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Stranger than known

In politics, things don't have to make sense. If they did, there'd be no excuse for the Tea Party, Democrat Jon Hinck's US Senate campaign, or Republican State Committee chairman Charlie Webster's existence.
Political nonsense
By AL DIAMON  |  September 23, 2011
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Meme police

I just woke up from some sort of bizarre dream. I was at MIT. There was a weirdo painting nudes of President Obama on a unicorn. Several adults were dressed like domestic animals.
MIT’s ROFLcon, a gathering of the Web’s biggest names, decides what will make you laugh and cry.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010

Can we have class dismissed?

What, you might ask, does Ahmed Hussein Ismail, the alleged gun-toting robber mistakenly let out of jail in Portland, have in common with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, alleged White House party-crashers?
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 11, 2009
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10 memorable moments from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an unapologetic, cross-promotional cheese-fest. But whether you love or hate it, you have to admit that its giant balloons are nearly as synonymous with the holiday feast as turkey, cranberries, and indigestion.
From historical to horrific to humorous, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  November 27, 2009
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Whalin' on Palin

Give Sarah Palin this: she isn’t driven by polls. If she wanted to improve her chances at political success, she would have used her book and promotional tour to convince America that she has substance and gravitas .
The former VP candidate could have proven her intellectual bona fides. She didn't, so let's move on.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 27, 2009
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Latter day taint

Fifteen years ago, Glenn Beck was a small-market DJ with a drinking problem, no friends, and bleak professional prospects. Today, he’s a Fox News superstar averaging 2.4 million viewers, an inexorably successful author, and the leader of a popular movem
How Glenn Beck is driven by Mormonism — and why his fellow faithful (including Mitt Romney) should be worried
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 09, 2009


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Diane Sawyer and the new voice of authority

The sight of Barack Obama in the White House has, rather quickly, taken on the air of the ordinary.
Anchors away
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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Gulf War vet 'saved' by Phoenix article

Yesterday, we published "Soldiers Committing Suicide," by Jason Notte, and just hours later, Mike Fitzgerald left our Portland editor a voicemail saying he's experiencing the same things a man described in the story had.
Portland Marine Corps vet shares his heart-wrenching story
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 13, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009

A new beginning?

Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  December 22, 2008
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Tackling the issues

When Sarah Palin’s interviews with Katie Couric first aired, people rushed to defend or condemn her. But one man opted for the blitz package instead.
Brutally funny
By JONATHAN SEITZ  |  October 29, 2008


‘Jock-ular’ election coverage

Yes, today the Providence Phoenix is celebrating its 30th anniversary, including the 10-year run of the NewPaper, and P+J are so proud to have been here the whole time.  
How Mike Ditka almost became the Republican heir-apparent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 22, 2008
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Is John McCain crazy?

There is something not quite right about John McCain.  
Or is he merely disturbed? Plus, local congressmen who screwed up the bailout.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 02, 2008
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Comedy Rambo

Misunderestimate Stephen Colbert at your peril.
A gladiator of mockery, Stephen Colbert is dismantling American society from the inside
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  November 16, 2007

The ’06 Guild Follies: Queen Elizabeth rules

Yes, it’s time to read about the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies, the biggest Vo Dilun cocktail party of the year, which, naturally, is held in Massachusetts.
In singing star turn, Pina wins rare standing O
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 28, 2007
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The Year of living strangely

So let’s see if we have this straight.
A year in media
By JOHN CARROLL  |  December 20, 2006


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Jeff Cohen on the weird and disturbing world of CNN, Fox, and MSNBC

In his new book, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media , Jeff Cohen writes about his years with cable news channels as a pilgrim who’s returned from a strange and hostile land.
Cable nit
By DAN KENNEDY  |  September 18, 2006
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Good night, Mr. White

Phillipe and Jorge were mightily saddened last week when we learned of the death of longtime friend, confidante, and jokester Doug White right after our deadline.
A fond farewell to a local legend  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 23, 2006

Jamestown loses its erection

Jamestown Bridge is falling down, falling down. James­town Bridge is falling down, my fair lady!
The big blow-up could be a spectacle for the ages
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 12, 2006

Celebrity skin

There were once television news people like Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley — anchors whom you could actually believe.
Couric’s ascent speaks volumes about the state of TV news
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 12, 2006
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Yahoo!’s one-man news army

Everyone’s heard of garage rock.
Plus, sizing up ABC’s new anchors, gutsy changes at RKO, and reporters turn into government investigators
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 26, 2006


The “I” word

Greg Mitchell had a very nice piece in the trade magazine Editor & Publisher about how our mainstream media — an absolute disgrace throughout the Bush administration — is avoiding using the word “impeachment” concerning the Boy in the Bubble’s affro
Why is the mainstream media afraid of George W. Bush?
By  |  January 25, 2006
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Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
By  |  December 30, 2005