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Deep impact

In the most memorable piece in Waterville author Ron Currie Jr.'s 2007 debut short story collection, God is Dead (Viking), God is reincarnated as a Dinka woman in a refugee camp in Sudan, who enlists a jive-talking Colin Powell in an effort to find a
Ron Currie Jr. has a blast with the apocalypse once more
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 03, 2009
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Review: I Love You, Man

I Love You, Man starts up where He's Just Not into You left off, with some poor emasculated bastard being sacrificed to some clinging, needy, borderline psychotic bitch at the altar.
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel subvert stereotypes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 17, 2009
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Sweet madness

Just reading this book exhausted me, so I can only imagine how tired Marya Hornbacher must have been after writing it. Or perhaps it came easily to her. Most things seem to.
Marya Hornbacher’s bipolar life
By KARA BASKIN  |  May 19, 2008
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Musical chairs

Perhaps only the team that triumphed with Ragtime would attempt a musical based on Sherley Anne Williams’s 1986 novel Dessa Rose .
Dessa Rose, Whizzin’, The Drowsy Chaperone
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 29, 2008
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Minnesota dreaming

If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007
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Out of this world

If comedienne and singer Sandra Bernhard hadn’t invented herself, a hovering mothership beaming her down might have been acceptable.
Sandra Bernhard gets cosmic
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2007


Flashbacks: July 14, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  July 12, 2006
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Crossword: 'nerdful things'

11 Book about a geeky niche publication whose readership went from 10 to 0?
Books Stephen King almost wrote
By MATT JONES  |  March 08, 2006