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Gateway to beer heaven

The craft beer biz is booming . The evidence is everywhere: on tap, as more bars and restaurants diversify their offerings; at the stores, where shelves are crammed with a dizzying array of product; and on the ledger sheets.
Local pros share their first loves and choose their ‘forever’ brew
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  January 27, 2012

Beer by the sea

Ever since Narragansett closed its Cranston brewery 30 years ago, Rhode Island's brewing history has been sporadic at best. Contract brewers Hope Brewing and the Great Providence Brewing Company never successfully built a brewery, while Emerald Isle Bre
Sipping at Newport Storm
By JOSH SMITH  |  February 18, 2011

Shuffling off to infamy

Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 24, 2009

Review: Madea Goes to Jail

After a few Madea-less sojourns, Tyler Perry brings back his colossal cross-dressed caricature.
Laughs in a tent dress
By TOM MEEK  |  February 25, 2009

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

Terror incognita

Even as Aussie Phillip Noyce built a lucrative career as a director of proficient 1990s Hollywood blockbusters, fans of the distinguished films he’d made back home felt sold out.
Phillip Noyce takes on apartheid
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 25, 2006