Shale gas boom has benefits and risks - The Boston Globe
Related Intereactive Graphic - A proposal to expand a major local pipeline could bring cheap, plentiful supplies of natural gas to New England from Northeast shale formations, but it also thrusts the region into a raging debate that pits economics against environment, industry against community, and sometimes neighbor against neighbor. The focus is often on a controversial technique, known as fracking, that pumps chemical-laced, pressurized water deep into the earth. The technology has…
Harry Potter, Star Wars, Joseph Campbell and the hero myth
Using the archetypes described in Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero With a Thousand Faces,” the chart compares characters from the Harry Potter series, “Star Wars,” “The Matrix,” “Lord Of The Rings” and… “Finding Nemo.”
20 years after “black album,” Metallica’s platinum records compared
On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica's eponymous "black album" was released. The album eventually was certified platinum… 15 times. This chart takes look at how many times the band's other albums went platinum.
On Tim Wakefield, oldest active player in Red Sox history
When Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield announced on Friday that he's retiring, many of his records in the Sox organization were discussed. But my favorite of Wakefield's distinctions is that he became the oldest active player in the history of the team, leading to one of my first enterprise projects at The Boston Globe.