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There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
By CAROLYN GAGE  |  June 26, 2009
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Engine notes

The big question with Top Gear, the popular British consumer-car show (in perpetual reruns on BBC America), is this: will it succeed in denting my colossal lack of curiosity about cars?
Top Gear hits heavy traffic
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 08, 2009

24. Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis

If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of
If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of the American League. If that's not unsexy enough, until recently Youkilis was rocking the worst goatee in history, while Pedroia is still 5'7", bald, and buzzard-nosed.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Transporter 3

The new Transporter spills out in a jumble of frenetic action vignettes.
A poor man’s version of the latest James Bond outing
By TOM MEEK  |  November 25, 2008
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Out for a spin

Driving a 2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder Limited Edition is an exercise in ridiculous, indulgent impracticality. But it's fun.  
One week, one limited-edition Porsche — what to do?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 02, 2008
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In search of Kerouac

Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 29, 2007


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Letters to the Portland editor: June 15, 2007

My love of racing and love of the environment have been at odds with each other as my environmental awareness has increased.
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By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND PHOENIX  |  June 13, 2007