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Happy Flag Day
Betsy Ross has some new ideas for promoting the flag.
| June 10, 2011
The new TV season
Gil Scott-Heron was wrong: The revolution(s) will be televised.
Power to the people; enviropalooza; on the money; farewell to Dickie
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 25, 2011
The Walking Dead zombie invasion "infects" Boston tomorrow
The Walking Dead trailerOkay, everybody, gather up your battle shovels and cans of baked beans. You know that impending zombie apocalypse the past 75 years...
| October 25, 2010
Celebration of sensation
The Rhode Island School of Design’s “Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition” typically has too many people doing too many different things for any common themes to emerge. But prominent installations in this year’s showcase at the Rhode Island Convention Cen
RISD’s ‘2010 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition’
| May 28, 2010
Creating a legend
The soldiers of the 20th Maine Regiment marched quickly into the night, moving west from Hanover toward Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1863.
How Little Round Top made Chamberlain a hero
DONALD G. FULTON
| January 08, 2010
Phillipe and Jorge are coming late to this fight, as last week’s column was already filed when the announcement was made that Governor Donald Carcieri — Governor Ghoul to you — had vetoed a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of a
Sinking to new lows
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 20, 2009
Lie of the land
In his new film, The Invention of Lying , Ricky Gervais plays Mark Bellison, a pudgy everyman who lives in Anytown in a utopian world where lies don't exist — until he tells one.
Lying liars, and the end of accountability
| October 09, 2009
While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
A guide to unofficial campus visits
| May 01, 2009
It's opening night, and in the leading lady's suite at the Ritz-Carlton, key players are drinking a litany of pre-curtain toasts: Fast-talking financier Sidney Black (Stephen Underwood) blesses his first-ever investment in the theater.
Moss Hart and Good Theater send up thespians
| April 24, 2009
Red, white, and blue balls: Bringing the party to the people
Are there any jobs on Earth more virile-sounding than commander in chief?
A history of our Inaugural West Swingers and White House Hoedowns
| January 14, 2009
An American Carol
A Michael Moore–esque documentarian changes his stars and stripes after trying to abolish the Fourth of July.
A dissent-bashing tale
| October 09, 2008
Interview: John Hodgman
Long before John Hodgman became universally recognized as the systems-challenged PC in Apple’s ads, he was writing fake trivia for such publications as McSweeney’s and the New York Times Magazine.
One man's operating system
| October 08, 2008
During the past few weeks, we’ve heard yet more media laments from our self-appointed guardians of political civility, warning us that this campaign is about to go over a cliff.
Never mind the complaints about how the media are not focusing on the issues. Historically, they never have.
| May 21, 2008
Though the press and Barack Obama supporters often maintain the opposite, by the rough-and-tumble standards of American politics, Hillary Clinton really hasn’t run that tough a campaign against the Illinois senator.
Is Barack Obama in danger of being outmanned?
| April 30, 2008
Paint by numbers
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women are really one tall woman, and she’s a tall order.
Three Tall Women at the Lyric; 7 Blowjobs from Theatre on Fire
| April 01, 2008
Our government is now taking its cues from late-night infomercials.
Free money? Well, sort of.
| March 12, 2008
New Times editor, Ben Dover
This is the disgraceful hiring of a political operative, not a journalist.
Kristol’s op-ed addition marks a sellout to the neocon cabal
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 16, 2008
Defending the universally loathed
Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
| January 14, 2008
For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall
The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
Phillipe and Jorge
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| January 09, 2008
Brown puts Italian epic painting online
The problem with an enormous piece of art, though, is where to do you put it?
| December 05, 2007
Hillary Clinton is on the defensive, now that her opponents have honed in on her apparent flip-flops and “waffling” in this past week’s debate.
All politicians flip-flop — Hillary’s just not very good at it
| November 07, 2007
After the fall
The evil is boiled down in the revival of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and that makes for a stew far tastier than Mrs. Lovett’s human-hamburger pies.
Sweeney Todd ; Macbeth ; A House with No Walls
| October 30, 2007
The Empire strikes back
Napoleon himself was well aware of the force that iconic images can have on the public imagination.
Napoleon at the MFA, Samuel MCIntire at PEM, and Local Food in Union Square
| October 09, 2007
Dance, Monkey: Jim Morris as President George W. Bush
Vice-President Cheney and I have just implemented a plan whereby we now deal with people who disagree with our plans for Iraq and Afghanistan by declaring them Enemy Combatants.
A comic in the hot seat
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| September 25, 2007
The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
| September 12, 2007
Genuine sense of outrage
Democratic US Representative Tom Allen is being accused by editorial writers and other whack jobs of demeaning the political process.
Politics and other mistakes
| August 29, 2007
His work looks funnier than it is.
Justin Richel, American in Switzerland
| August 22, 2007
Remembrance of things past
Pratt is a connoisseur of historical faux pas.
Greta Pratt at Bernard Toale, Bonnie Donohue at the Center for Latino Arts
| July 10, 2007
Ten years ago at the premiere of the Newport International Film Festival, you didn’t have to be a psychic to foresee that the event would prove popular.
The Newport Fest thrives on location, location, location
| May 30, 2007
Activists fight for arts funding in tough times
Overseen by General George Washington, a small army of arts advocates for funding has gathered at the State House.
BRIAN C. JONES
| May 23, 2007
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