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Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?

Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
Easy livin'
By JON GARELICK  |  September 23, 2011

Review: RWU's rollicking Lucky Stiff

If Lucky Stiff were any funnier, doctors would have to be standing by to attend all the knees being overenthusiastically slapped. The farcical musical is playing at Roger Williams University Theatre through March 5, and the production doesn't waste ma
Life's rich pageant
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2011
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Interview: Michael K. Williams

This Sunday will mark the premiere of Boardwalk Empire , HBO’s newest epic drama series.
On trading Baltimore for Atlantic City in Boardwalk Empire
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 17, 2010
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Trail of jeers

As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
By LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Casino Jack And The United States Of Money

Had someone fire-bombed an annual college-Republicans meeting in the early 1980, he would have spared this country a lot of pain and strife.
Peering into evil conservative souls
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 21, 2010
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At the G.I. Joe Convention: The Baroness and a ‘slice of Americana’

Roadblock flew in from Miami, and Tunnel Rat took the train from Jersey. But it was Baroness, aka Penelope Pappas, who got the cameras clicking at the 17th annual G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention.
Gatherings
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  May 07, 2010


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Rebounding

When March Madness tips off tonight, Kevin Mackey will be in the stands taking notes. As a professional-basketball scout, he's looking for tomorrow's NBA stars.
More than two decades after Kevin Mackey pulled off the then-biggest upset in NCAA Tourney history, he made it to the NBA.
By JON HART  |  March 19, 2010
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Worth the gamble?

Just three years after Rhode Island voters killed plans for a full-scale, Vegas-style casino, big-time gambling is in the cards again.
A push for full-scale Vegas-style casinos is in the cards again. Can poker and craps save a state in freefall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 18, 2009
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Judgment night for Doomsday

Two men circle the middle of a 24-foot-wide, black chain-link cage in Allston’s Wai Kru gym.
Roxbury-born fighter John Howard is climbing the ranks of mixed martial arts, one chokehold at a time
By JONATHAN SEITZ  |  June 25, 2008

Four-star rebuttal

I wonder if Peary realizes just how detrimental his dismissive panning of this movie could be?
Letters to the Boston editor, April 4, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 02, 2008
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Rustic hit the road

Sure, you Portlanders are used to cool things like live in-store appearances from your favorite local bands, but those of us who get our pipeline of culture from the Windham Bull Moose are rarely as lucky.
Going national
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008


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Bases very loaded

Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 19, 2008
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We're all the Hold Steady

When’s the last time you fell so hard for a band you drove 339 miles — alone — to see them?
Fans’ notes on the band that’s sharing joy and changing lives, one gig at a time
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 17, 2007

BruceFest

Bubba's filled with fans eager to hear tributes to the heartland-rocker-in-chief, the gravel-voiced singer wrapped in the American flag.
Music seen at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, September 22, 2007
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 26, 2007
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Robbing a bank ain’t what it used to be

Bank robbers have long encapsulated the American penchant for high-stakes gambling, fast getaways, and a go-your-own-way ethos of living.
High-stakes crime has moved online, but a desperate few still seek bundles of cash
By TE-PING CHEN  |  August 22, 2007
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Pony tale

Playwright Mike Batistick stirs the melting pot in Ponies, a brief, Mametesque dark comedy that’s getting its New England premiere at Gloucester Stage.
OTB meets the INS at Gloucester Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 03, 2007


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Editors' picks: Food

Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more. 
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007
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Neo Pizza

We'd recently been on a roll.
The pizza matrix, reloaded
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 10, 2007

Banned in Boston again?

This article originally appeared in the July 5, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Plans to upgrade the Combat Zone have been an utter failure — and there’s plenty of blame to go around
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  November 14, 2006
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The tale of the tape

Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter:  Red Sox-Yankees Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 21, 2006
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32 worst lyrics of all time

The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne
By BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART  |  June 08, 2006


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Puffy piece

Why no festival excitement at Sundance for Jay Duplass’s endearing road comedy, The Puffy Chair with its comely, talented, camera-comfortable leads?
Sitting down with the Chair man and woman
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 02, 2006

Driving Mr. Kennedy

Where the hell was the chauffeur when US Representative Patrick Kennedy needed him?
A plurality of JFK and Jesus portraits shore up Patrick’s base
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 10, 2006
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Thumb’s up

When Tom Thumb, aka Andy Arch, last put a record out, it was a solo acoustic outing, bedroom folk music, one guitar and one voice.
Andy Arch and the Latter Day Saints’ masterful EP
By BOB GULLA  |  May 02, 2006
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The devil and his demons

Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  March 09, 2006
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Canadians gone wild

“BETZKY” screamed the inevitable New York Post headline, seemingly minutes after word leaked out that none other than the great Wayne Gretzky, his troublemaking big-haired wife Janet Jones, and Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Ric Tocchet had been invei
Gretzky's bets, plus Clarett's woes
By MAT TAIBBI  |  February 15, 2006