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Review: Cyrus

Helicoptering parents and stay-at-home adult children have been popular issues of late, and at first, the Duplass Brothers' third feature (and their first made with a studio) seems poised to exploit them.
Umbilical discord: The Duplass Brothers get Oedipal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010

Graceless grandma

My husband and I have a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old daughter; two years ago we all went on a vacation with my mother-in-law ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 11, 2010

With feeling

From the darkness, a hand strikes chalk against a spot-lit blackboard: July 1981 , it writes, and then, 16 .
Mad Horse's latest show has exceptional heart
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 11, 2010

Review: Solitary Man

By the fourth time Michael Douglas wakes up hungover and shirtless on a sour double bed, we get it: he's old.
Let's just move on
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2010

Sunglasses: Rating the Shades

Summer used to be simple: fun in the sun.
The brands Boston shops are pushing this summer
By LAMAR B. GRAHAM  |  June 11, 2010


That's not my name!

The transition process for transgender people, particularly transsexuals, might involve an expensive combination of surgeries, hormone-replacement therapy, and lesser tasks like perfecting one’s vocal tone or handwriting style.
Think changing genders is tricky? Try changing your name
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 04, 2010

Walk for AIDS: 25 years(1)

Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010

Marriage and the Supremes

By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 29, 2010


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Preparing for June 8

Stuckey vs. Vincent, Capron vs. Sharif, and Barkley vs. Dini
Candidate breakdown for districts 114. 116, and 119
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2010

Death penalty possible for Watland

Gary Watland, the brilliant and mentally ill convicted murderer whose 2006 scheme to have his wife smuggle a loaded handgun into the Maine State Prison in Warren was foiled when another prisoner tipped off officials, faces a possible death penalty if co
Prison Murder
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 28, 2010

Will Karl ever quit smoking?

That shit's radioactive
By KARL STEVENS  |  May 28, 2010

Review: Shrek Forever After

For his fourth outing, Shrek has entered a midlife crisis.
Far, Far Away meets It’s a Wonderful Life .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 21, 2010

Beer on a budget

The beer industry is generally considered recession-proof, since people are still going to drink beer when times get tough. But has the same been true for more expensive craft beer in the recent recession?
In defense of expense
By JOSH SMITH  |  May 21, 2010

Can the Netroots triumph in Rhode island?

Stories of State Representative David Segal’s nascent, underdog run for Congress invariably make a nod to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. And rightly so.
On the Hustings
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 21, 2010

Turning in that low-numbered plate for a pink one

Low-numbered plates may be Valhalla for Rhode Island’s vainglorious. But they are hard to come by. So for the average driver looking for attention, “vanity” and “special category” plates are the way to go.
Special Category
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 21, 2010

Bike Week and beyond

Boston is a great bicycling city. Sure, you have to deal with sociopathic, maniacal motorists who’ve never heard of a turn signal. And yes, you have to contend with a bunch of inconsiderate, entitled pedestrians who act like they own the road and can wan
From bike week to bike month, a line-up of great rides, summits, and get-togethers are helping make 2010 the year of the bike in Boston.
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 14, 2010

‘Junk Food’ Improvement

Portland native and healthful-cookie entrepreneur Laura Trice has based her career on building a better sweet tooth.
Don’t give up the sweets
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 14, 2010

How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness

Making it a reality is a matter of political will.
The concept is as simple as it is radical: give the homeless a place to live, with no strings attached
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 14, 2010

How can those in the box think outside of the box?

I was disgusted on multiple levels with what the article revealed about the Maine State Prison.
Letters to the Portland editor, May 14, 2010


Review: The Exploding Girl

Although docile and enigmatic, Zoe Kazan’s Ivy lives up to the film’s title — she’s an epileptic on the verge of both seizure and insanity when her long-distance boyfriend, Greg, slips out of her life.
Zoe Kazan gives a slow burn
By ZAK JASON  |  May 07, 2010

Review: Babies

Director Thomas Balmès’s spare, occasionally stirring documentary toddles to Namibia, Mongolia, the US, and Japan to capture a year in the life of four infants. The San Francisco family comes off at once as a gross cliché of Western privilege, complete
By ALICIA POTTER  |  May 07, 2010

Harvard virginity conference pops its cherry

At what moment are you no longer a virgin? When you get a blowjob? Give one? Give 30 ? When someone fingers you? Oral sex? Anal sex? Enjoyment? Orgasm?
Roe v. Wait Dept.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 07, 2010

Tyme fer moore lernin’

Much sport has been made of the hilariously misspelled signs created and proudly displayed at rallies by barely literate Tea Partiers.
Tee-Partee Lohjik
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 30, 2010

Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home

Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 30, 2010


Interview: Sarah Silverman

Recently, “Sarah” — the character played by Sarah Silverman on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program — was upset because in today’s world it just wasn’t safe anymore for children to get into strangers’ vans.
Staying dry
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 23, 2010

Are doctors complicit in prison torture?

In the past few years an outcry has arisen over the involvement of military and CIA medical professionals and psychologists in torture. Some critics have even suggested criminal prosecution of the medical staff involved or, at least, revocation of their
The Maine medical community looks at solitary confinement
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 23, 2010

Fed up and low down

Just kidding. Of course they’ll lose.
For once, the beleaguered taxpayers of Maine can’t lose
By AL DIAMON  |  April 23, 2010

Reefer gladness at the Crowne Plaza

Thirty-five years ago, a doctor took Elvy Musikka aside and told her that she’d go blind from her glaucoma if she didn’t start smoking. Marijuana, that is.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 23, 2010