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Staying 'classy' over food
As many problems as there are in society over racial and ethnic hang-ups, I've long maintained that the bigger separator of people in this country (and probably most nations) is socioeconomic class.
Trader Joe's comes to Portland
| January 07, 2011
Review: Post Grad
Vicky Jenson's grainy Little Miss Sunshine spawn starts promisingly, with Carol Burnett as a caftan-clad coffin dodger inhaling oxygen and a bag of Cheetos.
| August 21, 2009
Return of the big fatty
It's nice to know that Michael Phelps isn't the only prominent athlete getting the shaft lately for sparking up.
The sumos get stoned . . . again. Plus, an early leader in the 2009 Justin Miller-Award race.
| February 11, 2009
The Internet can help you answer any question these days.
The Best of the Bad
| December 30, 2008
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?
| August 13, 2008
If you’d gone downstairs to pee during a movie two Wednesdays ago at the Somerville Theatre, chances are you stumbled upon a gallery opening in the works.
Crappy art near Somerville johns
| May 21, 2008
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie
From the Bible-hugging brain trust at Big Idea Productions comes another do-the-right-thing morality tale for kids.
Righteous and garden-fresh
| January 16, 2008
Shrek has metastasized into a symptom of and metaphor for the entertainment industry and modern culture in general.
Shrek the Third gets bloated
| May 16, 2007
Five more video game injuries
"As players spend more time with the [Nintendo] Wii, some are noticing that hours waving the game’s controller around can add up to fairly intense exertion — resulting in aches and pains common in more familiar forms of exercise," so writes the Wall Str
| November 29, 2006
Pernod and grapefruit in hand, Phillipe & Jorge offer a little public policy overview while hanging out of our chauffeur-driven Bentley, screaming, “Mira, mira,”
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PHILLIPE & JORGE
| September 13, 2006
In the footsteps of the devil
On top of everything else that day, there was this.
Why did Mohammed Atta choose to spend his last night on Earth in my hometown?
| September 11, 2006
Good night, Mr. White
Phillipe and Jorge were mightily saddened last week when we learned of the death of longtime friend, confidante, and jokester Doug White right after our deadline.
A fond farewell to a local legend
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| August 23, 2006
The Boston Phoenix J.R. rider bail-hearing incident of the week!
Folks in my line of work — cataloguing weekly the crimes of professional athletes — have a built-in rainy-day strategy.
Plus, deadbeat-daddy jocks and Master P's firearms
| March 16, 2006
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