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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)
By DAN WEISS  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  January 15, 2010

What to do?

An embarrassment of riches
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2009
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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 21, 2009
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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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 22, 2009

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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2008


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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.
Northern exposure
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 27, 2008
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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
By ALAN R. EARLS  |  August 13, 2008
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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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 30, 2008
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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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008


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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.
Free trade
By KIMBERLY FISCHER  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  December 19, 2007
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Foolproof punk

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
By JON MEYER  |  August 20, 2007
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Lifetime

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
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 06, 2007
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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
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  April 12, 2006