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Picking on the Pope; pithy phrases; creative economy stimulation

While Phillipe and Jorge are bona fide yucks-a-minute geniuses, we must occasionally draw on other sources for the boffo humor our readers deserve.
Stolen jokes of the week
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 01, 2013
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Why the Republican embrace of just one Catholic issue is the height of hypocrisy

We like men in dresses as much as the next person.
Come to Jesus
By EDITORIAL  |  February 17, 2012
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Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards

Phillipe had to endure Irene at Casa Diablo South in Newport. No problems at all, save for a titanic poplar limb, whose size had already led P&J to dub it "Johnny Wadd," falling all the way across the circular driveway and nearly taking down the pow
Paging Babe the Blue Ox  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 02, 2011
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Stopping by a stark Genet show

When it is Claire's turn to be Madame, she paints her lips and cheeks a garish crimson. She preens, pouts, flounces, demands to be dressed in her white gown with the spangles.
Dramatis personae
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 27, 2011
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Ferraro, a photo, and a legacy

Geraldine Ferraro's photograph stands proudly in a silver frame, inscribed to my daughter with the words, "You are my hero."
Tribute
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 01, 2011
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Diva down!

Phillipe and Jorge rushed to the home of our close pal and confidante Bishop Tommy Tobin last weekend with cold compresses and fistfuls of Valium in an effort to tend to our well-accessorized dogmatist in a time of trouble.
Babysitting the Bish; nautical talk; dissing discourse
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2011


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Bloodsuckers, magic realism, and caviar Twinkies

THE UFOS, CATHOLIC GUILT, AND VORACIOUS APPETITES BEHIND MY HORROR-FUL LIFE
The UFOs, Catholic guilt, and voracious appetites behind my horror-ful life
By GUILLERMO DEL TORO  |  October 22, 2010
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Review: A. Cemal Ekin's 'Touching the History' at PC

In June 2009, A. Cemal Ekin, a marketing professor at Providence College, found himself in Istanbul, Turkey, atop scaffolding rising some 16 stories high inside the historic dome of Hagia Sophia.
See the light
By GREG COOK  |  October 15, 2010
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Catholic Tilt

If, sometime in the next few decades, humanity kicks the religion habit once and for all, the current crop of atheist agitators will deserve plenty of credit.
James Carroll justifies his faith
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009

Interview: James Carroll

The Phoenix 's Adam Reilly recently spoke with Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book, Practicing Catholic (Houghton Mifflin), and his critical but durable relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
The full transcript of the Phoenix's conversation with the author
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009
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Dirty Harry goes to church: Clint and Catholicism

In Mystic River , Clint Eastwood examined the damage to a close-knit group of Boston friends, years after one of them was sexually abused by a stranger, in a film depicting the power of sexual abuse with Catholic overtones.
Reel Life
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 28, 2009


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In search of Kerouac

Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 29, 2007