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The ProJo's mounting woes; bus riders unite; making musical memories
Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 03, 2013
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Review: The Campaign

When it comes to mainstream movies commenting on political issues this year, Jay Roach's satirical comedy may be as bold as it's going to get.
Jay Roach's satirical comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2012
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Letters to the Boston editor, May 20, 2011

Jeez, I go away on vacation and you guys go all Obama on me.
Nose out of joint
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 20, 2011
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What's gotten into Egypt?

Being a dictator is a tough business. Just ask Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Plus, Republicans for same-sex marriage, and trying to kill health-care reform
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2011
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Review: Bangor artist Kenny Cole lights the 'Hellfire' at SPACE Gallery

"The Hellfire Story" is a tough pill to swallow.
When there's smoke
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 26, 2010
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Why Lincoln Chafee deserves your vote

Many Rhode Islanders are still undecided about the governor's race. Until this week, the Phoenix , too, was torn.
A man of expansive yet commonsensical vision, with a rare political courage
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2010


In the matter of Chafee campaign manager John 'JR' Pagliarini

The outrageous attempt to tar Linc Chafee's campaign manager John "JR" Pagliarini, who fell on his sword last week and quit the campaign, is the sort of Karl Roveian dirty trick that should make any decent Vo Dilunduh long for a good shower.
Karl Rove would be proud; it’s still a Complex World; the return of Ut
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 22, 2010
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Understated indulgence

In economic times like these, the decision to invest in a nice dinner out is not to be taken lightly.
The elegant new Walter’s
By BRIAN DUFF  |  May 21, 2010

Phoenix Staffer Chris Faraone (a/k/a Ol' Dirty Needle) Drops Dis Track and Video Attacking Fox News Rappers the Young Cons


You didn't misread that headline. I was so disturbed by this Young Cons performance on Fox News th...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 09, 2009
An observation about today's Cheney speech

An observation about today's Cheney speech


 Right now, the Bush/Cheney administration leads the Obama/Biden administration, 1-0, in catas...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 21, 2009
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Party like it's 1999

Just because you puked a lung on New Year's Eve doesn't mean you can't plan another five-alarm rager this month.
How to throw a wicked pisser goodbye Bush/HellObama bash
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008


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Follow the leaders

While we won't have George W. Bush to bash for the national trials that await us in 2009, we can learn important lessons from his past failings.
With the economy already staggering and sure to get worse, Massachusetts needs its elected officials to suck it up and show the way
By EDITORIAL  |  December 30, 2008
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Overselling Drudge


 Slate's generally excellent Jack Shafer today offers an impassioned defense of Matt Drudge's ...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 11, 2008
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Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

Barack Obama is darn lucky that Lee Atwater, who died in 1991, isn’t around to lead the Republican dirty-tricks department.  
An excellent and frightening documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 21, 2008
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Where has all the Gonzo gone?

On top of everything else they’ve blighted over their awful eight-year reign, the Bushies did this: they killed Hunter S. Thompson.
In the first presidential election since the death of Hunter S. Thompson, we finally realize what we've lost
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2008
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Is the bloom off the Turd?

Karl Rove was in trouble. Or so it seemed just a few days ago, when the Man Liberals Love to Hate trekked to New Hampshire to address the state’s GOP.
Karl Rove does New Hampshire
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 14, 2006


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Stop whining and do your job

A president with a history of antipathy toward the media complains openly about the “knee-jerk liberal press.”
The White House and the media are not supposed to get along, stupid
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 28, 2006
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Numbing carnage

On the morning of March 8, viewers had their first sip of coffee to a grisly sight on the news shows: grainy video of roughly two-dozen dead Iraqis lined up in a makeshift morgue, many of them apparently bound and strangled.
Once an upbeat hit, Bush’s Iraq show has jumped the shark
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 15, 2006
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Where is the love?

Within a couple months of its release, Brokeback Mountain went from being simply a well-made, serious film to a widely recognized, highly satirized cultural artifact.
Brokeback Mountain perfectly captures our ambivalence about marriage — gay and straight
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 06, 2006
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Attack of the 50-foot Oprah

David Letterman is by no means the first one to realize that the road to success — or forgiveness — entails planting a kiss somewhere on Oprah’s oft-fluctuating anatomy.
Why America’s most powerful celebrity should be more feared than loved
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  February 09, 2006
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What democracy wrought

It was an eerie and unsettling reprise of George W. Bush’s embarrassing post–Hurricane Katrina interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer when he infamously declared, “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.”
Hamas’s “surprise” victory offers sobering lessons about grounding US foreign policy in democratic elections
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  February 02, 2006