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Review: Addicted To Fame

In this documentary, a pop culture curio that plays out like a pulpy exposé, director David Giancola investigates the mayhem that took place on the set of his troubled 2007 indie picture, Illegal Aliens , a movie that would be all but forgotten if not

By MONICA CASTILLO  |  December 07, 2012
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On the national affront

Where does one begin to recap 12 months of such willful self-parody?
An inescapable year reaches its inevitable conclusion
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  December 19, 2007
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007
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Cinema of Shadows

It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is  every film is about the war?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 06, 2007

Down among the dead men

Who says the Republican Party can’t win Maine’s 1st Congressional District seat in 2008?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 09, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007


Worst in breed: Newsmakers

Who are the unsexiest newsmaking men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Situation

That situation in Iraq sure is something.
Too cartoonish for truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 11, 2007
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Why are some lives more important than others?

Friendly-fire deaths represent just one percent of US military casualties in Iraq, according to figures provided by our government.
Bodies
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 11, 2007

Warning label

Does your state suffer from a plague of politicians complaining about high taxes?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 04, 2007
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Predators!

I kept my appointment with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach this time and was rewarded.
On the hunt with Rabbi Shmuley, Tred Barta, and prehistoric felines of the Arctic
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 02, 2007


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Iraqis don’t count!

Thanks to the Pat Tillman charade, we know we can trust our military to deliver the hard, honest facts about deaths in combat.
US media gives short shrift to the war's death toll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 28, 2007
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Pressing the case

In the aftermath of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s perjury conviction last week, the journalistic fallout of the case remains a subject of intense interest for reporters and legal observers.  
A limited federal shield law would be better than the post-Libby status quo
By JIM TARICANI  |  March 14, 2007
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Where everything is meant to be seen

So I’ve been reading Introducing Baudrillard (Verso).
Baudrillard, the Pussy Cat Dolls, and Anna Nicole
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 14, 2007
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Lowering the bar

Here’s a bit of information for those of you who have recently arrived on Planet Earth: people don’t like lawyers.
New standards for lawyers? We don’t need no stinkin’ standards!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 07, 2007
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The Situation

That situation in Iraq sure is something.
Love in the Sunni Triangle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 28, 2007


The ’06 Guild Follies: Queen Elizabeth rules

Yes, it’s time to read about the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies, the biggest Vo Dilun cocktail party of the year, which, naturally, is held in Massachusetts.
In singing star turn, Pina wins rare standing O
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 28, 2007
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Sad case

All last week, TV was filled with wall-to-wall Anna Nicole Smith, so what’s the deal?
Dr. Lovemonkey
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  February 15, 2007

Weekend at Anna Nicole’s

Just when you think TV news can’t further debase itself, along comes the death of Anna Nicole Smith.
More massive stupidity for endless viewing on TV
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 14, 2007

Natural born liar

If you ever wanted a definition of “congenital liar,” just look at Dick “Big Time” Cheney.  
“Shots and Beer” lives in persistent denial
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 31, 2007
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Deltha force

The interesting thing about the DUI arrest of Cincinnati Bengal cornerback Deltha O’Neal last week isn’t that it marked the eighth arrest of a Bengal this year, or the 26th (according to my count) arrest of a major-college or pro cornerback since last wi
 Sports blotter: "O'Neal drama" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 13, 2006


When pigboys fly

For those of you old enough to remember the TV show Car 54, Where Are You? , it is time to do your best Gunther Toody impersonation, with an excited shout of “Ooh! Ooh!”
Is Karl Rove’s comeuppance at hand?
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  May 17, 2006

Much ado about nothing

Please, spare us all the media-orchestrated hand-wringing about how the Providence Preservation Society has chosen to add the name of our former mayor, the Bud-I, to its Hall of Fame, as one of 50 individuals and groups who made giant strides in preservi
Cianci deserves his Providence Preservation Society recognition
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 03, 2006

The “I” word

Greg Mitchell had a very nice piece in the trade magazine Editor & Publisher about how our mainstream media — an absolute disgrace throughout the Bush administration — is avoiding using the word “impeachment” concerning the Boy in the Bubble’s affro
Why is the mainstream media afraid of George W. Bush?
By  |  January 25, 2006