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Mr. Magic, R.I.P.

By the time this goes to press, DJs and designers will be mixing and manufacturing mix-tapes and shirts commemorating Mr. Magic, the seminal New York radio jockey who died of a heart attack at 53 in Brooklyn this past Friday.
Rest in Beats
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009
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No new age

Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
Earthsound is for real
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009
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No new age

Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
Earthsound is for real
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009
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Prison ‘troublemaker’ confronts racism, medical abuse

Vacillating between grit and despair — between aggressive lawsuits and suicide attempts — Deane Brown, the prisoner who in 2005 blew the whistle on the torture of mentally ill inmates at the Maine State Prison’s solitary-confinement “Supermax” unit, is s
Exiled
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 11, 2009
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Extreme Reads

Reading on the beach is a rite of summer as treasured as slathering on globs of coconut oil and squatting in front of a tanning mirror. Of course, five out of five dermatologists recommend that you read this special collection of book excerpts indoors —
The Phoenix beach-reading four-pack delivers sex, drugs, and rock and role — plus black-market human organs!
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 24, 2009


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The Ch-Ch-Ch-Change

If men had menopause, going postal would be the rule rather than the exception, and we'd have to get our mail from carrier pigeons.
Menopause The Musical at Trinity
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 19, 2009

I've got you under my skin

The first rule for running a successful race for governor is never to say anything of substance about anything. Taking even the most innocuous of positions (Do you think Maine should have an official state skin disease?) will only cost a candidate vote
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 12, 2009

Surviving the econopocalypse

If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 12, 2009
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Hot ticket

Here's a hot flash for you: dying is easy (in the theatrical sense of bombing onstage); producing a successful show is hard.
Menopause the Musical  summers at Trinity 
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2009

Crossword: ''That's B. S.''

At least it's broken up
At least it's broken up
By MATT JONES  |  May 29, 2009


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Review: Shooting Beauty

Sometimes just being a gifted artist doesn't mean you're the right person to tell the story.
Compassionate, and without pity
By TOM MEEK  |  April 17, 2009

Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton

When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
Epic stupidity?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 17, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Bad chemistry

I am very much in love with this guy I have known for the past six years. The problem is he knocked up a girl half his age and they have been married for 2-1/2 years.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  March 24, 2009

Primary care doctors could be harder to find in RI

Finding a primary care doctor in Rhode Island may get harder. Faced with increasing workloads, some Rhode Island internists and family physicians are reducing their patient numbers.
Health-Care
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 21, 2009
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Cancer comedy

Cancer isn't funny, but the cancer-ass-kicking fundraiser Comics for a Cure could be.
Smile & Save
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 07, 2009


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Spare-Parts Department

The family of a two-and-a-half-year-old Gloucester boy hopes that a new bill, filed in the State Senate by North Shore state senator Bruce Tarr on Monday, December 15, will prompt increased participation in organ donation, especially pediatric organs.
Desperately seeking organ donors  
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 17, 2008
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Review: My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poems of Jack Spicer

Spicer believed that words are magic, that they have the power to "do" good and harm to people.
Strong spirits
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  December 09, 2008
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A self-help guide for the uninsured

For the vast majority of Rhode Islanders — the insured — health-care is something you get when you need it. Feeling sick? Call the doctor. Slip and fall? Go to the emergency room or an urgent-care center. Need surgery? It's not fun, but it's covered.
Where to turn if you need health-care and don't have coverage
By MARION DAVIS  |  November 19, 2008
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Why? so serious?

The lines between avant-garde hip-hop, pop, and indie rock continue to blur with defiance on Alopecia, the third album by the Anticon trio Why?.
Social norms and musical tropes are shunned on the excellent Alopecia
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 10, 2008
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A threat, but not to security

Maine prisoner Deane Brown, 44, is no longer in solitary confinement, though he remains far from Maine.
Deane Brown battles on
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 03, 2008


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McCain has a double standard on Viagra and birth control

McCain backed legislation allowing Medicaid to cover Viagra for men, while forbidding the federal health-insurance program for the poor from covering  birth control pills for women.
Sexual politics
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 13, 2008
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Scituate doctor touts a cheaper approach for health-care

Local illustrator Emily Lisker gave Dr. Fine six of her drawings, and in exchange, he gave her and her husband six years of free primary care.
Got insurance?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 06, 2008
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Injured Wobbly awaits trial for resisting arrest

One year after North Providence police severely injured Alexandra Svoboda during a demonstration, she awaits a fifth knee surgery and a trial for resisting arrest.
Annals of labor
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  July 23, 2008

Papa don't preach

The total “wake-up call” is the promotion of father-less-ness in our great land and the effects it is having on society.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 18, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 16, 2008
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Procrastination blues

It might also be a good thing to have a few thousand in cash on hand, for bail money, in case things go south.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 16, 2008


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Tattoo you

Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s current exhibition on Maori tattoos, we raised a call to adventurously inked souls in Boston.
Some of Boston's best tattoos
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 26, 2008

Baby mama drama

I’ve been working to kick my heavy diet of mainstream media programming.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 25, 2008
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As goes Gloucester?

Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood   disappear
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2008
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Please release me

If you were looking for important, well-reported, or even marginally interesting music news, you probably wouldn’t be reading my column.
The Big Hurt: The week in awful press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 24, 2008