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Review: Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

Common Nonsense effectively and in detail confirms what thinking folks already knew but may have had difficulty explaining: Beck, equal parts Mormon and moron, is a towering ignoramus and a shameless bigot.
Alexander Zaitchik methodically unravels Glenn Beck's Christmas sweater
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 16, 2010

Heck of a Guy

Scott Brown’s stunning victory in January’s special US Senate election continues to reverberate through Massachusetts politics.
Despite a history of illiberal views and a boorish reputation, Guy Glodis enters the Democratic state convention unscathed
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 28, 2010

The Big Hurt: A big country lesbian pissing match

Reports began to surface recently that a major country star was set to come out of the closet in People magazine. I had high hopes for Chris Gaines, but no such luck.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 14, 2010

I really fucked up bad this time

God, that look on her face ...
By KARL STEVENS  |  February 19, 2010
norm list

Special delivery

For the last two decades, comedian and SNL alum Norm MacDonald has been firing off on pop culture and sharing life observations with his disarming deadpan delivery and signature subtleties through a stoner Canadian accent and nasal drawl.
The subtle genius of Norm MacDonald
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 21, 2009

Corporate parent kills WBCN

WBCN-FM, a/k/a the “Rock of Boston,” has as storied a history as any Boston radio station, but its 41-year run on the local airwaves is ending with a whimper.
Closing time


Dale Bozzio sentenced to jail

Two months after being convicted of animal cruelty, new-wave pop icon Dale Bozzio feels trapped in her own personal witch trial.
Feline Trouble
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  May 29, 2009

Interview: Mitch Fatel

Given that he was once an intern for Howard Stern, it's not too surprising that comedian Mitch Fatel is all about clits and tits, and assorted lady bits – not the stuff that feminists would gleefully shave their legs over.
Fatel hates the Yankees, loves stand-up
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 18, 2009

Adoring public

If the goal was to bring to life for a night the strange beast that is cable access, they nailed it.  
CCTV 20TH Anniversary at the Middle East Upstairs, October 18, 2008
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  October 21, 2008


Four friends, two bands, and nine years laer, Arcadia Landing is closed for business, according to a statement posted on their MySpace page on July 25.
Arcadia Landing call it quits
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 27, 2008
Stuttering John and WTF?

Stuttering John and WTF?

It was a strange morning on FNX. We talked to "Stuttering" John Melendez, former Howard Stern employee and announcer for The Tonight Show and check...
By Charlie  |  April 01, 2008


Twelve by 12

It’s before noon on a Saturday and I’m at the Glass Slipper.
A dozen local filmmakers weave a musical, a serial-killer parody, and 10 other short movies into a cinematic patchwork quilt
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 07, 2007

Dance, Monkey: Lisa Lampanelli

I love him. He smells like Stetson cologne and ass.
A comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 30, 2007

Excellent Italian interview

Steve Albini is a pretty nerdy guy.
Steve Albini speaks
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2007

Sexual Halen

Good news from the literary delivery room: the ignoble genre of rock biography has just given birth to its first genuine comedy.
The little Dutch boys who could
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 23, 2007

Dance monkey: Mitch Fatel

I have no comment. Please refer all further questions to my lawyer.
A visiting comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 25, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 70-61

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 12, 2007

Worst in breed: Media

Who are the unsexiest media men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Ho, ho, ho

Unless you’ve been busy catching up on your Kierkegaard, you know that radio shock jock Don Imus is in a heap of trouble.
Thoughts on watching the media culture that Don Imus helped spawn turn on the aging turkey
By EDITORIAL  |  April 11, 2007

Citizen Slaine

Trying to get to the bottom of one of the Boston scene’s more controversial rappers is no easy feat.
In the studio with Boston’s hardest-working rapper
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  September 27, 2006


Back to the garage

In a perfect world, it would have been Little Steven Van Zandt’s channel, rather than Howard Stern’s, that prompted hundreds of thousands to sign up for Sirius satellite radio.
Little Steven and the Mooney Suzuki
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 12, 2006

Les Moonves Leads Commencement Charge

Talk about poor alumni relations.
BU to Howard Stern: Drop Dead
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 03, 2006

Yahoo!’s one-man news army

Everyone’s heard of garage rock.
Plus, sizing up ABC’s new anchors, gutsy changes at RKO, and reporters turn into government investigators
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 26, 2006

Bowl games

I have a sexual interest in the sounds of men using the toilet.
Pee freaks and bathroom snoops
By DAN SAVAGE  |  January 24, 2006

Satellite of love

Omelets are being served. Cappuccino is being poured. And we’re all listening to a woman describe the details of putting finger after finger up a man’s ass.
Inside the studio on Howard Stern’s first Sirius morning
By BILL JENSEN  |  January 13, 2006