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Reefer gladness at the Crowne Plaza

Thirty-five years ago, a doctor took Elvy Musikka aside and told her that she’d go blind from her glaucoma if she didn’t start smoking. Marijuana, that is.
Remedy
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 23, 2010

Scott Macintyre

There was much debate around Phoenix headquarters about whether to put this visually impaired American Idol twit on our list. But as it turns out, collective office resentment of the way fans and judges babyishly pander to this marginally talented pop st
There was much debate around Phoenix headquarters about whether to put this visually impaired American Idol twit on our list. But as it turns out, collective office resentment of the way fans and judges babyishly pander to this marginally talented pop star wannabe far outweighed our political correctness doctrine.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Blindness

The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.  
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 01, 2008
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Show and tell

I’d never really had a crush on a drawing before. But when I began reading Adrian Tomine several years ago, I started falling for ’em left and right.
Adrian Tomine gets it together
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 26, 2008
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Let them eat car

It might be not just ostentatious, but very insulting and irresponsible, for the state to pay for two new SUVs.
Poor kids lose child-care while legislative leaders ride in comfort  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 05, 2007
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Kickin' it

What makes a pair of sneakers ultra exclusive?
The sneaker scene at the Paradise Lounge
By DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  July 31, 2007


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Taste of the sun

The Silversun Pickups visited the VW Green Room on March 28.
VIDEO: Silversun Pickups hit the VW Green Room
By BOSTON.TV  |  April 10, 2007
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The Messengers

Twin directors Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun explored the supernatural downside of cornea transplants in The Eye ; in their first non–Hong Kong horror movie, they unearth ghosts of the Northern Plains with stylish but unfrightening results. Watch the
Imagine Oklahoma! done as an tuneless pastoral spook show
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  February 07, 2007
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Deck the Halls

Somewhere in Western Mass, an anal-retentive optometrist prides himself on being Mr. Christmas. Watch the trailer for Deck the Halls  (QuickTime)
Lands like a lump of coal
By TOM MEEK  |  November 21, 2006
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Mauve drab

The diptych is a device you almost never see used properly these days.
Henry Wolyniec + Melanie Essex at Whitney Art Works
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  August 17, 2006
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25 Classes That Will Get You $50K

Unless you dream of becoming, say, a Franciscan monk, a retail clerk, or a freelance writer, vows of poverty probably don’t show up on your career checklist.
Courses around New England that you can take to the bank  
By J.L. JOHNSON  |  January 24, 2006