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Interview with the Farrelly Brothers

Interview with the Farrelly Brothers


One could chronicle the film career of Peter and Bobby Farrelly by listing their most disgusting moments, the scenes that would compel the most hardened...
By Peter Keough  |  February 19, 2011
Global warning

Global warning


 Not that it should surprise anyone after Pia Zadora won their Best Actress Award in 1981 for her performance in “Butterfly” and Sharon Stone won...
By Peter Keough  |  December 20, 2010

Manuel at Fajita Grill, December 8

It was a cold, blustery trip to Westbrook, and we were to be rewarded by hot Tex-Mex fare and margaritas. We arrived at Fajita Grill for a friend's birthday party and were immediately greeted by a six-foot Christmas tree and the warm sound of "Feliz Nav
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  December 17, 2010
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Review: Burlesque

It's no great surprise that Christina Aguilera can sing.
A film that's been done before. Many times.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 03, 2010
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Classic burlesque star swings into town

"I've always been a class act," says Tempest Storm, the 82-year-old Burlesque Hall of Fame dancer. "I have a personality that really connects with the audience — the expression on your face, your eyes, your smile — I've been told that . . . when I hit
Octogenarian dedication
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2010
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The McRib is back, and it’s McWonderful

When it comes to crap food, everyone has a guilty pleasure.
Lucky for us, the McRib has turned out to be the Cher of sandwiches
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 29, 2010


Thrust it, Xtina, Thrust it!


Judging by the originality of the Burlesque trailer, it’s a pretty safe bet that the Xtina-helmed film (with Cher--CHER) was probably even shot in the...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  August 06, 2010
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By the Grace of Ralph

As debut records go, it's rare to find one as textured and fully realized as what Marion Grace have put together in the 10-song Lying Down Looking Up , an arty, smart, folk-rock affair that shows songwriting creativity with some genuinely great ideas.
A debut that is Lying Down Looking Up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010
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Don't do it

So, I heard that you want to trade in your skis for a snowboard this year. Maybe it'll be fun? Well, maybe, but there are a few things I'd like you to consider before you make that leap.
Thinking about making the gnarly move from skiing to snowboarding? Think again, brah.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 20, 2009
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Owing muses

A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009


Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009

Play by Play: July 3, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 03, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009

Play by Play: June 19, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 19, 2009
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Interview: Kathy Griffin

"I think Ryan Seacrest and Oprah will finally be together, and it will be like one of those great '70s cover-up movies and I'm playing the body."
D Girl
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 12, 2009


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Interview: Dame Edna

"People like the fact that I'm not needy. I think it's a very unappealing thing in the theater."
Edna sounds off
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 10, 2009

William Friedkin at the Harvard Film Archive

However we may still praise, and therefore bury, the American New Wave, we do still run the genuine risk of slipping down the wormhole slicked by present-moment techno obsessions and amnesiac entertainment-media narcissism.
William Friedkin, the New Hollywood’s most daring pulp-realist provocateur.
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  February 10, 2009
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Y'all come back now . . .

I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 30, 2008
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Smooth operators


The year in Auto-Tune
By RICHARD BECK  |  December 23, 2008
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Flashy mob

Boston’s gay nightlife is usually balkanized into segregated enclaves for twinks, bears, lesbians, and drag queens.

Guerrilla Queer Bar takes over


By JULIA REISCHEL  |  April 08, 2008


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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
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 12, 2008
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Who I am

She answers my questions in a Valley Girl vixen voice, with a languid aplomb that characterizes the way she approaches life.
Paris speaks
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 13, 2008

'Please kill me'

This article originally appeared in the August 16, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The open-casket look vs. plastic punk
By D.C. DENISON  |  August 20, 2007
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Dead white females

Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007
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After school special

Scary Monsters looked like skinny monsters.
Scary Monsters + Perennials, Great Scott, March 20, 2007
By ELLEE DEAN  |  March 21, 2007


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2007: Same as the old year

And they are off and running, in the 2007 edition of “How Can We Embarrass Little Rhody Even More?”
Relatives of Cicilline and Mollis continue the Vo Dilun tradition
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 11, 2007
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Who’s the Nancy?

The GOP’s many mistakes this election season included the massive one of attacking House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the soon-to-be Speaker of the House.
Dubya slouches to mere mincing minion among DC’s new political elite
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  November 15, 2006

Close to the edge

The last time Republicans won control of both chambers of the Maine Legislature, the country was engaged in an unpopular foreign war, Washington was on the verge of a major scandal, Congress was meddling with social issues, and the vice-president was cal
Politics and Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 25, 2006
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Bar-band bonding

Jack White’s just one of those guys who likes the idea of being in a band. Slideshow: The Raconteurs at the Orpheum Theatre, September 29, 2006  
The Raconteurs, Orpheum, September 29, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 02, 2006