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Interview: Paul Provenza
In Satiristas! veteran comic Paul Provenza engages in revealing, surprising conversation with a diverse group about comedy’s role in revealing uncomfortable truths about our world and ourselves.
Comedy life saver
| May 07, 2010
Review: Spose at Post Road Tavern
Spose, live at the Post Road Tavern, Ogunquit, April 21
BRIDGET M. BURNS
| April 30, 2010
Down ballot drama
The race for governor and the scramble to replace retiring Representative Patrick J. Kennedy have obsessed Rhode Island's chattering class. But all the talk has obscured an intriguing set of "down ballot" races for lieutenant governor, attorney general,
Important races to watch in '10
| March 12, 2010
V-Day is once more upon us, and for those not partial to Hallmark-driven capitalism, the V now also popularly stands for "Vagina" or "Victory," thanks to Eve Ensler's famous monologues about violence against women.
It's much more of a struggle than we might think
| February 12, 2010
Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition
Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
| December 25, 2009
Kennedy vs. the Catholic Church
Last week, Congressman Patrick Kennedy took the Catholic Church to task for opposing health reform that fails to include an explicit ban on federal funding for abortion. And he was right to do it.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| October 30, 2009
Morgan Knockers | Loss of Reality
I thought Waltham mega-punks Morgan Knockers had neglected to send me Loss of Reality when it came out last month.
Second Rock (2009)
| August 28, 2009
Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
| July 10, 2009
Numbed by Numbers
Such a difficult task, bringing horrific historical events to theatrical life. Ironically, the more vast the horror, the more difficult the challenge. Imagine the full sweep of something as enormous as the Holocaust reduced to stage scale.
Children of the Dnipro should show, not tell
| June 12, 2009
Republicans have a lot to say about the immorality of saddling the next generation with our national debt. But when it comes to leaving them a wrecked, depleted, and rapidly warming planet, they are taking the exact opposite line.
Once derided as tree huggers, eco-friendly youth are now the nation's most powerful (and feared) voting bloc. So why isn't the GOP listening?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 08, 2009
Eyes on the prize
We interrupt the Lincoln Chafee buzz fest to bring you this little nugget of news: there are a few Democrats who'd like to be governor, too.
Hold on, Linc Chafee! Dems Frank Caprio, Patrick Lynch, and Elizabeth Roberts would also like to be governor in 2010
| April 24, 2009
Download: Ride the Snake
The ancient lake has no idea what it's got coming.
Label moves towards reality
| January 20, 2009
Delivering the world
No other newsroom figure boasts quite the same mix of romantic appeal and nobility of purpose as the foreign correspondent.
Can a Boston start-up reinvent foreign reporting?
| December 17, 2008
Nothing screams Christmas like children dabbling with sorcery. Which is why Harry and the Potters' annual Yule Ball is such a howling success every year.
Harry and the Potters' 4th Annual Yule Ball
| December 16, 2008
CMJ in one day
The Gray Lady of indie music fests ain’t what she used to be
| October 29, 2008
The Republican Party is rife with classic wimps and bullies.
Jimmy makes Dubya look like a wimp
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 27, 2008
President Bush’s decision to score a historical footnote and be the first sitting US president to attend an overseas Olympic Games seemed like a good idea at the time.
George W. Bush is going to the Beijing Olympics
| June 04, 2008
Boston music news: April 25, 2008
“As far as I know,” says saxophonist Ken Field, “ Forked Tongue is the only CD ever released to include songs by both Ornette Coleman and Billy Idol.”
Notes on Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and the Unseen
| April 22, 2008
What about Tibet?
It is about money.
The Olympics may prove to be China’s Achilles’s heel
| March 28, 2008
“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| March 27, 2008
Some believe democracy can save the world. Others wonder whether it can even work in America.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the campaign trail
| January 08, 2008
Poppy parks the tiger amidst Crawford holiday splendor
Phillipe + Jorge’s invitation to share Christmas with the Bush family and their closest friends in Crawford, Texas, was once again lost in the mail.
Phillipe and Jorge
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| December 26, 2007
Is Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin working under the Imperius Curse?
| December 20, 2007
Theodore Braun’s probing documentary about the genocide crisis in Darfur takes a hopeful approach.
A call to action
| December 05, 2007
Hell on earth
How does the Devil get his work done? With the greatest of ease, seems to be the answer.
The Devil and Darfur
| November 27, 2007
SPACE Gallery’s annual Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is the rare local film event as essential to movie buffs as it is to concerned citizens.
Human Rights film festival takes on the world
| November 07, 2007
Student activists vow to keep pressure on the Junta
Weeks after thousands of red-clad Burmese monks and civilians protesting in the streets rocked world headlines, students are determined not to let the spotlight on the issue slip.
| October 10, 2007
Facebook and MySpace represent the easiest and most efficient method of assessing compatibility for a friend, a potential hook-up, or a presidential candidate.
A look at the MySpace and Facebook profiles of the '08 presidential candidates
| September 27, 2007
Killing the deity
In God is Dead ’s title story, God is searching — for unapparent reasons — for a boy named Thomas Mawien.
Waterville author takes atheism one step further
| September 05, 2007
If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
| August 20, 2007
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