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The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
By  |  April 17, 2009
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Review: Pontypool

Bruce McDonald's ambitious shaggy-dog story combining elements of Talk Radio , William Burroughs, and Night of the Living Dead succeeds about as well as could be expected.
Bruce McDonald deserves some credit for trying
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009
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The worst word

Then it happens: you look up at the TV screen and see Bono, the lead singer of U2, step up to the podium to accept a statuette for recording the Best Alternative Music album. "We shall continue to abuse our position," he says, "and fuck up the mainstrea
How F**K became our top taboo term -- and why we need it to stay that way
By TIMOTHY GOWER  |  April 03, 2009

They call me Mr. Lucky

Nominations are now open for the 2008 award for most politically inept person in Maine.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 16, 2008
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The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008
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Mark Weiner for President?

There has been much hand-wringing recently over whether superdelegates will hijack the Democrats’ presidential-selection process.
Superdelegates are not so super in a punitive democracy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 13, 2008


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A Wire runs through it

Here’s the scenario: Local ownership sells off a mid-market, well-respected and Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper to a huge media conglomerate in a major American city.
The HBO drama is spot-on in diagnosing newspapers’ woes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 23, 2008
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Excellent Italian interview

Steve Albini is a pretty nerdy guy.
Steve Albini speaks
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2007
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007
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Lessons of the fall

The fall from grace of Ralph R. Papitto was remarkable in its speed and force.
The Papitto controversy reveals some ingrained truths about race and institutions
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 25, 2007
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The numbers may not add up for Cianci’s return to talk radio

Rhode Islanders are clearly curious about the former mayor of Providence after his five years in the slammer.
Buddywatch
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  June 06, 2007


A call to action

The credits of Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes rolled, and I felt two ways.
Fixing hip-hop must come from within
By JOE KOSNOW  |  May 23, 2007

Fresh meat

Thanks for the interesting article, but I disagree with your stance on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) contest.
Letters to the Boston editor
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 02, 2007

Happy to be nappy

First off, apologies to writer bell hooks for swiping the title of her book aimed at little girls, which is a celebration of unprocessed black hair.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  May 02, 2007

Hurtful speech

 I can’t remember the last time so many commentators from diverse points of view got together in a kumbaya circle.
Letters to the Boston editor: April 27, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 25, 2007
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Why the Imus cave-in is bad for free speech, radio, and the whole society

I was never a fan of Don Imus.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 19, 2007


BEST

Editors' pick: Penguin threads

Need to suit up, monkey?

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007
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Imus’s downfall is a setback for free speech

Maybe you hadn’t noticed, but you lost something last week.
Axed
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 18, 2007
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The debating game

Thursday April 26 marks the first mega-event of the campaign season: the Democrats’ initial debate, to be held in South Carolina.
 A few things to keep in mind while watching the Democrats’ first debate
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 18, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 20-11


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 12, 2007


Worst in breed: Television

Who are the unsexiest TV men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Worst in breed: Newsmakers

Who are the unsexiest newsmaking men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Worst in breed: Media

Who are the unsexiest media men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Ho, ho, ho

Unless you’ve been busy catching up on your Kierkegaard, you know that radio shock jock Don Imus is in a heap of trouble.
Thoughts on watching the media culture that Don Imus helped spawn turn on the aging turkey
By EDITORIAL  |  April 11, 2007
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Romney's greatest gaffes - 'tar baby' update

Even by Mitt Romney’s gaffe-tastic standards, this was a bad one.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006


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Romney’s greatest gaffes — so far

All of a sudden, Massachusetts is America’s poster child for health-care reform — and nobody’s happier about that than Governor Mitt Romney, who, as a result, has become a popular dark-horse pick for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 21, 2006
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Bo-ston Homicides

If the Boston Police Department thinks the Boston Phoenix has been tough on its homicide squad, wait until they get a load of Robert “Bo” Dietl.
Bo Dietl takes on the BPD  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 02, 2006

Yes, you should be afraid in ( Matakot ka :P )


As avian flu threatens to kill millions, Bush bets our lives on the free market
By  |  November 10, 2005