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Birds, noise vs. wind power
I was very disappointed that the Phoenix chose to endorse subsidizing the wind power industry.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, January 4, 2013
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 04, 2013
A device intended to cut air pollution, decrease our reliance on fossil fuels, and increase energy efficiency is under attack from a small but passionate group of activists who say the technology is harmful and invasive.
| October 26, 2012
Sugar | Copper Blue/Beaster + File Under: Easy Listening
Two live shows, mucho B-sides, and the ferocious Beaster EP now all compressed into one gulp could leave even the biggest power-pop fan gasping for air.
| July 20, 2012
Review: Chernobyl Diaries
More akin to a meander through a haunted house than a fulfilling feature film, the latest work from Paranormal Activity auteur Oren Peli (he produces, Bradley Parker directs) relies on his tried-and-true formula of favoring atmospheric terror over vis
Tried and true formula
| June 01, 2012
The Shins | Port of Morrow
Meet the new Shins. Same as the old Shins? Kinda sorta.
Aural Apothecary/Columbia (2012)
| March 16, 2012
Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012.
Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| March 09, 2012
The Portland police department won't be too happy to see themselves outclassed by Amanda Seyfried's big-eyed, waifish Jill in Heitor Dhalia's moody but middling thriller.
Heitor Dhalia's moody but middling thriller
| March 02, 2012
A few months after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, my wife and I were wandering around the eastern part of that city and came upon a little antique shop, where the last vestiges of the old Communist ways were slowly being flushed out, much to the own
Energy prices – and sources
| February 03, 2012
The Making of Paul LePage, Part 2
Governor Paul LePage has made plenty of waves in his first year in office, and has many wondering where his sometimes provocative political attitudes come from. In this two part series we ask: who is Paul LePage?
Rise to Power
| January 20, 2012
I suggest Jeff Inglis check the prism through which he views the world.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, October 28, 2011
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 28, 2011
Review: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
In the era when the Black Panther Party was its most powerful and off-the-pig-threatening and separatist, there was little interest in even conversing with whitey, unless whitey was from somewhere other than the ultra-racist USA.
A collage of privileged documentary moments
| September 30, 2011
Simply put, biomass is any natural living or once-living substance that can be converted into energy.
Or, why it ain't easy burning green
KHADIJAH M. BRITTON
| September 02, 2011
Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed
People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
| August 26, 2011
Rupert Murdoch's Watergate
Murdoch is a tycoon of darkness. Aside from his handful of quality publications — the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Australian — his News Corporation specializes in smears, sensationalism, and mendacity
| July 15, 2011
Forget gas and charcoal.
Big Fat Whale
| July 01, 2011
Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Amid the zapping prog-lift of the vaguely Nietzschean "Power," the lead single from his fifth album and magnum opus, Kanye tosses off the casual self-platitude "Every superhero needs his theme music."
Roc-A-Fella Records (2010)
| November 19, 2010
Dick in a box
It was my birthday last month and when I received my gift from the guy I’ve been going out with for the past (almost) three months, I was shocked and embarrassed ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| May 07, 2010
Is the American Dream a nightmare?
Action Speaks!, AS220's panel discussion series, continues with a topic near and dear to us here in little Rhody — failure.
| May 01, 2009
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