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Review: 21 Jump Street
Everyone bemoans the endless sequels and remakes, but occasionally a treasure like Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 21 Jump Street comes along that redeems the rehashing.
More than just a rehash
| March 16, 2012
Review: Puss in Boots 3-D
A mad scientist in The Skin I Live In and a talking cat in Puss in Boots : is there anything Antonio Banderas can't do?
More from the best character of the Shrek franchise
| October 28, 2011
Cindy Bullens to run for state senate
Is Cindy Bullens the first Grammy-nominated musician to run for Maine Senate?
Rock and Poll
| April 09, 2010
Review: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
This bizarre animated adaptation of Judi Barrett's cult-classic children's book by Phil Lord and Chris Miller ladles up much to chew on yet little that's appetizing.
Animated fare will leave kids unsatisfied
| September 18, 2009
The e-mail from "Craig Cook" arrived on March 2. It directed me to a Facebook page pretending to be Greg Cook's, and a YouTube video. I was busy, so I watched only the beginning of the latter.
'Me' and the Miracle 5
| April 10, 2009
Joke's on whom?
Harvey Silverglate’s article is the sort of thing that should be saved for occasions when people who may be offended by humor need to be advised to calm down.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 22, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| August 20, 2008
Just a few months ago, the story-line of Maine’s 2008 US Senate race seemed inevitable.
None of Maine’s indy candidates can win a seat in the US Senate, but they will have a say in who does
| March 05, 2008
Losers hope to win on health care referendum drive
Maine citizens could put into place the country’s first single-payer, universal health care plan.
| May 09, 2007
It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
| March 12, 2007
Let the bad times roll
It was a night of workingman’s blues at the Paradise last Thursday.
Dave Alvin and James McMurtry, Paradise Rock Club, January 25, 2007
| February 12, 2007
Pop in a hard place
I’m crammed into a Berklee practice room with seven out of nine members of the orchestral folk-pop collective the Young Republic, listening to — but mostly laughing at — the awful grooves of a metal outfit down the hall. The Young Republic, "Modern Pla
The Young Republic stay DIY at Berklee
| July 05, 2006
A wild, wild, wide-open race
Here are five Big Things about the recent primary election that were missed or underemphasized by the “straight” press.
What you won’t learn from the rest of the media about Maine’s upcoming elections
| June 21, 2006
Battle of losers
The Democratic US Senate primary is a struggle between two minor political-candidate types: the Left-wing Perennial, Jean Hay Bright, and the Mysterious Stranger, Eric Mehnert.
Dems in primary seek Senate, governorship
| June 07, 2006
Lobbyists in the Maine State House outnumber legislators and do everything from write laws to raise political-campaign funds, so regulating lobbyists has long been a progressive priority.
What’s the matter with Maine progressives?
| March 02, 2006
Fortunately, there’s no need for you to sort the boars from the bores in the upcoming gubernatorial race, because most of these oinkers don’t have the chops for this race and will be bacon long before the ballots are printed.
Politics and other mistakes
| February 16, 2006
Gov. Baldacci faces in-party challenge
A progressive Maine Democrat has filed papers to unseat Governor John Baldacci, and said he will announce his candicacy later this week or early next.
| January 25, 2006
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