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Monkeying around

Dire fiscal conditions at most media outlets have led major local players like the Providence Journal and WJAR/Channel 10 to pursue a unique employment strategy. Both organizations are apparently looking into securing the services of trained gibbons
Going ape at the urinal + WJAR. Plus, a compelling reason to stay healthy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 29, 2009


Members of the GOP must reject the shameless, dishonorable, dishonest former governor of Massachusetts, Willard Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is a liar, and Republican voters deserve better.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 09, 2008

A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007

Backlash blues

Most big news stories fit the snowball metaphor, with an isolated fact or two slowly gaining significance and momentum over a period of days or weeks.
Will the Larry Craig scandal bolster anti-gay bias?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 06, 2007

Gay old time

Many people take for granted that the divide between gay culture and mainstream culture is as thin as the latex of an expensive condom.
Ten moments when the mainstream assimilated gay culture and made it its own
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 30, 2007

The new armies of the ’net

More than a million people have downloaded the “Hello Garci” ring tone.
Can pop technology ramp up public interest in politics?
By ERICA SAGRANS  |  February 01, 2007


Fantasizing Congress

With football in playoff mode and spring training two months away, participants in any of the Web’s innumerable fantasy sports leagues may see this winter as a fallow period, a time when they could get rusty. Lucky for them, the 110th Congress convenes o
Democracy in action
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 03, 2007

Goodbye, cruel America

Toward the end of 2006, we woke up to the glad news that Chile’s former strongman Augusto Pinochet had saved everyone the trouble of hanging his sickly carcass for war crimes and atrocities by dying of a heart attack.
An in-death eulogy for 2006
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  December 20, 2006

The Blowhard Bulletin

Last week’s Phoenix carried an intriguing article, by ace news editor Ian Donnis, about how Bruce “Captain Blowhard” Sundlun, our esteemed former governor and all-around giant raving character, was looking to have a local group of investors buy the Pro
 Sundlun’s desire to restore local ownership is on the money
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 13, 2006

My Ellen Willis

When I was a queer teenager in suburban New Jersey in the early 1960s, I decided that I wanted to be Susan Sontag.
Making sense of a woman who was always two or three steps ahead of the Zeitgeist
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  November 30, 2006

Not that there’s anything wrong with that

Want to make the mainstream press squirm? Suggest that a major public figure is gay.
Big media’s big gay baggage
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 21, 2006

Until there’s nothing left of us

Hey, all you Maine Republicans wallowing in self-pity, after losing the election: snap out of it.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 15, 2006

Windbags of change

Regardless of which major party sits astride Capitol Hill, Washington is a conservative city. Not in ideological terms, mind you.
A front-row seat at the midterm elections
By CHRIS LEHMANN  |  November 08, 2006

Republican radio

If you’re a political liberal — or just someone who has a sense of fair play — listening to two straight days of talk on WRKO-AM isn’t easy.
Two days with WRKO-AM, the unofficial broadcast arm of Kerry Healey’s campaign for governor
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 30, 2006

Night of the living dead?

Reading your feature on the Massachusetts Republican Party’s long slide into irrelevance, I’m reminded of that suddenly popular quote: “I used to be a Republican before they lost their minds."
Letters to the Boston editor: October 27, 2006
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 25, 2006

Close to the edge

The last time Republicans won control of both chambers of the Maine Legislature, the country was engaged in an unpopular foreign war, Washington was on the verge of a major scandal, Congress was meddling with social issues, and the vice-president was cal
Politics and Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 25, 2006


The GOP’s secret stash

Give one thing to the GOP: they know how to play the game.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 25, 2006

Trail mix

Could someone please get a temporary restraining order against Kerry Healey’s Deval-Patrick-loves-cop-killers TV spot?
Ads ’n’ ends from the media front
By JOHN CARROLL  |  October 11, 2006

Not so jockular

The field of sports is normally one of the areas with the least racism in the US.
The ugly racial shakedown in Coventry diminishes all of us
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 11, 2006

Clerical error

Oliver O’Grady, “Father Ollie,” the pastor of a Catholic Church in a bucolic, tight-knit Northern California community, would have felt at home in The Bells of St. Mary’s . Watch the trailer for Deliver Us from Evil (QuickTime)
The kids haven’t got a prayer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 11, 2006


House Speaker Dennis Hastert took office in the wake of one Republican sex scandal, and it looks like he might lose his chair in the wake of another.
The former congressman’s true crime
By EDITORIAL  |  October 05, 2006


Being gay in the GOP

This editorial originally ran in the May 30, 2003 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Congressman Mark Foley: A model of political hypocrisy and personal cowardice
By EDITORIAL  |  October 05, 2006

Republican dirty tricks

Late last month, readers of the conservative web site NewsMax discovered this juicy tidbit in a column by Ronald Kessler: “In the past week, Karl Rove has been promising Republican insiders an ‘October surprise’ to help win the November congressional ele
What’s up Karl Rove’s sleeve?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 05, 2006

Any more jobs at the Vatican?

The September 29 resignation of Republican congressman Mark Foley of Florida, who sent “naughty emails,” as White House spokesman Tony Snow put it, to underage male pages, has sent shock waves throughout Washington.
D éjà Vu
By BRENDAN LYNCH  |  October 04, 2006