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Playing Trial & Error by the Bonfire

Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonfire do a couple things pretty well on their debut record, Trial & Error , that are hard to do well: create an album with a sense of place, and create an album with something to say.
Pilgrim's progress
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2011

High ideals and crazy dreams

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

Muzzle mania

Giving a Muzzle Award to the Boston Police Department for its handling of Veterans Day protesters is in keeping with widespread media complicity that allows lower ranks to be court-martialed while war criminals in the White House escape accountability fo
Letters to the Boston editor, July 11, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 09, 2008
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The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2008
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Gov’t secrecy is fine with Maine’s attorney general

Democratic Attorney General Steven Rowe, is refusing to defend the state’s Freedom of Access Act.
Freedom watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 10, 2007

The pick of destiny

The Maine Senate has confirmed Democratic Governor John Baldacci’s nomination of Charles Dow of Winthrop for a District Court judgeship, despite Republican criticism of Dow’s lack of courtroom experience.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 31, 2007


In the BAG

First the good news: Dennis Dechaine is still guilty.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2006

Too much posse

John Richardson has lots of friends in the Legislature. Unfortunately for him, they may be the wrong friends.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 07, 2006