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I've lived in Maine for seven years and been writing for this fine publication for about five, and during that time I've covered a wide array of subjects on the issue of diversity in Maine.
| August 21, 2009
More fun in Nawt Prov
Sal Mancini would be proud.
Tales of Ebay Cholly. Plus, our sorry state, kissing cops, and the GOP.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 31, 2009
Sarah Palin, Inc.
Confused commenters have no clue as to the opportunities that await Palin — because few understand the extraordinary, multi-billion-dollar marketplace that has developed for movement conservatives.
The biggest brand name in conservative politics is about to enter the burgeoning right-wing marketplace — and she's perfect for it. Ka-ching!
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 17, 2009
100 Unsexiest Men of the Year Follow-Up
The problem with dropping our Unsexiest list in March of an election year is that we never know what kind of weasels, Republicans, and Republican weasels will urinate in America’s stream of consciousness down the final stretch.
Because There Was an Election
| December 04, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Billy Bob Neck
I was pretty sure a paper like this would ask some kinda homosexual question, being in Massachusetts and named after a Henry Potter book.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| November 25, 2008
A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
| October 29, 2008
Eyes on the (yawn) prize
A remarkable thing has happened: neither John McCain nor Barack Obama has done virtually anything to bolster his candidacy.
The biggest story coming from the campaign trail lately seems to be: Which candidate is more lackluster?
| July 23, 2008
Suffrage net city
Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
| November 28, 2007
The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
| July 27, 2007
Stringer in a strange land
One principle of comedy is that something is funny if it’s us laughing at them, not the other way around. Watch the trailer for Borat (QuickTime) The anti-Borat: Ali G on DVD; Sergei Dvortsevoy at the HFA. By Gerald Peary
Is Borat laughing at you?
| February 20, 2007
Dark days for history
Once again, it’s February. The shortest month of the year, our coldest stretch of weather and, hold on, it’s Black History Month, too.
| February 07, 2007
Steve Anderson’s freewheeling but pointed investigation of the perennially popular deleted expletive boasts a convincing cast of experts, among them Hunter S. Thomson, Pat Boone, Sam Donaldson, and Alan Keyes. Watch the trailer for Fuck
Not for children
| December 06, 2006
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
| April 19, 2006
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