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Ben Franklin’s Booze

There was this party, back in the day, where everyone's favorite scallywag, statesman, and pre-mixology mixologist, Benjamin Franklin, was working the bar and telling dirty jokes.

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 02, 2012
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2010 Muzzle Awards on campus

Harvard and Yale universities felt the sting of the global economic collapse firsthand in 2009, as the endowments of these stalwart New England Ivy League members dropped by nearly a third. The schools didn’t fare much better in the free marketplace of
Harvard and Yale once again lead the way . . . for academic censorship
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 02, 2010
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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010
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Woodward at Ames

The Woodward is the slightly quieter upstairs of the Woodward Tavern, a high-concept downtown café-bar based on the idea “Ben Franklin meets a supermodel.”
Ben Franklin meets a supermodel? Go with it — it works.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 23, 2010
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A history of violins

To paraphrase (very loosely) Ben Franklin, wherever you go in this world of ours — and that includes Sweden, native land of Dungen mastermind Gustav Ejstes — nothing is certain but death, taxes, and being picked on mercilessly if you’re a kid who plays
The bigger, better sound of Dungen
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 21, 2008
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Almost Famous: Joe Bernstein

I’ve been all over the country, and I have to say, the quality of the State Police department here — they’re the best.
Retired former senior special agent for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service
By FRANK MULLIN  |  September 10, 2008


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Bill Burr

The tirades he delivers here, always laced with self-depreciation, amount to a lovingly mean-spirited string of barbs aimed at racists, idiots, girlfriends, bikers, and well, just about everybody.
Why Do I Do This? | Comedy Central
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 26, 2008
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Freedom fighters

Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which is getting its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre (at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through October 1), is a superficially clever play.
The Pillowman at New Rep; 1776 at Lyric Stage
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 12, 2006
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Tax belief

Taxing Maine , a two-man educational road show, is a sort of stand-up people’s history of Maine taxes.
Two-man road show talks common good
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 07, 2006