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Review: Gingko Blue

As the recent Ken Burns documentary Prohibition revealed, the woman-led movement to eliminate alcoholic drinks was fueled by a desire to eliminate a certain kind of masculine behavior — loud, abusive, irresponsible loutishness.
Getting the tone of a cocktail bar just right
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 28, 2011

Paging Chicken Little

Behaving with all the coolheaded aplomb of Prissy — the young maid in Gone With the Wind — Providence school honchos and the city's emergency management agency managed to make a king-size balls-up of the arrival of the "Get Motivated" speakers seminar
City motivated to panic; Making things better; close encounter of the weird kind
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 07, 2011
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Prohibition drinking game!

Leave it to Ken Burns and PBS to crash our romantic Boardwalk Empire fantasies with a scholarly five-and-a-half-hour, sepia-tinted tome about the rip-roaring Twenties.
Play along with the upcoming Ken Burns documentary
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 30, 2011
Boardwalk Empire TV

Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?

Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
Easy livin'
By JON GARELICK  |  September 23, 2011
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Interview: Michael K. Williams

This Sunday will mark the premiere of Boardwalk Empire , HBO’s newest epic drama series.
On trading Baltimore for Atlantic City in Boardwalk Empire
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 17, 2010
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Weed picking up speed?

When the Phoenix published a cover story about the potential tipping point in the fight to end marijuana prohibition, we smelled something in the air: it seemed more than ever that such a resolution might be possible.
Just say now
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 10, 2009


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Pot Edward Island

It seems modern-day islanders have discovered another way to smile through the summer and avoid the blues during the bleak local winters.
Canada's most picturesque province is surprisingly also the fertile center of an underground marijuana explosion
By ALAN R. EARLS  |  August 13, 2008