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Community’s state of play

By the time you read this, NBC's brilliant, neglected stepchild of a sitcom will back on the air, having survived its creator's firing, various scheduling debacles, and the epic flouncing-off of Chevy Chase.

By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  February 08, 2013
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Today’s Chevy

Already this summer we’ve seen Richard Pryor and Sylvester Stallone turn up in tailor-made celluloid, and now here’s Chevy Chase in a fashionable conveyance of his own.
Fletch is a midsize star vehicle
By HENRY SHEEHAN  |  June 04, 2010
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White losers rejoice: Fletch celebrates 25 years

This holiday weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Fletch , the uneven but wildly enduring 1985 Chevy Chase comedy about a wisecracking reporter embroiled in a potboiler mystery.
Thrill of the Chase Dept.
By PETER HYMAN  |  May 28, 2010
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The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009
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State of the art

You could find just about any kind of jazz you wanted on the three stages at the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport last weekend.
Newport's Jazz ID check
By JON GARELICK  |  August 12, 2008
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The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008


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First impressions

Say you’re at a party and some guy comes up to you.
Can Frank TV save a tired comedy staple?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 19, 2007
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Democratic pig pile

Oh, are the other Democratic candidates “piling on” poor little Hillary Clinton?  
Hillary’s victimization rap is Clintonian politics at its best and worst
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 07, 2007
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Keepin' it realtor

There’s an old Saturday Night Live sketch — not, truth be told, one of the show’s funniest moments — called “Rock & Roll Real-estate Agent.”
Rock and rolling all night is tough with an unforgiving day job. That’s why the shredding set love real estate.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007

John Belushi

This article originally appeared in the March 16, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
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By OWEN GLEIBERMAN  |  April 09, 2007
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Gerald Ford, Betty’s husband

It is the great irony of Gerald Ford’s public life that he is remembered so fondly in death because he lost an election. James Brown: 1933 - 2006. By Ted Drozdowski
The 38th president got a lot of things right
By FRANCIS J. CONNOLLY  |  January 03, 2007


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Motley crews

The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 15, 2006
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Righteous brother

We like to imagine that somewhere there exists an Elks-Club-like organization of the slightly-less-famous brothers of celebrities.
The career of Brian Doyle-Murray
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 18, 2006
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Zoom

Peter Hewitt, the sadistic director of Garfield: The Movie , gives us Tim Allen as a burned-out superhero coerced by the government into training a new group of wacky child recruits. Watch the trailer for Zoom  (Quicktime)
A snooze fest
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  August 16, 2006

Flashbacks: June 9, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 07, 2006