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Here’s the RS problem

Rolling Stone made a massive error last week when it released the image of its cover featuring accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But to be clear, the error was not putting Tsarnaev on the cover.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 25, 2013

Get it done

Unity College, a small school in Waldo County with a focus on environmental issues, announced this year that it will pull its investments from the fossil-fuel industry — underscoring that institutions of higher education have a responsibility to address
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 21, 2012
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Great days ahead

We here at the Tablet can find the nostalgia industry a bit overwhelming sometimes, but now and again an idea comes along that gets it right.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 28, 2012

Get it together

"Political leaders, no matter the party, often can be barometers for public sentiment."
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 30, 2011

First Amendment battle in the Bucket

As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 26, 2011
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Amy Winehouse, 1983–2011

While we all await the inevitable "Last Days of Amy Winehouse" report from Rolling Stone , let's take a breather and remember the voice. It was slow, smoky, insinuating, sweet-and-sour, and seemed to conjure a handful of jazz-and-soul divas in a sylla
In Memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  July 29, 2011


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The Big Hurt: The torments of Phil, plus Biebs's 'stache, Simpson's Snoop poop

A thrilling roller-coaster of PHIL COLLINS drama this week. First, a murmur washed over the media as Collins seemed to announce his retirement in an FHM interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 18, 2011
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Weezer: The Early Years

When Rivers Cuomo, Weezer wunderkind and Harvard-educated overachiever, sets his mind to something, he is nothing if not meticulous.
Rivers Cuomo reflects on the making of 'Blue' and Pinkerton
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 04, 2010
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Interview: Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi can make a snake bite funny.
On Griftopia, Goldman Sachs, and his writing process
By PETER KADZIS  |  November 12, 2010
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Review: Rob Sheffield's inner Sheena

It was probably a common impulse, wanting to save Rob Sheffield.
Womanly man
By AMY FINCH  |  September 03, 2010
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Worse than Afghanistan

At almost the same moment that Rolling Stone was reordering the political landscape with its devastating profile of the now-resigned Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal, a smaller, lesser-known political monthly, The American Conservative
Mainstream media flunks again
By PETER KADZIS  |  July 02, 2010


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Raw Boswell

David Foster Wallace had a crush on Alanis Morissette. He drank Diet Rite soda by the case. David Lynch changed him.

By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 14, 2010
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Mystic muso

“America’s Pre-eminent Music Writer Dead at 52” was the headline on Robert Palmer’s obituary in Rolling Stone after his liver failed in 1997.
The erudition of Robert Palmer
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 06, 2009

Goldman Sachs takes even more of Americans' money


Today's New York Times includes a short story (prominently featured online at 9 am) trumpeting the "big profit" Goldman Sachs is reporting. The NYT notes...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 14, 2009

Goldman Sachs takes even more of Americans' money


Today's New York Times includes a short story (prominently featured online at 9 am) trumpeting the "big profit" Goldman Sachs is reporting. The NYT notes...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 14, 2009
Matt Taibbi Smacks Goldman Sachs Silly

Matt Taibbi Smacks Goldman Sachs Silly


  Since no self-respecting person would ever buy the new Rolling Stone (with the Jonas Brother...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 07, 2009


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The dirty south

Normally, this is the time of year when a lot of pro football players get arrested — the weeks after the draft and before training camp, when new rookies get their first checks and end up blowing them at fancy nightclubs on eight-balls and escorts be
Florida footballers called for very personal fouls
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 08, 2009
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Interview: Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus on rock-and-roll photography
Rock's critic-in-chief talks rock and roll photography
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2009
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Review: Appetite for Self-Destruction

Like any good murder mystery, Steve Knopper's Appetite for Self-Destruction keeps the tension high and the action swift as the search for a culprit drags on.
How the record industry killed itself
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 13, 2009
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Ol' Dirty's dirty side

Sometimes it takes an outsider to understand the inside.
Jaime Lowe's Life and Death of ODB
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2009
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Where has all the Gonzo gone?

On top of everything else they’ve blighted over their awful eight-year reign, the Bushies did this: they killed Hunter S. Thompson.
In the first presidential election since the death of Hunter S. Thompson, we finally realize what we've lost
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2008


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NYC’s alternative crisis

These days, you can’t tell the players in New York’s suddenly volatile weekly-newspaper world without a scorecard.
The Voice gets a wake-up call as the Press takes a walk  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  February 16, 2006