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ShortTake: Surviving Progress

Review: Surviving Progress

Despite prestigious talking heads like Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall, and Stephen Hawking, there is nothing new here beyond what every conscientious liberal already knows is wrong with the world.
How mankind has gone wrong
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 18, 2012
Spanx for Nothing: Gift Ideas for the Discriminating Dad

Spanx for Nothing: Gift Ideas for the Discriminating Dad


Oh, Dad. He fed you, clothed you, put a roof over your head, and provided the seed from whence you sprung. Recognition must be paid....
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  June 18, 2010
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Interview: John Oliver

John Oliver is English. There's no getting around it, really.
The British comic and Daily Show correspondent on Glenn Beck, gun nuts, and the National Health
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 28, 2009

John McCain

Now that John McCain has proven that he's as effective a campaigner as he is a power forward, it's time he shuts his yap once and for all. Watching this shipwreck adulterer sound off on the Senate floor is like watching a bag lady scream at ducklings; an
Now that John McCain has proven that he's as effective a campaigner as he is a power forward, it's time he shuts his yap once and for all. Watching this shipwreck adulterer sound off on the Senate floor is like watching a bag lady scream at ducklings; and the idea of him Twittering is funnier than imagining Stephen Hawking popping wheelies.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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When ordinary is extraordinary

Biddeford artist Gil Corral seems to be one of those people whose surreality often seemS detached from everyday matters, but who can at times distill that perspective to simple truth.
Gil Corral’s questions and answers in Biddeford
By IAN PAIGE  |  September 25, 2008


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Rage against the machines!

We’re on the cusp of a perilous era. Our pitiful carbon bodies are evolving much slower than the silicon and steel gizmos we’re inventing. And the guys in the lab coats and pocket protectors are starting to worry we’ve opened Pandora’s hard drive.
Could robots take over the world? In many ways, they already have.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 21, 2008
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Rabbit forming

For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 08, 2007
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The 11th Hour

Remember the “myth” of global warming?
Global warming made boring
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 22, 2007
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Random forecast

One thing that’s sure to happen in the coming year is that people will make erroneous predictions about what will happen in the coming year.
Coming in 2007: More tech, more fear, less Paris, and some time travel
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 29, 2006
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The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time

The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 29, 2006