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10 years of local sports
By Jeff Mucciarone

Sports fans throughout New England went through an attitudinal change during the past 10 years, driven by the overall success of New England’s major sports teams, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots. It may have been the Red Sox 2004 World Series title that truly allowed area sports fans to “believe” and to relax a little. 

THEATER: Drama and dessert
The latest in theater: dinner and a show
By Adam Coughlin

With the explosion of new media from Twitter to Facebook and everything in between there is no shortage of technology  vying for people’s attention. And yet one form of entertainment that dates back to the 1950s in America is thriving.

POP: Dork vs. Dork: Iron Man 2
The best known example of allotropy in a superhero.

By Glenn Given and Dan Szczesny

Hey, Robert Downey Jr.! I know you were on screen with the immatchable Rodney Dangerfield and think that his charm and wit may have rubbed off on you, but sadly that is not so. The twitch and mumble of an “ex”-junkie can sleaze you through a lot of jobs, St. Elmo, but I’m sorry to say that your tank ran dry in the third act of Iron Man. Now it would be fair to blame this on semi-pro director Favreau or the bloated corpulence of Marvel mythology mandated to backhoe into this sequel, but you are not blameless. No amount of poor man’s Jumanji hold-over CGI or clip-on plastic dart-launching repulsor toys can distract from your shambling incoherence as an actor.

LONGSHOTS: Sox have holes in early going
by Dave Long

We are a month into the baseball season, which is a benchmark of sorts. Especially since when people wanted Big Papi’s head in just the first week, I said you’ve got to give it until May 1. Now that May 1 has arrived, let’s check in to see what we’ve learned so far.

FOOD: Mother’s Day meals
Make your reservations a.s.a.p.

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, and many restaurants offer special brunch buffets as well as special brunch and dinner menus. Reservations are, of course, key. Here is what some area restaurants are doing to treat mom right; see their websites for more details on menus:

PEOPLE: Homebrew winner
Nottingham man wins Samuel Adams prize

Nottingham’s Michael Robinson was a winner in the 2009 Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrew Contest. Robinson took home top prize when his Old Ben Ale was chosen by a panel of industry judges. The Longshot variety pack, which includes Old Ben Ale, Ben Miller’s Mile High Barley Wine, and Jeremy White’s Lemon Pepper Saison, is available nationwide in select retail locations and has a suggested retail price per six-pack of $9.99. Robinson was a finalist in the 2008 Longshot contest.

TECHIE: Hewlett Palmard
Take me away from the Pilot
By John “jaQ” Andrews

What does $1.2 billion buy these days? If you’re computer giant HP, it gets you a little company called Palm.

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