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DiMasi and some vague justice

Curbing corruption with a catch-all

Sal DiMasi is no saint, but that doesn't mean he's a criminal. His behavior makes us grimace, but it simply doesn't amount to a state or federal felony.
Vague Justice?
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 24, 2011

Review: Jakob Battick and Friends

Jakob Battick and Friends at Slainte on April 9, 2010
At Slainte on April 9, 2010
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  April 16, 2010

Chaos Theory

In less than two weeks, when Massachusetts voters elect Martha Coakley to the US Senate — let's not pretend that Republican state senator Scott Brown has any chance of pulling off the monumental upset — they will trigger a massive domino effect that has
2010 might be the year Massachusetts politics undergoes an unprecedented reshuffling.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 08, 2010

Photos: Stewart Martin’s “Personal Favorites 1975-2007” at AS220

Martin’s black-and-white documentary photography a t AS220 through December 27
Martin’s black-and-white documentary photography of unknown folks populating the old, weird America
By STEWART MARTIN  |  December 18, 2009

Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009

Enrich thy neighbor

'Buy local' and take care of business
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 08, 2008


Scars & stripes

“Dude, that shit right there? That’s Iraq.”
American vets discover that their military uniforms — like their service — look better on paper
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  September 24, 2008

Granite up for grabs

Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008

Rage against the machines!

We’re on the cusp of a perilous era. Our pitiful carbon bodies are evolving much slower than the silicon and steel gizmos we’re inventing. And the guys in the lab coats and pocket protectors are starting to worry we’ve opened Pandora’s hard drive.
Could robots take over the world? In many ways, they already have.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 21, 2008

Yet another path to enlightenment

The book is “meant for people who . . . like to have their consciousness of life’s big questions refreshed,” says Weinstein.
A grammatical spiritual journey
By KRISTINA WONG  |  April 30, 2008

New Jang Su Korean BBQ

In my unproduced screenplay, Who’s Afraid of Korean Food? the villain is a dish of kimchi.

Take the galbi plunge

By MC SLIM JB  |  March 26, 2008

Portland scene report: March 7, 2008

The “Sibilance” staff are mildly excited to hear that SPACE GALLERY co-founder Todd Bernard is moving on to open a new “top-tier music venue with a capacity of 700” here in Portland.
Sibilance starts now

Tazer rock

There’s a lot about Pretty & Nice that’s surprising.
The rapid rise of Pretty & Nice
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 20, 2008

Internet disconnect

If only our state officials thought about fiber.
Getting online in Maine can be painfully slow. And the planned Verizon-FairPoint merger won’t help.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 22, 2007

Feels like teen spirit

Forget Tony and Maria, or Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski.
Disney's High School Musical graduates to the stage
By IRIS FANGER  |  June 29, 2007

All the Wright moves

“I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.”
The deadpan master is still happy not to laugh
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 23, 2007


Memories of a crazed Red Sox fan

October 1, 1967. Two outs, top of the ninth. Cast of characters: Talking baseball with Jim Lonborg. By Jim Sullivan
Recalling the magical and almost forgotten '67 season
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 09, 2007

No peninsula is an island

Lovers of the nightlife have a great range of choices amid the remarkable density of concert venues in our compact city, but there’s always room for more.
Leaving downtown? Portlanders’ music is everywhere you look
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 21, 2007

Boston music news: January 5, 2007

Dave Tree, who took his surname from the band he fronted for 13 years, wears two hats: musician and artist. SuperPower, "Ass Pilot" (mp3)
Notes on Dave Tree's latest pursuits, plus Hallelujah the Hills
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 02, 2007

Cultural corridors

Last week, SPACE Gallery hosted a forum as part of an ongoing series called “Creative Conversations.”
A talk with Nat May + Jessica Tomlinson
By IAN PAIGE  |  October 25, 2006

Go, gadget, go!

We’re inching ever closer to the technological utopia so keenly envisioned on The Jetsons .
The most exciting personal devices of 2006 are wireless, tiny, and occasionally even useful
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 01, 2006


Chills and thrills

Heading north in winter is counter-instinctual. The mere thought of it elicits a warning from the dark parts of your lizard brain. It’s cold. It’s icy. There’s no food.
Embrace the cold and head north this winter
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 01, 2006

Our Port, Your Port

The city council’s latest struggle to reconcile Old Port nightlife with Old Port highlife isn’t as unique as you might think.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  February 15, 2006