Globe Report: Boston Marathon Bomber Said He Heard Voices

The Boston Globe dropped a hefty feature, in a creative but readable format, on Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the weekend. It focuses on the two brothers, the Tsarnaev family, and how their lives deteriorated before the bombing. The motive behind the bombing isn't truly discovered—although … » 12/17/13 8:14pm 12/17/13 8:14pm

Bob Ryan's Twitter Account Is An Exercise In Muted Despair

When Peter Gammons sends out one of his patented butt-tweets, it's an occasion for laughter, because old guys who don't understand technology are always funny. But retired Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan's misuse of the social media platform makes us feel sad. Ryan definitely wants to say something, but he just can't! » 7/25/13 12:34pm 7/25/13 12:34pm

Profiles Of Jovan Belcher Ranging From 2008 Through This November…

Two extant profiles exist of Jovan Belcher, one written as Belcher was finishing up at the University of Maine in 2008, the other on November 21, 10 days ago. Taken separately, neither is particularly telling, except insofar as you learn that if there were warning signs related to Belcher's mental health, neither the » 12/01/12 4:30pm 12/01/12 4:30pm

Are You A Boston Globe Columnist Starved For Attention? Try Some…

If you're writing a column with an inarguable premise—e.g. fans shouldn't cheer after injuries—you might find yourself wanting for a little more reaction. How about an unprovoked shot at bloggers? » 10/11/12 5:10pm 10/11/12 5:10pm

Now these statements are obvious drivel, but they create an interesting hypothetical: would you rather live in a…

Jon Lester Says They Probably Only "Ordered Chicken From Popeyes Like…

Lester tells the Boston Globe (though not Bob Hohler, who wrote this) that starting pitchers on their off-days were the only ones drinking during Red Sox games. "There's a perception out there that we were up there getting hammered and that wasn't the case... Most of the times it was one beer, a beer. It was like having … » 10/17/11 1:35pm 10/17/11 1:35pm

The Boston Globe Used To Have A Sports Section

Contrary to popular opinion, we love newspapers. We once waited up outside our dorm for our first ever published article, a review of Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery. (When the delivery guy showed up, we pretty much attacked him. It was 5:30 a.m., and we were somewhat deranged.) Of course, this makes us a relic; … » 4/23/08 3:00pm 4/23/08 3:00pm