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Hartley’s Gloucester; plus, Cristi Rinklin

Marsden Hartley returned to Gloucester in 1931 like so many traditional painters making the summer pilgrimage to the city's shores and fishing wharves, except he was part of Alfred Stieglitz's Modernist circle in New York, had imbibed French Cubism in Pa
Dogtown genius
By GREG COOK  |  July 13, 2012
St Peter's Greasy Pole

Greased up in Gloucester

When people picture the greasy pole, they often envision men scaling a vertical pole, as in Boston's Festival Betances.
Big Slick
By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2011

Review: Yesterday's

Funny thing, nostalgia. When it's about an era you haven't personally experienced, the reminders can be all over the place. Yesterday's bills itself as an alehouse, so visual cues try to trigger images of clanking, frothing mugs.
Nostalgic setting, contemporary delights
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2011
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Cool drink on a hot day

Alan Ayckbourn has been often dismissed as the British Neil Simon. He's also been hailed as a playwright of such acute insight that, if you look beyond the laughs, he deserves to be mentioned in the same critical breath as Harold Pinter.
With Table Manners, Gloucester Stage gives Ayckbourn his due
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 02, 2010
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Power of place

I'd arranged the trip (Dogtown is about an hour and a half south of Portland) because I was planning to write about Elyssa East's new book, Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town.
Exploring a New England ghost town in person, and on the page
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2010
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Photos: Most popular articles of 2009

The stories you couldn't not read this year
The year in martyrs, mortuaries, chupacabras, and pot-peddling soccer moms
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009


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We're killing the oceans

I meet world-renowned undersea photojournalist Brian Skerry at Legal Seafoods, across from the New England Aquarium, where he's the explorer in residence. He orders a chicken Caesar salad.
Is it too late to save the seas that sustain us?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 20, 2009
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Can Beacon Hill do better?

With DiMasi gone, the idea of casino gambling is again alive.
Gambling and education take center stage
By EDITORIAL  |  September 25, 2009

Play by play: September 11, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 11, 2009

Play by play: September 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater guide
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 04, 2009
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Sins of the play

The title of Israel Horovitz's Sins of the Mother (through September 13 at Gloucester Stage) is an ironic misnomer.
Israel Horovitz returns to Gloucester
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 04, 2009


Play by Play: August 28, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 28, 2009
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Owing muses

A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009

Play by play: August 21, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 21, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009


Play by Play: July 3, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 03, 2009
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Franklin Southie

The original Franklin Café in the South End won friends quickly with a unique combination of minimalist but inventive cuisine, comfort food like turkey meatloaf, an innovative wine-pricing scheme ($15 over wholesale), a terrific selection of draft beers
A popular chef's hangout branches out
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 03, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009
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Review: ASP's The Duchess of Malfi, Nora's The Cherry Orchard

T.S. Eliot famously opined that John Webster saw "the skull beneath the skin."
Dying breeds
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 13, 2009
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Year in Art: Beyond the gloom

The Boston art scene felt muted for much of 2008, with 10 galleries closing and the death of two local icons: Harriet Casdin-Silver and Jules Aarons.
Continuing cheer in dark times
By GREG COOK  |  December 22, 2008


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Spare-Parts Department

The family of a two-and-a-half-year-old Gloucester boy hopes that a new bill, filed in the State Senate by North Shore state senator Bruce Tarr on Monday, December 15, will prompt increased participation in organ donation, especially pediatric organs.
Desperately seeking organ donors  
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 17, 2008
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Is he being served?

In the first animated adaptation of Tony Millionaire's sumptuously debauched comic strip Maakies , the soused Drinky Crow was voiced by erstwhile Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter.
Tony Millionaire's still best on the page
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 18, 2008
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Fallopian follies

Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
By KARA BASKIN  |  September 10, 2008
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The right stuff

Politics is often a matter of perspective.
Senator John Kerry has it; challenger Ed O’Reilly doesn’t. Plus, Sarah Palin’s Hannah Montana equation.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 10, 2008
In The Queue, Forsberg, WTF, and Professor Earmuffs

In The Queue, Forsberg, WTF, and Professor Earmuffs


We start with In The Queue, our weekly movie review, then talk to Chris Forsberg of the Boston Globe about sports. Then on to the...
By Charlie  |  August 27, 2008


Ed O'Reilly, Chris Forsberg, In The Queue, WTF and Glen Campbell!

Ed O'Reilly, Chris Forsberg, In The Queue, WTF and Glen Campbell!


We talk to Ed O'Reilly, Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts Senate seat, Chris Forsberg of the Boston Globe (yes, Chris, you made the podcast), review...
By Charlie  |  August 20, 2008

Papa don't preach

The total “wake-up call” is the promotion of father-less-ness in our great land and the effects it is having on society.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 18, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 16, 2008
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As goes Gloucester?

Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood   disappear
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2008

The addicted city

This article originally appeared in the April 1, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Why is it that one out of 125 Gloucester residents is a junkie?


By RIC KAHN  |  April 03, 2008