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March Madness

It's no surprise that the coming weekend's Saint Patrick's Day celebrations have become politically charged, given the extraordinary convergence of electoral events visiting South Boston.
Talking Politics
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 15, 2013
Movie review: Bel Ami

Review: Bel Ami

The title is the term of endearment given to a charming young reporter by a series of influential Parisian women.
The film adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 08, 2012
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From the penitentiary to the presidential race, it’s our annual Memorial Day roast of Massachusetts pols

Welcome to the fourth annual Boston Phoenix Memorial Day Roast of Massachusetts politicians! I love looking around the room every year, seeing so many familiar faces of elected officials.
Surveying the Damage
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 25, 2012
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Review: Being Jewish in France

"A love affair gone sour," is how one of the writers quoted in director Yves Jeuland's documentary describes the Vichy collusion with the Nazis, which ended with thousands of French Jews rounded up by Gendarmes and shipped to death camps.
Yves Jeuland's documentary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2012
Unsexiest Men '11: Politics Ain't Pretty

Unsexiest Men '11: Politics Ain't Pretty


We'd actually be hard-pressed to find many politicians who don't skeeve us just a little (honestly, some of the crap these guys--and gals--are putting out...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 21, 2011

Middle of the road

LePage has accomplished something no Maine governor has ever been able to achieve: He's spread joy across the entire ideological spectrum.
LePage pleases everyone -- sort of
By AL DIAMON  |  April 22, 2011


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In Chafee we trust

In a year that finds most top-tier politicians promising jobs, jobs, and more jobs, independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee is betting his political future on a different message: trust me.
But is trust enough in this volatile political season?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 15, 2010
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Caprio's ad campaign quietly goes dark

A month-and-a-half ago, Treasurer Frank T. Caprio erased any doubt that he was running for governor with a splashy, front-page announcement of his candidacy and the launch of a $100,000-per-month advertising campaign.
Off the Air
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 25, 2009