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The Second Coming

Christ returns, and he has big plans!
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  November 30, 2012
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True Stories from History

Did you know that Jesus didn't really die on the cross?
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 01, 2012
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God listens to Santorum's speech

The Almighty follows the progress of the GOP candidates.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  March 16, 2012
Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable

Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable


We're still trying to figure out what awful thing the good people of western Pennsylvania did to deserve God's wrath, in the form of yet...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 09, 2012
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The Twelve Aposticles

Sample all 12 flavors!
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By DAVID KISH  |  April 22, 2011
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SPACE to screen video banned from Smithsonian

A video banned from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week in the wake of threats from conservative politicians will be on view in the front window of SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) this week and next, as part of a nationwide s
Fighting censorship
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2010


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Holiday Gifts for People We Hate

The North Pole has become the most depressing and perverted hole on Earth.
When a lump of coal just won't do
By SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS  |  December 10, 2010

Theology class

My religion teaches me that I have a responsibility to work to create a better world for humanity and for all living beings in the world that God created.
Letters to the  Phoenix editor, July 2, 2010
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 02, 2010
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Decades and Days of the new

After the bombast of Grace , Gypsy Tailwind’s sophomore record, full of strings and horns and big arrangements worthy of a Nashville studio, the opening to their brand-new Decades and Days seems decidedly intentional.
Gypsy Tailwind’s with Gervasi, and don’t skip a beat
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Zombies Of Mass Destruction

What microcosm of mankind shall desperately resist the zombie plague this time around?
A parody that's eat-your-face subtle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
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Ledge Lessons

As advocates of higher education and living as long as medically possible, we were sad to read that, according to new-media-powerhouse Web site the Daily Beast, Greater Boston is home to not one but five of the most stressful colleges in the United Sta
We love you, stressed-out college kids! So relax, and remember how good you have it.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010


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Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010

In a scene in Çagan Irmak's IN DARKNESS (2009; April 3 at 3 pm), one of several provocative films in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, a woman explains to a TV interviewer that her political party is neither for Shari'
Divine madness rules the ninth annual Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2010
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OMG, blame him

With religion being responsible for so many of the conflicts currently plaguing the world, it's good to see that some people are finally pointing the blame finger skyward.
Holy Finger-Pointing
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  March 05, 2010
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Pouring it on

Like most of us around here, 75orLess Records founder and Six Star General frontman Mark "Slick" MacDougall would like to put 2009 to bed.
Six Star General’s raucous Take Your Teeth Out
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 18, 2009
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The Pythons' Gonzo Gosepl

The scene is familiar: the vast blue sky, the expanses of sand, and, atop a distant hill, Jesus delivers the Sermon on the Mount to a rapt throng. But on the fringes of the crowd, His listeners behave like rowdies at a rock concert, yelling at one anot
Jesus never had a chance
By STEPHEN SCHIFF  |  October 02, 2009
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009


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The odd couple

Apollo Sunshine's Jesse Gallagher recently announced that Biff Rose would be traveling from the Big Easy for a rare, one-night-only show this Wednesday at the cozy Lily Pad.
Jesse Gallagher meets Biff Rose
By MATT PARISH  |  July 10, 2009
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Hail, Deer Tick!

Heady days for Deer Tick.
The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 19, 2009
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The long good-byes

Some time in the late 90s, Trent Reznor holed himself up in a house near the ocean. Ostensibly, he was there to write some music. And while he did use that time to begin piecing together some of the songs that would become Nine Inch Nails's 1999 double-a
Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 05, 2009
Henry Santoro: 180 Face Transplant

Henry Santoro: 180 Face Transplant


There you go! ...
By Charlie  |  May 21, 2009
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Rock n' Roll saves the day

One way to keep dry, academic art theorizing from getting too, well, dry and academic is to inject some rock and roll.
'Inappropriate Covers' at Brown's Bell Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  May 08, 2009


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Another damn study

Some people argue that scholarly inquiry about profanity is pointless, and even laughable.
Timothy Jay, PhD, discusses words his colleagues won't
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 10, 2009
How much does God love Tim Tebow? More than He loves you, obviously.

How much does God love Tim Tebow? More than He loves you, obviously.


 New England football fans unable to stomach watching the 8-8 Chargers and 9-7 Cardinals win home playoff games while their 11-5 Pats hit the golf...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 07, 2009
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Medicine men

What if a poem had the power to heal loneliness?
Two Boston poets use their art for the good of the tribe
By BY JAMES PARKER  |  November 25, 2008
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California’s shame

The politics of division as practiced by lame-duck president George W. Bush at the connivance of his onetime Svengali Karl Rove are not dead.
Equal marriage rights suffers a setback, but there is hope. Plus, young voters.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 12, 2008
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A smoker’s tale

Somehow one is surprised — if one is a semi-conscious literary journalist like me — by the discovery that Will Self has continued to produce books.  
Will Self’s The Butt
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 08, 2008


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Sex on wheels

Subcultures all need their touchstones: entities that over time assume the stature of full-fledged institutions.
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult just never get old
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 16, 2008
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Holy roller

Marilynne Robinson’s Home is haunted.
Marilynne Robinson’s Home
By DANA KLETTER  |  September 09, 2008
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The truth is up there

The sky’s on the move again, he can feel it.
Clouds, sun dogs, and the dream of an atmospheric education . . . How one former TV reporter brought his sky gospel to the people
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 20, 2008
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Tricky Dick

The Philip K. Dick phenomenon might be petering out.
Philip K. Dick's second Library of America volume
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 28, 2008