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Is Jason Momoa a future governor of California?
Blurry action scenes
| August 19, 2011
No termination date on Arnold's movie career
Unlike Anthony Weiner or Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a day job he can fall back on after saying "Hasta la vista, baby" to his...
| July 14, 2011
'I did not have sext with those women'
Anthony Weiner, New York's embattled sexting congressman, seems determined to ride out the storm.
Can congressman Weiner survive wanker-gate?
| June 10, 2011
The Great Tattoo Protest of 2011
Last Saturday was just another typical day in the Cool, Cool World. Joe Kernan, the features editor and author of the best police log reports in the Biggest Little for the Beacon Communications string of newspapers, was coming to my place.
An inky situation; Weekly World News; Farewell to Cornell
| May 20, 2011
The Kennedys will rise again!
As you've probably heard a couple thousand times by now, Rhode Island Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's retirement means Washington is without a member of Team Camelot for the first time in 64 years.
| January 07, 2011
Eight archetypical soldiers and killers awaken, disoriented, falling through the sky, slow-opening parachutes strapped to their backs.
Can't get the Governator? Cast a real actor!
| July 16, 2010
Podcast: Alec Baldwin at Harvard on Scott Brown, Sarah Palin, the Kennedys, and his political future
BALDWIN AT HARVARD: On sleeping with JFK The email didn't go out of its way to explain itself. ALEC BALDWIN, appearing at the fabled JFK...
| April 29, 2010
Over the coals
Not so fast, Mike!
Letters to the Boston editor, December 4, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| December 04, 2009
Hollywood celebrities who fancy themselves pols and pundits don’t just bring impassioned everyman views to the legislative banquet.
The Phoenix discovers secret messages in Hollywood-connected political correspondence
| November 13, 2009
The Governator says "FU"
Governor Schwarzenegger of Cal-ee-for-nee-yah sent a vetoed bill to a rival with a cover letter that contained a hidden "F.U.". Read the story here, and...
| October 29, 2009
Former Red Sox great Curt Schilling isn't the only prospective US Senate candidate agonizing over whether to run for Ted Kennedy's old seat. But unlike some of his potential rivals the Bloody Socked One seems determined to share his Hamlet act with the
If Curt Schilling runs for Senate, will he keep his sports-media perch?
| September 11, 2009
Legalize pot now
The Obama administration, already overtaxed with two foreign campaigns, made headlines this past week when the White House's newly minted director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy called for an end to the "War on Drugs."
With support from the unlikeliest circles, this could be marijuana's moment
| May 29, 2009
The future has not been kind to the Terminator franchise.
Terminator Salvation is beyond salvage
| May 22, 2009
Interview: G. Xavier Robillard
There just aren't many career options for a washed-up superhero these days.
Of politics, capes, and fame-whoring
| February 18, 2009
Baldacci rejects reform, embraces corporate prisons again
Awareness is dawning around the country that 30 years of lengthy, tough-on-crime prison sentences have constructed an unsustainably expensive penal system.
| January 21, 2009
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is ostensibly sci-fi action adventure. It may be the best teen drama for adults on TV.
Terminator ’s wonder years
| October 01, 2008
Breaking the press
The narrative of this campaign was supposed to be how a triumphant Obama rode discontent against the Bush administration to an overwhelming victory.
Democrats need to look past the media's feel-good coverage of Obama and deal with the realities of the campaign
| August 13, 2008
Hydrogen cars come and go
Despite a lingering lack of infrastructure and research dollars, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and their zero-emission technology are being hailed as our environmental saviors.
| August 05, 2008
Holy multiplicity, Batman!
A Caped-Crusader scorecard
| July 16, 2008
For four years, and 10,000 same-sex nuptials, Massachusetts has had a monopoly on gay marriage in the United States.
Massachusetts may have had gay marriage first, but California changes everything. Are Obama and Clinton listening?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 21, 2008
Bohyun Yoon’s fascination with the human body has led him in the past to play around with clear plastic clothing and naked models covered with mirrors.
Six artists at the Chazan and 5 Traverse galleries
| March 05, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Kathleen Madigan
The problem is that at the end of the day, when the clone figures out they’re a clone, they get mad and kill you.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 05, 2008
Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche: Ultimate Reality
Kind of like one long Rorschach test, Ultimate Reality is a collaboration between experimental music producer Dan Deacon and visual artist Jimmy Joe Roche.
| December 31, 2007
The stakes are clear: if the system works well in Massachusetts, odds are that the nation will follow. If it fails here, this approach dies.
The future of the nation’s health-care reform rests on the tattooed shoulders of Massachusetts’s young adults
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| October 31, 2007
An inconvenient poop
Maybe 18 seasons is too long to remain topical and funny, especially in prime time on Fox TV.
The Simpsons Movie craps out
| July 25, 2007
Bruce Willis lets loose
I n the middle of my conversation with Bruce Willis at the Four Seasons, the lights inexplicably go out and we’re plunged into darkness.
On the Die Hard films, Paris Hilton, and what scares him
| June 29, 2007
Wishing for more than a wash
According to national polls, Giuliani is leading as the Republican front-runner.
How are the GOP front-runners doing in the almighty early-primary states?
| June 13, 2007
Muscles as art: Hulk meets haute
This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The aesthetics of oily bodies
| April 09, 2007
Bush's secret army
The 9/11 attacks provided a catalyst: an unprecedented justification to forge ahead with a radical agenda molded by a small cadre of neoconservative operatives.
Meet the American mercenaries of Blackwater, who fight outside of the law and take direction from the radical Christian right
| March 21, 2007
Presidential tote board: The Republicans
With all the press coverage of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama you’d think we have a one-party political system heading into next fall’s presidential election.
Setting the odds for 2008
| March 08, 2007
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