Support Governor Patrick

In a speech delivered today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President Barack Obama touted the university’s research in renewable energy while framing the national push toward new energy technology as both an environmental and economic necessity. The president said the changing landscape of energy production, with natural resources becoming scarcer, requires a global shift […]

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