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Keller @ Large

Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Official Academy Members screening of 'American Hustle' at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International on December 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Keller @ Large: My Semi-Informed Oscar Picks

With my casual, semi-informed credentials on the table, here are my picks for the big winners Sunday night, definitely not to be used for wagering.


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Keller @ Large: Iconic Massachusetts-Rhode Island Pairings

What iconic Massachusetts pairings can we come up with?


Artist rendering of proposed Mohegan Sun casino in Revere. (Mohegan Sun Photo)

Keller @ Large: Casino Debate Has Real Meaning

Over the next few months, casinos and slots are going to become much more than just a sketch and a distant promise.


Deval Patrick. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Pros, Cons Of Patrick Running For National Office

Gov. Deval Patrick says he may be interested in being a candidate for national office some time in the future, and who can blame him?


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Keller @ Large: Sochi Olympics Truly A Success?

Too bad the people who run it have turned the “Olympic creed into a joke.”


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Keller @ Large: February School Vacation Week Can Be A Cruel Joke

But is there anyone outside the ski industry who will really mourn the end of the vacation week almost no one wants?


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Keller @ Large: No Expiration Date On Fenway Park

Scrapping Fenway, even 30 years from now? Insanity.


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Keller @ Large: What People Really Care About

A new poll shows most people care about unemployment and jobs, the economy in general, and the cost of health care.


Gov. Deval Patrick. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: The Defensive Voice At The Top

A governor is elected to push the permanent bureaucracy toward goals endorsed by the voters. His hires ought to know that utter failure could be a job-threatening development.


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Keller @ Large: Take Your Shovel And…

When the going gets tough, the mentally tough start fantasizing. So here goes: