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Man confesses to 1990 heist of Vermeer painting from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Man confesses to 1990 heist of Vermeer painting from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


A few weeks ago we published an update on the story of Myles J. Connor, the art thief who once claimed to have been the...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 06, 2011

Bieber or Bust: A Rally to Restore Sanity Video Road Trip Diary


In the wake of Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity, everyone has pretty much agreed that nobody agrees on what the fuck happened in Washington....
By Chris Faraone  |  November 05, 2010
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Breaking bread with mixed nuts at Jon Stewart's rally to restore sanity

When I finally awoke from the effects of a pre-flight spliff the size of a tampon, I was sprawled across Logan Airport's Terminal C with gum in my beard. A man in full Marine Corps sweat apparel was shaking my shoulder.
Meeting in the middle
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 05, 2010
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Photos: Scenes from the Rally to Restore Sanity

With nary a be-skidmarked pair of Betsy Ross boxer shorts in sight.
Thousands of Daily Show fans, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, and Hogwarts alums, and more converge on the National Mall | October 30, 2010
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  October 29, 2010

Surrender monkeys: On the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' media kerfuffle

Most journalism professionals agree that it is appropriate that media organizations should ban reporters from attending certain types of events in the name of objectivity and limiting perceived bias.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 22, 2010

Tea Party rally in Augusta - same day as Colbert/Stewart in DC


If you can't make it to the Colbert/Stewart rally in DC on October 30, consider heading up to Augusta from 1 to 4 pm, when...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 15, 2010


Heading to DC for Stewart or Colbert rallies?


If you're interested in heading to Washington DC on October 30 to attend either Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity or Stephen Colbert's March to...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 05, 2010
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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010
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Interview: Paul Provenza

In Satiristas! veteran comic Paul Provenza engages in revealing, surprising conversation with a diverse group about comedy’s role in revealing uncomfortable truths about our world and ourselves.
Comedy life saver
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  May 07, 2010
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Governor Ghoul

Phillipe and Jorge are coming late to this fight, as last week’s column was already filed when the announcement was made that Governor Donald Carcieri — Governor Ghoul to you — had vetoed a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of a
 Sinking to new lows
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 20, 2009
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Afghanistan: Just say no!

The idea that the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical junction, a “now-or-never” moment that requires an additional 40,000 troops to win, is rubbish.
Plus, Obama and the Nobel
By EDITORIAL  |  October 16, 2009


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It's hip to be icosahedral

Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf  tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009

Chellie vs. Colbert


Democrat Chellie Pingree, Maine's 1st District congresswoman, was on the Colbert Report last night. Everyone's telling you about it, but nobody seems to have the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  August 11, 2009
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Generation Green

Republicans have a lot to say about the immorality of saddling the next generation with our national debt. But when it comes to leaving them a wrecked, depleted, and rapidly warming planet, they are taking the exact opposite line.
Once derided as tree huggers, eco-friendly youth are now the nation's most powerful (and feared) voting bloc. So why isn't the GOP listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009

Panic attacks!!!

Would everyone please go running out of your house screaming in utter hysteria right now.
Overreacting in the USA. Plus, EDC = DOA, OK + RI, and a Rush to judgment
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 01, 2009
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Review: Monsters Vs. Aliens

Susan Murphy (voice of Reese Witherspoon) has it all: she's about to marry the love of her life and jet off to Paris.
A force to be reckoned with
By TOM MEEK  |  March 24, 2009


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No laughing matter

The funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have a big edge over supposedly serious bloviators employed by the networks.
Anger, Obama, and AIG. Plus, doing nothing on Beacon Hill.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 18, 2009
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Quitters, tinklers, tacklers, and whoppers

David Berman of Silver Jews intends to quit the music biz and concentrate on writing prose, says a post on the Drag City Web site.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 02, 2009
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Interview: John Hodgman

Long before John Hodgman became universally recognized as the systems-challenged PC in Apple’s ads, he was writing fake trivia for such publications as McSweeney’s and the New York Times Magazine.  
One man's operating system
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 08, 2008
Colbert in "The Amazing Spiderman!"

Colbert in "The Amazing Spiderman!"


Stephen Colbert will appear in “The Amazing Spiderman.” It’s issue #573 which will be out Oct. 15th.
By Fletcher  |  October 01, 2008
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Parody flunks out

Artist Barry Blitt’s brilliant illustration — which sought to satirize the naysayers who portray Obama as a flag-burning, unpatriotic Muslim and his wife as a black-power radical — cut to the core of today’s political paradox.
Political humor is no longer welcome in Academia as administrators choke the life out of parody
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 30, 2008


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Poli-sci

Comedian Jimmy Tingle is on the stump.
Jimmy Tingle runs again
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 15, 2008
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Russert explained

In terms of being an old-fashioned, old-style media icon, nobody in broadcasting today could top Tim Russert.
NBC’s top talking head had an outsized influence simply because he did his job so well
By EDITORIAL  |  June 18, 2008
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The devil and Mr. Young

Holy water, Batman!
Multi-office seeker drops the knowledge on House Judiciary
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 14, 2008
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Clips ahoy

This past February, Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live and announced, in mock triumph, that the Writers Guild of America had struck a deal with the studios that would pay them for on-line content.
The treasures of Hulu.com
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 22, 2008
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Publish and Perish?

Professor Tal Ben-Shahar is a resident rock-star lecturer on Harvard’s campus.
Blogging Harvard courses could revolutionize open education — if its contributors aren’t expelled first
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 28, 2008


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Superpower of attorney

Why did they make this game, again?
The jury’s out on Harvey Birdman
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 28, 2008
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Defending the universally loathed

Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008
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Wikipedia rules

The ancient Library at Alexandria, once the largest on Earth, housed perhaps 500,000 volumes.
Wikipedia doubled its number of articles in just 18 months. But who are the “Wikipediots” writing them? And why do they do it?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 12, 2007
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Comedy Rambo

Misunderestimate Stephen Colbert at your peril.
A gladiator of mockery, Stephen Colbert is dismantling American society from the inside
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  November 16, 2007