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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:05

Red Sox revamp rotation

Three new starters joining Boston’s ranks

So now that we’ve all got a little distance from the less than ideal ending to the Jon Lester free agency saga, we can tip our hats to Mr. Lester and wish him good luck in his future endeavors. He will always be fondly remembered in Boston, and if he can help bring a World Series championship to the Cubs, well…his place in history will be forever sealed.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 23:48

Celebrity Slam - 12/17/14

A Quaid check-in

While we try never to be anything other than equal opportunity here at Celebrity Slam, there’s no disputing that there are a handful of celebrities whose unique combination of entitlement and idiocy land them in this space with a little more regularity than the average famous person. We love it – it’s nice to have a few reliable options. That reliability can vary – ultimately, there will be gaps with all of them.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 23:16

‘The Theory of Everything’ has it all

Hawking biopic offers compelling story, brilliant performance

As a rule, I don’t like it when someone tries to make a biopic about a subject who is still with us. For whatever reason, it always rubs me the wrong way. There’s something just a little off about making a movie about someone who might well be in a position to see said movie. In essence, a lot has to go right in order for such a film to work.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 23:13

‘Exodus’ just won’t leave

Overlong Biblical epic lacks soul

There are certain movies that never seem like a good idea. You hear initial rumblings about the film and it sounds like a bad idea. You see the trailers for the film and it looks like a bad idea. And when you finally go to see the film itself, well … it turns out that it was a bad idea.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:42

Favorite reads of 2014

My love for the written word is well-documented. Over the course of 2014, I have read and reviewed nearly 50 books, books that span all manner of style and genre.

And I’ve derived real pleasure from just about every one of them. However, there are always a few that stand out. Certain books have stuck with me – some because they were brilliantly written, others because they spun compelling stories. Some elicited laughter, others tears.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:35

Going Bowling 2014

Bowl predictions from an uninformed fan

The college football regular season has come to a conclusion. It’s all about the bowl games now – 39 in all with the new playoff system in place. 39 games – many featuring teams I know nothing about.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:42

Kibbles and Picks 2014 – Week 15

Time is running out for the most adorable prognosticating pooch in the whole wide world to hold onto her crown.

With just three weeks left in the season, my lead over Stella sits at seven games. She got one back last week – my faith in the Philadelphia Eagles against the Seahawks went unrewarded - but she’s going to need to make a big move as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 23:53

Weird National Briefs - 12/10/14

DUI Level: Expert

POMFRET, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a 48-year-old man drove his pickup truck off the road, piloted another off the road trying to pull the first one out and then drove an ATV, all while intoxicated.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 23:45

Inaugural College Football Playoff field set

Alabama, Oregon, FSU and OSU make up first final four

And then there were four.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 23:41

Celebrity Slam - 12/10/14

Drake drama

Anyone who reads this space with any kind of regularity is aware of our longtime love of hip-hop beefs. Granted, any celebrity beef is good for business, but there’s something special about a big hip-hop beef. The best of them manage to combine often-legitimate (albeit minor) disagreements and massive egos into something far more than the sum of its parts, a wondrous web of confrontations both physical and verbal. And some guys manage to inspire real heartfelt rancor – the foundation of any beef worth its salt.

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