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As if the planet wasn't scarred enough from those outfits Boy George wore in the 80s - and by that horrific Crying Game imagery - London's ugliest woman has now given us the picture of him kidnapping and chain-whipping a male prostitute, then getting loc
As if the planet wasn't scarred enough from those outfits Boy George wore in the 80s - and by that horrific Crying Game imagery - London's ugliest woman has now given us the picture of him kidnapping and chain-whipping a male prostitute, then getting locked in prison for a year with brown-toothed vagrants queuing to do the same to him.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Heavenly host

Perhaps it's due to the delicate gentility of his demeanor, or the soft warble of his signature trill, but Antony Hegarty tends to be described in the airiest of terms.
Antony and the Johnsons, live at Berklee Performance Center, February 22, 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 26, 2009
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A voice from on high

On his new album The Crying Light, Antony Hegarty lifts his voice without raising it.
The second coming of Antony and the Johnsons
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 18, 2009
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Slideshow: Backstage Pass at PMA

Loving obsessive groupie
A photographic story of music
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 26, 2009

Ben Dover’s big bailout

Phillipe + Jorge are furious over the $700 billion bailout of the pinstriped pirates of Wall Street, who are laughing as they return to their McMansions.  
Our congressional officials owe Rhode Island an apology
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 09, 2008

What a break

A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008


Bad schooling

When it comes to top advisors, it’s good to see John “Dubya” McCain keeping up his streak of employing clapped-out old political whores like Phil Gramm and Trent Lott, not to mention a rich lobbyist who represent brutal foreign dictators.
McCain’s education advisor has the whiff of debacle around her
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 23, 2008
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World War III

Devastating news: Boy George has been denied entry to the United States!
The Big Hurt: Boy George vs. America; Coldplay vs. some dude; 50 Cent vs. chalupas
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 30, 2008
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Naming names and naming rights

P+J are keeping a close eye on the US District Court trial of the two former CVS execs accused of illegally hiring John “My Sharona” Celona, the disgraced former state senator.
What lies ahead in the trial of two former CVS officials?
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 21, 2008
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RI DOT marks the spot

Just when you think questionable doings couldn’t get any more questionable in Rhode Island, along comes the state Department of Transportation.
A veritable treasure trove of dubious state doings
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2008
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A smack to the head

McCain’s pants-ing moment, as he entertained a typical GOP (all-white) AARP rally, was highly entertaining.
Pow! Chafee gets McCain right in the kisser
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 20, 2008


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Poppy parks the tiger amidst Crawford holiday splendor

Phillipe + Jorge’s invitation to share Christmas with the Bush family and their closest friends in Crawford, Texas, was once again lost in the mail.
Phillipe and Jorge
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 26, 2007
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Memory Lane time for Leo’s

There is certain to be a run on Botox injections, Grecian Formula, and William Shatner rubber corsets.
Old-line Providence hipsters to regroup over hard stuff
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2007
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It’s time for real change

The Pawtucket schools used to offer a course called “Problems in Democracy.”
And Barack Obama is the guy to bring it
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 15, 2007
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Dollar Bill-ed

Phillipe + Jorge are surprised and sad to see that state Senator Stephen Alves of West Warwick is being investigated by the FBI.
Senator Alves comes under scrutiny
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 03, 2007
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Same as the old boss

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid? What a joke. Meet the new boss . . .
Congressional Dems were supposed to get us out of this war
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 29, 2007


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Law and order in Nawt Prov

Nice work by the carabiniere in Nawt Prov, who broke the leg of a young woman who was taking part in a protest .
Woman’s leg used as a wishbone during IWW protest
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 15, 2007
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Chimp Boy hits and runs

Gosh, what an honor when Dubya the Chimp Boy finally had the balls to make an appearance in the Biggest Little last week.
Warmonger’s handlers make mockery of 1st Amendment
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2007
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Political pedophilia

Let's screw the kids!
The legislative budget takes it out on the kids
By PHILLLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 20, 2007
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Stage craft

If your escape to New York must include a tune-filled stage show, then the documentary of your dreams is ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.
The magic in ShowBusiness  and Casting About
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 05, 2007
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Gay old time

Many people take for granted that the divide between gay culture and mainstream culture is as thin as the latex of an expensive condom.
Ten moments when the mainstream assimilated gay culture and made it its own
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 30, 2007


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The Blowhard Bulletin

Last week’s Phoenix carried an intriguing article, by ace news editor Ian Donnis, about how Bruce “Captain Blowhard” Sundlun, our esteemed former governor and all-around giant raving character, was looking to have a local group of investors buy the Pro
 Sundlun’s desire to restore local ownership is on the money
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 13, 2006
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Who’s the Nancy?

The GOP’s many mistakes this election season included the massive one of attacking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the soon-to-be Speaker of the House.
Dubya slouches to mere mincing minion among DC’s new political elite
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  November 15, 2006
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S.O.S. in the Biggest Little

What a joyful time in the Ocean State.
The possible private takeover of Harrah’s is more bad news
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 04, 2006
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Dark Globe

With Amanda Ghost, Tom Verlaine, and Boy George leading the list of vocalists on Nostalgia for the Future , this British production team have made an album that fans of steamy, atmospheric, Europop won’t want to miss.
Nostalgia For The Future | Global Underground
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  September 05, 2006
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Bad moon rising on local papers

Anyone familiar with the plight of newspapers knows how we have entered an era in which fewer and fewer Americans read hard copy anymore (if they can actually read), and that the Web is the place to go.
Journal Register heads for the hills
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 30, 2006


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Good night, Mr. White

Phillipe and Jorge were mightily saddened last week when we learned of the death of longtime friend, confidante, and jokester Doug White right after our deadline.
A fond farewell to a local legend  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 23, 2006
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Getting oiled up

Phillipe & Jorge rarely have reason to scream at our Congressional delegation.
Gouging on gas prices should outrage our elected officials
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 02, 2006
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Free at last

Bernard Baran was released from prison on June 30, and is now free on bail awaiting a new trial. The Baran interview: an extended transcript of Michael Bronski and Catherine Tumber's conversation with Bernard Baran.
Bernard Baran talks about how he survived 21 years in prison and the gay community’s unwillingness to take up his fight
By MICHAEL BRONSKI AND CATHERINE TUMBER  |  July 14, 2006