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Screaming Females | Ugly
It's nice to know a woman as talented as singer-guitarist Marissa Paternoster was influenced by Our Band Could Be Your Life, despite Kim Gordon being the only woman in it.
Don Giovanni (2012)
| April 20, 2012
Mean everything to nothing
My favorite movie-advertising phrase is "based on a true story." Translated into English, it means: "more or less, a big fat lie."
True tax stories
| January 15, 2010
What to do?
An embarrassment of riches
Off the Couch
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| November 20, 2009
A mighty wind
This past Earth Day, President Barack Obama, speaking at an Iowa wind-turbine factory, delivered a gusty peroration. "The nation that leads the world in creating new energy sources will be the nation that leads the 21st-century global economy," he said.
New England plays catch-up in the green-energy race
| August 21, 2009
A kick-start for conservation
To make the most of huge chunks of incoming federal economic-stimulus cash (and to get their hands on more of it in the first place), the Maine Legislature has to ramp up its energy-efficiency planning — on the double.
But Maine's new energy plan may not go far enough
| May 22, 2009
| December 04, 2008
My first trip to the County
During my 36-hour stay in the Allagash region, I had better luck than the four Massachusetts College of Art students who journeyed into the Maine wilderness in the summer of 1976, only to allegedly encounter a UFO.
| December 03, 2008
High times in Canada
Two weeks ago, we ran a story about how the seemingly tranquil, inoffensive, and pristine little Canadian province of Prince Edward Island was actually a relative hotbed of marijuana growing.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 29, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| August 27, 2008
Pot Edward Island
It seems modern-day islanders have discovered another way to smile through the summer and avoid the blues during the bleak local winters.
Canada's most picturesque province is surprisingly also the fertile center of an underground marijuana explosion
ALAN R. EARLS
| August 13, 2008
Welcome to Shangri-La
The first annual Shangri-La Festival, which will be held at the Fairgrounds in Blue Hill boasts an impressive lineup that spans generations and genres.
Maine's newest music fest begins Friday in Blue Hill
| July 30, 2008
All dogs (and cats, and iguanas) go to heaven
If we pamper them in life, why shouldn’t we be expected to treat them extravagantly when they die?
A Maine pet crematorium gives man’s best friends the goodbyes they deserve
| July 16, 2008
Welcome to Atlantica
Big companies in northern New England and eastern Canada have launched another initiative to free themselves from what they consider to be onerous government regulation and oversight.
| February 06, 2008
Kill the house lights
As we celebrate the solstice on December 21, take comfort in knowing that state officials are doing all they can to make it even darker. And, like Tax Day, more expensive.
Politics and other mistakes
| December 19, 2007
Let us take a moment to appreciate New Jersey. Pure sweaty Americana: diners, freeways, and the Boss.
The Bouncing Souls, Lifetime, The Ergs!, Roxy, August 16, 2007
| August 20, 2007
After eight years of inactivity, this scrappy New Jersey band reunited in 2005, to the delight of the countless emo kids who’ve singled out Lifetime as a primary influence.
Lifetime | Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen
| February 06, 2007
RI goes (a little) green
As Rhode Islanders shed their heavy coats and welcome spring, chances are they won’t remember this past fall and winter for the relatively mild weather.
Surging energy costs are leading the state to tap alternative sources once viewed as flaky or unproven
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| April 12, 2006
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