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Sarah Palin, Inc.
Confused commenters have no clue as to the opportunities that await Palin — because few understand the extraordinary, multi-billion-dollar marketplace that has developed for movement conservatives.
The biggest brand name in conservative politics is about to enter the burgeoning right-wing marketplace — and she's perfect for it. Ka-ching!
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 17, 2009
Stuck in the middle with you
On the surface, moderation appears to be a simple concept. Avoid extremes. Seek compromise. ... It's sort of like being a hypocrite, except without most of the fun parts.
Alliance for Maine's Future thinks the Maine Legislature needs more moderates.
| February 25, 2009
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey
| December 10, 2008
In the hegemony of mid-’80s mega-rock-star benefits, Farm Aid stands as the American blue-collar uncle to Live Aid’s international whiz kid.
Farm Aid crops up in Massachusetts
| September 16, 2008
Lucky, beautiful, and, now, holy
He was the king of rock, there was no higher . The sucker MCs, they should call him sire .
Rev Run runs straight
| August 20, 2008
A guitar howls through the streets of downtown Chattanooga just as the sun begins to set, pealing out an elaborately improvised solo pasted onto the end of “Red House.”
Back Door Slam rejuvenate a British tradition
| August 19, 2008
Fans cheer; earth weeps
It’s a bummer that the four-plus hours I spent in my car feeling guilty about barfing loads of carbon into the air is most salient in my mind, because, as always, Radiohead delivered an awe-inspiring show.
Radiohead at Comcast Center, August 13, 2008
| August 19, 2008
Photos: Radiohead in Boston
August 14, 2008 at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
| August 14, 2008
It’s Saturday night and I’m looking for a fight.
Why Bostonians can’t get their smackdown fix
| July 23, 2008
Here we go, yo
No Rock the Bells tour would be official without a godlike headliner at the helm.
Rock the Bells: Q-Tip reunites A Tribe Called Quest one last time
| July 21, 2008
The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
| June 25, 2008
Photos: Iron Maiden in Boston (2008)
Rev. Aaron photographs Iron Maiden, live at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, on June 20, 2008.
June 20, 2008 at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
| June 21, 2008
Rush survive 40 years on rock’s very edge
“When we started out, we were just kids playing the kind of music that we liked,” says bassist/singer Geddy Lee.
‘Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone’
| June 09, 2008
Newspapers censor Bono’s ‘fucking’ gaffe
Why does our ostensibly “free” press insist on acting like prudes or cowards when reporting stories for which it’s vital that readers learn someone said “fuck” rather than an undefined “expletive”?
The FCC’s ‘broadcast indecency’ rules: Still, well, bullshit
| March 12, 2008
Comcast plays dirty
The Ames Courtroom at Harvard Law School was full past capacity Monday morning.
Seat-fillers "bused in" for net neutrality hearings
| February 26, 2008
Movies from outer space
Our new-found DVD-ness and cable-TV luxury notwithstanding, movies have always been a public medium, a spatial experience we share in the theater and a topical experience we share in the culture at large.
From the tsars to the stars at Harvard
| November 30, 2006
Canadian trailer trash chug 420 IPA
Trailer Park Boys , a cult-hit Canadian mockumentary about mobile-home living, will feature scenes about Maine in its upcoming seventh season on cable TV north of the border.
| October 26, 2006
Good times at the U
Remember when the University of Miami was an unbeatable football team? Watch the brawl (YouTube)
Sports blotter: "You don't come into the OB" edition
| October 18, 2006
Why must I be a teenager in love?
Hysterical teenagers don’t edit their journals to make them sound less like life. Neither does Degrassi . A tribute to the couples of Degrassi (YouTube) Teen screams: five other shows that pushed the envelope. By Ryan Stewart
Degrassi and South of Nowhere put the dirt back in teen soaps
| October 04, 2006
Jeff Cohen on the weird and disturbing world of CNN, Fox, and MSNBC
In his new book, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media , Jeff Cohen writes about his years with cable news channels as a pilgrim who’s returned from a strange and hostile land.
| September 18, 2006
The result is emotional pornography not unlike that produced by cable stations when they pump up the “human” angle of catastrophe for higher ratings. Watch the trailer for World Trade Center (QuickTime) Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone:
Oliver Stone’s trite take on 9/11
| August 09, 2006
Forget the Greens and Libertarians. It’s the Couch-Potato Party that will be the next alternative force in Massachusetts politics.
Plus, can Healey speak for herself?
| August 03, 2006
Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
| June 02, 2006
Sheer desperation motivated Greg Giraldo to jump into comedy.
Greg Giraldo stands up for comedy
| May 31, 2006
Remember when there was music on MTV? Now I check in occasionally to see if Real World er Ruthie’s finally been put in rehab.
What if good new music was right on your TV?
| February 23, 2006
Discussing politics is a lot less fun than getting drunk. Two recent books, both collections of previously published material, demonstrate this axiom to perfection.
Politics and other mistakes
| January 19, 2006
Add it up, suckers
When you live in Boston, you may not notice every little price hike. But they add up.
Taxi surcharges, rising cable rates, higher oil prices — it’s gonna cost a lot more to live in Boston in 2006
| January 17, 2006
Satellite of love
Omelets are being served. Cappuccino is being poured. And we’re all listening to a woman describe the details of putting finger after finger up a man’s ass.
Inside the studio on Howard Stern’s first Sirius morning
| January 13, 2006
Dodgers win the Series! Bird plays H.O.R.S.E.! Congressman Canseco! We have seen the future of sports (and its name is Tony Graffanino).
Our 2006 predictions for New England's teams
| January 06, 2006
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