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Review: MacGruber

From one of Saturday Night Live ’s lamest recurring sketches comes one of its funniest spinoffs.
Sick fun
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  May 28, 2010
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Murdoch mishegoss

Never mind that Rupert Murdoch is shelling out better than $2 billion to buy Metromedia’s seven TV stations. Never mind that he’s then turning around and reselling Boston’s WCVB-TV, Channel 5 to the Hearst Corporation for an astounding $450 million.
The new brand of gonzo journalism
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  May 07, 2010
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Start tasting

The events of the last decade have spoiled our taste for speculation.
New and renewed flavors in Portland's food scene
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 01, 2010

Catching up with FairPoint’s decline

We've been telling you for ages how bad the FairPoint deal was for residents of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
On the Ropes Dept.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 27, 2009

FairPoint watch

Businesses in downtown Portland are on the move. Retail-property rents are lower than they have been in years, and stores are making deals left and right, with more than a dozen changing location in the past couple months.
Making a quiet killing — of itself and Maine's economy
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 03, 2009

Keeping 'the Hope' alive on Fountain Street

The decline of the American newspaper is a story often told in bold print.
As the ProJo turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 08, 2009


26. John Thain

This former Merrill Lynch executive who used federal bailout bucks to remodel his office to the tune of $1.2 million might be a serious pud; but at least the d-bag got to flush his career down a $35,000 toilet bowl.
This former Merrill Lynch executive who used federal bailout bucks to remodel his office to the tune of $1.2 million might be a serious pud; but at least the d-bag got to flush his career down a $35,000 toilet bowl.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Red all over

If there's one group of professionals whose job insecurity rivals that of the Detroit auto worker, it's the men and women who make America's newspapers.
The Globe needs 50 buyout volunteers. So far, few are cooperating — and that likely means bloodshed on Morrissey Boulevard.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 25, 2009
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Health-care's big moneyman in New England

Lifespan CEO George Vecchione's compensation is tops in the region
Lifespan CEO George Vecchione's compensation is tops in the region
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 11, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009

Bacaro

Restaurants in food-oriented cities like Providence can be relied upon to beget spin-offs that, like high-achieving children, strive to make their parents proud. Thus was born Bacaro, the highly regarded prodigy that arrived in the spring of 2007.
Classy snacks and entrées
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2009


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Running for Maine Senate

For this year’s candidate profiles, we assembled some basic information on each person seeking election, and then asked them to explain what their top priority would be.
Five candidates in two districts
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 29, 2008

Question the answers

Lemoine is certainly not an incompetent doody-head. He’s a reckless weasel.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 17, 2008

Metal Feathers + Phantom Buffalo

The Year in Cult Maze Spin-Offs has taken yet another auspicious turn.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, July 19
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 23, 2008
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Pillow talk

Phillipe + Jorge were shocked  to learn via Buddy Cianci’s WPRO radio show that Valerie Forti, head of the financially troubled Education Partnership, is married to Eddie Achorn, editorial page editor of the Urinal.
Digging into the Education Partnership-Achorn connection
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2008
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Gone but not forgotten

Before there was eHarmony, there were harmony and disharmony.
She Loves Me at the Huntington; plus Way Theatre Artists’ The Memory of Water
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 27, 2008


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Enter triumphant

It was a Martin love fest Monday night at the 26th annual Elliot Norton Awards, Boston theater’s annual pat on the head.
This year’s Elliot Norton Awards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 2008
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The war games

The Cry of the Reed seems torn from some particularly gruesome headlines: kidnapping, beheading, such stuff as Daniel Pearl’s final dreams were made on.
The Huntington’s The Cry of the Reed ; Travesties by the Publick
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 15, 2008
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Rough magic

The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2008
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Bottled-spider web

Richard III  is a thing of additions and subtractions.
Trinity’s Richard III; plus Shakespeare’s Actresses in America
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 05, 2008
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Victoria’s Diner

“Every few years, management changes, but we stay the same,” deadpans our waitress, a 40-year veteran of this Newmarket Square eatery.
24-hour filling station
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 02, 2008


Primary colors

Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
It’s the political season on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007

Plum Creek watchdog

Thanks to a Phoenix reader, Maine residents now know something the Portland Press Herald was not telling them.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 19, 2007
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The best on the boards

There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007

No raises — it gets better

FairPoint, as you might expect, has been in a tizzy.
Fewer workers are also part of FairPoint’s plan to remain solvent
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 20, 2007
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Exclusive: No raises for seven years

Shareholders will be worse off than customers — apparently even more so than they’re expecting.
That’s just one way FairPoint plans to pay for northern New England's Verizon buyout
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 14, 2007


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Rabbit forming

For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 08, 2007
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Theater of war

Director Scott Ellis doesn’t call David Rabe’s Streamers a play about war.
The Huntington revives Streamers
By IRIS FANGER  |  October 31, 2007
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Grief encounter

The protagonist of Ronan Noone’s Brendan bestrides the narrow world, but hardly like a colossus.
The Huntington’s Brendan  and the Lyric’s Dying City
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 25, 2007

Covering heroes

I was fascinated by your article about firefighters and hero worship.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 26, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 24, 2007