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Legalize pot now

With support from the unlikeliest circles, this could be marijuana's moment
The Obama administration, already overtaxed with two foreign campaigns, made headlines this past week when the White House's newly minted director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy called for an end to the "War on Drugs."
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  June 01, 2009


Immaculate reception

The New England Patriots played host to a very different out-of-towner last week, as the Dalai Lama made a most incongruous visit to Gillette Stadium
Two Saturdays ago, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sat cross-legged on the 50-yard line and gently intoned that "the path to happiness in the individual and with society is through inner peace."
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  May 13, 2009


Good dirt

Davy Rothbart of Found magazine reads from Requiem on Saturday night at Precinct in Union Square
"Part of the mystery, when you find a love letter that was torn into bits: was it torn up by the person who received it, or did the person that wrote it tear it up before they even gave it to them?"
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  May 06, 2009


Luis's Lost Years

After five decades of exile, Red Sox great Luis Tiant journeys back to Cuba
It had been nearly half a century since Luis Tiant stood on the Cuban soil where he was born, and where he first learned the skills that would see him become one of the greatest and most beloved pitchers in Red Sox history.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 22, 2009


And here's the verse part

The rivalry continues
I think it was Bashō who said, "Yankees suck three ways. So hard. So bad. Wicked bad."
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 22, 2009


Post-steroid baseball

Nine questions that will shape the new season
The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 02, 2009


Epochalypse soon

The end is nigh! Or not.
The end times do indeed commence on December 21, 2012.  On that date, this fragile blue orb of ours will suddenly cease to be a very fun place to live.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 25, 2009


Samuel Adams Imperial Series

Living large
What makes a beer "big"? Well, it depends what year you're drinking it.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 26, 2009


Please, just leave

Right-wing crackpots plot to abandon the union
The next four to eight years are gonna be some fun!
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 19, 2009



Art thief Myles Connor talks
Myles Connor: Mayflower descendant, Mensa member, master of disguise, black belt in karate, self-styled "President of Rock 'n' Roll." And probably the most notorious art thief in the history of the United States.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 18, 2009


The Irish rovers

The Pogues return to their other 'old main drag'
"The Pogues and Boston go together in ways that belong in the realm of the unexplainable."
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 18, 2009


Interview: Louis CK

Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2009


The wild bunch

The 15 craziest athletes in Boston sports history
Stephon Marbury is just the latest in a long and illustrious line of Boston athletes whose tenure here was marked by kooky, flamboyant, inscrutable, or bad behavior.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009


Sox to win 98 in '09?

Statistically Speaking
Stat savant Nate Silver, widely lauded for foretelling the 2008 election in detail, was a baseball geek first.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 27, 2009


In your Facebook

Facebook is already giving away personal information. And at least one data-miner is nervous.
Facebook users have been notably vocal about their privacy concerns, and last week's blow-up over the change in the site's contract produced an outpouring of suspicion, recrimination, and protest.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 25, 2009


Master P's Theater

Local video editor Paul Proulx has built a following by paying homage to Hollywood's coolest directors. So why is YouTube all up in his grill?
"It's quite simple, really," Dr. Branom tells Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange . "We're just going to show you some films."  
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 20, 2009


Mystery Somerville Theatre 3000

Hey, Up in Front!
One film you probably won't see honored retrospectively at Sunday night's Oscars is Blood of the Vampires , Gerardo de Leon's schlocky 1966 Filipino horror flick, in which a family of revenants engage in badly dubbed mayhem.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 19, 2009


Filling in the blanks

New art galleries pop up in Boston, but how long will they last?
Boston may not be known for its thriving art scene, but it's suddenly home to two new gallery spaces in the Fenway alone.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 04, 2009


The kult of Al Kaprielian

Not at all like the smooth-talking meteorologists on the air in Boston, Kaprielian looks more like an eighth-grade science teacher as he springs to life.
It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 06, 2009


Media misfits

News from waaay outside the mainstream
The series grew out of an excellent 1999 documentary directed by author Arthur Bradford ( Dogwalker ) and produced by South Park 's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 09, 2009


Volcano Suns | The Bright Orange Years and All-Night Lotus Party

I'm one of those rare specimens who, thanks to the vagaries of time and fate, got into Volcano Suns before Mission of Burma.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 03, 2009

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