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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.
| June 24, 2011
Review: Jakob Battick and Friends
Jakob Battick and Friends at Slainte on April 9, 2010
At Slainte on April 9, 2010
| April 16, 2010
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.
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
| 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
| June 12, 2009
Enrich thy neighbor
'Buy local' and take care of business
| 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
| 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
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.
| 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
| 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
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
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| March 06, 2008
There’s a lot about Pretty & Nice that’s surprising.
The rapid rise of Pretty & Nice
| February 20, 2008
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.
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| January 02, 2007
Last week, SPACE Gallery hosted a forum as part of an ongoing series called “Creative Conversations.”
A talk with Nat May + Jessica Tomlinson
| 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
| 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
| 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.
| February 15, 2006
You don't have to cook Thanksgiving to have a great meal
| January 01, 1900
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