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Curbed enthusiasm

An online guide to Boston parking
Walking to work not long ago, I saw a flyer taped to a street lamp advertising an auction for eight parking spaces on Beacon Street.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 03, 2007


The best of Oktoberfest

Forget Munich. A local German beer expert offers a primer on the best Bavarian lagers to enjoy this Oktoberfest — and all autumn long.
To hear it told, Munich’s Oktoberfest these days is a circus.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 26, 2007


Uncertain Fey-t

30 Rock gives it another go
This time last year, who would have guessed that Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip would be dead by Emmy time and Tina Fey’s 30 Rock would be an Emmy winner?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 25, 2007


Holding steady

Craig Finn returns to BC
When you think about it, the Hold Steady are the perfect Boston band.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 19, 2007


White hunters, black hearts

Scambaiting turns the tables on Internet con men. But when the clever pranks turn dangerous and degrading, where does the moral compass point?
There are hundreds of faces in the “Trophy Room” of , and most of them are black.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007


In the Shadow of the Moon

Gorgeous high-def space
For a moment, the Earth was unified: “we” had gone to the moon.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007


Pats' parity

Power plays
And, just like that, it’s fall. The days shorten. Crockpots come out of retirement. And the Patriots play the Jets on Sunday.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 05, 2007


The best of times

More than a decade into their career, Dropkick Murphys accept success — and pay tribute to the people and the city who helped them earn it
On Boston Harbor’s Long Island, two miles out in Quincy Bay, the Curley Building stands hulking and decrepit.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 07, 2007


He had his reasons

Going, going, Gonzo
So why did Alberto Gonzales resign?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 29, 2007


Up on the roof

Will Sox Appeal appeal to Sox fans?
Given the relentlessness with which it was hyped in the months prior to its August 1 premiere, you’re probably familiar with the concept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 27, 2007


Replaying injustice

Sacco and Venzetti, 80 years later
They stare from faded photographs like ghosts: faces ashen, eyes doleful and accusatory.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 22, 2007


Modest Mouse, buzzing bees

The Download Festival, Tweeter Center, August 18, 2007
“I think this festival is sponsored by large, stinging insects . . . made by Volkswagen,” quipped Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 20, 2007


Lagunitas IPA Maximus

Feed your habit
Even as the son of a dental hygienist, that’s a risk I’m willing to take for IPA Maximus.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 22, 2007


Apolitical justice

Lefts and rights
When they began their careers in the 1960s, few would have predicted that TV broadcaster Dan Rea and US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner would make history together.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 15, 2007


The King is dead (and rich)

Long live Elvis’s ghost
It was 30 years ago next Thursday.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 08, 2007


Keepin' it realtor

Rock and rolling all night is tough with an unforgiving day job. That’s why the shredding set love real estate.
There’s an old Saturday Night Live sketch — not, truth be told, one of the show’s funniest moments — called “Rock & Roll Real-estate Agent.”
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007


Five-finger discount

It may not be Bart, but bootlegging is back
When I was in the eighth grade, in the spring of 1990, I wore a Simpsons T-shirt.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007


Pop goes to war

Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 25, 2007


Niagara nights

Matchmaking in Buffalo
In bleak and frozen Buffalo, people are looking for love.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 18, 2007


Rate of decay

Save Web radio!
On June 26, Internet broadcasters across the country went mute.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 11, 2007
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