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We here at the Tablet can find the nostalgia industry a bit overwhelming sometimes, but now and again an idea comes along that gets it right.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| September 28, 2012
Car Talk is no musical
The notion of a musical inspired by Car Talk is bizarre.
| June 29, 2012
Review: Portrait of Wally
Somewhere in the slog of Andrew Shea's Portrait of Wally is a devastating story of institutionalized extortion and its victims.
| June 22, 2012
Gender bias at NPR — and what it reveals about the world of literary fiction
In August 2010, the literary corner of the Internet seized in crisis.
All (Male) Things Considered
| January 27, 2012
Kingsley Flood get more NPR tug-jobs
Remember that time back in August when NPR blew its aural load all over our boys -- and gal -- in Boston's mostest favoritest don't-call-it-Americana-it's-not-2010-anymore-brah...
| May 16, 2011
Odd Future blew up out of nowhere. But they didn't do it alone.
By now you've heard about how post-this, uber-that, and pre-apocalyptically radical the Los Angeles collective Odd Future is. Or maybe your little sis came home with ringleader Tyler the Creator's tag tatted on her teenage ta-ta's.
Making the brand
| May 06, 2011
Media activists aim to take over the future ... of news
Now imagine you're in charge of getting people excited about media reform — promoting things like local ownership of press outlets, a free and open Internet, and vibrant public journalism that operates outside of party politics. Besides the considerabl
'Get me rewrite'
| April 08, 2011
The uncertain future of Rhode Island media
The endless, anguished debate over how to deliver local news in the Age of the Internet has not reached anything like a satisfying conclusion.
Breaking news or broken news?
| April 02, 2011
The Year in Wall Street Investigations
"Angelo Mozilo: #1 Person Most Responsible For Financial Crisis"It's been over three years since credit markets started shaking with the early tremors of the subprime...
| December 27, 2010
Sure, governor-elect Lincoln Chafee used to shoe racehorses up in Canada, but it appears he could also have been a good greenskeeper.
Chafee gets a feather in his cap; dreading Cantor; Korean fever dreams
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| December 03, 2010
Says You! live taping at USM
At 1 pm today, the University of Southern Maine hosts a live taping of the popular NPR show Says You!, an unsnobbish program of "wordplay...
| November 17, 2010
Rejoice! Race to the bottom soon over
There are only a few more days left in this particularly ridiculous election cycle and, if there is one group of people who worked tirelessly and with true creative elan it would be the opposition research teams. Give these folks a bonus! That much of
The scramble for the undecided vote; quotes of note; the Life of Keith
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 29, 2010
Surrender monkeys: On the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' media kerfuffle
Most journalism professionals agree that it is appropriate that media organizations should ban reporters from attending certain types of events in the name of objectivity and limiting perceived bias.
| October 22, 2010
In a less politically charged world, the triumvirate of Democratic political leaders in Washington — President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — might now be taking victory laps over one of the most produc
President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi have accomplished much — and are running for their political lives
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| October 16, 2010
Musician + Author = Crap
On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
| October 01, 2010
Watsky: The bard of Beantown
George Watsky says things that most rappers wouldn’t think. Like the word “befuddled.”
Watsky’s performance art is not just under raps
| September 17, 2010
2 out of 2 news outlets agree: Google IS evil!
Apparently someone over at NPR has been trolling our website for story ideas. First, they took a shot at our film critic Peter Keough for...
Michael C. Walsh
| August 20, 2010
Deering High musician having a banner year
You might have caught 18-year-old Dominic Sbrega on NPR’s From the Top last week, playing Mexican folk-dance music on his stand-up bass.
| May 14, 2010
Interview: Paul Provenza
In Satiristas! veteran comic Paul Provenza engages in revealing, surprising conversation with a diverse group about comedy’s role in revealing uncomfortable truths about our world and ourselves.
Comedy life saver
| May 07, 2010
How to tell the truth
You may never have been so upset about being a twentysomething virgin that you hired a sexual surrogate for professional help, but odds are that if you had you’d just gulp and keep it to yourself.
Phil Goldman has a lot to say
| March 26, 2010
Ken Miller just can’t win
What’s an honorable man to do?
Brown biology professor attacked by Darwin-hating fundies and leftie atheists alike
| March 05, 2010
Music Seen: Brother Ali
Even if you've seen Brother Ali before, you have not seen the show that he played last week.
Brother Ali, live at Asylum, November 10, 2009
| November 20, 2009
DQM does On the Media--plus, a Times Co. clarification
I recently had the privilege of chatting with NPR's On the Media about the ongoing Boston Globe cris...
| June 15, 2009
Portland music news: January 30, 2009
Local songstress Rachel Griffin got in on the Barack Obama love-fest with a song called "Struggle Leads to Grace."
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| January 28, 2009
STYXX performer on NPR
Jessie Sorrentos, better known to Portlanders as the "human disco ball" at STYXX, got some National ...
| November 24, 2008
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
| November 13, 2008
The Phoenix on NPR this afternoon
Portland Phoenix managing editor Jeff Inglis will be on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program this afternoon from 2:40 to 3 pm, talking...
| October 28, 2008
Hear Jeff on NPR
Portland Phoenix managing editor Jeff Inglis will be on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation p...
| October 28, 2008
Election '08: who the #$&@ needs more information?
Today on Morning Edition, NPR's Renee Montagne reported from a debate-viewing party for undecided voters last night in New Mexico, a battleground state where Barack...
| October 08, 2008
Snarky Sarah, Superstar
Photo credit: Joeff Davis DOWNLOAD: Sarah Palin, RNC 2008 Convention Speech [mp3] ST. PAUL--Here's what really stood out about Sarah Palin's RNC speech tonight: 1. The woman...
| September 04, 2008
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