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Larry Flynt on the end of days, and why politicians can't keep it in their pants

Larry Flynt is no stranger to religious freaks. He's been one himself — converted aboard his private jet, back in 1977, by Jimmy Carter's sister.
Great hustle
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  May 20, 2011
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Power plays

Some weeks back, I got to listen to Brown University archæology professor Stephen Houston pronounce the throaty, staccato sounds of Maya hieroglyphs carved across a six-foot-wide limestone panel.
The Maya and the Kennedys at the Peabody Essex
By GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010
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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: Amelia

The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
Plane bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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Road trip

There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
By CAROLYN GAGE  |  June 26, 2009
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Repression illustrated

Graphic novels are an acquired taste.
People’s history in graphic format
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 01, 2008


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Digging in

When The Real World goes green, you begin to wonder whether we’ve reached critical mass on this whole environmentalism/eco-chic/rolling-out-the-green-carpet schtick.
Scrutinizing the sustainable-farming message
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 28, 2008
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Power brokers

As the race for the Democratic nomination enters the summer, there are two figures lurking in the background: Al Gore and Elizabeth Edwards.
Al Gore isn't running (yet); neither is Elizabeth Edwards. But either could be a factor in an Obama win.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 02, 2007
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Wah-Wah

Richard E. Grant’s own story is a lot more interesting than most of the films he’s acted in, and so he’s made a film of it.
Autobiographical picture gets bogged down in clichés
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 24, 2006