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Interview: The radicalization of Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz's writer's block is almost as legendary as her wit.

By JON GARELICK  |  October 05, 2012

The Smith Hill gang

Well, at least one member of the General Assembly spent the weekend where most of them belong: in jail. We are speaking, of course, of the estimable GOP representative from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, and "Lockup: Boston," Daniel Gordon.
Dangerous Dan; kids on a leash; the great Dave Gavitt; more bus fuming
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 23, 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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The Rhode Show in outer space

Easily the most otherworldly, bizarre event in this year's busy campaign season was the August 23 appearance on Channel 12's The Rhode Show by Providence mayoral candidate Christopher Young, renowned for his multiple bids for office in the Biggest Li
Crooning with Chris Young; Nazi talk; Clemens v. congress; the lure of the bucket
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2010
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Latter day taint

Fifteen years ago, Glenn Beck was a small-market DJ with a drinking problem, no friends, and bleak professional prospects. Today, he’s a Fox News superstar averaging 2.4 million viewers, an inexorably successful author, and the leader of a popular movem
How Glenn Beck is driven by Mormonism — and why his fellow faithful (including Mitt Romney) should be worried
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 09, 2009
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Gershwin done right

Crazy for You , the 1992 homage to the Gershwin brothers' 1930 musical Girl Crazy , is rockin' the rafters at Theatre By the Sea (through July 11). Building inspectors are going to have to check out the Matunuck summer barn theater for damage after e
Crazy For You's delightful musical mayhem
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 26, 2009


Required reading: Rich on Cheney


Today's Frank Rich column on Dick Cheney's recent PR offensive is a must-read for two reasons. First...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 31, 2009

Monkeying around

Dire fiscal conditions at most media outlets have led major local players like the Providence Journal and WJAR/Channel 10 to pursue a unique employment strategy. Both organizations are apparently looking into securing the services of trained gibbons
Going ape at the urinal + WJAR. Plus, a compelling reason to stay healthy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 29, 2009
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Material girls

The usually evenhanded if impassioned David Hare in The Secret Rapture , a 20-year-old play being urgently, elegiacally revived by Trinity Repertory Company.
Trinity uncovers Hare's Secret Rapture
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009
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The Secret Rapture at Trinity Repertory Company

David Hare's The Secret Rapture , which Trinity Repertory Company is presenting through March 29.
Trinity's Rapture spans the compassion spectrum
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 24, 2009

A new beginning?

Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  December 22, 2008


Election '08: the REAL stakes

Election '08: the REAL stakes


 At first I thought today's Frank Rich column would stand as the definitive take on the McCain-Palin campaign's descent into incendiary xenophobia. But it's already...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 12, 2008
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War stories

“We will be fighting for forty years.” Reading those words at the end of Norman Mailer’s 1968 Miami and the Siege of Chicago , you can’t help but feel a chill.
Mailer on the ’68 conventions
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 19, 2008
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Photo op?

After 11 days on the road promoting Standard Operating Procedure , his film about the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal, Errol Morris is back in his Cambridge office.
In Errol Morris’s Standard Operating Procedure , a picture is worth a thousand words
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2008
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Stormy weather

Phillipe + Jorge are not upset or disappointed that Governor Don “Laughing Boy” Carcieri was out of the country, in Iraq, during the recent winter storm imbroglio.
Snow cleanup undermined by incompetents and flying monkeys
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 19, 2007
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Our Sgt. Schultz society

“I know noz-ZINK!” That was the catchphrase of John Banner’s character, the Nazi prison guard Sergeant Schultz.
Know-nothing nation sleepwalks well into the future
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 24, 2007


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Dollar Bill-ed

Phillipe + Jorge are surprised and sad to see that state Senator Stephen Alves of West Warwick is being investigated by the FBI.
Senator Alves comes under scrutiny
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 03, 2007

Striking out

Dan Shaughnessy haters need to grow some balls and quit whining about how “mean” he is.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 6, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 02, 2007

Tabor won

If you had joined Maine’s leading liberals in kicking off the legislative session at their annual public-policy gab-fest in early January, you would have been excused for thinking the conservatives were actually the hosts.
The liberals embrace defeat (a/k/a Baldacci)
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 17, 2007
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Lions and lambs

The season is notable for the return to bookstores of canonical names like Atwood, Ginsberg, Kinnell, le Carré, Munro, Pynchon, and Vidal plus a fair share of younger lions like Eggers, Julavits, and Muldoon.
Pynchon isn’t all you’ll be reading this fall  
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 13, 2006