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The next Scott Brown?

Republican Scott Brown's victory last month in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has every two-bit GOP hopeful in the Northeast claiming the mantle of the pick-up truck populist.
John J. Loughlin’s suddenly high-profile campaign to oust Patrick Kennedy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 12, 2010

Throwing strikes

For us New Englanders, Chuck Knoblauch was always kind of tough to take.
Chuck Knoblauch chokes in the clutch. Plus, the SUNY-Binghamton story gets worse.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 09, 2009

Wild, Wild West

Former Celtic Delonte West has long been known as a clutch shooter, but he's apparently taking that reputation a little too literally.
Delonte West tries out for the Washington Bullets. Plus, SUNY-Binghamton is at it again.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 02, 2009

Freeloading free stater?

Has anyone else found it ironic that Dr. Sorens works for a state-supported university, and that presumably his salary and benefits, such as health insurance, are paid for by the taxpayers of New York?
Letters to the Boston editor, September 11, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 11, 2009

The Granite State Gang

Big bucks couldn't buy the viral awe and ire that the Free State Project (FSP) scored on August 11, when New Hampshire resident William Kostric arrived outside President Barack Obama's Portsmouth Town Hall meeting with a handgun on his right thigh — "op
New Hampshire transplants live free — or die trying
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 28, 2009

Screaming from the gallery

Last Friday night, Dan Deacon dug frantically through tangles of cables for one that might get a live signal out of the duct-taped pile of equipment in front of him. A fire truck and an ambulance, pulling up outside the windows behind him, filled the ro
Dan Deacon, live at the ICA, June 12, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  June 19, 2009


Interview: T. C. Boyle

Among his many fictionalizations of the American past, novelist T.C. Boyle has remade such real-life characters as the inventor of cornflakes, John Harvey Kellogg ( The Road to Wellville , 1993), and sexual behaviorist Alfred Kinsey ( The Inner Circle
On The Women and Frank Lloyd Wright
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 03, 2009

A different Empire

I grew up in central New York, and I can confirm that anyone who grows up in upstate who wants to do something interesting or awesome usually winds up doing it somewhere else
The many sounds of upstate
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008

Upstate of mind

Mercury Rev dig out of Buffalo
Mercury Rev dig out of Buffalo
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 01, 2008

Soaring spirit

For travelers along Route 138 in South Kingstown, the monumental public art of Andean artist Peruko Ccopacatty has been visible for the past 20 years.
Peruko Ccopacatty’s fresh perspective
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2007

Anti-Folk Hero

Avalon was sold out for Friday night’s performance by the strange little Russian girl from Brooklyn with her piano, her charming vocal quirks, and, eventually, her unassuming band.
Regina Spektor, Avalon, October 6, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 10, 2006


Changing worlds

On the USM philosophy department's home page, I noticed Karl Marx’s famous lines from Theses on Feuerbach: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it.”
A talk with USM philosophy professor Jason Read
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  October 04, 2006