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An intimate look at New England’s most popular crustacean, the lobster: Its hopes, needs, values and future

Let’s face it -- that is, assuming that you can stand to face something that looks as though it ought to be using John Agar to clean pieces of Tucson out of its teeth.  
Inordinate claws: The ugliest fruit of the sea
By CHARLES P. PIERCE  |  April 03, 2013
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The annunciations

The broad brush strokes of Teddy Kennedy's presidential announcement may have uplifted liberal hearts, but Jerry Brown's announcement challenged liberal thinking with some pencil-sharp specifics about the role of government in economic planning for the 1
East Coast, West Coast: It's the Ted & Jerry Show
By MARCO TRBOVICH AND CHARLES P. PIERCE  |  August 28, 2009
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Rescuing the Globe

If you work at the Boston Globe , and have any bright ideas on how to stop that paper's downward spiral, management is all ears. At least, that's the party line.
10 ways to bail out Boston's sinking paper of record. Plus, spinning Bill Kristol's brief time at the Times .
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 28, 2009
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Friends remember Alan Lupo

The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.  

By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 16, 2008
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Communication breakdown

You campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo famously claimed, but you govern in prose. Don’t buy the dichotomy.

How did Deval Patrick's greatest strength become a dangerous weakness?


By ADAM REILLY  |  April 24, 2008

Flashbacks: September 14, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  September 14, 2006


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Lions and lambs

The season is notable for the return to bookstores of canonical names like Atwood, Ginsberg, Kinnell, le Carré, Munro, Pynchon, and Vidal plus a fair share of younger lions like Eggers, Julavits, and Muldoon.
Pynchon isn’t all you’ll be reading this fall  
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 13, 2006

Flashbacks, March 10, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  March 08, 2006