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What to Expect When You're Expecting

What should you expect from Hollywood's latest ensemble adaptation of a self-help book? In short, a lot of beautiful starlets — Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick among them — joking about farting, circumcision, unintention
Expect a lot of silliness
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 18, 2012

Manifold destiny

The media is great at remembering anniversaries, mostly because those dates give us something to write about.
Balls, pucks & monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 25, 2011
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Beck and Call(1)

Washington, DC — Glenn Beck maintains that he didn't purposely schedule this "Restoring Honor" rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I say bullshit.
Glenn Beck’s rally on the Washington mall was scarier than you’d like to think
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2010

Road hogs

Phillipe and Jorge have just returned from a research trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Fear and loathing in Myrtle Beach. Plus, media overkill and jockularity
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 21, 2010
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Go frock yourself!

It was nine months before their wedding that my friends Vissy and Harry sat me down for a “We need to talk” moment. What they wanted was a favor: would I be willing to get ordained as a minister and officiate their wedding?
An Irish-Jewish atheist who disdains religion becomes an ordained minister online to officiate his friends’ wedding
By JASON O’BRYAN  |  March 26, 2010
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In the land of the stoner cops

Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
By NIR ROSEN  |  February 26, 2010


Super Bowl commercial of the year: NFL Networks charity team-up with Arcade Fire


Even if you knew in advance about the deal that ARCADE FIRE cut with the NFL Network, it was still really odd -- during a...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 07, 2010

Jane Austen + Grinder Girl

Occasionally, my editor would remind me that I have written about balls and pucks, but never monster trucks.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 29, 2010
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Evidence of white trash found on red planet

The Yankee Yard comes to Mars
 Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  January 08, 2010

Let’s recap

With the decade drawing to a close, it's fitting to reconsider the moments and developments of the last 10 years that forever changed sports in Portland and New England.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 01, 2010
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Take the fifth

Among the issues you'll see tackled at the Camden International Film Festival this year are poverty, overfishing, peak oil, and the plight (and/or) ambition of children who grow up too quickly.
The Camden International Film Festival hits a half-decade, with momentum building
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 25, 2009


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No direction home

The intense Hugging the Shoulder , by Jerrod Bogard, is the latest play presented by Theater of Thought (through August 8), actor and director Amber Kelly's vehicle for boiling-pot relationship dramas in inventively appropriate settings.
Hugging the Shoulder spins its wheels
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 07, 2009
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It's time to party!

Doug Kimmel and Ron Schwiser were married 40 years ago by a Presbyterian minister. They've lived in Hancock — where they pay taxes, attend church, and volunteer in the community — for more than 20 years. Yet, they are virtual strangers in the eyes of t
Get your friends together and marshal support for marriage
By SHENNA BELLOWS  |  August 07, 2009

The Queen of Masturbation

A professional essayist, erotic story writer, and scholar, Dr. Carol Queen is the brains behind National Masturbation Month.
Coming clean with Carol Queen, the San Fran-based sexologist who created National Masturbation Month
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 05, 2009
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Best in show

Tom Hall, the new artistic director of the Newport International Film Festival (June 3-7), had the usual hard time culling more than 600 submissions — some invited but most over the transom — down to 90 films — 17 narrative features (plus five Hollywoo
Making the picks at the Newport Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 29, 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


Fold or float

How to save the Portland Press Herald
How to save the Portland Press Herald
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 01, 2009
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Miller and Bettencourt document TB epidemic

You wouldn't think G. Wayne Miller would have time left to blink, considering the work he delivers
Reel Life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2009
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Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports

College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 07, 2009
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Putting up W’s

How is it that the least popular and possibly worst chief executive in American history has inspired no lasting impersonations?  
Screen depictions beat around the Bush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008
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The ultimate Shill?

For a brief moment in late 2004, some people feared that Curt Schilling might pull through for President George W. Bush the way he did for the Sox.
Number 38's political timeline
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 17, 2008


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Casual party

It is woman-owned and gay-friendly in a low-key way.
Low-key enjoyment at Flask
By BRIAN DUFF  |  September 03, 2008
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Death Race

Glistening torso Jensen Ames (the ubiquitous Jason Statham), is framed for the murder of his sweet wife in this loose remake of the 1975 cult favorite Death Race 2000 .
A B-movie full of crowd-pleasing bullshit
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  August 27, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Tom E. Morello

Wow, I’ve never had anyone use the elaborate guise of journalism to let me know that I’m not welcome to bang them. Really, you could’ve just said no.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 02, 2008
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Gender confusion?

Press Herald watchers have long since tired of editor Jeannine Guttman’s roughly weekly “Editor’s Note” columns.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2008

Life in cartoon motion

Welcome to the Public Broadcasting System’s new show, What Were You Thinking, You Idiot?
Politics and ohter mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2008


Crossword: ''Vote early''


An invasion of the first six states to cast ballots
By MATT JONES  |  January 23, 2008
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A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007
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Comic relief

I know it hasn’t escaped you how terrible comedies have gotten.
Superbad  respects teens and comedy
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 05, 2007

Crossword: ''Encyclopedic knowledge''


What you might find on the spine
By MATT JONES  |  August 01, 2007