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The con goes on

David Mamet has always had a professional fascination with confidence men who pretend to be businessmen.
2nd Story’s The Voysey Inheritance
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2010

Seeing is believing

Emperor Fredrick has a wardrobe problem.
The Emperor visits the Children's Theatre
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 05, 2010

A clean mind and dirty hands

Three people walk into a bank ...
Moral dilemmas for the Maine Clean Election Fund
By AL DIAMON  |  February 12, 2010

Road hog

You probably live on a lousy road.
Bulldozing the Maine Better Transportation Association
By AL DIAMON  |  October 23, 2009

The winner and other losers

By my count, there are approximately 14,308 people running for governor of Maine.
The governor's race, brought to you by “Internet Riches Made Easy”
By AL DIAMON  |  October 09, 2009

Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz steps down

Fallout from Bernie Madoff's titanic scheme is still unfolding, as was made clear on this week's 60 Minutes report about the search for billions bilked by the New York Ponzi king.
Pricked by a Rose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 02, 2009


Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

In his new film about the Wall Street meltdown, Michael Moore — surprise! — denounces capitalism and its exploitation of the working class. Not that he's above doing a little exploiting himself.
Moore of the same: Capitalism fails to make a prophet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009

Wall Street's death wish

If you read the front page of the September 6 New York Times , P+J hope you are either dumbfounded, appalled, frightened, or so pissed off that you went and got the Uzi from the attic and looked for the Amtrak schedule for the Northeast Corridor train
Investing in mortality; plus, getting it right, and wireless, in West Virginia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 11, 2009

Living beyond their means?

I'm at Bond on a Thursday night, and it's simmering with testosterone and possibility. Spaghetti-legged cocktail waitresses coo at businessmen. Tables spill forth with bejeweled women speaking too loudly and young couples sipping Champagne. 
The go-go '80s have receded into the oh-no aughties, but not everyone has gotten the memo.
By KARA BASKIN  |  June 19, 2009

Will Brandeis sell out the Rose?

Will Brandeis take the money and run?
As the clock ticks down, the world-renowned museum confronts the art of survival
By GREG COOK  |  May 15, 2009

Art for art's sake

Apparently, I'm one of those artist-types. Except it's not called "artist" anymore. That term is too, well ... artsy-fartsy. It doesn't adequately convey my critical importance to society.
The creative economy
By AL DIAMON  |  May 01, 2009

Do it to debt

A friend of mine walked into the local bar during a recent happy hour and announced, "I'm furious at IGA."
Spending money to make money?
By AL DIAMON  |  April 01, 2009

Will Brandeis lose its swagger?

Ethnomusicologically invigorated Brandeis students and alumni are hoping for an outburst of criticism for the probable downsizing of Wayne Marshall.
Pass the Hat . . . Again
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 01, 2009

Post-steroid baseball

The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 01, 2009

Rafaello Follieri

Anne Hathaway's greaseball ex-boyfriend isn't just guilty for his role as a star-screwing real estate con man – even though he duped the Pope and wound up bunking alongside Bernie Madoff for misappropriating billions in so-called investments. We just hat
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Hard times

When last year the BBC interrupted its broadcast of Little Dorrit — which hinges on the downfall of a Bernie Madoff–like figure — for a tawdry true-crime documentary, thousands of viewers complained: don't leave us hanging!
Life and debt in Dickens's Little Dorrit
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  March 24, 2009

A great little performer

If this doesn't convince you that no one with lotsa bucks plays by the rules, and that insider trading is rife on Wall Street, along with obscene bonuses collected by what are essentially crooks, with no morals, at most big lending institutions, how wou
Obama administration stubs its toe with the tax-challenged
By PHILLIPPE AND JORGE  |  February 04, 2009

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: It's not relative

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 04, 2009

Apologies in advance

As the dominoes have fallen, one after another, in the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 and Almost Certainly 2009 and It's a Safe Bet Most of 2010 Too, we've noticed a disturbing and little-discussed undercurrent: many of the major players have names tha
A pun-ishing economic climate
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 23, 2008

The year the crap hit the fan

For a good metaphor of the year experienced by Rhode Island in 2008, consider the economic-development summit called by Governor Carcieri in November.
RI political mediocrity couldn't compare with the excesses of the fiscal meltdown
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 23, 2008