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A balmy night in 1776
| October 12, 2012
In my opinion, the Reverend Wesley J. Mills needs to take his own advice (see " Know Before You Spout ," letter to the editor, March 16).
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, April 6, 2012
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 06, 2012
Health 'n' hops
Thomas Jefferson once asserted that beer, when drank in moderation, "promotes health." Trappist monks in Belgium and the Netherlands referred to it as "liquid bread."
Is beer good for you?
| April 01, 2011
Take a seat and consider the chair
Richard Prince's 2008 "Nurse Hat Chair" sits next to a gothic French "Joined Chair" in the first gallery of the extensive "Sit Down!" — book-ending the six centuries of chairs represented in the exhibit.
Form + function
| December 10, 2010
"Die, yuppie scum," chants the long-haired man, to the beat of a pounding drum. "You don't need to fuck people over to survive."
Anarchist Seth Tobocman brings radical comic-book to the Lucy Parsons Center
VALERIE VANDE PANNE
| June 18, 2010
Relentlessly ringing freedom
Amid relentless bell-ringing (“Let freedom ring!” chanted the enthusiasts as they deprived passersby of their hearing and sanity), the Tea Party came to Portland last week to greet President Barack Obama.
Northern New England’s Tea Partiers go local
| April 09, 2010
Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust
Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
| December 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
| August 28, 2009
Scratch and Whiff
I have 53 fully scratched (and completely worthless) Billion Dollar Bonanza scratch tickets sitting in my desk drawer. Each cost $20.
A non-junkie lottery player comes to grips with cardboard crack
| July 17, 2009
Sotomayor's mixed message on free speech
Minutes after President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating appellate judge Sonia Sotomayor for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, battle lines were drawn on the pre-scripted questions of "post-racial" America.
| June 05, 2009
Folk my brains out
Toby Kamp's 'The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes In Contemporary Art' at The Decordova Museum
Wild and weird
EVAN J. GARZA
| May 22, 2009
Harvey Silverglate’s " The Gray Lady in Shadow " (January 6) was excellent and raised extraordinary concerns.
GUNNING FOR THE TIMES
| October 27, 2008
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
| October 08, 2008
When historians trace the rise of the blog as the dominant journalistic form of the 21st century, they’ll pay close attention to two recent developments.
While old and new media are mending many fences, they’re still squaring off in jockland
| June 18, 2008
Platters such as “catfish pâté” can be visually hilarious, but also really delicious.
Beverly Hillbillies food goes to Paris
| May 21, 2008
What's left behind
Tap Olé is less a new-fangled bicultural fusion than a return to tap dancing’s foundational swingtime.
Tap Olé at the Regent, Rachid Ouramdane at the ICA, Prometheus at Boston Conservatory
| May 21, 2008
During the past few weeks, we’ve heard yet more media laments from our self-appointed guardians of political civility, warning us that this campaign is about to go over a cliff.
Never mind the complaints about how the media are not focusing on the issues. Historically, they never have.
| May 21, 2008
For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall
The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
Phillipe and Jorge
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| January 09, 2008
All the stories chronicling the demise of the Barack Obama campaign are premature, no matter what the current polls say.
Obama can still win the Democratic nomination — b ut first, he has to get over himself
| October 10, 2007
Talking to Himself
There’s a scene in Alan Alda’s new memoir that’s hard to forget: Hawkeye, age eleven, shooting terminally ill rabbits to a bloody, dusty death.
Alan Alda talks to us about his new memoir and what it means to live a successful life
| September 07, 2007
Murder most foul
Man, just what the hell is going on in the sports world?
Sports blotter: "This isn't funny" edition
| June 20, 2007
High time for high principles
Every now and then a case comes before the US Supreme Court that has as much entertainment value as constitutional significance.
Why the Supreme Court should back the bong guy
| March 21, 2007
Pressing the case
In the aftermath of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s perjury conviction last week, the journalistic fallout of the case remains a subject of intense interest for reporters and legal observers.
A limited federal shield law would be better than the post-Libby status quo
| March 14, 2007
If terrorists hit Boston
What follows is a scenario roughly based on two real-world post-9/11 terrorist attacks.
In The Edge of Disaster , a security expert warns that the US is not prepared for future disasters
| March 08, 2007
Higgins at large
This article originally appeared in the February 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
GEORGE V. HIGGINS
| November 14, 2006
Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which is getting its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre (at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through October 1), is a superficially clever play.
The Pillowman at New Rep; 1776 at Lyric Stage
| September 12, 2006
Samuel Adams Brewer Patriot Collection
A nation founded on beer is a strong republic indeed.
| August 08, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 4, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Moral Majority's higher education
| August 03, 2006
Quotes and numbers, March 31, 2006
6: n umber of nights in a row that Tribe, a popular lesbian/bi/queer night, will be hosted at Felt and Vinalia in coordination with the NCAA Women’s Final Four, which takes place this week in Boston.
Bush, basketball and more
| March 29, 2006
Log on. Check your Gmail. Click the URLs your friend just sent. One’s a blog entry about electronic voting machines, the other is a news story about warrantless wiretapping. Grit your teeth.
As the Internet and other shifting technologies dominate our lives, is the EFF the new ACLU?
| February 09, 2006
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