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A lesson from Smokey the Bear

Smokey earns his nickname.
By DAVID KISH  |  July 15, 2011

Strange tales

Freaky. That's really the only word to describe the story of Amalia Tabata Pereira — the wife of top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect (and former Yankee farmhand) Jose Tabata.
Deportation and baby-napping collide in Florida. Plus, a badger double DUI shakes up the Justin Miller Award standings.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 01, 2009

Life lines

When Michael Morse was a boy in the 1970s, the TV show Emergency was his favorite, and when playing war he always wanted to be the medic.
Michael Morse’s Rescuing Providence
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2008

Keep rotating

The album improves with every listen and is damn hard to get out of your player of choice.
Satellite Lot return with Sleepwalk in a Burning Building
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 28, 2007

Travel New England!

Clarke’s satire leaves enough room for at least one resounding lesson: a good story shouldn’t always make you do bad things.
...with a gas can and Brock Clarke’s wily novel
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 31, 2007

A paper burns

This article originally appeared in the July 13, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Fire at the Gay Community News
By DAVE O'BRIEN  |  July 12, 2007


Quiet warfare

On September 11, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the terror attacks that devastated our nation, a man crashed his car into a building in Davenport, Iowa, hoping to blow it up and kill himself in the fire.
Few have been paying attention to that other ongoing terrorist threat
By JENNIFER L. POZNER  |  November 28, 2006
TJI State list photo 3/31/06

State of disrepair

Live music will not resume at the State Theatre for at least six weeks, until a number of fire code violations are fixed.
When will the Theatre reopen?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  March 29, 2006

The Shaggy Dog

Dave Douglas (Tim Allen, who as the Santa Clause series attests is adept at these family shape-shifting comedies) is an LA deputy DA prosecuting an animal-rights activist for setting fire to a biotech company’s lab.
Tim Allen marks his cinematic territory
By TOM MEEK  |  March 08, 2006