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Review: Perishable's emotionally transfixing 1:23

Two things about Carson Kreitzer's 1:23 , which is getting a phenomenal production at Perishable Theatre (through May 7).
Crimes of the heart
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 22, 2011

Rejoice! Race to the bottom soon over

There are only a few more days left in this particularly ridiculous election cycle and, if there is one group of people who worked tirelessly and with true creative elan it would be the opposition research teams. Give these folks a bonus! That much of
The scramble for the undecided vote; quotes of note; the Life of Keith
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 29, 2010
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Review: The Oath

The oath referred to is that swearing fealty to Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
An indictment on the War on Terror
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2010
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King of the world

There was a very nice star turn on the November 29 edition of 60 Minutes by URI's Bob Ballard, although the university got scant mention.
At sea with URi’s Ballard. Plus, pilin’ on Palin, and hanging with Mike and Lucia.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 04, 2009

Easy Ed strikes again

It’s always easy for Ed. That’s “Easy Ed” Achorn, the Other Paper’s deputy editorial pages editor who is the equivalent of a right-wing P&J.
More propaganda from Achorn. Plus, legislative musings and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 13, 2009
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Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz steps down

Fallout from Bernie Madoff's titanic scheme is still unfolding, as was made clear on this week's 60 Minutes report about the search for billions bilked by the New York Ponzi king.
Pricked by a Rose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 02, 2009


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Diane Sawyer and the new voice of authority

The sight of Barack Obama in the White House has, rather quickly, taken on the air of the ordinary.
Anchors away
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports

College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 07, 2009

A new beginning?

Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  December 22, 2008
Andy Rooney Is My Hero

Andy Rooney Is My Hero


 My friends joke that if I don’t learn to chill I’ll wind up old and cranky like Andy Rooney. In fear that I’m headed for...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 09, 2008
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Poli-sci

Comedian Jimmy Tingle is on the stump.
Jimmy Tingle runs again
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 15, 2008


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I didn’t give at the office

Hats off to the brave lawmakers at Halitosis Hall!
Halitosis Hall gets an ‘F’ for long-range thinking
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2008
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Happy days

He eats rotten shark in Iceland, gets fried on Moroccan hash in the Netherlands, and graciously accepts a 14-inch gift penis in Bhutan.
The Geography of Bliss
By AMY FINCH  |  April 08, 2008
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The morning after

Democrats and Independents are voting in record numbers.
Hillary is rejuvenated, but perils lie ahead
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2008
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The amazing race

For the past year, presidential politics has been building to the crescendo that is the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
We break down the Presidential campaign to its six essential parts, and predict your next Commander-in-Chief.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 26, 2007
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''Ton wot?''


You are now entering/leaving...
By MATT JONES  |  November 28, 2007


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My Kid Could Paint That

Marla Olmstead, the subject of Amir Bar-Lev’s absorbing documentary, at once reveals an artist’s temperament: dark moods, fits of inspiration, a reticence to discuss her work.
A layered art-world exploitation
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 10, 2007
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Buddy Cianci

Vincent Albert Cianci — called Buddy by friends and foes — is back.
A candid conversation
By JOE VILENO  |  September 24, 2007
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The Mormonator

With the single-minded discipline and cold-blooded calculation of a cyborg, Mitt Romney is executing an aggressive campaign plan.
Mitt Romney has a steely-eyed mission to crush his opponents. Next battlefield: Ames, Iowa.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 23, 2007
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Carrying the banner

It is always nice to see Little Rhody looking good on the national scene.
Whitehouse impresses in the nation’s capital
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 02, 2007
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Erwartung . . .

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA music director James Levine will be back in February to continue his survey of Beethoven and Schoenberg with Metropolitan Opera diva Deborah Voigt in Beethoven’s “Ah! perfido” and Schoenberg’s Erwartung (“Awaiting”), along w
Classical goodies for 2007
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 28, 2006


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Manhandled no more

A few years ago, if you googled student-loan giant Sallie Mae and the word “lawsuit,” a live-journal blog called Southern Girl Babbling would turn up.
 Running with a PAC
By CATHERINE TUMBER  |  December 14, 2006
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Stars on snow

Anyone who’s spent a day skidding along the ice-plagued trails of a New England ski resort knows that the snow around here can be hard to love.
Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders got their starts on the mountains of New England
By KATE COHEN  |  November 09, 2006
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Your ombuddy

Part internal-affairs cop, part complaint department, American news ombudsmen are truly a unique breed.
Once the most thankless job in journalism, the lowly ombudsman is now poised to be a star
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 19, 2006
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Assembly-line Investigations

The May 24 “Team 5 Investigates” story had many of the elements of classic journalistic sleuthing.
‘Team 5 Investigates’ is blurring the lines between investigative reporting and, well, just reporting
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 06, 2006
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The odd couple

Four days after being released from prison, the Whitey Bulger’s protégé was singing like a canary to a grandmother from Newton.
The unlikely story of how a BU professor and a Southie hit man stormed the bestseller charts
By JULIA DENNIS  |  April 20, 2006


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Howie Carr blows up

It’s Friday, and Howie Carr Incorporated is in full flog for his new book, The Brothers Bulger (Warner Books).
As Whitey makes him famous, the Bulger -scribe doesn’t have to worry about facts
By DAVID BOERI  |  March 16, 2006
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Satellite of love

Omelets are being served. Cappuccino is being poured. And we’re all listening to a woman describe the details of putting finger after finger up a man’s ass.
Inside the studio on Howard Stern’s first Sirius morning
By BILL JENSEN  |  January 13, 2006