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OccupyMaine charts its future

"This occupation is not ending," one speaker said.
One year on
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 28, 2012
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God's popularity drops

God needs to get better press.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  July 27, 2012
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New book has frank words about fat

The characters in the 20 short stories that make up advocate, writer, and businesswoman Rebecca Jane Weinstein's new book are many and varied.
Expanding Horizons Dept.
By MELISSA NELSON  |  July 20, 2012

Distant view

Of all the coverage of Olympia Snowe's decision not to run for re-election this year, the Maine media should have been expected to handle it best.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 09, 2012

At the trough

In another example of the wonderful money management skills of government everywhere in Rhode Island, it appears that when it comes to getting rid of a budget deficit, you do it by throwing money at lawyers.
Good money after bad; letter from London; road woes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 19, 2011
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Is Rhode Island a paywall mecca?

Media analysts say Rhode Island could be especially fertile ground for a declining newspaper industry's primary survival strategy — charging readers for access to its heretofore free web sites.
As the ProJo Turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 19, 2011


The way I roll

As you may have read in this space last week, my decades-long partner in crime, Chip Young, has left the column for a gig at  golocalprov.com . So first, a word about the new "Cool, Cool World."
A florid salutation; the changing Times ; more on the Roots Café
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  March 18, 2011

New York Times' Bill Keller goes berserk on HuffPost, writes best #humblebrag of all time, shows up at SXSWi


Although it's already spawned a full-blow webternet kerfluffle and a full-body-contact response from its target, Bill Keller's NYTimes Magazine hit-piece on Arianna Huffington officially comes...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 13, 2011
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Her Campus knows what girls want and isn't too shy to sell it to them

In her second vlog for Her Campus's New Balance "Fit for School" Campus Fitness Challenge, Emerson senior Cassidy Quinn Brettler sits on a gray couch against a plain white wall.
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By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 11, 2010

High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010

Podcast: Alec Baldwin at Harvard on Scott Brown, Sarah Palin, the Kennedys, and his political future


BALDWIN AT HARVARD: On sleeping with JFK The email didn't go out of its way to explain itself. ALEC BALDWIN, appearing at the fabled JFK...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 29, 2010


The Newest Huff Post Columnist: Karmaloop Founder Greg Selkoe

The Newest Huff Post Columnist: Karmaloop Founder Greg Selkoe


Us career writers don't really like it when folks from other professions decide to enter our already crowded field - or, even worse, when they...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 08, 2010
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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
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 25, 2009

Rhode Island’s pride is showing

There was much to-do and flexing of cultural muscles and civic pride as Our Little Towne placed in the top 10 in many prestigious categories in Travel & Leisure magazine’s 2009 survey of “America’s Favorite Cities.”
 Finally, some good ‘news!’ Plus, Brown slips, the Patriots slide, and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2009

What Alex Beam missed


Like the Globe's Alex Beam, I'm not entirely convinced that the new Huffington Post-Facebook partnership represents the "future of journalism." But in his run-down of...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 25, 2009
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The Iquitarod

Phillipe and Jorge wish they could claim to have coined that headline about professional loony Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska prior to her first term being completed, but full points go to Geoffrey Dunn of The Huffington Post .
Sarah says 'no mas.' Plus, the United States of Goldman Sachs.
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 10, 2009


Phoenix Staffer Chris Faraone (a/k/a Ol' Dirty Needle) Drops Dis Track and Video Attacking Fox News Rappers the Young Cons


You didn't misread that headline. I was so disturbed by this Young Cons performance on Fox News th...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 09, 2009
Scientology Back in the News - This Time Banned from Wikipedia

Scientology Back in the News - This Time Banned from Wikipedia


 I'm not generally prone to blindly push along potential rumors (even if they're probably true)...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 01, 2009

Starting out well


So Rick Warren's been chosen to give the invocation at Obama's inauguration. Anybody else super-excited to see a rabidly pro-life, anti-choice, anti-gay evangelical cleric blessing...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 18, 2008