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The Ch-Ch-Ch-Change

If men had menopause, going postal would be the rule rather than the exception, and we'd have to get our mail from carrier pigeons.
Menopause The Musical at Trinity
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 19, 2009
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Hot ticket

Here's a hot flash for you: dying is easy (in the theatrical sense of bombing onstage); producing a successful show is hard.
Menopause the Musical  summers at Trinity 
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Bad chemistry

I am very much in love with this guy I have known for the past six years. The problem is he knocked up a girl half his age and they have been married for 2-1/2 years.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  March 24, 2009
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McCain has a double standard on Viagra and birth control

McCain backed legislation allowing Medicaid to cover Viagra for men, while forbidding the federal health-insurance program for the poor from covering  birth control pills for women.
Sexual politics
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 13, 2008

Papa don't preach

The total “wake-up call” is the promotion of father-less-ness in our great land and the effects it is having on society.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 18, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 16, 2008
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Procrastination blues

It might also be a good thing to have a few thousand in cash on hand, for bail money, in case things go south.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 16, 2008


Baby mama drama

I’ve been working to kick my heavy diet of mainstream media programming.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 25, 2008
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As goes Gloucester?

Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood   disappear
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2008
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Please release me

If you were looking for important, well-reported, or even marginally interesting music news, you probably wouldn’t be reading my column.
The Big Hurt: The week in awful press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 24, 2008
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Ho down

Hip-hop has always had a bad rap ( duh-hyuk! ) for misogyny, but when I think back on the long history of articles criticizing the lyrical treatment of women, I have to chuckle.
Remembering the glory days of hip-hop misogyny
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 02, 2008
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Then She Found Me

Helen Hunt bites off more than she can chomp on, choosing also to star in this her first try as a film director, a clumsy, overplotted rendition of Elinor Lipman’s 1990 novel.
Overplotted pregnancy flick
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 30, 2008


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Baby Mama

Not even SNL’s whipsmart Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can save writer/director Michael McCuller’s pregnancy comedy from its fate as another condescending, self-congratulatory fantasy of maternal bliss.
Largely laugh-barren
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 23, 2008
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Behind the immigration debate

Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008
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What’s wrong with being sexy?

“Laughing is good,” she tells them, and her students laugh uncomfortably. And then the lesson begins. 
One woman’s story of gaining empowerment as a sex educator
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  February 13, 2008
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Identity crisis

“My eyes,” she says. “I want them blue. I want them blue so my mama love me and I have friends and people don’t do ugly things in front of me and I stop being invisible.”
Providence Black Rep’s The Bluest Eye
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 12, 2008

Mind games II

Absolute opinions, whether divinely or intellectually inspired, can ironically lead to confusion rather than certainty.
Agnes of God is still a blank slate
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 29, 2008


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The kids in the hall

Someone is going to get pregnant.
Teen pregnancies are up. Can on-campus student-parent services be far behind?
By KARA BASKIN  |  January 22, 2008
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Transylvania

Here, the seeker is a lovestruck pregnant young woman whose Gypsy lover, a pianist, was deported from France and now has disappeared.
Authentic, but bumbling
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 16, 2008
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Bishop’s puzzlement on pro-choice Catholics is misplaced

Dogma doesn’t pay the rent, feed a hungry child, or pay for medicine; nor do arrogance, hypocrisy, or feigned bewilderment.
Clergy matters
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 02, 2008
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Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

What a fitting subtitle for Fox’s latest offense to fans of not one but two venerable sci-fi properties.
Genre futility
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 31, 2007
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Dance, Monkey!: Tracy Morgan

Janet Jackson. I’ll get to her.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 26, 2007


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Worth remembering

In 1975, Dr. Kenneth Edelin was a household name in Boston.
Abortion on trial
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 31, 2007

Extreme behavior

If you wanted to make the Maine Legislature look good, you’d compare it to the Portland School Committee.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 31, 2007

A loving abduction?

Lola and Nicholas Kampf should write a parenting book.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 25, 2007

Baby talk

Sometimes diversity is thrust upon you and sometimes you choose it.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 26, 2007
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Play it slow

Can a girl get pregnant if she had her underwear on? This may sound silly, but your answer is very important to me.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 17, 2007


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A bitter pill

In W’s world unaffordable birth control pills may become the “weapons of mass destruction” that we couldn’t find, until now.
Uncle Sam gouges on birth control for college women
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  September 12, 2007
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What’s wrong with healthcare in Maine?

When it comes to individuals’ health, the numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Just about everything. A “poor” woman and a “middle-class” man tell you why
By JEFF INGLIS, SAM PFEIFLE, AND CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  July 25, 2007
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Stephanie Daley

Starting with the early shot of bloody footsteps in the snow, Hilary Brougher shows herself the master of the self-consciously telling detail.
A morally confused problem movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 09, 2007
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Alito and Co. deal a bitter blow to American women

April 17 should go down in infamy as the date when the United States Supreme Court made it official: women don’t matter.
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By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 25, 2007