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Lemons’ Aid

The second-most-popular liqueur in its native Italy — a sweet, zesty runner-up to bitter Campari — limoncello seems to capture the essence of sun-soaked lemon groves.

By ARIEL SHEARER  |  November 30, 2012
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Exile to Lonesome Lake Hut

Would a solitary winter in the New Hampshire wilderness clear my head, or destroy my sanity? I couldn’t wait to find out.

By MILES HOWARD  |  November 09, 2012

Drunk money

The Bangor Daily News recently asked its readers in an online poll, "Do you travel to New Hampshire to purchase liquor?" The unscientific results: 42 percent said yes, while 58 percent checked no.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 21, 2012
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Jonah Tolchin’s Criminal Man is a product of the environment

As if there was any question regarding the impassioned subject matter found on Jonah Tolchin's recent full-length debut Criminal Man , the 19-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist decidedly sets me straight during our interview earlier this week.
Straight outta Shannock
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 08, 2012
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Photos: New Hampshire Primaries, Friday, January 6th, 2012

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses in New Hampshire for the first day of the weekend primary.
Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  January 13, 2012

PHOTOS: Scenes from the NH primaries, starring Romney, Santorum, Occupy, Vermin Supreme, and Callista Gingrich's hair


This weekend, while the entire Granite State was gripped with #FITN fever, our operatives leapt into the fray -- even infiltrating the Newt Gingrich phone...
By webteam  |  January 09, 2012


I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries

I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries


Sometimes the only way to really dive into an early morning presidential debate is with a little cough syrup. Or actually a lot of cough...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 08, 2012
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Everybody must get Stone(henge)d

When I went to Stonehenge in the UK last year, it was hard to get a picture of just the rocks without some tourist being in your frame. After a couple of minutes waiting in line, I just wanted to be done with it, post the pictures on Facebook, and offic
At America's Stonehenge, you can snowshoe your way, by candlelight, through thousands of years of archaeological history. But first, you'll have to pass by some alpacas.
By JASMINE LYWEN-DILL  |  November 11, 2011
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Photos: America's Stonehenge

At America's Stonehenge, you can snowshoe your way, by candlelight, through thousands of years of archaeological history. But first, you'll have to pass by some alpacas.
Salem, New Hampshire
By JASMINE LYWEN-DILL  |  November 11, 2011
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Tapping into the world of Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk inspires the kind of trembling adulation reserved for Morrissey and Robert Pattinson. His official Web site is called "The Cult."  
Bookclub of the Damned
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 28, 2011

Photos: 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College

The 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 | Hanover, NH
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  October 21, 2011


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Mitt's best week ever

The quadrennial farce known as the Ames Straw Poll has once again made its mark on the race for the Republican presidential nomination — by rewarding the candidate smart enough to avoid it.
Romney's presidential quest is looking better than ever - no thanks to his own campaign
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 19, 2011
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Cruelty, compassion, and a capuchin, a decade later

I had tried not to look at the monkey's tits — the result, Janet told me later, of a glandular disorder. They bounced whenever the monkey moved. If you shaved them, they would have been a pretty nice set.
The baby in the box
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  August 05, 2011
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Painting – and video – of the American landscape

"Painting the American Vision" — 45 rapturous paintings from the New York Historical Society — surveys the Hudson River School painters, dubbed for the upstate New York river where they spent their summers prospecting for sights to transform into ravish
Manifest destiny
By GREG COOK  |  August 05, 2011
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Whatever happened to Danville's giant mystery monkey?

The giant monkey of Danville was my symbol, back then, of the fin-de-siècle nadir in media fluffery, thankfully obsolesced in one grim morning.
Unfinished (monkey) business
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 05, 2011
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Gamers gather for retro glory in New Hampshire

A person prone to dumbass assumptions might have confused this past weekend's 13th annual International Classic Video Game Tournament with a four-day-long exercise in retro-fetishism.
Cathode-ray dreams
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 10, 2011


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Photos: Arcade revival at Funspot in New Hampshire

June 5, 2011 | Funspot, Laconia, New Hampshire
 Analog junkies descend on New Hampshire
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 10, 2011

Mitt Throws A Bash


Mitt Romney threw a great political bash yesterday, in Stratham, New Hampshire, to "officially" launch his 2012 Presidential campaign. He and his team do this...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 03, 2011
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Anyone but Mitt

Political leaders don't always rally around the front-runner for their party's presidential nomination, but they normally at least offer deference and respect. That doesn't, however, seem to be the case with Mitt Romney.
Romney vs. the GOP
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 27, 2011
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Interview: Eternal Earth-Bound Pets founder Bart Centre

Pets — no matter how cuddly — lack souls. While their pious masters are frolicking with Jesus, loyal puppies, adorable kitties, and stalwart goldfish will find themselves alone in a terrifying hell on Earth.
 Because there’s no doggie door to Heaven
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 20, 2011
Former Boston Phoenix staff writer Ellen Barry wins Pulitzer Prize

Former Boston Phoenix staff writer Ellen Barry wins Pulitzer Prize


Before ELLEN BARRY became a world-famous Moscow correspondent for the New York Times, she spent a couple of years as a features writer for the...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 18, 2011


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Romney rides again

Mitt Romney has been running for president more or less nonstop for the past seven years — and still hasn't figured out how to do it.
To win the GOP nomination, Mitt will need to do things differently this time. Here's how.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 15, 2011
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Choosing Sides

Over the next two weeks, New Hampshire will quietly transform into a proving ground for the Republican 2012 race to recapture the White House. At least 10 potential candidates, from heavyweights like Mitt Romney to obscurities like Fred Karger, are sche
New Hampshire's GOP operatives have lined up for the 2012 primary, and are ready to do battle
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 15, 2011

Is same-sex marriage the 2012 comeback kid?

A few years ago, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders — a Boston-based legal advocacy organization — launched a "6 x 12" campaign to secure marriage rights for gay couples across New England by 2012.
Crystal ball
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 15, 2011

New In The Phoenix -- Mitt, NH, and More


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print and online now -- I have articles about Mitt Romney's path to the nomination,...
By David S. Bernstein  |  April 14, 2011
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What's behind the curtain?

Here's our third Gubernatorial Scorecard, in which we score Governor Paul LePage on political savvy, and on whether what he's trying to do is good policy. Note the running total.
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By EDITORIAL  |  April 01, 2011


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Steampunk's not dead

Two hours after listening to a talking ape named Rupert Cornelius swat down inane inquiries from a panel of probable drama-club alumni, I watched a guy shove a needle through his face.
In which our hero attends a convention
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 01, 2011
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Photos: Steampunk Industrial Revolution Convention

Photos from the Steampunk Convention in Nashua, NH
 A collective urge to glorify the past was, for a change, used for good instead of evil.
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 01, 2011

NH Whiffs On Giuliani-Mocking


I did not go up to Manchester to see Rudy Giuliani speak last night because, unlike Michele Bachmann who was in the Granite State last...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 19, 2011

That's My Alex P. Keaton Reference!!!


I briefly interrupt Ask Me Anything Day to point you to a nice feature about the new "Gen-X" Republicans in Congress, written by Kathleen Hennessey...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 18, 2011