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Out of control

Would you want a business like this in your town?
Convenience stores
By AL DIAMON  |  October 14, 2011
A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers

A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers


 If you're doing a double-take on the way past one of our red Boston Phoenix boxes this week, you're not alone -- Faraone amused himself...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 19, 2011
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The uncertain future of Rhode Island media

The endless, anguished debate over how to deliver local news in the Age of the Internet has not reached anything like a satisfying conclusion.
Breaking news or broken news?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 02, 2011
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Maximum pleasure

Ann Beattie emerged in the 1970s in the pages of the New Yorker with a cast of post-grad characters who smoked pot, bummed around, fell in and out of relationships, and faced the world with a shrug and the latest rock and roll on the stereo.
Ann Beattie hasn’t been sleeping
By JON GARELICK  |  July 02, 2010
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Slideshow: Photos from the War Lovers

Photos from Evan Thomas' book The War Lovers.
Photos of Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Randolph Hearst, and more from Evan Thomas' book.
By EVAN THOMAS  |  May 14, 2010
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Meet Evan Thomas

Narrative is the throughline in the professional life of Evan Thomas.
The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
By PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2010


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Twilight of the superheroes

While riding the New York subway one warm night in 1922, Hotchkiss-schooled, Yale-educated Henry Robinson Luce conjured the name of his epoch-defining magazine after spotting an arresting advertising placard.
The ghost of Time Inc.’s Henry Luce haunts Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the New York Times
By PETER KADZIS  |  April 30, 2010
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After Fort Thunder, the zine lives

Last week, friends of the zine Taffy Hips gathered at Ada Books on Westminster Street to celebrate the sixth issue: robot comics, prints of giant tsunami waves, and an interview with Chicago-based cartoonist Anya Davidson.
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By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  February 05, 2010
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Review: The September Issue

The issue of Vogue currently crowding newsstands is the September issue, a 584-page monstrosity that's the hallowed mag's biggest production of the year.
Walking in a Wintour wonderland
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 11, 2009
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Adrian Soiza and Dani Umpi | Dramatica

Uruguay, a small nation often shadowed by neighbors Argentina and Brazil, is home to a thriving music scene that has produced some of the best performers and composers of the "southern cone" of South America.
Los Años Luz (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 21, 2009
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Portland Phoenix honored

At the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual awards banquet in Tucson, Arizona, last Friday, Portland Phoenix staff and freelancers were recognized for their coverage of the 2008 elections, with a second-place award, tying the City Newspaper
AAN honors Portland Phoenix for election coverage
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 03, 2009


Mark Halperin

If Mark Halperin bet on horses, his baby would be shoeless and his wife would be hooking on the corner. Still, even though his biased election coverage famously yielded approximately zero accurate predictions, the Time magazine hack extraordinaire turned
If Mark Halperin bet on horses, his baby would be shoeless and his wife would be hooking on the corner. Still, even though his biased election coverage famously yielded approximately zero accurate predictions, the Time magazine hack extraordinaire turned his anguish on biased “extreme pro-Obama” reporters who got it right.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Preaching to the choir

Despite the curious omission of the Phoenix, that bastion of liberal, progressive, alternative news, The Nation's Guide to the Nation (Vintage) mostly lives up to its stated goal of being " a kind of collage of the Left.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009
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A flair for the drama

"There's not enough hype in the world for Glasvegas," old reliable hypemonger NME recently proclaimed. But that doesn't mean the magazine and the rest of the British music press aren't trying.
Great Scott, January 4, 2009
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 06, 2009
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Mixed Media at the Papercut

Last Saturday's mixed-bill affair at the Papercut Zine Library was a strange hybrid of contemporary salon, multimedia talent show, and impromptu modern-dance class (with instructions to move our bodies "like fire").
Cultural staples
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 18, 2008
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Phoenix.com wins at AAN conference

ThePhoenix.com Web site won first place at the annual Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference.
A line drive triple in Philly
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  June 11, 2008


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Mike Edison walks alone

On his death bed, Mike Edison probably won’t lament that he didn’t do this or he didn’t go there.
Funhouse
By AMY FINCH  |  June 10, 2008
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For the birds

Buckminster Fuller was an odd duck, one who routinely tackled concepts foreign to him.
Artful lodger comes to MIT
By IAN SANDS  |  April 23, 2008
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The player

The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London


By PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008
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Brain gloss

The merger of thought and glossy spreads of girls in streaming, DIY couture.
Two new Boston mags aimed at women beg the question, why not the perfect women's magazine?
By ELLEE DEAN  |  January 15, 2008
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They’ve got issues

As newspapers and magazines slim and shift their focus to online content and revenue streams, it has become sadly commonplace to overlook the unique capabilities of periodically printed matter.
The bookworm’s gift that keeps on giving
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 12, 2007


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100% Green, this week

We thought it made sense to print the Phoenix ’s “Green Issue” on 100 percent recycled paper, procured through the Montreal-based paper producer Abitibi-Consolidated.
Recycling
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 07, 2007
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Capital loss

Two things stood out when the book tour for an impressive new anthology, The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly , rolled through town this past month.

How has moving from Boston to Washington changed the Atlantic?


By ADAM REILLY  |  November 05, 2007
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Prudish publication makes its debut

You won’t see any bikinis in Eliza’s swimsuit spread, just one-pieces and a few belly-covering tankinis.
Return to modesty
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007
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Anna Wintour's hair tells all

By the time you read this, the frenzied seven days that are New York Fashion Week will be drawing to a close.
Why an editor’s locks are more revealing than her covers
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 06, 2007
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Nothing's sacred

“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
Biting art at AIB
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 05, 2007


'Please kill me'

This article originally appeared in the August 16, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The open-casket look vs. plastic punk
By D.C. DENISON  |  August 20, 2007
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Reality ingenue

What is it about MTV’s top-rated reality show The Hills , premiering its third season August 13th?
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By ELLEE DEAN  |  August 13, 2007
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Pop goes to war

Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 25, 2007
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Media monopolies kill

Anyone who doubts that big media monopolies are bad for democracy should take a look at how much the Post Office charges magazines to mail issues to subscribers.
How Time Warner — and other conglomerates — threatens freedom of the press
By EDITORIAL  |  July 13, 2007