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2010: The year in Boston Phoenix articles

If ever there was an indulgent time of year, late December would be it — and not just in the washing-down-fistfuls-of-sugar-cookies-with-flagons-of-eggnog sense, either.
Shameless Self-Promotion
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2010
Biff! Pow! Cut His Mic!:The Bill O'Reilly Comic Book

Biff! Pow! Cut His Mic!:The Bill O'Reilly Comic Book


You know what's missing from your comic book collection? A biographical account of the rip-roarin', Boss Hogg foilin' younger years of everybody's favorite bag of...
By Steve Miller  |  October 22, 2010
It’s official: When Unsexy all-star Bill O’Reilly writes about porn, the Internet goes apeshit

It’s official: When Unsexy all-star Bill O’Reilly writes about porn, the Internet goes apeshit


When we first offered up our recent Bill O'Reilly discovery to the hounds of the Internet, we knew that would prick up more than a...
By Steve Miller  |  August 31, 2010
Bill O'Reilly. In the Phoenix. On porn.

Bill O'Reilly. In the Phoenix. On porn.


READ: Bill O'Reilly, ELI WALLACH ON ACTORS AND ACTING [February 5, 1974]READ: Bill O'Reilly, THE DEVIL BEHIND THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES [April 30, 1974] ...
By Steve Miller  |  August 26, 2010
Jennifer Aniston: the Childless Homewrecker

Jennifer Aniston: the Childless Homewrecker


 So Jen’s staring in a movie about having a kid without a man, and she’s been staring in a life which has got everyone wondering...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  August 12, 2010
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Reading is fundamentalist

In 2009, liberals held firm control of the presidency, the US Senate, and the US House of Representatives. But there was one realm where conservatives dominated: the New York Times bestseller list.
Conservative screeds dominated the book charts this year. Will future election results follow the bestseller lists?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 25, 2009


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Whalin' on Palin

Give Sarah Palin this: she isn’t driven by polls. If she wanted to improve her chances at political success, she would have used her book and promotional tour to convince America that she has substance and gravitas .
The former VP candidate could have proven her intellectual bona fides. She didn't, so let's move on.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 27, 2009
Bill O'Reilly's Boston University College of Communication Homecoming

Bill O'Reilly's Boston University College of Communication Homecoming


 As a grad student at Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) five years ago, I wrote an op-ed for a campus newsletter called The Muckraker...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 26, 2009
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Menino's junked mail

Two years ago, when I wrote a column griping about the Boston media's apathy-inducing disinterest in city politics, Boston Globe metro editor Brian McGrory told me his paper had given the lackluster 2007 elections as much coverage as they deserved, b
The Globe ratchets up the intensity in Boston's mayoral race. Plus, the Times Co. gets some love from the Globe newsroom and BU books blowhard Bill O'Reilly.
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 18, 2009

New in the Phoenix: The Globe shakes up the mayor's race


In which I have only nice things to say (!) about the Globe's recent city-election coverage.Also discussed: what the Globe newsroom is saying about the...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 16, 2009
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The end of the affair?

During Mitt Romney's failed bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, he demonstrated a potent knack for wooing the conservative commentariat.
Mitt Romney's right-wing-media problem. Plus, Michael Bloomberg's blind spot.
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 28, 2009


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Avoiding a border war

It's a matter of moments before the likes of Lou Dobbs and Bill O'Reilly scapegoat the believed-to-be-illegal-immigrant suspects in last week's Brookline rape case for every problem in America.
Rape in Brookline
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 28, 2009

Ask the black woman

I've lived in Maine for seven years and been writing for this fine publication for about five, and during that time I've covered a wide array of subjects on the issue of diversity in Maine.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  August 21, 2009

Right wing done wrong

As someone who is Republican by party and conservative by inclination, I must take issue with your editorial “Right Wing Terror” on several fronts.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 19, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 19, 2009
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Abortion is a blessing

Abortion is dominating the headlines — and giving new resonance to the radically pro-choice gospel of Katherine Ragsdale, dean of Cambridge's Episcopal Divinity School.
Pro-choice provocateur: Meet Cambridge divinity dean Katherine Ragsdale
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 05, 2009
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Right-wing terror

Conservatives scoffed in April when the Department of Homeland Security warned that the United States could face another wave of homegrown attacks.
The murder of Dr. George Tiller
By EDITORIAL  |  June 05, 2009


Keith Olbermann

When liberals used to complain that there were not enough television commentators combating the juvenile attacks of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, nobody meant we wanted someone to stoop to their level by belittling and smearing adversaries. That's what
When liberals used to complain that there were not enough television commentators combating the juvenile attacks of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, nobody meant we wanted someone to stoop to their level by belittling and smearing adversaries. That's what lists like this are for.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southie

The St. Patrick's Day Parade in the South Boston
Photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, March 15, 2009.
By GREG COOK  |  March 16, 2009
Pop Trash, Valentine's Day, MRTPQ, WTF And The Finisher

Pop Trash, Valentine's Day, MRTPQ, WTF And The Finisher


Fletcher covers all things Christian Bale in Pop Trash, we read some correspondence from V...
By Charlie  |  February 05, 2009
O'Reilly vs. Bale

O'Reilly vs. Bale


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By Fletcher  |  February 05, 2009

Annus horribilis

It’s New Year’s, a time for reckoning. With the notable exception of the Celtics, the past twelve months were tough on my teams, starting with a huge, unforgettable disaster.
Balls, pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 31, 2008


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Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008

Crossword: ''Letters entertain you''


No theme, just sweet, sweet vocab
By MATT JONES  |  December 17, 2008
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No chopped liver

NPR's weekly quiz show, Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me , visits the Wang Theatre with some recognizable panelists.
 Wait Wait in Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2008
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Wacko patrol: America's 25 scariest conservatives

Imagine what will happen once the relatively sane folks now running the White House and the Republican National Committee pack up and go home?  
The Phoenix ranks the individuals who will hold the most sway over the right-wing message machine in 2009, and beyond.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

Another sign of the impending apocalypse...


I more or less agree with Bill O'Reilly. What the hell is happening?
By Charlie  |  September 26, 2008


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Say what?!

Rapper Esoteric has been getting lots of death threats via e-mail recently. But he’s not too worried about them, if only because of their elementary character.
East Coast Avengers wrong the right with ‘Kill Bill O’Reilly’
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  September 02, 2008
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McCain has a double standard on Viagra and birth control

McCain backed legislation allowing Medicaid to cover Viagra for men, while forbidding the federal health-insurance program for the poor from covering  birth control pills for women.
Sexual politics
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 13, 2008
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Backed the f*** up

I wasn’t the only one held back from “Rock the Bells” by fleets of ugly persons driving Chevy Avalanches.
‘Rock The Bells’ 2008
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 30, 2008

Fight song

Your total inability to recognize deserving candidates has me . . . amused?
Letters to the Boston editor, July 25, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 23, 2008