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Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work

Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
Teen dreams
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 12, 2011
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The quiet man

Governor Paul LePage has, perhaps unexpectedly, refrained from loudly saying stupid things over the past month or so, since GOP legislators confronted him and told him he was a problem child.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 03, 2011
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Phantom Gourmet kisses ass, defends Upper Crust

The day after Christmas, those who follow the Phantom Gourmet's Facebook feed were treated to a provocative status update.
Bitter aftertaste
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 07, 2011

It's 2/13 - and they make $2.13 (an hour)


As part of their efforts to draw attention to working conditions for restaurant employees, the Resta...
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 13, 2009
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Quotes + numbers, January 27, 2006

4.9: Number of minimum-wage workers it takes to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Greater Boston.
Golden kidney stone
By EDITORIAL  |  January 28, 2006