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Swine fever: An evening with Hunter S. Thompson

Only Hunter S. Thompson could come up with a line like that; no one else had his knack for the near-Biblical proverb. Few writers outside of Madison Avenue or the New Testament can sum up a zeitgeist so cannily in a phrase.
Buy the ticket, take the ride
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009
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Governor Ghoul

Phillipe and Jorge are coming late to this fight, as last week’s column was already filed when the announcement was made that Governor Donald Carcieri — Governor Ghoul to you — had vetoed a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of a
 Sinking to new lows
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 20, 2009
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Catholic Tilt

If, sometime in the next few decades, humanity kicks the religion habit once and for all, the current crop of atheist agitators will deserve plenty of credit.
James Carroll justifies his faith
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009

Interview: James Carroll

The Phoenix 's Adam Reilly recently spoke with Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book, Practicing Catholic (Houghton Mifflin), and his critical but durable relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
The full transcript of the Phoenix's conversation with the author
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009

Crossword: ''Just add vodka''

Mixing it up a little
Mixing it up a little
By MATT JONES  |  January 28, 2009
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The Impeachinator

From Caligula to Bush...er Obama: Bruce Fein watches them all.
Watchdog Fein
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 19, 2008


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Interview: Joseph Finder

"Since 9/11, thousands of CIA employees have quit to go private. Basically, these guys are private spies."
True fiction
By CLEA SIMON  |  August 22, 2008

I wanna be Gorby's girl

This article originally appeared in the January 22, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

A love letter to Gorbachev


By MIMI COUCHER  |  January 24, 2008
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The needle and the damage done

Our country’s national pastime is a game stolen from the Brits, perfected by the Cubans, Dominicans, and Japanese, and best enjoyed while eating the cuisine of the Teutons.
After the steroid debacle, how can America’s pastime possibly recover its dignity? By looking to the South African truth and reconciliation model.
By LANCE GOULD  |  December 21, 2007
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The 11th Hour

Remember the “myth” of global warming?
Global warming made boring
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 22, 2007
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Entourage

One thing we’ve learned from the Globe ’s seven-day package “The Making of Mitt Romney” is that the man takes pride in his Ward Cleaver coif.
Mitt gets a posse
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 28, 2007


Reagan gives good speech

This article originally appeared in the February 3, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Spurious
By SPURIOUS  |  February 02, 2007

From the archives

 
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Eleanor Mary Boudreau.
By  |  January 04, 2006