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Review: Fair Game

Naomi Watts and Sean Penn tell the real Valerie Plame story
Naomi Watts and Sean Penn tell the real Valerie Plame story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2010

Four to watch for

These Cannes-debuting films will soon be appearing in your local neighborhood googleplex.
From Cannes to the multiplex
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 28, 2010
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Sweaty Palmes

Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 28, 2010
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Cheney's latest crime

As if there were any doubt, the latest CIA scandal once again reminds the nation that whatever former vice-president Dick Cheney touched turned to slime.
Plus, Coakley's welcome move against DOMA
By EDITORIAL  |  July 17, 2009
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Man of the Century

Bo Diddley, a particular favorite of Lupo, was the first “name” performer to play the club.
The late, great Bo Diddley helped put Lupo’s on the map
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  June 04, 2008
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The amazing race

For the past year, presidential politics has been building to the crescendo that is the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
We break down the Presidential campaign to its six essential parts, and predict your next Commander-in-Chief.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 26, 2007


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A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007
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Legislature moves to protect Maine journalists

“The very fact that the court would grant a motion like this, when there’s no suit pending,” she says. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
Shield law
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 17, 2007
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War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007
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The last Potter

The end is never easy, is it?
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 24, 2007
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The many reasons for Liquarry Jefferson’s death

As of press time, it appears that a 15-year-old left his handgun where a seven-year-old picked it up and killed an eight-year-old with it.
Responsibility for gun control begins at home and extends all the way to the federal government
By EDITORIAL  |  June 27, 2007


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The debates so far

Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
By EDITORIAL  |  June 06, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 30-21


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Newsmakers

Who are the unsexiest newsmaking men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Innocent abroad

Last week, political humor Web site  Wonkette.com  urged Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to kidnap an American journalist.
Their woman in Baghdad
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 04, 2007
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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
By JIM TARICANI  |  March 14, 2007


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A split personality

It is time for the new governor to smarten up.
Recent events suggest that there are two sides to Governor Deval Patrick
By EDITORIAL  |  March 07, 2007
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The GOP lurches rightward

Did the Republican presidential candidates see something in the 2006 midterm elections that everyone else missed?
McCain, Romney, and Giuliani are all morphing into extremists — and that can only benefit the Democrats
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2007
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Taking stock of an imperiled free press

Frontline ’s new PBS series on the shifting balance-of-power between the government and the media — New War: Secrets, Spin and the Future of the News — isn’t uplifting. Far from it. But it’s essential viewing for anyone interested in the future of a f
News you can lose
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 07, 2007
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An empty gesture

Boston mayor Thomas Menino’s plan for a panel of three civilians to review complaints about the police is vintage Menino. And that, sad to say, is not a compliment.
Why Menino’s police reform is a bad joke
By EDITORIAL  |  September 05, 2006
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Keep the Internet free and open to all

The Internet may not be free for much longer. The Broadband, "God Save the Internet" (mp3) "The Death of the Internet." Commentary by COANews.org Support the Internet Freedom Preservation Act? Email your senator.  
Plus: Bush’s war, Kerry’s call to get out, and Clinton’s silence
By EDITORIAL  |  June 15, 2006


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Is the bloom off the Turd?

Karl Rove was in trouble. Or so it seemed just a few days ago, when the Man Liberals Love to Hate trekked to New Hampshire to address the state’s GOP.
Karl Rove does New Hampshire
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 14, 2006

Watch what you say

I’m fond of tourists. For a while, I kept a pair in the basement as pets.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 10, 2006
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The new McCarthyism

We were going to write in praise of fired CIA official Mary O. McCarthy for her assumed role in leaking the details of the Bush Administration’s network of overseas secret prisons for captured terrorist suspects, but then the admirable lady threw a monke
Bush tries to scare the wits out of whistle blowers — and the press
By EDITORIAL  |  April 26, 2006

Dr. John in Arlington

Visits to the area by essential New Orleans singer/song­writer/pianist/producer/ Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack have become such regular events that they hardly qualify as news.
Food for thought
By JON GARELICK  |  February 18, 2006

Hunting with Cheney

That Dick “Sure Shot” Cheney lacked a necessary stamp for shooting quail when he accidentally plugged one of his hunting buddies sounds about right.
It’s no surprise that “Big Time” poses a danger to others
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 16, 2006


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The Gray Lady in shadow

Fearful that his presidency could be swept into the same historical dustbin as Richard Nixon’s, an unrepentant President George W. Bush seems intent on prosecuting the sources who leaked to the New York Times the details of his administration’s warra
Could publication of the domestic-spying story lead to indictment of the New York Times ?
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  January 17, 2006
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The wrong stuff

You can’t blame Democrats for feeling optimistic. In 2005, George W. Bush staggered through as rough a stretch as any modern president has experienced.
These should be the best of times for Democrats. So how will they blow it in 2006? Let us count the ways
By DAN KENNEDY  |  December 29, 2005