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Spongebob Grabass: We squeeze actor Tom Kenny for info on masked-wrestling melee Lucha Vavoom

Wander into Royale this Monday, and you'll be treated to pituitary cases in chicken masks and pubic wigs pummeling each other and busty "buxoticas" putting on their best Cirque du Soleil moves.
Mucha Lucha
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 05, 2010

Down in the flood

A few years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (motto: Cornsistently Rong Abowt Everyting) informed me I was buying a house in a flood zone. FEMA had a map that showed where the waters of the semi-mighty Carrabassett River had surged over its
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 21, 2009

Gag reel

The Devil's in the details in Fox's new animated series, Sit Down, Shut Up , but I wish he'd gotten more involved in the main elements as well — like stories.
Sit Down, Shut Up needs to take its own advice
By DAVID KRONKE  |  April 17, 2009

Scenes 4 tweens

When I was a teenager, all I ever longed for was to live in a world where it was socially acceptable, nay, a social requirement , to frequently burst into song.
Troy, Gabriella, and the HSM2 crew put the music in them. Now our two quasi-theater critics are trying to get it out.

McCain’s crooked talk on torture

It might surprise some that McCain’s record in opposing torture and the Bush administration’s terror-war approach is more complicated than his comments suggest.
Critics, including a local former army interrogator, say he’s trying to play both sides of the issue
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 17, 2008

Privacy invasion

Let’s talk about Susan Collins’s sex life.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 27, 2008


Let it all hang out

It’s hard to feel too threatened by an IT administrator in SpongeBob boxers sipping a Long Island iced tea through a stir straw.
Underbear at the Alley
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 08, 2008

The kids in the hall

Someone is going to get pregnant.
Teen pregnancies are up. Can on-campus student-parent services be far behind?
By KARA BASKIN  |  January 22, 2008

Crank that, techie

In the summer of 2006, DeAndre Way, then 16, combated summer boredom in Batesville, Mississippi, by writing songs with Fruity Loops digital-audio software.
Cool jerks
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 12, 2007

Political cartoons

Among its hordes of firsts, The Simpsons helped transplant politicians from the cartoon funny pages to our television sets.
The 20 Best Animated Politicians in Cartoon History  
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  July 26, 2007

Father knows least

Say what you will about not judging a book by its cover, the bill-ringed rubber ducky adorning the jacket of Neal Pollack’s Alternadad leaves little waddle room.
Neal Pollack raises a young ’un
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 16, 2007


Bored? Not with these games

One way of channeling family competitiveness at holiday gatherings is to bring out a board game and gently coerce people to play it.
Role-playing, railroad-building, and good ol’ spelling
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2006

Print the legend

This exhibit offers an eye-popping, floor-to-ceiling survey of practically every poster produced to advertise under-the-radar Providence shenanigans from 1995 to 2005. Slideshow: Images from Wunderground  
Providence’s ‘Wunderground’ and MassArt’s ‘Crafty’
By GREG COOK  |  September 28, 2006

In the footsteps of the devil

On top of everything else that day, there was this.
Why did Mohammed Atta choose to spend his last night on Earth in my hometown?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 11, 2006

Game, show

We’re only a few hands in and already I’ve gotten Al Swearengen mad. You're with me, mousepad: Games we'd like to see. By Mitch Krpata
Playing TV’s biggest hits
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 05, 2006

Righteous brother

We like to imagine that somewhere there exists an Elks-Club-like organization of the slightly-less-famous brothers of celebrities.
The career of Brian Doyle-Murray
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 18, 2006


Queer superheroes challenge the far right

It’s official: Batwoman is coming back — as a lesbian.
Comic Culture  
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  June 28, 2006

Best left alone

Wshould offer a tax break to a group described by an authoritative source as “generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative, and multi-talented” than the majority of the population: Left-handed people.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 22, 2006

Made to order

For a 16-year-old “recovering band geek” who has just had, by her own description, the best night of her entire life, Alexa Fay is slightly hysterical.
MTV and Frank Pino turn a New Hampshire teen into a rock star
By ELISABETH DONNELLY  |  January 23, 2006