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Back to basics

The past week's events in Augusta provide a teachable moment for Maine's elected officials and the public at large, on the topic of free speech.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 25, 2013

Declare yourself

The 8000-plus-word play-by-play of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, written by freelancer Nicholas Schmidle and published in the New Yorker recently, is a fascinating read, with lots of juicy details (example: the plan was always to kill bin Lade
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 26, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Bieber Silences Youth, Kings of Leon Sell Out

I hadn't originally planned a press-release review for this week, but some PR blasts require immediate attention.
The week's best press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 22, 2011

The Big Hurt: Pancakes! Lent! Golf!

March has been a true delight in the music-PR department — I haven't seen this many dumbshit stunts since Jackass 3D . Let's roll up our sleeves and thrust our hands elbow deep into a steaming pile of press releases:
This month's inessential press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 25, 2011

The Big Hurt: Bieber dolls are coming!

The week in inessential press releases
The week in inessential press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2010

The Big Hurt: Shill crazy

You know, I might stop following real music journalism altogether. Press releases are so much better. Just when I start thinking it’s a slow week in silly pop news, I check the PR wire — a/k/a the bottom of the barrel — and dig up two of the greatest ite
The week in corporate sponsorships
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 21, 2010


The Big Hurt: Release yo’ delf

Every slow pop week has a silver lining: it’s a great chance to catch up on the thrilling world of useless press releases.
The week in horrendous press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 23, 2009

Talking points

Rich Connor's reforms have brought a much-needed sharpened focus to the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and its sister papers. Certain changes, though, are raising eyebrows not just for what they are, but because of how Connor is doing th
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 28, 2009

Nice to meet you(1)

Rich Connor, the mercurial new co-owner and editor/publisher of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram , the Waterville-based Morning Sentinel , and the Augusta-based Kennebec Journal, is a curious figure, who himself seems a good candida
A few scenes from Rich Connor's first couple weeks at the  Portland Press Herald
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 03, 2009