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As he strode confidently to the podium to give his State of the State address, the governor surveyed the crowd with steely blue eyes set in a face just shy of being impossibly handsome because of an intriguing hint of cruelty.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 28, 2012

Chilling in the Sunshine State; general mayhem; some music notes

Phillipe headed to Florida last week to meet with Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite involved in the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal.
Come on down!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 23, 2012

Class (warfare) is in session

In case you haven't heard yet, the US Census Bureau just announced its findings from the 2010 Census, and even a small state like ours saw a noticeable darkening of the population.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 01, 2011
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Interview: Al Jaffee

Al Jaffee has been a Mad man for 55 years, practically since the beginning.
Mad about the man
By DAN MAZUR  |  November 19, 2010

Bieber or Bust: A Rally to Restore Sanity Video Road Trip Diary


In the wake of Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity, everyone has pretty much agreed that nobody agrees on what the fuck happened in Washington....
By Chris Faraone  |  November 05, 2010
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Breaking bread with mixed nuts at Jon Stewart's rally to restore sanity

When I finally awoke from the effects of a pre-flight spliff the size of a tampon, I was sprawled across Logan Airport's Terminal C with gum in my beard. A man in full Marine Corps sweat apparel was shaking my shoulder.
Meeting in the middle
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 05, 2010


25 Reasons that Restoring Sanity was More Fun than Restoring Honor

25 Reasons that Restoring Sanity was More Fun than Restoring Honor


First of all, the rally was extraordinary. I'm usually a major hater, but while I rolled down here expecting to find little more than shameless...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 30, 2010
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Photos: Scenes from the Rally to Restore Sanity

With nary a be-skidmarked pair of Betsy Ross boxer shorts in sight.
Thousands of Daily Show fans, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, and Hogwarts alums, and more converge on the National Mall | October 30, 2010
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  October 29, 2010

Celebrity gossip

In the final days of a tight gubernatorial race, the campaigns tend to get desperate, then frantic, then crazy. That progression leads to increasingly wacky attacks on the opposition, few of which turn out to be true, although many of them ought to be.
Candidates in their final, desperate moments
By AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 2010
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Gay Tea Party Witch Sex: Three tales of erotic political fiction

Three toe-curling yarns of bipartisan/bicurious boning, starring some of our favorite hacks (and some of our favorite pundits).
Hot, throbbing election special: Palin/O'Donnell, Kerry/Brown, and Stewart/Cooper/Maddow
By PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  October 29, 2010
Top Ten Rumors about the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive

Top Ten Rumors about the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive


Despite the helpful FAQ page that Comedy Central posted on its web site, most folks, including those of us from the Phoenix who are heading...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 25, 2010


Surrender monkeys: On the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' media kerfuffle

Most journalism professionals agree that it is appropriate that media organizations should ban reporters from attending certain types of events in the name of objectivity and limiting perceived bias.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 22, 2010

Tea Party rally in Augusta - same day as Colbert/Stewart in DC


If you can't make it to the Colbert/Stewart rally in DC on October 30, consider heading up to Augusta from 1 to 4 pm, when...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 15, 2010

Heading to DC for Stewart or Colbert rallies?


If you're interested in heading to Washington DC on October 30 to attend either Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity or Stephen Colbert's March to...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 05, 2010

Jon Stewart: Collins vote part of being "run by a**holes"


From last night's Daily Show, here it is, your moment of Zen:  The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cAre We Run...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 23, 2010

Privacy concerns make facebook the new bad guy

There was, for a time, a pretty clear moral hierarchy in the tech sector. Microsoft was the evil overlord, Apple the virtuous underling.
Networks
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 28, 2010


Your words are not your own

Plagiarism is a serious charge.
Less Otten. More Originality.
By AL DIAMON  |  May 14, 2010
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Apple loses its cool

Sheez, they’re getting awfully touchy out in Cupertino.
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  May 14, 2010

In which Jon Stewart does his show (again) in character as Glenn Beck


Granted, he's done this before, but yeah, last night's Daily Show with Jon Stewart involved a pretty stunning takedown of Glenn Beck's recent paranoia-fueled criticisms...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 19, 2010

Workin' man blues

Election years are always times of high anxiety for politicians. That may explain why they say and do so many stupid things.
Blue-collar luxury resorts, and other GOP oxymorons
By AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2010
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Cube root

"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010


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Jew note

Defining "Jewish" music is pretty much a fool's task — not much easier than defining jazz.
First Annual Boston Jewish Music Festival, plus the Klezmatics
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010

Heading to the polls after work? Watch these videos before you vote for #MaSen


KEITH OLBERMANN is a sports guy. Inside, we suspect he's not too happy about Martha Coakley's Red Sox flubs either. But there are times --...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 19, 2010
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Judging the Judge

After reading Sunday’s front page BeloJo story, “Support for R.I. Judge not unanimous,” your superior correspondents have to suspect that everything — absolutely everything — is thoroughly politicized.
Committee Doubting Thompson. Plus, The Bish, Rush, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 30, 2009
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Hammer swings through Harvard

When he was known as MC Hammer, the man born Stanley Burrell famously sold consumers Rick James samples and parachute pants.
Ad lib department
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 04, 2009
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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


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Yoon or Flaherty

Boston voters will go to the polls in less than seven weeks to choose two candidates, out of the four now running, to face off against each other in November's mayoral election.
Who will win the chance to challenge Menino?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 14, 2009
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Generation Green

Republicans have a lot to say about the immorality of saddling the next generation with our national debt. But when it comes to leaving them a wrecked, depleted, and rapidly warming planet, they are taking the exact opposite line.
Once derided as tree huggers, eco-friendly youth are now the nation's most powerful (and feared) voting bloc. So why isn't the GOP listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009
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No laughing matter

The funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have a big edge over supposedly serious bloviators employed by the networks.
Anger, Obama, and AIG. Plus, doing nothing on Beacon Hill.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 18, 2009

Losing a Brown basketball legend

On the sadness front, while P+J missed our chance to say the sporting old boys hereabouts were grieved to learn of the passing of former Brown basketball star Eddie Morris on March 5.
Plus a mad money man, off-color comics, and a Laffey-Chafee gaffe
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2009