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How Stan Rosenberg’s War Against Millionaires Screws Us All

Pay up!

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Annex Brookline!

A modest proposal for how the next mayor of Boston can promote growth, expand our horizons, vanquish our neighbors, and restore our rightful place as the hub of the universe.

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After Mayor Menino, What Comes Next?

There’s no mistaking Boston’s jagged, foreboding City Hall for the sumptuous palace at Versailles, but Mayor Tom Menino’s nearly 20-year term draws comparisons more to […]

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Let Us Drink at Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Every year, we’re lucky enough to maintain a one-of-a-kind celebration, Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. So why is the city out to kill one of our most distinct traditions?

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A Masshole Visits America: California

As I cross the border into California, I feel like there should be some dramatic music, fireworks, or perhaps a flyover by the Blue Angels […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Arizona

Arizona reminded me a bit of Angelina Jolie, with stop-and-stare beauty concealing a deeply weird interior. It got dark shortly after I crossed the state […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Galveston

Texas looms large in the American imagination, and surely Texans like it that way. Like California a generation or two ago, it’s the economic powerhouse […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Alabama, New Orleans

Ever since I started planning my trip, The Big Easy had loomed on the horizon like a miasma, and many questioned my sanity for going […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Asheville

I hit the road to find America, and just over the Tennessee border, I found it. Photos by Colin Kingsbury Continuing its standard operating procedure […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Richmond, Roanoke

Photo by Colin Kingsbury After settling into my motel room and writing down the collected sayings of my new BFF, I called the friend I […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Richmond

“Hey, nice hat!” I’d just parked in front of my motel room in Richmond, Va., and I turned around and saw a guy with no […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Atlantic City

A little while after departing Seaside Heights, I pulled into Atlantic City’s Super 8 Motel, which beckoned with the lowest rates without being available by […]

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A Masshole Visits America: Brooklyn, Jersey Shore

Earlier this year, I confessed to my business partner that I was burned out. Not in the way you are after finishing a really hard […]

Arts & Entertainment

Why Is Boston’s Nightlife Scene So Uptight?

If there’s one thing everyone involved in Boston’s nightlife seems to agree on — perhaps the only thing — it’s that we’re more uptight than […]

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Road Rage? More Like Bike Rage

Yesterday evening I took my new convertible for a top-down ride up to Revere Beach to grab a roast beef at Kelly’s. As I enjoyed […]