Marathon madness

Today’s Boston Marathon is a truly awesome spectacle — 36,000 determined souls dashing, gasping and staggering 26.2 miles through the streets toward Boston. The deadly high-speed crashes and the human carnage… oh wait, that’s car racing. If you are running, I...

Questions on the death ...

To help shed light on Thursday’s 12-12 state Senate vote that keeps capital punishment on the books in New Hampshire, today we check in with noted death penalty advice columnist Professor Gallows, who has generously agreed to answer a few questions from readers. Dear Professor...

Cat whisperer

I am currently in the midst of planning an elaborate surprise party to celebrate the 11th birthday of my faithful and trusty sidekick, Elwood. So when I overheard someone mention the term “cat whisperer” this week, it set off an involuntary internal analysis exploring the...

Brown-bagging it in New...

PORTSMOUTH — Some say Scott Brown’s bid to weasel his way back into the Senate by moving north from Massachusetts is doomed because Granite State voters will see him as a “carpetbagger.” But others feel New Hampshire may jump at the chance to elect a handsome pickup...

New York Jock Exchange

One of this week’s most interesting news stories involved San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis — who struck a deal with a financial company to publicly trade himself like a stock. Under the reported terms of the agreement, San Francisco-based Fantex Inc. will pay Davis $4...

Green Monster

Godzilla is fired up to fire up the new season Friday at Fenway. In this file photo, the legendary Green Monster enjoys view from atop legendary Green Monster. Tweet Share Links to some of my baseball writing: Hub fans bid curse adieu (My report from Fenway on Opening Day 2005,...

Mocking the Bully: Unau...

Boohoo. Crimea River. That’s what Vladimir Putin says when the rest of the world whines about what a bad man he is for seizing part of a neighboring nation. Now basking — often topless — in the glare of the international spotlight, the Russian tough guy has gone from someone most...

Professor O’Blarn...

To help explore the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, today we check in with the legendary Irish advice columnist Professor O’Blarney. The professor — whose credentials include a Ph.D. in limericks from the University of Sligo and a master’s in shillelagh studies from Tipperary State —...