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Brennan takes leading role on school support

Maine's high school graduation rate has improved by five percentage points in four years, the state Department of Education announced earlier this week.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 01, 2013
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Doing the Time Warp at Arundel Barn

The Arundel Barn Playhouse has given its production of The Rocky Horror Show a "PG-14" rating, and attendees are asked by artistic director Adrienne Grant (in both a pre-show speech and a detailed online document that is itself a work of art) to observ

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 17, 2012
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Meanwhile in the Arboretum ...

Talking about dreams.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  June 22, 2012
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Review: High School

A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner, High School is just as inane and ignorant as the Reefer Madness -style films it aims to satirize.
Inane and ignorant
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Girl in Progress

As rites of passage go, Girl in Progress is a step backward for the genre.
Patricia Riggen's adolescent dramedy
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 18, 2012
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Turn Me On, Dammit

In the nowhere Norwegian mountain town of Skoddeheimen, Alma, 15, is bored with her surroundings, alienated from her mom, and so horny that she pays for a telephone sex service.
High school alienation
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 27, 2012


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Review: Undefeated

Dan Lindsay and T. J. Martin's Oscar-winning documentary about an underequipped high-school football team competing against big-time programs across Tennessee offers a potent contemplation on race and opportunity.
Reflections on race and opportunity
By TOM MEEK  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: 21 Jump Street

Everyone bemoans the endless sequels and remakes, but occasionally a treasure like Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 21 Jump Street comes along that redeems the rehashing.
More than just a rehash
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: Chronicle

Poor Andrew (Dane DeHaan) has more problems than any movie teenager deserves.
Superpowered teens
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2012
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Review: Norman

Cancer seems to be the breakout star of indie films this season. In Jonathan Segal's Norman , it gets its hands on the title character's father and is the catalyst for his emotional turmoil and social alienation, though you get the feeling he was never
Suburban settings
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 21, 2011
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Teaching 9/11

"What do you know about 9/11?"
Textbook Tragedy
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  September 09, 2011


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Review: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

The little TV series with the can-do pipes rolls out a concert tour that's essentially a love-in with its fan base.
First-rate fluff
By TOM MEEK  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Terri

Credit indie director Azazel Jacobs for building a case for Terri, so that — without manipulation or sentimentality — we begin to appreciate the clumsy lad at the same time that he starts to shed his self-loathing.
Subtle, sweet, and eccentric
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 15, 2011
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Jeff the Brotherhood bring the DIY

"If I hadn't witnessed Jeff the Brotherhood, there would be no Skimask," Skimask singer Andy Brown told me after an Allston basement show last month.
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By LIZ PELLY  |  March 25, 2011
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Review: Beastly

The best part of this benighted version of Beauty and the Beast is the filigreed network of slashes, tattoos, and metalwork that class witch Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen as Gary Oldman in Dracula) inflicts on high-school pretty boy Kyle (Alex Pettyfer).
Soppy farce is neither beautiful nor bestial
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Standard buddy comedy turned zany bacchanal has moments of inspiration
Standard buddy comedy turned zany bacchanal has moments of inspiration
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011


See you later, Dead Season, and Dean Ford's new disc

• Listen for hip-hop/electronic artist VIK44 's new tunes accompanying the new web series to be released by the ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIMENT . Ragged Isle is a murder-mystery kind of thing, filmed all over Maine and set on a coastal island. The first 10 o
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 18, 2011

Curfews, Christmas, and the company's dime

I am a bit stumped by this matter and perhaps you can help me. My son has recently turned 18, he is a senior in high school. We have been discussing a change in his curfew time ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 17, 2010
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Review: Jewish wit pervades Acorn's latest production

Around this time of year, the vast majority of holiday entertainment — Nutcrackers both Victorian and burlesque; innumerable A Christmas Carols ; even the rogue Sedaris debauchery of The Santaland Diaries — is some sort of riff on a holiday that's a
Wry humor
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 10, 2010
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Review: Summer Blink

If autumn and your imminent mid-30s are starting make you feel too sluggish, static, or reasonable, you might consider viewing Summer Blink , a new Seacoast-area movie that limns volatility and sexual curiosity circa age 18.
Lovemaking, confrontations, and unanswered calls
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 22, 2010

Pushy people

I am a 14-year-old girl with a big problem. There's a popular girl in my class who tells me that everything I like is evil, and that I shouldn't like this or that because when I die I will go to hell.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 27, 2010


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High-school nicknames

I didn't recognize him at first ...
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By KARL STEVENS  |  June 18, 2010
MRTPQ, Idolator.com, WTF and The Finisher

MRTPQ, Idolator.com, WTF and The Finisher


  The Qdoba MRTPQ was about high school pranks, Maura from Idolator.com talks ab...
By Charlie  |  May 07, 2009