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Governor Fuzzy: Has Deval Patrick lost his edge — already?

Some folks — including this newspaper — who supported Governor Deval Patrick's re-election and wish him well as he wrestles with the daunting task of steering Massachusetts through the next four years are scratching their heads.
Plus, Boston City Council president Stephen Murphy.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 07, 2011
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Cube root

"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010
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The Big Hurt: The week in beef (in brief)

A recessed economy means fewer chains to go around, so it's been a fine week for a-fussin'-and-a-feudin'.
Ross at a loss; Weezy throws hissy
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 24, 2009
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Hot summer nights

The annual Sound Session festival is a weeklong sonic soiree that is expected to draw upwards of 65,000 partygoers from July 6 through 12.
The pulsating spirit of Sound Session ’08
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 24, 2008
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Into the abyss

In addition to their style and money, prize-winning architect Martin and his wife Stevie share a masterfully cultured wit.
Generic Theater does Albee's Goat
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 26, 2008

Bewilderedbeests

In  two   weeks  of “Talking Politics” columns about Massachusetts politics, David S. Bernstein has left us bewildered about what candidates think.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 14, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 12, 2007


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Masters of Muppets

Here are some of our fave muppet musical moments.
The 20 best musical moments on the original Muppet Show .
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  August 27, 2007
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The last Potter

The end is never easy, is it?
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 24, 2007
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Macbeth

Roman Polanski in his 1971 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play opts for grim, sodden, literal realism.
Where were Ian McKellan and Judi Dench?
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 03, 2007
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Real-world follies

For hard rock, heated debate, child-care tips, and latex puppetry, 2006 was a banner year in television. Who says the culture’s going to the dogs?
A year in television
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 18, 2006
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Siren song

When the Receiving End of Sirens took the stage, coming out to the “Cheers” theme (“Sometimes you want to go….”) and the screams of a packed Avalon, it was clear that it was good to be back.
Keating, Portugal. The Man, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Circa Survive at Avalon, August 14, 2006
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 15, 2006


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Ten classic season finales

It's May, and couch jockeys everywhere know what that means: season finales.
Cliffhangers, attempted murders, and obscene amounts of money
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 25, 2006

Portland scene report, April 28, 2006

Upcoming CDs from the Leftovers, Five Foot Ficus, Ogre, and Zach Romanoff
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 26, 2006
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Animal farm

The word tragedy means “goat song” in ancient Greek, and indeed, the protagonist of Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? is making beautiful music with a mistress of the caprine persuasion.
The Goat at Lyric Stage of Boston, Indoor/Outdoor at Trinity Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 02, 2006