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Insure this!

Why some twentysomethings won’t buy health insurance — even though it means they’ll be breaking the law
“Actually, y’know, no. I think . . . fuck ’em. I don’t care.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 31, 2007

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No war, okay?

One more time
You’d be forgiven for wondering why you should show up at the New England Mobilization to End the War in Iraq.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 24, 2007

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Southie rules

Dot Ave goes to Hollywood
In Brad Gann’s film Black Irish , Tom Guiry plays a seething blur of Southie rage named Terry.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 24, 2007

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Les bons mots pour Gagné

Kick him when he's down
Red Sox reliever Eric Gagné is not popular in Boston these days.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 17, 2007

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Sweet harmony, sweet irony

Sox in dirty water
The Red Sox’ victory song, the Standells’ “Dirty Water,” is “a song about a guy who got mugged.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 10, 2007

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Brit wits

As Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh face 50, two of Brit Lit’s standard-bearers stare down middle age in very different ways  
Nick Hornby’s new novel is about a boy. Not About a Boy . Irvine Welsh’s new short story collection is filthy. Not Filth .
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2007



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Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

Say what it wants in a big way
“The role of a comedian,” said the late Lenny Bruce, is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every 15 seconds.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 03, 2007

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Curbed enthusiasm

An online guide to Boston parking
Walking to work not long ago, I saw a flyer taped to a street lamp advertising an auction for eight parking spaces on Beacon Street.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 03, 2007

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The best of Oktoberfest

Forget Munich. A local German beer expert offers a primer on the best Bavarian lagers to enjoy this Oktoberfest — and all autumn long.
To hear it told, Munich’s Oktoberfest these days is a circus.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 26, 2007

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Uncertain Fey-t

30 Rock gives it another go
This time last year, who would have guessed that Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip would be dead by Emmy time and Tina Fey’s 30 Rock would be an Emmy winner?
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 25, 2007

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Holding steady

Craig Finn returns to BC
When you think about it, the Hold Steady are the perfect Boston band.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 19, 2007



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White hunters, black hearts

Scambaiting turns the tables on Internet con men. But when the clever pranks turn dangerous and degrading, where does the moral compass point?
There are hundreds of faces in the “Trophy Room” of  419Eater.com , and most of them are black.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007

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In the Shadow of the Moon

Gorgeous high-def space
For a moment, the Earth was unified: “we” had gone to the moon.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007

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Pats' parity

Power plays
And, just like that, it’s fall. The days shorten. Crockpots come out of retirement. And the Patriots play the Jets on Sunday.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 05, 2007

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The best of times

More than a decade into their career, Dropkick Murphys accept success — and pay tribute to the people and the city who helped them earn it
On Boston Harbor’s Long Island, two miles out in Quincy Bay, the Curley Building stands hulking and decrepit.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 07, 2007

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He had his reasons

Going, going, Gonzo
So why did Alberto Gonzales resign?
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 29, 2007



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Up on the roof

Will Sox Appeal appeal to Sox fans?
Given the relentlessness with which it was hyped in the months prior to its August 1 premiere, you’re probably familiar with the concept.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 27, 2007

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Replaying injustice

Sacco and Venzetti, 80 years later
They stare from faded photographs like ghosts: faces ashen, eyes doleful and accusatory.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 22, 2007

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Modest Mouse, buzzing bees

The Download Festival, Tweeter Center, August 18, 2007
“I think this festival is sponsored by large, stinging insects . . . made by Volkswagen,” quipped Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 20, 2007

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Lagunitas IPA Maximus

Feed your habit
Even as the son of a dental hygienist, that’s a risk I’m willing to take for IPA Maximus.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 22, 2007

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Apolitical justice

Lefts and rights
When they began their careers in the 1960s, few would have predicted that TV broadcaster Dan Rea and US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner would make history together.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 15, 2007


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