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Slideshow: Photos from the War Lovers

Photos from Evan Thomas' book The War Lovers.
Photos of Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Randolph Hearst, and more from Evan Thomas' book.
By EVAN THOMAS  |  May 14, 2010
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Meet Evan Thomas

Narrative is the throughline in the professional life of Evan Thomas.
The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
By PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2010
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Hallelujah!

The Democrats won and the Republicans lost. That, in a nutshell, is the bottom line.
Health-care reform is a new high-water mark
By EDITORIAL  |  March 26, 2010
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How to Celebrate Presidents' Day 2010

Pin the mustache on Teddy Roosevelt, and more
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 12, 2010
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Photos: The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Scenes from The National Parks: America's Best Idea , a six-part, 12-hour film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, George Masa.
Images from Ken Burns's latest documentary
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 25, 2009
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Odd couples

The East Hampton Board of Health would doubtless approve Grey Gardens: The Musical , since it comes minus the crapping cats, feral raccoons, and piles of garbage that form the supporting cast and unsanitary milieu of the famed documentary on which it's
The Lyric's Grey Gardens; Trinity's Shapeshifter
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 15, 2009


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Lost tribes found

Nobody likes a guilt trip. That's why filmmaker Ric Burns's 1995 Manifest Destiny documentary The Way West was such a drag.
'GBH puts a human face on history
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  April 10, 2009
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Nature's way

Evoking the great outdoors with live jazz, live hoofing, and spoken text.
The atmospheric Jazz and Tap Odyssey
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009
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Red, white, and blue balls: Bringing the party to the people

Are there any jobs on Earth more virile-sounding than commander in chief?
A history of our Inaugural West Swingers and White House Hoedowns
By KARA BASKIN  |  January 14, 2009
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Quiz-bowl kids

Andrew Watkins is having faulty-buzzer issues.
Harvard rebuilds its team and answers some hard questions
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  January 08, 2009
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The Impeachinator

From Caligula to Bush...er Obama: Bruce Fein watches them all.
Watchdog Fein
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 19, 2008


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Hope restored

Barack Obama's election has sparked international wonder. His task, however, is great.
Barack Obama's election has sparked international wonder. His task, however, is great.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 05, 2008
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Carter’s cajones

The Republican Party is rife with classic wimps and bullies.
Jimmy makes Dubya look like a wimp
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 27, 2008

Green around the gills

Spotting environmentalists used to be easy.  
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 02, 2008
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Almost Famous: Joe Bernstein

I’ve been all over the country, and I have to say, the quality of the State Police department here — they’re the best.
Retired former senior special agent for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service
By FRANK MULLIN  |  September 10, 2008
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By George, it's Barack!

Right now, everyone is focused on Barack Obama’s vice-presidential choice. But historically, convention acceptance speeches matter even more.
To win over the working class, Obama should study the acceptance speech of George H. W. Bush
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 20, 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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Light show

The biggest stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival were neither actors nor directors.
Jagger and Scorsese start it up in Berlin
By MATTIAS FREY  |  April 02, 2008
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Race gets in the race

For much of this election cycle, the assumption has been that foreign policy, specifically Iraq, would be the dominant issue on the campaign trail.
Obama’s fast-track to success could be alienating working-class white voters, reminding them of their nemesis: affirmative action
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 19, 2008
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For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall

The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
Phillipe and Jorge
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 09, 2008
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Brokeback men's room

Once upon a time there was a barbershop quartet known as the Singing Senators.
A curiously Republican story
By EDITORIAL  |  September 05, 2007


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Shack attack

So I like Crab Louie, but I encourage you to sue them anyway.
Feed your fried-food need at Crab Louie
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 03, 2007
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Tinseltown East

Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 30, 2007
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Why the Imus cave-in is bad for free speech, radio, and the whole society

I was never a fan of Don Imus.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 19, 2007
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Night at the Museum

“This is not worth $11.50 an hour,” blurts exasperated dreamer Larry Daley when his night-watchman job at New York’s Museum of Natural History takes on a life of its own. Watch the trailer for Night at the Museum  (QuickTime)
Matinee worthy, but not a dime more
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 28, 2006

Higgins at large

This article originally appeared in the February 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
 
By GEORGE V. HIGGINS  |  November 14, 2006


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Sweet information!

John Hodgman is a very intelligent man. He is also a very strange man. John Hodgman on the 51 States John Hodgman on the paperback release of Areas of My Expertise (YouTube)
John Hodgman holds forth on eels, mole men, and Macs
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 21, 2006
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Casa D. slate storms the primary

While P&J do not see eye to eye with most of Bob “Cool Moose” Healey’s libertarian leanings, he is a truly thoughtful contributor to the body politic.
Chafee, Roberts, and de Ramel get the nod  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 06, 2006
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An icon’s icon

He was Andrew Warhola on his birth certificate.
Death becomes all superstars
By PETER KADZIS  |  April 25, 2006
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Interview: Newsweek's Evan Thomas

"If you’re too slow and you lose the reader, it doesn’t matter what length the book is. You’ve got to engage the reader early and keep going. Campaigns are wonderfully suited to this because they’re thrilling quest stories."
Thomas discusses his new book, The War Lovers
By PETER KADZIS  |  January 01, 1900