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How a few flakes of snow made us horrible people (and good ones)
Nothing like a stiff winter breeze to take the edge off during ironing. Last week saw the return of Boston winter, with two (admittedly smallish) snowstorms hitting the city... (December 18, 2013, 02:09 PM)
How much do you need to know about a tragedy?
Reuters Some tragedies are just too painful to relive, and for many of us, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School falls into that category. That explains why the... (December 10, 2013, 03:37 PM)
Should Boston ban smoking in parks?
The City Council passed the ban last month, sparking another debate about secondhand smoke versus smokers' rights. (December 9, 2013, 01:20 PM)
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Defending Eminem's status among the most significant people who ever lived
The Sunday after Thanksgiving I wrote a story about a new book, "Who's Bigger?" that uses an algorithm to chew on Wikipedia data and rank the most significant people who... (December 18, 2013, 11:05 AM)
Will you be a first-footer on New Year's Day?
The Dictionary of American Regional English is now online, meaning you can drop folk talk and local slang at parties this holiday season. Like "first-footer," which describes the first person... (December 18, 2013, 09:39 AM)
A chef figures out how to make gourmet food cost less
We love to eat and we love the economics of eating nearly as much. An article yesterday in the New York Times on Whole Foods's expansion strategy qualifies as link-bait... (December 17, 2013, 12:59 PM)
Boston's at-large city council race: another guide for the perplexed
By Lawrence Harmon and Noah Guiney It’s been a struggle for the 19 at-large candidates for Boston City Council to gain notice during the highly competitive mayor’s race. But voters... (September 19, 2013, 06:37 PM)
Boston’s mayoral race: a guide for the perplexed
By Lawrence Harmon On Sept. 24, Boston voters will whittle a field of 12 mayoral candidates down to just two who will run off in November. About a third of... (September 13, 2013, 10:20 AM)
Why Boston reacted right to Rolling Stone
Not long ago, the nation declared Boston “strong” for its brassy, we’ll-take-all-you-bastards reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings. Now, a portion of this same nation has decided that Boston is wimpy for its outrage over the dreamboat pic of Dzhokhar Tsarnev on the cover of Rolling Stone. (July 18, 2013, 06:41 AM)
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Nephew remembers JFK assassination's toll on politically connected Boston uncle
By Robert P. Connolly I will always remember November 22, 1963, as the first time I saw an adult cry. And not just cry, but...