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Culinary news; carping ’bout Kimye; Republicans’ Feet lodged in mouth

When meat packer (no jokes, please) Hormel recently acquired Skippy peanut butter, Phillipe and Jorge could only think of one person: Elvis!
Corporate Elvis merger
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 11, 2013

We’re still screwed

To everyone on social media who thanked "god" for the Obama win: next time, please pray for a president who isn't bankrolled by the likes of Goldman Sachs, who respects civil liberties, and who doesn't indiscriminately bomb civilians. For now, you're ju

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 16, 2012

Photos: Miss Rhode Island/Miss Teen Rhode Island USA pageant 2012

Brittany Stenovitch earns the title of Miss Rhode Island and Elaine Collado wins Miss Teen Rhode Island on September 9th, 2012.
September 9, 2012 | Park Theatre, Cranston RI
By NATALJA KENT  |  September 14, 2012

Trump for Vice-President

"I've been known as being a very smart guy for a long time."
A Modest Proposal
By EDITORIAL  |  June 01, 2012

Review: Cuban Revolution

As restaurant themes go, there must be some odder than that of Cuban Revolution.
Viva la ropa vieja!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 20, 2012

The Great Tattoo Protest of 2011

Last Saturday was just another typical day in the Cool, Cool World. Joe Kernan, the features editor and author of the best police log reports in the Biggest Little for the Beacon Communications string of newspapers, was coming to my place.
An inky situation; Weekly World News; Farewell to Cornell
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 20, 2011


Thanks all around

"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 13, 2011

Obama's rebirth

It was a good weekend for the president.
By exposing his haters, the president has forced the GOP into a corner
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 06, 2011

Republican whisper campaigns

Republican would-be candidates have some unusual secrets.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  May 06, 2011

Japan's Chernobyl

It may have receded from the headlines, but the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station continues.
Plus, what's Donald Trump all about?
By EDITORIAL  |  April 15, 2011

The State vs. the People, Pt. 1

On Monday, the most prominent headline on the front page of our daily paper or, as the Bud-I calls it with a unique mixture of glee and sadness, "The Pamphlet," was "Cesspools given notice."
A variety of cesspools; the right to know; taking aim
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  April 02, 2011

Questions Dog Trump; Why Won't He Answer?

At this point, there is enough speculation about whether Donald Trump has been replaced by a PCP-addicted gardener on the run from the Federales (a...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 25, 2011

Say it again, Ron: Newsmax on Donald Trump

Despite the fact that he writes for Newsmax, which recently published a call for an anti-Obama coup, I generally enjoy reading Ronald Kessler's stuff. I've...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 07, 2010

Losing a Brown basketball legend

On the sadness front, while P+J missed our chance to say the sporting old boys hereabouts were grieved to learn of the passing of former Brown basketball star Eddie Morris on March 5.
Plus a mad money man, off-color comics, and a Laffey-Chafee gaffe
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2009

Crossword: ''So cute''

If it gets any cuter, I'll get a toothache.
By MATT JONES  |  October 22, 2008

So to speak

The article attacking House Speaker Sal DiMasi by David S. Bernstein was offensive character assassination based on ethnic stereotyping and cute political correctness.
Letters to the Bostone editor, May 2, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 30, 2008


Beating up on Chris (times two)

It’s nice to see the rest of the world picking up on something we Vo Dilunduhs have known for years.
Matthews gets dissected; Young goes egotistical in ATM contretemps
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2008

The amazing race

For the past year, presidential politics has been building to the crescendo that is the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
We break down the Presidential campaign to its six essential parts, and predict your next Commander-in-Chief.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 26, 2007

First impressions

Say you’re at a party and some guy comes up to you.
Can Frank TV save a tired comedy staple?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 19, 2007

Selling points

Jay-Z’s new album shares its title with the new Ridley Scott film about Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas.
Jay-Z ties his fortunes to American Gangster
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  November 14, 2007

Deal me in

In fact, let's just talk about one card in particular.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 25, 2007

Word up

It’s a sex columnist’s nightmare to be clueless when a well-worn sex term gets thrown out at a dinner party.
A primer on the language of lust
By JEANNIE GREELEY  |  July 13, 2007

What lies beneath

Rife with prostitution, espionage, booze, and murder, Portsmouth once supported a rich red-light culture in the shadows of its refinery.
Exploring Portsmouth's Underbelly
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 30, 2007

Risky business

If none of the above translates to the page as comic, trust me, you had (have!) to be there. 
Cutting loose at Friday Night Live
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 08, 2007

Demon master

Boston hasn’t always been a major stop for big-league DJs. Record Shopping with Carl Craig (QuickTime)
Techno legend Carl Craig speaks . . . and spins
By DAVID DAY  |  April 17, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1

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

Trump of judgment

“Some people cast shadows,” wrote Donald Trump in a 2005 letter to the New York Times Book Review , “and other people choose to live in those shadows. To each his own.”
The Apprentice , I’m from Rolling Stone , and Beauty and the Geek
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 11, 2007

2006 from Casa Diablo

If you travel down the Hershey Highway, turning left at the Tuna Tunnel, continuing over the Um Bridge, above the beautiful Art Lake, you will come to Casa Diablo.
 Better stock up on Pernod and grapefruit after this doozy
By PHILIPPE & JORGE  |  December 21, 2006

Romney’s real friends

As you probably know, word has leaked out that Mitt Romney once considered homosexuals to be actual human beings; this is giving him a little trouble with the social conservatives he’s trying so desperately to woo for his presidential run.
 Cash flow
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 13, 2006