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Round-up: You Win Some (Emmys), You Lose Some (Freedom), and Then You Dance (with the Stars)

Round-up: You Win Some (Emmys), You Lose Some (Freedom), and Then You Dance (with the Stars)


Life is a bowl of Life (Cereal) and Conan's new show will be called Conan (td). Paris Hilton is in trouble. Felony trouble. A guido,...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Ties that bind

This is not actually my story, but the story of a good friend from college.
 Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 11, 2009

High-tech high jinx

Like being visited by the Grinch instead of Santa, it looks as if Barack Obama is going to have to give up his beloved BlackBerry not long after this holiday season draws to a close.
Anybody can give electronics that do something useful, it takes imagination to air-condition a dog
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 08, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Dan Sally


Is he the father of Clay Aiken’s child?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 15, 2008
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The right stuff

Politics is often a matter of perspective.
Senator John Kerry has it; challenger Ed O’Reilly doesn’t. Plus, Sarah Palin’s Hannah Montana equation.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 10, 2008

Corrente’s born-again retirement

Now here’s a shocker: the Providence Retirement Board made a stupid decision. My heavens!
If at first you don’t get a taxpayer-funded pension, try, try again
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 20, 2008


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Over and out for Opie

Jim "Opie" Hummel has been among the handful of local wild and crazy reporters who consistently come up with solid, aggressively pursued, and flashy stories.
Newsman takes a walk rather than embrace tabloid lexicon
By PHILIPPE + JORGE  |  August 06, 2008
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Native Portlander makes good at Sundance

Don’t watch The Execution of Solomon Harris expecting a treatise about the death penalty.
Local film
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 06, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Fire sales

The world’s largest collection of recorded music has gone up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $3 million.
Plus, this week in tedious headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 04, 2008
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Fool's Gold

As for Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, they should have a sit-down with their agents.
Ever shirtless, ever silly
By TOM MEEK  |  February 13, 2008


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Who I am

She answers my questions in a Valley Girl vixen voice, with a languid aplomb that characterizes the way she approaches life.
Paris speaks
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 13, 2008
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The Estate’s first

She’s the 21st century’s best example of someone who’s famous for being famous, but she’s also a good sport and, up close and semi-personal, kind of sweet.
Paris Hilton helps celebrate a local anniversary
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 11, 2008
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The Hottie and the Nottie

It’s a shame you can’t auto-tune acting talent the same way you can manufacture vocals in the recording studio.
Total makeover madness
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 06, 2008
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Youth in the booth

Sometime since 1976 — just four years after 18 year olds were granted the right to vote but decided they’d rather not — the youth movement has become a joke.
The frat party at the Electoral College may be over . So why are the kids still turning out?
By VANESSA CZARNECKI  |  January 30, 2008
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Meet the Spartans

The steam has at last run out on the Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer movie-spoofing machine.
 A humorless turd
By TOM MEEK  |  January 30, 2008


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Fie, society

Frailty, thy name is society — or so suggest two comedies of manners currently on view but written 340 years apart.
The Little Dog Laughed  at SpeakEasy; The Misanthrope at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 22, 2008
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On the national affront

Where does one begin to recap 12 months of such willful self-parody?
An inescapable year reaches its inevitable conclusion
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  December 19, 2007

Confidential by Alison Jackson


Taschen | 264 pages | $39.99
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 03, 2007
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Memory Lane time for Leo’s

There is certain to be a run on Botox injections, Grecian Formula, and William Shatner rubber corsets.
Old-line Providence hipsters to regroup over hard stuff
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2007
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Faux and Fabulous

Lane seems forever a child of the ’60s: psychedelia, India, and all that.
Kenneth Jay Lane’s classy costume jewelry at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2007


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Open city

In the pioneering early-’80s days of the Toronto Film Festival, the audience actually rose before movie showings for a canned recording of “God Save the Queen.”
The 2007 Toronto Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 18, 2007
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Armies of the light

Maybe the trauma of another intractable war has sparked the movies’ recent interest in ’60s headliners.
Norman Mailer’s primal screen at the HFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2007
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The witching hour

WICKED is a very different witch hunt from the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel on which it is based.
Wicked , plus The Atheist , A Streetcar Named Desire , Zanna, Don’t!
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2007
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The kids are not all right

If you lived in Massachusetts you heard about it.
The authors of Restless Virgins talk about the underbelly of teen culture at Milton Academy
By JENNY HALPER  |  August 31, 2007
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Aesthetic genius

When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 30, 2007


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Law and order in Nawt Prov

Nice work by the carabiniere in Nawt Prov, who broke the leg of a young woman who was taking part in a protest .
Woman’s leg used as a wishbone during IWW protest
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 15, 2007
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Reality ingenue

What is it about MTV’s top-rated reality show The Hills , premiering its third season August 13th?
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By ELLEE DEAN  |  August 13, 2007
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Explicitly yours

The easiest way out with R. Kelly — as with Bill Clinton or Paris Hilton — is sex jokes.
R. Kelly after the sex jokes
By RICHARD BECK  |  August 07, 2007

Fulsome prison blues

If a Hollywood It-Girl really wants to leave her mark this summer, she’ll have to work a lot harder than usual.
Two DUI s , cocaine, and now jail — what’s next for Li Lo? Five local dignitaries chime in.
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 01, 2007