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The Gaggie Awards are back

The Gaggie Awards are back. Not by popular demand. (But that's never stopped state Representative John Martin.)
Winners and fools
By AL DIAMON  |  November 05, 2010


The most substantial item in the assortment of dances by the Trey McIntyre Project last weekend was an oddly proportioned 20-minute meditation on climate change and Glacier National Park. McIntyre, whose company appeared at the ICA as part of the CRASH
Trey McIntyre at the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 27, 2009

Escape from the chicken coop

In olden times, before unlimited numbers of free-range office-seekers were allowed to be-fowl — er, befoul — the airwaves with messages less clever than that poultry — er, paltry — pun, the general rule of politics was that one dumb cluck per election
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 14, 2009


Are we in the midst of a dance boom?
Trey McIntyre at the Pillow
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 27, 2008

Culture war games

Karen Finley sat at the edge of the stage of Emerson College’s Cutler Majestic Theatre last week and spoke about a woman who got off on war.
Karen Finley moves on, ‘It’s Alive’ goes after bio-tech, ‘Personal Computer’ gets Webby
By GREG COOK  |  March 27, 2007

Bad with names

You’ll be relieved to learn that Maine has a law protecting you from the rampant abuse of nicknames.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 19, 2006

I’m not dead

Washington County Democrats weren’t so much voting for Christopher Miller as they were supporting somebody whose name didn’t appear on the ballot: N. E. “Buddy” Butdisguy.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 21, 2006

Bottoms of barrels

There are two gubernatorial candidates on the November ballot who definitely shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 14, 2006