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Groundfishing in New England faces a bleak present and an uncertain future

As recently as 2008, Maine groundfishermen were feeling fairly optimistic.
Sink or swim?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 22, 2013

No tar-sands oil here, please

Close to 1500 people from around the Northeast and Canada gathered in downtown Portland on Saturday to protest a potential project that would pipe tar-sands oil from western Canada through New England to Portland Harbor.
Defensive Action
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 01, 2013
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Abstract-Expressionist New England

"American Vanguards" at the Addison Gallery tells how a tiny group of New York friends — Stuart Davis, John Graham, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning "and their circle" — inspired by Picasso and Surrealism, exploded the last ties between Modernist painti

By GREG COOK  |  December 14, 2012
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Review: Jamestown Fish

Seafood on the coast of New England should be no more difficult to find than pebbles on a beach.
Doing seafood proud
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 16, 2012
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The 15th Annual Muzzle Awards

Liberal dreams that Barack Obama would somehow usher in a progressive paradise were always misplaced.
Our annual look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 13, 2012
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One-on-one with the master of the riff

Bill Burr is a busy man. The New England native now resides in Los Angeles, so I'm hoping he's on the East Coast when I'm instructed to call promptly at 9 am EST for a 30-minute phoner to promote his return to the Newport Yachting Center (limited tix st
Breaking Burr
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 13, 2012


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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012
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New England’s film festivals make great getaways

We can't complain much here in the Portland area about the films we get to see.
Escapist movies
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Moonrise Kingdom(1)

Wes Anderson should always make movies featuring characters who are pubescent or younger — like Rushmore , which until this film was his best.
Wes Anderson paints his masterpiece
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 01, 2012
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Review: The Whole World Waiting

They thought America was a glittering land of wealth and fame . . . they were wrong. Fifteen immigrant and refugee teenagers tell their stories of coming to New England and share their perspectives in The Whole World Waiting , a compilation of document
Fifteen immigrant and refugee teenagers tell their stories
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 01, 2012
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The Woodrow Wilsons | The Devil Jonah

The Woodrow Wilsons are a haushold name — to anyone familiar with Jamaica Plain's Whitehaus Collective, that is.
Whitehaus Family Records (2012)
By  |  March 06, 2012


Will the next Keystone fight happen in New England?

We may have narrowly avoided Keystone XL (for now), but local environmental activists say that Maine and New England are not safe from "the dirtiest oil on earth," with a huge Canadian oil company seeking other routes to pump crude oil out of Alberta.
Dirty business
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 10, 2012
The year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 30, 2011
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SF’s no Boston

While escaping New England for a few days on the west coast, in the Bay Area, just ahead of all that unexpected October wind and snow, I decided to catch a 49ers game.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 04, 2011

Maine sneaker-maker could provide military footwear

As the only remaining manufacturer of athletic shoes in the United States — with three factories in Maine and two in Massachusetts — New Balance wants government assurance that military servicemembers wear American-made sneakers, not ones that are made
Born in the USA
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 23, 2011
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Urban Fest gets ugly

It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
Gimme Shelter Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011


Deheny and Clams

Are Logan Airport pollution and Massport indifference killing Boston's proud clam-digging tradition?

Denehy and other Boston clam farmers have come to face two seemingly impervious hurdles: a safety expansion at Logan Airport that will deplete two of their richest beaches, and a jet-fuel spill from last October that some allege wiped out half of Boston'
Shucking fit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2011
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The 14th Annual Muzzle Awards

To understand just how disappointing Barack Obama has been on civil liberties, you need only consider the case of David House, a founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network.  
Our annual look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2011

R&R Yard Sale heads north

New England's vinyl revival is in full flower by now. And What Cheer Antiques, on South Angell Street in Providence, is no small contributor.
On the Record
By WEI-HUAN CHEN  |  June 17, 2011
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Out: The Chris North Dream Quartet help christen the Haven in Jamaica Plain

With the Chris North Dream Quartet, singer/guitarist Chris North Alspach retains the sincere Celt-folk vocal inflection and distinctly New England–influenced lyrics of his other, Best Music Poll–nominated band, the Points North.
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By LIZ PELLY  |  May 06, 2011

Kristi Martel, Meta P, and more!

So Late it Hurts is the title of the forthcoming disc from THE 'MERICANS; last call to catch Chris Daltry & Co. kick out some brand-new jams at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) on THURSDAY (the 28th) with Baltimore's Lower Dens and the Manderson Projec
Wild weekend
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 29, 2011


The cruelest month

When T.S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruelest month," was he talking about how the last few weeks unfolded for New England's major sports teams?
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 22, 2011
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Review: East Ender

Those French know how to cook. But here in America, French cuisine too often comes with a demi-glace of pedantry and a side of self-congratulation.
France meets New England
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 15, 2011
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The Low Anthem | Smart Flesh

For those eager to see that indie-folk cherry get popped, the Low Anthem's latest should be the lucky one to do the deed.
Nonesuch (2011)
By MIRIAM LAMEY  |  February 25, 2011
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Photos: B. Dolan at the Western Front

B. Dolan perform live at the Western Front on February 11, 2011.
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By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 18, 2011
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Ask A New England Porn Star

Things are different here. More refined. After all, we gave the world the corn muffin, Harvard University, and Emily Dickinson. It stands to reason that our porn stars would also be more genteel, well-bred, and cultured. As the day sacred to St. Valenti
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By SCOTT FAYNER  |  February 11, 2011


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Review: The sweltering, classically elegant Blood Wedding

Just about a year ago, an irrepressible new grassroots theater ensemble in Portland surged to the stage with the gloriously unabashed boorishness of Ubu Roi , a gem of French proto-Absurdism.
Lorca's murderous Spaniards visit SPACE
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 14, 2011

Red Sox Nation, meet your new existential dread

For my entire life, I have esteemed the Red Sox above all other teams.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 08, 2010

BP oil spill impacts might be more than hypothetical

Less than a month before the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, more than 400 representatives from New England government agencies, maritime businesses, and relevant non-profits like the Friends of Casco Bay gathered at Portland's Holiday Inn by
What if?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 06, 2010
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Just fight, baby

Things just keep getting exponentially worse (and more amusing) for the Oakland Raiders.
The Oakland Raiders fall into a silver-and-black hole. Plus, a UFC fighter gets punchy.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 16, 2009