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Mainers, Occupiers rally in Vermont

A boisterous, multi-lingual, angry crowd of about 500 — including a sizeable contingent from Maine — gathered in Burlington, Vermont on Sunday.
Protest Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 03, 2012
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Big top on the small screen

Circus Smirkus, the Vermont-based youth circus that visits Maine every summer, will appear on Maine televisions in a documentary highlighting both the performances and the struggles — physical and financial — of a small traveling show.
Kids on film
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 06, 2012
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Review: Wretches and Jabberers

Imagine having as much inside you — thoughts, feelings, desires, needs — as you really do, but being unable to express them.
Documentary searches for the heart of autism
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011
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Nine miles of muddy hell

The parking lot is deathly silent. People with muscles and strong jaws stop in their tracks as the sound of cheers pour down from the early competitors on the mountain. Our coffee buzz long gone, the effects of the joint we puffed on the drive are
How I faced icy pools, electric shocks, and crazed men in tutus — and survived!
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  May 27, 2011
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Photos: Scott Fayner does the Tough Mudder

The Phoenix 's own Scott Fayner enters  Tough Mudder , a series of obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces.
Mount Snow, VT | May 7-8, 2011
By TONY TESTA  |  May 27, 2011

Is same-sex marriage the 2012 comeback kid?

A few years ago, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders — a Boston-based legal advocacy organization — launched a "6 x 12" campaign to secure marriage rights for gay couples across New England by 2012.
Crystal ball
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 15, 2011


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Review: Orgasm Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure

For nine years, Vermont-based filmmaker Liz Canner raced around the country with her camera doing research and interviews for this exemplary, absorbing, muckraking documentary.
Is "female sexual dysfuction" real?
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 25, 2011
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FairPoint's struggles continue

It has been a very long time since our last FairPoint update, but you can rest assured that the North Carolina-based landline provider's downward slide has continued, as the company attempts to restructure its way out of crushing debt through bankruptc
Corporate Albatross Dept.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2010

New England Guv Sweep?


 Way, way, back last November, I blogged that......there is a realistic, if slim, possibility that Democrats could hold all six New England governorships come January...
By David S. Bernstein  |  August 16, 2010
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Stoddard's Fine Food and Ale

Some of the great ones do it by instinct, but William Ashmore, owner of Stoddard's (and Ivy across the street) appears to be someone given to second thoughts, maybe nots, and serial inspirations.
Boston's gastropub world has a new champ
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 02, 2010

Beyond the State: What's reopening where

As we enter Portland's busy season, there are several comings-and-goings (we'll focus on the comings and less on the goings) to keep track of as we plan our summer outings and evenings on the town.
Venue Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 25, 2010


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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010
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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010
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Endless inquiry

Mikael Kennedy’s portraits of his maunderings through the American landscape harness a transcendental concurrence of vastness and intimacy.
Ghostly shapes and images at 37-A Gallery
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 11, 2010

Where the wind blows

Thank you for the first nonpartisan, fact-based article I have read regarding the Cape Cod wind-farm project.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 21, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 21, 2010
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Puppet pageants

In the beginning, there was Kermit. Not Kermit the Frog — not just yet. That would come nearly 15 years later.
The influential art of Jim Henson and Peter Schumann
By GREG COOK  |  May 07, 2010


Bay State not the bluest

Mr. Faraone’s sidebar to the recent feature “ ‘Tea’ is for Terrorism” states that “Massachusetts is the most socialist, hippie liberal moon-bat enclave in the country.”
Letters to the Boston editor, May 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 07, 2010

Gonna change directions

That’s not intended as a negative reflection on the Son of God, who can’t be held responsible for the deficiencies in Beardsley’s early campaign style.
Jesus didn’t help Bill Beardsley.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 16, 2010

The Sunnyside

One of the wonderful things about Rhode Island is that new restaurants pop up to fill empty spaces and that amazing chefs find their way home again.
Delicious ‘daytime dining’ in Warren
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 16, 2010
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Sam Amidon | I See the Sign

Sam Amidon is fascinated with the songbook of old Americana, and his radical yet tasteful reimaginings of traditional folk ballads and hymns breathe new life into a form often seen as quaint and old-fashioned.
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By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  April 16, 2010
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10 things to do on St. Patty's Day 2010

Places to go, food to eat, and where to have fun on this Irish holiday.
You don't have to be Irish to score some fun this St. Patrick's Day
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB TEAM  |  March 19, 2010


Hog wild on the farm

Perhaps because it's more difficult to do at home, perhaps because for some it's a question of ethics or squeamishness, perhaps because eating less meat is one of the top things we all could do to help the environment, but we don't talk as often about
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2010
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Tall stories

The Institute of Contemporary Art gets down and dirty this spring with Mexican artist Jerónimo López Ramírez, who's better known as DR. LAKRA — or, as they might say in his home of Oaxaca, "Dr. Delinquent."
Puppets, painted poetry, and the Kennedys
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
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Into the groove

The 2010 Best Music Poll nominees announcement is fast approaching, but we do know all of the '09 victors will return to defend their titles, including jazz/funk reigning champs Funkatronic, who are looking for a three-peat.
Funkatronic kick out the hybrid-fueled jams
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 12, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

Prince Rama of Ayodhya + Theodore Treehouse

At SPACE Gallery, February 1
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By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  February 05, 2010


Play by Play: January 29, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 29, 2010

Play by play: January 22, 2010

Boston's weekly theatre schedule
Theater listings, January 22, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 22, 2010
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Flynn-terrogation

In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 15, 2010
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50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010