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Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
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By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012
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Portland's new wolf pack

A poetry collection adapted for the stage has been taken up as the inspiration for a new Portland theater troupe.
Going Lobo
By CHELSEA COOK  |  June 10, 2011
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Review: On The Other Side Of Life

It’s a long way from sheep in Montana to troubled teens in a Cape Town slum, but what links this debut documentary from Stefanie Brockhaus and Andy Wolff with the masterful Sweetgrass is a faith in cinema’s ability to reflect reality — not to mention a r
Slum doc takes an understated approach
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010
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Review: Sweetgrass

One of the most enigmatic close-ups I’ve seen on screen this year is of a sheep. It stares into the camera at the beginning of Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s documentary about a round-up of the critters in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, rum
Triumph of the wool
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 02, 2010

Judicial ups and downs

It was about time that Rogeriee Thompson was finally confirmed (unanimously, we might add) by the United States Senate for what amounts to an historic spot on the Federal Court of Appeals.
Plus poppy hypocrisy, pressuring the Pope, and even more ‘Buttercup’ trivia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2010
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Review: Prodigal Sons

Adopted four weeks after he was born and brought up in Helena, Montana, Marc McKerrow suffered through the stress of being compared with his brother, Paul, his high school's valedictorian and star quarterback.
An engrossing, unpredictable, often heartbreaking family-drama documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 12, 2010


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Head with wings

Mark Sandman died with his boots on. Or at least the rock-and-roll equivalent of the Old West gunfighter’s epitaph.
Remembering Morphine’s Mark Sandman
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 03, 2009
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Undercover

Ana Grey is the fearless heroine of April Smith's dark and thoughtful thriller series. But reading these fast-paced books shows the question to be more complicated. Ana Grey is, after all, not only a brave FBI agent, but also the cowering daughter of a
April Smith's mystery/thrillers delve in darkness
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009
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Jason Lytle | Yours Truly, the Commuter

Give Jason Lytle credit for consistency: throughout his first solo album, he clings to the syrupy space-folk sound he pioneered on such self-consciously widescreen epics as The Sophtware Slump.
Anti- (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 22, 2009
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Making it right

Whatever increments of recovery New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina, in many ways the city never changes. The only shocker was a lower-left-hand piece, "Crime is down sharply in N.O."
New Orleans drops the guns and dances
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2009
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Review: Hannah Montana: The Movie

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for Miley Cyrus and her Hannah Montana TV persona.
Never gets too heavy
By TOM MEEK  |  April 17, 2009


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No chopped liver

NPR's weekly quiz show, Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me , visits the Wang Theatre with some recognizable panelists.
 Wait Wait in Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2008
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Table of content

Jim Harrison’s fiction and essays are built from his particular blend of earthiness and erudition.  
Jim Harrison’s road trip
By BILL BEUTTLER  |  October 28, 2008
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Cursed Aztecs

San Diego State Aztecs basketball coach Steve Fisher lectures his players during the season about how to behave off the court, getting pretty specific about what he doesn’t want to see.  
Sports blotter: "Late-night shopping" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 22, 2008
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More bad news for the Mets

Look, it just isn’t seemly for us non–New Yorkers to laugh too much about the continued suckdom of the New York Mets, specifically their bullpen.  
Sports blotter: "Very bad times" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 09, 2008


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Booked up

Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 09, 2008
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Dead heat

With a bit less than six months to go until Election Day, both parties now know their nominees with certainty.
If the general election took place tomorrow, we’d have an unprecedented situation on our hands.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 14, 2008
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Gore fest

In the wake of Barack Obama’s defeat in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the Democrats have a huge problem.
The democratic race is getting messy, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to recruit Al Gore
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 24, 2008

Hittin’ trees in the deep blue sea

There are jokes to be made about playing for people who are a pint down, hooked to an IV, and woozy, but I’ll let you make them.
Spend a Portland Afternoon with Bob McKillop
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2008
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Chafee for governor?

For now, Lincoln Chafee has the luxury of discussing his political future as a riddle wrapped up in an enigma.
Running as an independent, he could thumb his nose at the worst of both parties
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 10, 2008


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More democracy now

Those of us hooked on HBO’s John Adams miniseries have been basking in Massachusetts’s central role in ushering in our nation’s bold democratic experiment.
Why Beacon Hill should allow same-day voter registration
By EDITORIAL  |  April 02, 2008
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Bear season

we may have a new weird and unexpected pretender to the great sports-crime throne: the University of MaineWBlack Bears.
Sports blotter: Vacationland edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 02, 2008
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Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour in Disney Digital 3-D

TV force, tweener pop star, and daughter of country-music icon Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus gets the concert-tour-movie treatment, in 3-D no less.
Oodles of fun
By TOM MEEK  |  February 06, 2008
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Skell of the year

Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2007
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Can't drive 55

This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 12, 2007


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Do mess with Texas

The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 05, 2007

Evel dead

Evel Knievel certainly wasn’t the first person to become a superstar by risking life and limb to entertain the masses.
Balls and pucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 05, 2007
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Bob's your uncle

When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 28, 2007
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Bonds away

This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007