Wes Welker crossed the 100-catch mark for the fifth time in six seasons with the Patriots in 2012. Track how he performed during the regular season:
Charting Wes Welker’s impressive 2012 season
These Boston-area markets, streets, and stores are chock-full of treasures.
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Book review: ‘Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age’ by Allen Barra
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays emerged on the New York baseball scene in 1951, and had their heydays as the game’s best centerfielders well into the 1960s. If theirs was the sport’s Golden Age, it is largely because these two were its most transcendent figures. They are also, as author Allen Barra notes, perhaps the two most written about players in baseball history. What is new about “Mickey and Willie” then is its effort “to try to trace their remarkably parallel lives” in an attempt to show “how much they had in common and how each man’s image reflected the other.”
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Antiquer’s tool kit: These items come in handy on shopping days.
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Where to buy, sell, and learn about antiques and old objects and to find local sales.
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As shrines to public tragedies proliferate, they force the difficult question of what’s important to preserve.
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Charles Tilton had cash. Lots of it. His Gold Rush fortune paid for bridges, a new Town Hall, and public statuary throughout the hamlet named in his family’s honor. So when the wealthy benefactor wanted a memento of his trip to Rome in 1881, a mere postcard or souvenir ashtray wasn’t going to cut it. Instead, Tilton built a colossal memorial arch atop a 150-foot-high peak in close eyeshot of his grand mansion. Inspired by the Arch of Titus, the Concord granite monument overlooking downtown Tilton soars more than five stories high. Tilton dedicated the structure to his ancestors and hoped that, in contrast to its Roman counterpart, his arch would commemorate peace, not war.
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My mom was only 15 when Carole King’s landmark record, “Tapestry,” was released in early 1971, but she listened to it on a loop in college after hearing “It’s Too Late” on the radio.
Up until then my mother’s taste in music leaned toward the Beatles and Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World.” King’s music was different — written for everyone, but from a woman’s perspective.
“Her songs had meaning,” my mother told me recently, before she launched into the first line of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” “Tapestry” became something of a soundtrack to my childhood, the one album my mother kept on cassette and transferred to every new car she got. King will be at TD Garden on May 30 for the Boston Strong benefit.
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Prohibition is long gone, but the concept of the once necessary “speakeasies,” or hidden bars and lounges, have transformed into lively nightlife hot spots.
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We asked readers on Boston.com for their favorite speakeasy and after 2,863 votes, one stood out from the pack:
Lucky’s Lounge 20.85%
21st Amendment 18.55%
Brick and Mortar 4%
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Memorial Day was first named “Decoration Day,” referring to the decoration of the graves of soldiers who died in the Civil War.
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Clavin’s fascinating revelations expose the ways Joe, Dominic, and Vince DiMaggio differed from each other not as ballplayers, but as people.
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After the lead architect’s unexpected death, the Salem institution’s leaders said the 175,000-square-foot expansion will probably not be finished until 2019.
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its fall season of Sunday afternoon concerts Sept. 15 with a recital by the acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk.
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Charli XCX’s new album “True Romance,” which is technically her second but sounds like a debut, has generated a healthy dose of buzz.
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