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Alison Pebworth’s thought-provoking ‘Possibilities’

San Francisco's Alison Pebworth had been doing the usual artist thing — spending months working alone in her studio making elaborately symbolic magic realist paintings and occasionally emerging for a gallery show.
America the ‘Beautiful’
By GREG COOK  |  October 26, 2012
Film: The Queen of Versailles

Review: The Queen of Versailles

You couldn’t invent a better metaphor for America’s economic injustice and insanity.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 27, 2012
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The Florida rapper shows her Pryde

Kitty Pryde is a teen rapper from Daytona, Florida.
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By LIZ PELLY  |  May 18, 2012
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Total Bummer Fest and the quest for a local scene

In the corner of an enormous warehouse in the Winter Park neighborhood of Orlando, Florida, 40 or so kids are sitting on the floor in a semicircle, cross-legged.
The coolest summer camp ever
By LIZ PELLY  |  May 18, 2012
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Trayvon Martin and the dark side of the American soul

Florida is a nightmare from which America cannot seem to awake. It bakes with neuroses.
Florida justice?
By EDITORIAL  |  March 30, 2012

Racism flourishes in darkness

There is a reason that evil is associated with darkness. It's not that the night is inherently bad; in fact, it can be beautiful and wondrous things can take place in it.
Diverse-city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  March 30, 2012


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OK, Florida

High voices?
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  January 27, 2012
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Surfer Blood | Tarot Classics

This is a literal holdover. A charming band of Floridians who realized their musical dream in a dorm room, they made the difficult push to Pitchfork ascendancy and won what they really wanted: a major label deal.
Kanine (2011)
By DAN WEISS  |  October 21, 2011
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Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed

People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
Dark rays
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  August 26, 2011
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Cruelty, compassion, and a capuchin, a decade later

I had tried not to look at the monkey's tits — the result, Janet told me later, of a glandular disorder. They bounced whenever the monkey moved. If you shaved them, they would have been a pretty nice set.
The baby in the box
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  August 05, 2011
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The Year in Monkey News

Simian news items, compiled for your reading pleasure.
Primate dispatches from around the globe
By DAVID EISENBERG, JAMES P. FITZPATRICK, NATE HOMAN, AND KATIE LANNAN  |  August 05, 2011


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Not-so-United States

The BeloJo had a story on Sunday that gave a rating of absolutely true to Senator Weldon Shitehouse's contention that "current US law permits companies that close down American factories and offices and move those jobs overseas to take a tax deduction f
Divisive radicals vs. the moronization of America; postcard from Florida
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 26, 2010
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Looking for a better idea

P+J aren’t sure how many Vo Dilunduhs caught Matt Bai’s story on Linc Chafee in last week’s New York Times , but BeloJo political columnist Edward Fitzpatrick certainly did and, in his Tuesday column, he decided to do a little follow-up with the other g
Lauding Linc; Pining for Jersey Shore ; the new First Couple; fighting for students' rights
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 23, 2010
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The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2010

Two sides to Guy

I’m a delegate at the state Democratic convention and I didn’t vote for Guy Glodis for auditor.
Boston Phoenix letters, June 25, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 25, 2010
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Against Me! | White Crosses

For a while, Against Me! were the most impassioned band on the planet.
Sire (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  June 25, 2010


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Ain't that America?

Armadillo Acres in the Florida of The Great American Trailer Park Musical may not be a place you want to live, what with the thin walls and occasional gunfire, but it could be a fun place to visit. The Center Stage production in West Kingston is givi
Good ol’ boys and girls in Trailer Park Musical
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 18, 2010
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Pointing fingers in the Gulf

Now that we have enlisted the aid of James Cameron, Kevin Costner, Betty White, and the Olneyville New York System Oil, Olestra, and Anal Leakage Institute to help plug the BP underwater gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, let’s take a look at what is really b
The disaster was waiting to happen; kudos for Grover; and gangsta talk
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2010
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Pols and blowhards beware: PolitiFact is coming

The Providence Journal , facing the newspaper industry's twin demons of declining circulation and plummeting advertising revenue, is in an intense period of reinvention.
As the ProJo turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 11, 2010

Crossword: ''All the right angles''

 They've got the market cornered.
 They've got the market cornered.
By MATT JONES  |  June 11, 2010
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Bedroom community

Okay, so Dead Cats Dead Rats are not actually from Boston.
Dead Cats Dead Rats dig out of the 'burbs
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 04, 2010


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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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My uncle, the astronaut

As NASA’s Space Shuttle program winds down to a close this November after 33 years and 134 launches, I was lucky enough to catch the 132nd launch this past Friday, which was also the final flight of Atlantis, one of three remaining operational orbiting v
Found in Space
By CHRISTINE ATTURIO  |  May 21, 2010
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Hearing voices

Don’t be fooled by its textbook appearance — How To Wreck a Nice Beach (Melville House/Stop Smiling) is hardly a dry anthropological study of “The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop,” as the subtitle suggests.
Dave Tompkins chases the Vocoder
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 14, 2010

Your words are not your own

Plagiarism is a serious charge.
Less Otten. More Originality.
By AL DIAMON  |  May 14, 2010
Florida, not only bestiality-friendly state in nation

Florida, not only bestiality-friendly state in nation


  The most disturbing bit of information from this blog post should not be that Florida struck down a law banning bestiality in its state...
By webteam  |  May 07, 2010


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At the G.I. Joe Convention: The Baroness and a ‘slice of Americana’

Roadblock flew in from Miami, and Tunnel Rat took the train from Jersey. But it was Baroness, aka Penelope Pappas, who got the cameras clicking at the 17th annual G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention.
Gatherings
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  May 07, 2010
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Contemporary heart

Music is really just a form of time, so it makes sense that our many musics represent the many different ways we wrangle with this irritatingly linear mortal coil.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells open the present
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2010
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Stars, bars, and open arms

The first thing I noticed when pulling into the Preble Street parking lot on Back Cove for last Sunday’s open-carry firearm event, which had been organized to encourage Mainers to legally wear their guns in public, was the Confederate flag.
Flags + Guns Dept.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 30, 2010
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A Soviet submarine finally meets its demise

Out on Allens Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island is finally saying goodbye to the Cold War.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 30, 2010