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Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards

Phillipe had to endure Irene at Casa Diablo South in Newport. No problems at all, save for a titanic poplar limb, whose size had already led P&J to dub it "Johnny Wadd," falling all the way across the circular driveway and nearly taking down the pow
Paging Babe the Blue Ox  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 02, 2011

Holding on

Of all the details to emerge from the Norway atrocities last Friday, one of the most harrowing was the thought of those frightened, bewildered youngsters leaping from the shores of Utøya, dragging their limbs through the gloppy water as if in some kind
Death’s confluence: Amy Winehouse and the Norwegian terror victims
By CHRIS WRIGHT  |  July 29, 2011

Children of Eden's entertaining Bible stories

The team behind Children of Eden have plenty of creative cred; that's one thing in its favor. And then there's the backhanded compliment that the show isn't likely to turn you into a whooping, fundamentalist Bible-thumper.
Family feuds
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 22, 2010

Review: God in America

For all our bragging about separating church and state, throughout our nation's history, religion has never been on the sidelines. If
PBS puts American religion in its proper place
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 08, 2010

Warren Jeffs

This pedophile former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints is no better than a wannabe David Koresh or Charles Manson. And when you want to be one of those guys - you are beyond unsexy.
This pedophile former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints is no better than a wannabe David Koresh or Charles Manson. And when you want to be one of those guys - you are beyond unsexy.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Examining the state of Iraq's democracy

Why don't people laugh out loud, or at least guffaw, when they hear about US troops overseas assisting elections? Too many US states and municipalities have dysfunctional voting systems for us to be proudly tutoring anyone else.
Only eight candidates for office were murdered during this year's campaigning, down from 200 in 2005
By ANDISHEH NOURAEE  |  February 18, 2009


Grief work

From dance to dance, they shared a movement vocabulary that suggested pain, struggle, solace, and submission to unseen but unbreakable constraints.
Prometheus's 'Devil's Wedding'
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 29, 2007

Well shut my mouth!

Are today’s college students thinner-skinned than were previous generations?
Tufts and Brandeis muzzle student newspapers — at students’ urging

Adam's Apples

Before fundamentalists hijacked it, faith was as much mystery as absurdity.
Black humor and handguns
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 11, 2007


Although there are references along the way to such disparate films as  Planet of the Apes and Midnight Cowboy — not to mention his own Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ — Apocalypto reveals that Mel Gibson’s chief inspirations are chil
Chaos with a Stooge twist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

The Rhoda Reaction

what are the causes of evil and how do we eradicate it — or at least keep it in abeyance?
Why The Bad Seed teaches us more about “evil” than George W. Bush ever could
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  December 20, 2006

Terrorism by any other name . . .

I get so tired of hearing threats and hate speech.
Letters to the Boston editor: December 15, 2006
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  |  December 13, 2006

The Giant Buddhas

A few months before 9/11, in March 2001, Muslim fundamentalists destroyed another towering icon of non-Islamic culture: two giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan. Watch the trailer for Giant Buddhas  
From several viewpoints
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 20, 2006

Falwell U

This article originally appeared in the August 4, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Moral Majority's higher education
By JERE REAL  |  August 03, 2006
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A wild, wild, wide-open race

Here are five Big Things about the recent primary election that were missed or underemphasized by the “straight” press.
What you won’t learn from the rest of the media about Maine’s upcoming elections
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 21, 2006

Do ask, do tell

I’m 19, in the Army, and in the closet.
By DAN SAVAGE  |  January 24, 2006