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Wanting more — or less — for summer

I don't think it's even possible to hula hoop with your ass sticking up that high in the air.
Letters
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  June 08, 2013

Courage in journalism

What does it mean to be a courageous journalist?
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, November 30, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 30, 2012

Occupying skepticism

I applaud the efforts of the Occupy Movement to organize for change, and feel Lincoln Park is less interesting now that its tent city is gone.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, October 26, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 26, 2012

Trade search or junket?

Isn't it wonderful that the government that has cut every human-services program it can and has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to further cut MaineCare and health programs for fellow citizens has somehow now found the capital to send a g
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, September 14, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 14, 2012
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Stein's back

I didn't know she was here, but I'll be voting for her [Jill Stein] because neither major party gives a shit about me.
Letters to the Boston editors, September 14, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 14, 2012
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Letters to the Boston editors, September 7, 2012

Jill Stein has not called for the dismantling of the CIA, the DHS, or the NSS.
Speak Up
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 07, 2012


Peter Vigue: listen closely

In May when I asked Peter Vigue at the County Commissioner's meeting in Dover-Foxcroft about the potential for a tar sands oil pipeline in the proposed East-West Corridor (see "Tar Sands Disaster," by Deirdre Fulton, August 17) he dismissed the question.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, August 31, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 31, 2012
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Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, August 24, 2012

It's clear that the heart of "Gone Begging" was a call for more infrastructural support for the arts.
Dissing contest
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 24, 2012
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Art attack

It's true Boston is a culturally conservative city with a lackluster contemporary art scene.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 17, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 17, 2012
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Jazz isn't dead

Regarding your report on the end of jazz programming at WGBH ("Gone, gone, gone," Arts and Entertainment, July 13), jazz isn't dead.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 10, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 10, 2012
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Talking 'shit'

In your July 6 issue, the Boston Phoenix made a front-page attack ("Shit Boston Cops Say") against my union's newspaper, Pax Centurion.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, July 27, 2012
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Letters to the Boston editors, July 20, 2012

As a literary novelist who is self-publishing a book this year, I couldn't agree more with Eugenia Williamson's defense of the publishing industry (see "The Dead End of DIY Publishing," Arts and Entertainment, July 6).
Turn the page
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 20, 2012
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Not so ‘great’

I want to thank reporters Chris Faraone, Matt McQuaid, and the Phoenix for being one of the few media outlets to question and dig into the true agenda of Stand for Children and groups like it (see "The Price of Change," June 22).
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, July 6, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 06, 2012

A proposal for Congress Square

It has been suggested, as an alternative to the warehouse-like "ballroom" proposed by the Eastland Hotel's new owners, that Congress Square and adjacent buildings be redesigned and redeveloped as a "centerpiece" urban plaza.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, July 6, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 06, 2012
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Don't forget the kids, liberal hypocrites

I enjoyed Gunner Scott's fantastic article and picture (see "State of the Union," the Queer Issue, May 25).
Letters to the Boston editors, June 22, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 22, 2012

Looking ahead

Lance Tapley's assessment of environmental protection efforts during the 125th Legislature (see "'Holding the Line,'" May 25) gives due credit to some like Senator Tom Saviello, but ignores integral efforts of important others.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, June 8, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 08, 2012


Does saving bureaucracy equal saving the environment?

Lance Tapley's article, "Lawmakers Mostly Stand Up Against Environmental Assault" (May 25) claims that Natural Resources Committee (NRC) Chair, Senator Tom Saviello, may have saved Maine's environment this session.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, June 1, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 01, 2012
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Back to the Future + It's in the Cards (NSFW)

I'm a lifelong music fan and DJ (radio and club) and I have to admit I feel like Daniel Brockman's blog post (see "The Problem with the Future of Music: Amanda Palmer and the rise of the music biz Super PAC," thePhoenix.com, May 3) has been beamed in fr
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, June 1, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 01, 2012
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Spoiler alert

I took issue with the final statement of Peter Keough's review of The Avengers ("Awkward First Steps," Arts & Entertainment, May 4) — with his dismissal of Agent Phil Coulson's death as not "compelling" enough to rally a group of heroes into action.
Letters to the Boston editors, May 18, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 18, 2012
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The future -- for some

I think Amanda Palmer missed the reason she has such a broad, wide, and fervent fan base is because she was on Roadrunner in the first place.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, May 11, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 11, 2012
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For your consideration

I'm curious about the inconsistency of the 2012 Boston Phoenix ballot for Best Trivia Night.
Letters to the Boston editors, May 4, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 04, 2012


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With friends like these ...

It's almost laughable that people get so upset about electronic privacy when the government can search your car, containers, and property outside your home without a search warrant.
Letters to the Boston editors, April 27, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 27, 2012
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Father knows best

Thanks for your "I was a teenage Gramlich" article (April 6). Ned Gramlich was my father.
Letters to the Boston editors, April 20, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 20, 2012

Power sticks

In my opinion, the Reverend Wesley J. Mills needs to take his own advice (see " Know Before You Spout ," letter to the editor, March 16).
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, April 6, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 06, 2012
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More teaching points

The Boston Teachers Union (BTU) is not obscene (see "Q: Who Hates School Reform?" Editorial, March 23).
Letters to the Boston Phoenix  editors, April 6, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 06, 2012
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Letters to the Boston editors, March 23, 2012

The hypocrisy from the left is breathtaking.

By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 23, 2012


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Not so great

I'd like to thank David S. Bernstein for his story about our state's probation department hiring scandal and what it says about our legislature.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, March 16, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 16, 2012

Neither Dems nor GOP are representing the people of Maine

The sad fact is that the Democratic and Republican parties in our state have been bought by large corporate interests through campaign donations and lobbying.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, March 2, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 02, 2012
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Answer her prayer, emo pioneers!

Regarding your February 17 editorial ("Come to Jesus"), I'm sick of the Catholic Church sticking its nose into our government.
Letters to the Boston editors, March 2, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 02, 2012
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Sorry state, changing times

You can't expect a university that helped to fund a speaker who downplays the Holocaust and mocks Jewish students before and during his speech to denounce something they have zero relation to.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix  editors, February 24, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 24, 2012