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Phoenix group harvests 17 regional press prizes

The New England Press Association (NEPA) annual newspaper contest has always been good to us.
Bragging-Rights Night at NEPA
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 11, 2009
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Year in pictures


Imagery 2008
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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Judgment night for Doomsday

Two men circle the middle of a 24-foot-wide, black chain-link cage in Allston’s Wai Kru gym.
Roxbury-born fighter John Howard is climbing the ranks of mixed martial arts, one chokehold at a time
By JONATHAN SEITZ  |  June 25, 2008
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Gimme some truth

Can it be a coincidence, I ask rhetorically, that we have all of a sudden become very interested in watching highly trained men smack the shit out of each other?
In praise of Ultimate Fighting
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 25, 2008
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On the national affront

Where does one begin to recap 12 months of such willful self-parody?
An inescapable year reaches its inevitable conclusion
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  December 19, 2007
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Animal husbandry

Les Murray and Ted Hughes, though they dwelled in each other’s antipodes, had plenty in common.
Ted Hughes and Les Murray
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 15, 2007


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Letters to the Portland Editor, June 2, 2006


Readers sound off on Casey Sheehan, and last week's Phoenix sex survey
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR:  |  May 31, 2006