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Top 20 Memes: 2011

Top 20 memes of 2011

An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes.
An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
This week in The Big Hurt by David Thorpe

The Big Hurt: Britney, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black, and Miley Cyrus weigh the price of fame

BRITNEY SPEARS is being sued for $10 million by the company that helped her score a fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden. It's claiming that she owes it a 35 percent commission on the sales of her popular scents. This boosts my self-esteem a little — say
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2011

[PODCAST] Is the curse working? On Truth Tour Day, let's reminisce about Sheen vs. the warlocks [MP3]

It's been well over a month since Sheenageddon first detonated, and while our favorite winner's grotesque mania-fueled hijinks have perhaps lost a little of their...
By Michael Goetzman  |  April 12, 2011

Odd meter

It's time for that popular feature, Practical Advice for Political Nutjobs, the column that's been proven by complicated scientific-type testing to help weirdos avoid public humiliation. It also saves them money because they never again need to line the
Practical Advice for Political Nutjobs
By AL DIAMON  |  March 18, 2011

Astronautalis at SPACE Gallery, March 3

Astronautalis's latest show at SPACE Gallery in Portland was a serious love fest — possibly even more than usual because Astronautalis tapped some local talent for his touring band.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  March 11, 2011
Podcast:  Salem Witches and Warlock 3-8-11

Podcast: Salem Witches and Warlock 3-8-11

This morning the warlock and witches from the Coven of the Raven Moon in Salem joined Fletcher and Henry to discuss their spell on Charlie...
By FNXAdmin  |  March 08, 2011

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen's 24/7 reality show

Good times, Charlie!
Good times, Charlie!
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 05, 2011

Ringing the bad taste bell

Charmin and Quilted Northern toilet paper have been lighting up the bad taste bell of late with their televised ads.
Poop on TV; Oscars get a Razzie; Farewell to Larry and Paul; Fab follies
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 04, 2011
Charlie Sheen be crazy

Charlie Sheen be crazy

If Mel Gibson calls you to offer you life advice, you know you are in some deep shit. A week ago, Charlie Sheen was the...
By Hallie Boston  |  March 02, 2011
Rolling Stone Presents: Name that Nut- Sheen v. Gaddafi Edition

Rolling Stone Presents: Name that Nut- Sheen v. Gaddafi Edition

NAME THAT NUT- Presented By Rolling Stone.SHEEN v. GADDAFI Edition Try your hand at making sense of the nonsensical.  See if you can tell which...
By MorningIntern  |  March 02, 2011
Podcast: While You Were Sleeping 3-2-11

Podcast: While You Were Sleeping 3-2-11

 DOWNLOAD: Podcast While You Were Sleeping 3-2-11 To download podcast, right click and choose "Save Link As."   A slew of Pot related stories, whats on TV...
By MorningIntern  |  March 02, 2011


Silly season

Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
Spring pimps for summer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2010

Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008

Sword play

Some ideas die hard — especially when they’re good ones.
The Three Musketeers fights on at NSMT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 27, 2007

Renewing their vows

Life obviously isn’t fair.
Spouse return after three years with Relocation Tactics
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 04, 2007

Crossword: 'Grid magic'

Wild words all over
By MATT JONES  |  January 24, 2007

Master of war

This article originally appeared in the June 26, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Kubrick brings it all home
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  November 14, 2006

Ground zero

This article originally ran in the January 13, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Platoon gets down to too little
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  August 10, 2006

Profit without honor

This article originally appeared in the December 11, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Oliver Stone’s market is mixed
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  August 10, 2006

Oliver's army

While he refers to himself as a “dramatist” rather than a historian, Stone has positioned himself as Hollywood’s gatekeeper to America’s post-war past. Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican se
History gets Stoned
By PAUL BABIN  |  August 09, 2006

The ball buster

You could make a convincing argument, particularly if you’re under 30, that John C. McGinley is better known for his role in Office Space than his role in Platoon.
Celebrating the career of John C. McGinley
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 29, 2006


Listing forward

Like anyone who works a specific beat — sportswriters and political writers come to mind — media critics acquire lots of impressions, opinions, and stray observations that never actually make it into print, and yet they are worth musing over.
Sometimes a media critic just wants to herd a few cats
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 03, 2006