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John Kerry’s Clandestine Bike Ride in East Germany

John Kerry is no one’s idea of an exciting politician. He’s kind of a patrician. He’s long-winded. And he’s usually boring. But apparently, he lights […]

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Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s Papal Prospects Are Rising

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley ordaining a new priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. Photo by Gregory L. Tracy John L. Allen Jr. of the National Catholic Reporter […]

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Dear MIT: Please Make Us Snow Removal Flamethrowers

(Snow Melters on loan from Massport, photo via City of Boston) As Boston continues to dig out from Nemo, the city is facing an age-old […]

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What the New Pope Can Learn from the Boston Archdiocese

(Photo by Matt Kalinowski, from Resurrection) Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world today with his announcement that he will resign at the end of February, […]

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Dear Gawker: Please Stop Whining About Boston Movies

(The O.G. of Boston movies. Photos via Miramax) Yesterday, I was pretty amused to see Gawker's Hamilton Nolan complaining about the spate of movies about “Boston […]

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Will ANY Republican Run for John Kerry's Senate Seat?

Tagg Romney doesn't look so sure about this Senate race. Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore In a little less than three months, Massachusetts will hold a […]

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Boston's Crazy Rental Prices

(2013 Boston Apartment Prices Map via Jeff Kaufman) During last night's State of the City address, Mayor Tom Menino told the crowd: “We’ll make available […]

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Ben Affleck’s Secret Star Wars Script!

At the end of last week, Disney announced that J.J. Abrams, the beloved nerd king behind Lost, Alias, and the recent Star Trek reboot, would […]

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Curse You, Yellowpages

Few things fill me with as much yuppie rage as the sight of a brand new stack of phonebooks sitting on my front porch. Sure, […]

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Spring is Arriving Nearly a Month Early

The marsh marigold, appearing at a brook near you, soon! (Photo via Flickr/wackybadger) Dear children and elementary school science teachers: Your rhyme is dead. In […]

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A Return to Taxachusetts?

Massachusetts has a pretty lousy national reputation when it comes to taxes, having been tarred with the nickname “Taxachusetts” back in the 1970s. And back […]

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The MBTA Should Ditch Escalators

Why does the T bother with escalators? (Photo by Patrick Doyle) As I was making my commute on the Orange Line the other day, I […]

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Cable-Killing Aereo Is Coming to Boston!

(Having an Aereo account is like putting a giant antenna on your roof. Photo via Thinkstock) Good news for everyone tired of handing over a […]

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The Fiscal Cliff Isn't Over

(Illustration by David Arky) Last week, Congress and President Obama managed to stave off the fiscal cliff by resolving one of its major issues: Taxes. […]

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Will Wayfair and Hubspot Go Public?

Tech site VentureBeat released a list of 17 tech companies it expects to go public in 2013, touting a stronger market: Analysts are predicting that […]