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Japan's Chernobyl

It may have receded from the headlines, but the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station continues.
Plus, what's Donald Trump all about?
By EDITORIAL  |  April 15, 2011
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Maine nuke reports missing

With Japan in the midst of the most serious nuclear power plant mishap since Chernobyl, Mainers may have been looking for reassurances regarding the spent fuel stranded at what was once Maine Yankee.
Seeking solace
By COLIN WOODARD  |  April 01, 2011
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Nuclear Failure

"Most people today," writes political philosopher John Gray, "think they belong to a species that can be master of its destiny. This is faith, not science. The unfolding disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station sorely strains that fai
When safe enough doesn't cut it
By EDITORIAL  |  March 18, 2011
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Movies are moving, hot dogs are hopping, Binga's is burning

Even as the temperatures drop and we head into hibernation mode for winter, Portland's drinking, dining, nightlife, and shopping scenes continue to evolve. Here's a round-up of comings and goings.
Venue watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2008
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World without end

Will the Earth miss us when we’re gone?
After we're gone
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2008
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Bands of Gypsy

The explosion of neo-Gypsy-hybrid music started, you might say, with a cleverly worded flyer spied years ago by Eugene Hütz.
Gogol Bordello and Balkan Beat Box
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 25, 2007


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Return of the Bud-I

We guarantee that you will be entertained.
Cherry Arnold’s Buddy hits the big screens
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2007
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Is nuclear power worth another look?

Since a partial meltdown at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in 1979 — the worst nuclear accident in US history — the debate over the safety and necessity of nuclear energy has steadily waxed and waned.
Action speaks!
By MIRIAM ALTMAN  |  October 11, 2006
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Brazilian punk

That rumbling, booty-shaking bass, the whip-thwap drums, the familiar melodies with Portuguese lyrics. It’s called baile funk, and if you’ve been to a hip DJ show lately, you’ve probably heard it. Edu K, "Hot Mama (Bonde do Role mix)" (mp3)
Edu K helps baile funk survive hipsterdom
By DAVID DAY  |  October 03, 2006
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Debate and switch

By the end of last Thursday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, it was Kaddish for Tom Reilly, at least according to everybody in the chin-strokerati (except the Boston Herald ’s Howie “Bleep Conventional Wisdom” Carr).
As The Globe Turns On Reilly
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 13, 2006