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The Big Hurt: Cruising with music that floats
I'm not usually one to plan ahead, but let's consider my Valentine's Day nailed down . Buddy, I've got three words for you, plus a number: Boyz II Men Cruise.
| September 10, 2010
They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
| November 06, 2009
Going for 'Distance'
To get an idea of the remarkable sprawl of supplies, clutter, and chaos involved in SPACE Gallery's forthcoming exhibit by Swoon and guest collaborators, "Distance Don't Matter," there are two good places to look: the gallery itself, and SPACE Executiv
From the Dumpster to the Gallery
| October 16, 2009
In this nonfiction account pretty accurately described by the book's subtitle, Daniel Asa Rose accompanies his nebbishy but mobbed-up relative on a mission for a Chinese two-fer: to get the organ he desperately needs and — why not, as long as we're here
Being the true story of how I found myself in China with my black-sheep cousin and his mail-order bride, skirting the law to get him a transplant — and save his life
DANIEL ASA ROSE
| July 24, 2009
Letters to the Portland editor: April 24,2009
Having worked at Guy Gannett for years, I have sadly watched the papers drop in size, content, quality .
What was once a top-quality, prestigious paper, has surely come down.
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 24, 2009
Trying out an anti-demonstration ‘sonic cannon’
The Maine Marine Patrol is considering purchasing a “sonic cannon” capable of broadcasting earsplitting, “disorienting” sounds, like those that have been used to break up peaceful demonstrations in public spaces in Iraq and the country of Georgia.
| July 16, 2008
Up the Yangtze
Chang sets his camera on a luxury cruise liner sailing up and down the Yangtze.
The new Chinese Dream
| June 04, 2008
The Big Hurt: Neglected press-release roundup
Nothing shakes off the doldrums like a short vacation to the bottom of the press-release barrel.
Music news that only a publicist could love
| March 24, 2008
The princess bride
When it comes to weddings, at this point in my life, I have no idea what I should want.
Disney weds girlish fantasy with adult desire for, er, girlish fantasy
| December 12, 2007
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