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9/11, Simple but dangerous

"Deirdre Fulton believes the truth is out there," eh? Thank you for your Portland Phoenix piece on 9/11 truth.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, September 30, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 30, 2011

Connecting dots from 9/11

I read, so far just skimmed, your article on the 9/11 truth movement.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix Editor, September 23, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 23, 2011

Inside the 9/11 Truth Movement

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Who are the people who want to know what really happened?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 09, 2011

Bill Simmons suggests that Tom Thibodeau to Chicago means LeBron James to Chicago, via Arne Duncan and Barack Obama

Say what you will about best-selling author and ESPN columnist Bill Simmons - and I probably shouldn't say anything too critical until I've actually finished...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 08, 2010

Open Your Mind to 9-11 Truth

I was disappointed but not surprised to read Al Diamon’s shallow and cynical column on Dr. David Ray Griffin.
 Letters to the Portland editor, May 7, 2010

High ideals and crazy dreams

I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
Truthers hurt
By AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2010


'Tea' is for terrorism

A year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a memo outlining the growing threat posed to this country from right-wing extremists. It compared the situation to that of the early 1990s — which culminated in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred
When even the most ‘legitimate’ voices of the right validate dangerously unhinged anti-government rhetoric — DUCK!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 09, 2010

Review: 2012

Doomsday is good therapy. What does it matter that billions die if that brings a family together in one big hug?
Doom and doomer: the bullshit hits the fans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 13, 2009

The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009

Review: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

In the hands of director Stephen Sommers, who did better with the Mummy series, Joe looks like a cheap video game brightened by good actors.
 If only they'd brought Mr. Potato Head into the mix.
By TOM MEEK  |  August 14, 2009

Conspiracy theories for the far right

Tin foil hat
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 26, 2009



By the time this goes to press, Prodigy will be roughly 10 books and 2000 push-ups deep into the three-and-change prison term he picked up last year for illegal gun possession.

H.N.I.C. Pt 2 | AAC

By MARTÍN CABALLERO  |  April 22, 2008
This Thing is A Lot Like That Thing: Strike a Pose!

This Thing is A Lot Like That Thing: Strike a Pose!

Tee hee! We're all a-titter over this week's Observer cover, although we can imagine Anna Wintour has an enormous bee buzzing in her bonnet right...
By Sharon Steel  |  April 02, 2008

RI DOT marks the spot

Just when you think questionable doings couldn’t get any more questionable in Rhode Island, along comes the state Department of Transportation.
A veritable treasure trove of dubious state doings
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2008

Jack Nicholson's Hilary Clinton endorsement video

This is real. Or at least, at the video's end, seventy-year old Jack Nicholson, in stunning pair of tinted eyeglasses, appears as himself and says,...
By eldean  |  March 03, 2008

Reelin’ ’n’ rockin’

Deer Tick singer John McCauley’s lived-in anthems harken back to the old-school traditions of Nashville, a boozy world of dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music.
Deer Tick runs the gamut
By ANDREA FELDMAN  |  February 06, 2008

TV Tonight: Lost (Spoilers?)

We've been waiting about eight months for this. Season three of Lost ended on a note that, as fans of the show might have come...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 31, 2008

FLASHBACKS: Remembering Sarah Pettit, Orientation at the Church of Scientology, and A.I. Gore

TOUGH LOVE5 years agoJanuary 31, 2003 | Michael Bronski remembered the tough-as-nails, gay journalist Sarah Pettit.“I DON’T KNOW that I’d say I enjoyed working with...
By Ian Sands  |  January 31, 2008

January 31, 2008

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 30, 2008
Project Runway: the cold, hard facts

Project Runway: the cold, hard facts

I just discovered this handy, helpful chart on the Project Runway Season 4 wiki page, whilst dreamily envisioning what fashion challenges our beloved contestents might...
By Caitlin E. Curran  |  January 23, 2008

"We Are the Way to Happiness"

Apparently, the "way to happiness" isn't a Project Runway marathon or a really good, healthy relationship or a nice vacation or your dream job. It's...
By Sharon Steel  |  January 15, 2008

Rudolph the panty-thief reindeer

Holday cheer! CBS is rolling out the super sexiest/weirdest Chistmas/Holiday(??) schedule ever (see below). A Ricky-Martin-meets-Rudolph-under-the-push-up-bra sort of thing... A spinning spiral of pouty models, The...
By eldean  |  November 20, 2007

Mass UFO Show was not quite what we were expecting

Friend: ... are you for real? you’re really going to a UFO convention? Me: yeah Friend: you’re going willingly? Me: yeah Friend: with people?  ...
By Ian Sands  |  October 15, 2007

Newsbreaks of the Century Award: Jeffrey Toobin

One of the traditions at The New Yorker that has continued unabated by tables of contents, photographs, bylined Talks of the Town, and other heady...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 08, 2007

Bruce Springsteen tickets on sale (For .2 seconds only!)

Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s dual Boston shows in November went on sale this morning at 10 A.M., and at about...
By importer  |  September 24, 2007

What we know (so far) about that J. J. Abrams thing

Those of you who have seen the Transformers movie may recall seeing this trailer: it's shot on digital video and seems to be focused on...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 10, 2007


It's Township

Ah, the WBCN Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, the battle of the bands that stokes the local music scene into a conflagration of puerile mudslinging, blind favoritism, and ill-informed conspiracy theory.
The Rumble, Harpers Ferry, April 20, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 23, 2007

The conspiracist

“Assassination-conspiracy theorist” is a relatively recent addition to Paul Kuntzler’s résumé. Watch Paul Kuntzler on the JFK assassination
Gay-rights crusader Paul Kuntzler turns a sharp mind for detail to the JFK assassination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 11, 2007

9/11: The original email conspiracies

With football cancelled, some Americans found themselves with little to do in the week after 9/11.
Nostradamus, the unlucky tourist, and Satan in the smoke
By BILL JENSEN  |  September 11, 2006

The Devil’s Rejects

There aren’t many rap groups whose lyrics are laced with images of holy shrines, rivers flowing with honey, the execution of Joan of Arc, Area 51, and various demented murder scenes.
Necronomicon/Dynasty Musik
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  August 29, 2006