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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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The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
From the archives of the Boston Phoenix
By  |  October 27, 2008

New in the Phoenix: Will McCain's war on the press backfire?


 Therein, I suggest that the answer is yes--and that the backlash will be decisive on Election Day. 
By Adam Reilly  |  September 10, 2008
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Beating the press

If you’re a liberal, you quadrennially reconcile yourself to the fact that the GOP is going to win the White House. Again.
Why M c Cain’s Machiavellian war on the media could cost him the presidency
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 10, 2008
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Leggo my ego!

If Barack Obama loses the presidency this November, it won’t be because of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, or “Bitter-gate,” or sundry other vulnerabilities.
The GOP is smearing Obama as a narcissist. So why is the press playing along?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 30, 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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Sifting Shakespeare

“For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the bottom of God’s secrets.” That quotation from the 1557 Geneva Bible’s First Corinthians is the unlikely foundation of Ron Rosenbaum’s The Shakespeare Wars .
Ron Rosenbaum on Bottom, bottomlessness, the Bard, and . . . Ron
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 19, 2006

Flashbacks: June 9, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 07, 2006

Flashbacks, April 21, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006
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Romney's first draft

If a few recent incidents are any indication, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, widely viewed as a likely Republican presidential hopeful in 2008, is quite concerned about the hometown press.
The Massachusetts media could play a big role in shaping Mitt’s ’08 bid — or close to none at all
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 19, 2006