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Happy Flag Day

Betsy Ross has some new ideas for promoting the flag.
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By DAVID KISH  |  June 10, 2011
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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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 25, 2011
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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...
By Steve Miller  |  October 25, 2010
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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’  
By GREG COOK  |  May 28, 2010
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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
By DONALD G. FULTON  |  January 08, 2010
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Governor Ghoul

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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 20, 2009


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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 09, 2009
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Books tour

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
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  May 01, 2009
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True de-Light

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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 24, 2009
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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
By KARA BASKIN  |  January 14, 2009
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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
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 09, 2008


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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
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 08, 2008
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Issues, shmissues

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.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 21, 2008
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Emasculation proclamation

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?
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 30, 2008
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2008
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Common cents

Our government is now taking its cues from late-night infomercials.
Free money? Well, sort of.
By DOUG HEYE  |  March 12, 2008


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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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 16, 2008
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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
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008
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For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall

The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
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By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 09, 2008
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Brown puts Italian epic painting online

The problem with an enormous piece of art, though, is where to do you put it?
Big art
By GREG COOK  |  December 05, 2007
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Waffle, battered

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
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 07, 2007


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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 30, 2007
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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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 09, 2007
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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
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 25, 2007
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Stage worthies

The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  August 29, 2007


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Prodigious son

His work looks funnier than it is.
Justin Richel, American in Switzerland
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  August 22, 2007
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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
By GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2007

Being there

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007
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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.
Talking politics
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 23, 2007