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Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition
Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
| December 25, 2009
Sanity on Obama/Chavez
Over at Slate, Fred Kaplan makes an excellent case that conservative ire over Barack Obama's visit w...
| April 22, 2009
Good news, bad news
It will be the best of times. Or, perhaps, it will be the worst.
Fear and loathing? Or happy days? The only thing we know for sure about the coming year is that we're all in this together.
| December 30, 2008
The only thing standing in the way of Republican John McCain assuming the powers and prerogatives of a dictator should he be elected president is the vote of a single Supreme Court justice.
Don’t laugh: if the Arizona ‘maverick’ is elected, he’ll complete the job Bush started
| October 22, 2008
Palin: The plain truth
In selecting Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential candidate, Republican nominee John McCain pulled a Clarence Thomas.
Don’t be fooled by the Tina Fey styling, McCain’s vice-presidential pick is a menace
| September 03, 2008
Georgia on your mind?
So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
| August 13, 2008
Beyond the spin
The day after Barack Obama inched ahead of challenger Hillary Clinton in the superdelegate count, the indefatigable Clinton won the West Virginia primary.
Why Clinton's commanding West Virginia win is more show than substance
| May 14, 2008
King to C5
Greengard, no less eager to make a good local impression, had called Kasparov “the Bill Belichick of chess.”
Kasparov comes to Harvard
| October 17, 2007
Stable — within limits
There’s been very little movement in state and national Democratic polls over the past six months.
Clinton’s dominated the Democratic field since february, but voters are getting used to Obama
| August 29, 2007
Outdoor summer performances have so much going against them.
Elemental Theatre’s wacky King Stag
| July 06, 2007
If only he'd looked out his window
Not much about Sunday’s Kennebunkport demonstration was unique.
| July 05, 2007
Chimp Boy hits and runs
Gosh, what an honor when Dubya the Chimp Boy finally had the balls to make an appearance in the Biggest Little last week.
Warmonger’s handlers make mockery of 1st Amendment
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 02, 2007
Unwelcome in Kennebunkport: Bush and Putin
Just days before the Fourth of July, disgruntled citizens will have the opportunity to practice their own kind of patriotism.
| June 27, 2007
Return of the Bud-I
We guarantee that you will be entertained.
Cherry Arnold’s Buddy hits the big screens
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 25, 2007
A close-up of a side of beef last inspected in 1965 takes pride of place at the start of Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s bold, weird, overwrought first feature, 4 .
Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s 4 on the floor
| August 07, 2006
Are you kidding us?
Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| July 19, 2006
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