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Psychological profiles

A message from the office of synthetic personality management.
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By DAVID KISH  |  November 26, 2010
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Two candidates for Portland Water District Board of Trustees

Two people are vying for a vacant one-year term on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. We asked each of them to write a few words about the importance of the water district.
Hydro power to the people
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 30, 2009
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Interview: Lars von Trier of Antichrist

Maybe it’s the blurring effect of the Skype technology through which I’m interviewing him as he sits worried and Buddha-like in his headquarters in Denmark (he has a phobia about airplanes, among other things), but Lars von Trier seems like an okay guy.
The director on the redeeming qualities of Antichrist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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Review: Cold Souls

What if human souls were as interchangeable as hearts, kidneys, movie concepts, and auto parts? Writer/director Sophie Barthes's feature debut toys with the notion, but instead of breaking new ground, Cold Souls settles for rehashing elements from oth
Paul Giamatti can't heat up Cold Souls
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 14, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009
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Cage | Depart From Me

Despite abandoning his former vagrant persona, shedding about 100 pounds, ascending to a realm of alt-culture status in which he can screw hundreds of tatted Lower East Side crotch rockets, and becoming the subject of a movie developed by Shia LaBeouf,
Def Jux (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 31, 2009


Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009
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Yoma Burmese Restaurant

Burmese food bears some resemblances to that of its neighboring countries, which has been emphasized during Boston's surprisingly long, if gapped, history with the cuisine.
After a long lapse, Boston gets another fine taste of a rare cuisine
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 26, 2009
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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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Free and easy

With a beach season approaching in which most people will be squeezing quarters till the eagles fart, it's fair enough to ask aloud, "Is this going to be the worst summer ever ?"
10 cash-free ways to make summer not suck
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 12, 2009
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Cannes goods

Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
Tarantino, Antichrist , and well-lit genitalia show why the French film festival is like no other
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 29, 2009


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Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009

Exit Mr. Excitement

How many people remember that John Ghiorse was reportedly the first $100,000-a-year weatherman in Rhode Island when he was lured away from Channel 10 to crosstown rivals Channel 6 in 1983?
John Ghiorse is hanging up his raincoat
By PHILIPE + JORGE  |  February 25, 2009

Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes
By JAMES PARKER AND SHARON STEEL  |  March 19, 2008
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The morning after

Democrats and Independents are voting in record numbers.
Hillary is rejuvenated, but perils lie ahead
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2008
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Grail time

Monty Python’s Spamalot bills itself as “lovingly ripped off” from the low-budget 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail .
‘Ni’ business like show business in Spamalot
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 23, 2008


Xanax junkies

This article originally appeared in the November 6, 1992 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

A popular drug for panic attacks can cause life-threatening addiction. But that hasn’t stopped Upjohn from marketing it to an unsuspecting public


By CYNTHIA COTTS  |  November 19, 2007
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Kramer: No one knows if Americans are overmedicated

Action Speaks! its current focus on freedom with a look at the introduction of Prozac in 1987 and how it accelerated the tendency to treat mental illness with medication.
Action speaks!
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 10, 2007
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Unplugged

An argument can made that just as the Industrial Revolution was sparked in Rhode Island, so, too, did the withering of the Industrial Age.
Rhode Island is poised for a wireless leap forward with the first-in-the-nation statewide network
By MATT JERZYK  |  May 24, 2007
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A new balance

To grasp the significance of the latest shake-up at the Boston Globe , consider this: the trio that just received key promotions all spurned overtures from elsewhere.
The Globe reaches for a sense of equilibrium after months of anxiety
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 23, 2007

Goodbye Prozac

This article originally appeared in the March 1, 1996 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Rawness, weeping and clarity in the aftermath of the little pill
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  November 14, 2006


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Cause for pause

The Ogunquit Playhouse’s final show of the season is a musical for the ages — for the ages, that is, of about 45 to 60.
American dreams could be deeper
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 06, 2006

Flashbacks: July 14, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  July 12, 2006

Flashbacks: March 3

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 01, 2006

Marebito

With a nubile female vampire, a sci-fi subplot, and a critique of today’s surveillance society, how could the director of Ju-on go wrong?
Rating: 2 stars
By MATTIAS FREY  |  February 02, 2006