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Chilling in the Sunshine State; general mayhem; some music notes

Phillipe headed to Florida last week to meet with Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite involved in the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal.
Come on down!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 23, 2012
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Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

When you've got the Kennedys and the Koch brothers on the same side of an issue, it's hard to know what to think.
The story of the Cape Air clean-energy project
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012
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Daily Show vet stumps for Planned Parenthood

Lizz Winstead has a cold. The New York–based comedian is speaking with me from her home town of Minneapolis, where she has been working on a book due out later this year — and where she caught a heckuva bug.
No More Bargains
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 02, 2011

Class (warfare) is in session

In case you haven't heard yet, the US Census Bureau just announced its findings from the 2010 Census, and even a small state like ours saw a noticeable darkening of the population.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 01, 2011
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Interview: Al Jaffee

Al Jaffee has been a Mad man for 55 years, practically since the beginning.
Mad about the man
By DAN MAZUR  |  November 19, 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


Celebrity gossip

In the final days of a tight gubernatorial race, the campaigns tend to get desperate, then frantic, then crazy. That progression leads to increasingly wacky attacks on the opposition, few of which turn out to be true, although many of them ought to be.
Candidates in their final, desperate moments
By AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 2010
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Fall Books Preview: Reading list

Even if you’re not back in the classroom, autumn inspires a desire to learn, to restore the intellectualism that was fried by too many beers and barbecues and sunburns. Fortunately, Portland is full this fall with opportunities to spark your smarts.
Smartening up the seasonal transition
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2010
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Lizz Winstead on WikiLeaks, Obama, and Glenn Beck

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and former Air America host with Rachel Maddow and Chuck D, brings her sharp political wit to Pawtucket's Mixed Magic Theatre on August 27 and 28, for two shows each night.
Laugh-In
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  August 27, 2010
Olivia Munn vs. the Internet

Olivia Munn vs. the Internet


Sorry, Olivia, you don't compare to Diana ... well, not yet, anyway. Self-proclaimed geek Olivia Munn is well on her way to being a correspondant...
By Maddy Myers  |  July 12, 2010

What Louis C.K. can’t say on FX


OK, we're keeping Comedy Central's caption for this one: "Louis C.K. imagines Jimmy Carter falling to his death, says ‘retarded' like a weatherman, and shares...
By Andrew Cominelli  |  June 29, 2010


Your words are not your own

Plagiarism is a serious charge.
Less Otten. More Originality.
By AL DIAMON  |  May 14, 2010

In which Jon Stewart does his show (again) in character as Glenn Beck


Granted, he's done this before, but yeah, last night's Daily Show with Jon Stewart involved a pretty stunning takedown of Glenn Beck's recent paranoia-fueled criticisms...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 19, 2010

Workin' man blues

Election years are always times of high anxiety for politicians. That may explain why they say and do so many stupid things.
Blue-collar luxury resorts, and other GOP oxymorons
By AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2010
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Cube root

"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010

Heading to the polls after work? Watch these videos before you vote for #MaSen


KEITH OLBERMANN is a sports guy. Inside, we suspect he's not too happy about Martha Coakley's Red Sox flubs either. But there are times --...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 19, 2010


Hey, look! Former Phoenix intern in Daily Show bit on Palin book


We're proud to say that former Phoenix intern Sam MacLaughlin (bro to former Web Managing Editor and scribe Nina) is featured in this Daily Show...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  November 19, 2009
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Judging the Judge

After reading Sunday’s front page BeloJo story, “Support for R.I. Judge not unanimous,” your superior correspondents have to suspect that everything — absolutely everything — is thoroughly politicized.
Committee Doubting Thompson. Plus, The Bish, Rush, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 30, 2009

Burrito, Oliver, MRTPQ, Sandbox Office and WTF


  The Info Burrito, John Oliver of The Daily Show, MRTPQ, The Sandbox Office report and the WTF Line all make todays The Sandbox Podcast!...
By Charlie  |  August 28, 2009
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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

Phoenix Staffer Chris Faraone (a/k/a Ol' Dirty Needle) Drops Dis Track and Video Attacking Fox News Rappers the Young Cons


You didn't misread that headline. I was so disturbed by this Young Cons performance on Fox News th...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 09, 2009


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Interview: Kristen Schaal

Writing a book about romance with her boyfriend, Schaal says, "is kind of killing our romance a little bit, because you stay up late to write the book, and then you're too tired to get it on."
Keeping her superfandom in check
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 26, 2009
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Interview: Kristen Schaal

Writing a book about romance with her boyfriend, Schaal says, "is kind of killing our romance a little bit, because you stay up late to write the book, and then you're too tired to get it on."
Keeping her superfandom in check
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 26, 2009
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Reggae revival

The climate is tropical, sweet skunk fills the air, and reggae jams are hitting such lofty decibels that I can't even feel my phone vibrate.
Booming in Boston's underground, Caribbean riddims are about to burst back into the mainstream
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 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

Losing a Brown basketball legend

On the sadness front, while P+J missed our chance to say the sporting old boys hereabouts were grieved to learn of the passing of former Brown basketball star Eddie Morris on March 5.
Plus a mad money man, off-color comics, and a Laffey-Chafee gaffe
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2009


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Rescuing the Globe

If you work at the Boston Globe , and have any bright ideas on how to stop that paper's downward spiral, management is all ears. At least, that's the party line.
10 ways to bail out Boston's sinking paper of record. Plus, spinning Bill Kristol's brief time at the Times .
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 28, 2009
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Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008
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Interview: Art Spiegelman

"When you don't understand a painting, you assume you're stupid. When you don't understand a cartoon, you assume the cartoonist is stupid."
Drawing conclusions
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 13, 2008
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The good news

When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.  
David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008