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Psychological profiles

A message from the office of synthetic personality management.
By DAVID KISH  |  November 26, 2010

A weed grows in Boston

Even though it's a crisp November day, the flower boxes of Mary Jones's neat little bungalow are overflowing with brightly colored blooms.
What's a suburban soccer mom who was once fervently anti-drug doing running a business growing and selling pot?
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  December 04, 2009

Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009

Hello, sailor!

Phillipe celebrated the wonderful weather of a week ago by embarking on a cruise aboard the University of Rhode Island's research vessel, Endeavor.

By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 10, 2008

Baby fights the blues

Evening slants in over the spires of Harvard, and Juliana Hatfield is watching me across the table.
Juliana Hatfield is still standing. How a hometown guitar hero dodged the bullet, and then wrote a book about it
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 17, 2008

Fresh tracks

It’s a big deal when Someday Providence gets new music out. Their new EP extends the band’s dedication to breezy pop, but also adds depth, dimension, and a wee bit of heaviness.
New discs by Someday Providence and Suicide Bill
By BOB GULLA  |  July 16, 2008


Sex and the century

Angels in America can dance on the head of a pin as easily as any other kind.
Angels in America by BTW; A Pinter Duet at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2008

Frankly speaking

Your superior correspondents were somewhat amused by comments made last week by Carlo Pisaturo in the Warwick Beacon .
Sore loser misses the mark on Ferri’s Warwick triumph
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 05, 2007

Xanax junkies

This article originally appeared in the November 6, 1992 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

A popular drug for panic attacks can cause life-threatening addiction. But that hasn’t stopped Upjohn from marketing it to an unsuspecting public

By CYNTHIA COTTS  |  November 19, 2007

Tears and joy

Yet soon, lo and behold, we find ourselves in a comedy, and the only battles are between the sexes.
PBRC’s Two Can Play finds a moving balance
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2007

The King is dead (and rich)

It was 30 years ago next Thursday.
Long live Elvis’s ghost
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 08, 2007


Circus maximus

The clown show at Little Rhody’s State House is the Greatest Show Not on Earth. This is due to how our politicians behave like they are on another planet.
The greatest show not of this Earth
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 09, 2007


Did anyone actually watch Bush do his State of the Union song and dance on Tuesday evening?
What will the Decider step in next?  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 24, 2007

The Reagan revulsion

This editorial originally appeared in the December 12, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The President should resign
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2006

Goodbye Prozac

This article originally appeared in the March 1, 1996 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Rawness, weeping and clarity in the aftermath of the little pill
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  November 14, 2006

Hopes and fears

Not everyone is an inveterate theatergoer, so many of you have not seen the most celebrated play of the last decade and a half.
URI’s admirable Angels in America
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 26, 2006


About last night

Being drugged wasn’t like being drunk, the women all say. It was different.
The number of rape victims who believe they were drugged is climbing — although methods to prove their claims remain elusive
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 19, 2006

Tough time for Cheney

If the national media give attention to the totally demented ravings of the Christian Coalition’s ludicrous God-botherer Pat Robertson — most recently about Ariel Sharon — the Associated Press should pick up this following news.
The Veep is being punished for his misdeeds  
By  |  January 18, 2006