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SARAH PALIN AND CHRISTINE O'DONNELL MIGHT NOT TURN OUT TO BE GOOD CANDIDATES, BUT THEY MAKE GREAT TELEVISION
Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell might not turn out to be good candidates, but they make great television
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 24, 2010
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Shaking up the school system

Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
The Reformer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010
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Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids

The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010

Alternatives abound

The 2009 tax increases around the country.
Other states have found options
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 08, 2010
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Striving for significance

One of the questions in fine art is how to address the big issues of today, from our wars to global warming.
Deborah Bright and David H. Wells at the Chazan Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  December 04, 2009
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Band of outsiders

The Beatings got back from their eighth US tour the day before, but they’re already reconvening over at frontman Eldridge Rodriguez’s misplaced little two-story beach house in Lower Allston. I do a double take on the way through the cute picket fence.
The Beatings are at home under the radar
By MATT PARISH  |  September 11, 2009


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Ted's turn

A little-known provision in the crime bill now being negotiated by a House-Senate conference committee would greatly expand the number of prison cells available to house violent criminals, and it wouldn't be cost a dime. But it may be doomed unless Sen
Clinton caves on crime bill, but Kennedy can still salvage it
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009

It's still summer

From the Low Anthem to Mastamindz
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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The Mighty Wind

The Rhode Island recession, among the worst in the country, has become something of a national curiosity: how could such a little state be in such big trouble?
New England is answering Obama's clarion call and beginning to harvest its most viable renewable energy source. In Rhode Island, can Deepwater also blow life into our ailing economy?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 21, 2009
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President Obama

In retrospect, it all seems of a piece: suitably fitting, almost ordained.
The trek ahead
By EDITORIAL  |  January 21, 2009
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The right stuff

Politics is often a matter of perspective.
Senator John Kerry has it; challenger Ed O’Reilly doesn’t. Plus, Sarah Palin’s Hannah Montana equation.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 10, 2008


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The enthusiasm gap

The selection of gun-shooting, anti-abortion, creationist, doctrinaire conservative Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee has finally got the GOP’s conservative base excited.
This election, with Obama having stoked pennant fever in Denver, it is the Dems who have cornered the excitement market  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 03, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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Strange brews

This summer, Portland saw the opening of two notable spots to sip our way towards an obesity-induced infarction.
Tapping into the drinking life
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 13, 2008

Smoking the terrain with a heavily radical nose-wheelie

This article originally appeared in the May 30, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In which we try to understand the skateboarding subculture
By D.C. Denison  |  June 02, 2008


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Dead heat

With a bit less than six months to go until Election Day, both parties now know their nominees with certainty.
If the general election took place tomorrow, we’d have an unprecedented situation on our hands.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 14, 2008
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Beer: the next generation

Nikki’s Liquors, at first blush, seems like a typical liquor store.
Hopped-up brews are proliferating in Rhode Island, from neighborhood bars to the corner package store
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 06, 2008
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Super Tuesday: Pretty much as expected

Things turned out more or less as anticipated: John McCain bolstered his frontrunner status on the Republican side, and dueling Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will keep fighting.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 06, 2008
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Democratic pig pile

Oh, are the other Democratic candidates “piling on” poor little Hillary Clinton?  
Hillary’s victimization rap is Clintonian politics at its best and worst
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 07, 2007

The high hurdles

This article originally appeared in the March 24, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Obstacles for Dukakis in the long run
By SCOT LEHIGH  |  April 09, 2007


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Boston music news: March 23, 2007

Stepanian describes the band’s sound as “early Bruce Spingsteen meets Counting Crows and Ryan Adams."
Notes on Stepanian and Asa Brebner
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 20, 2007

Dark days for history

Once again, it’s February. The shortest month of the year, our coldest stretch of weather and, hold on, it’s Black History Month, too.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 07, 2007

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By BLY LAURITANO-WERNER  |  December 27, 2006
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Does Biden have the right stuff for 2008?

While the 2006 mid-term elections are over, the war in Iraq still rages.
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By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  December 06, 2006

Déjà Duke

This article originally appeared in the May 1, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Second verse same as the first
By SCOTT LEHIGH  |  November 14, 2006


Crossword: 'On the same page'


This is the puzzle to turn to
By MATT JONES  |  October 26, 2006
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Berg brings his anti-war message to RI

Running as a Green Party member against seven-term incumbent US Representative Mike Castle (R-Delaware), Michael Berg faces a scant prospect of winning the November election.
Annals of dissent
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 05, 2006
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Good Grooves

For many reasons, much great music is created in the darker recesses of the mind, where dreariness, despondence, and desolation rule. Of course, it doesn’t always have to be the case.
Fever Dream heats up; Zawadi’s heady soul stew
By BOB GULLA  |  June 27, 2006
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Unfinished business

The sleazy backroom deal engineered by Congressman Don Young and Senator Ted Stevens to kill the proposed 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound would do more than scuttle visionary plans to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm.
Wind farms, immigration reform, needle exchange, and arts funding
By EDITORIAL  |  May 03, 2006