Jason Schwartz

Q+A: Keith Lockhart

After 17 seasons conducting the Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart is as much a part of the Fourth of July around here as Sam or John Adams. (Okay, not quite, but it seems that way!) This year’s Hatch Shell spectacular features star singer Jennifer Hudson and, thankfully, no country music.

Q+A: Jeff Idelson

The National Baseball Hall of Fame president talks Fenway Park, Curt Schilling’s bloody sock, and more.

Why It Seems Like Old Times: The Red Sox Are a Mess

[sidebar]BASEBALL IS DIFFERENT. It’s a strange, weird world with its own social structures and habits of business. It’s a place where overweight pitchers, instead of humbly copping to indulging in midgame fried-chicken banquets, bellyache about clubhouse snitches (ahem, Mr. Beckett)….

Here’s Bobby Valentine

The new manager of the Red Sox is brash, opinionated….and about to make them a hell of a lot more interesting, whether you like it or not.

Q&A: Seth Meyers

The Saturday Night Live writer on joke etiquette, the Red Sox, and why it’s so hard to make fun of Mitt Romney.

Hubbub with Nick Flynn

If half of what happens in Scituate native Nick Flynn’s memoir took place in a novel, you wouldn’t buy it.

Game On! Clash of the Casino Titans

IN DECEMBER, WHEN FOXBORO’S board of selectmen voted 3–2 against allowing Bob Kraft and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn to build a $1 billion resort casino in town, you might have thought that was that. Ha! With millions and billions…

Hubbub with Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney

Respect to Dennis Lehane, but the most popular author in the state just may be Jeff Kinney with his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT to Dennis Lehane, David McCullough, and Anita Diamant, the most popular…