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Ben Franklin’s Booze


There was this party, back in the day, where everyone's favorite scallywag, statesman, and pre-mixology mixologist, Benjamin Franklin, was working the bar and telling dirty jokes.
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 31, 2012
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2010 Muzzle Awards on campus

Harvard and Yale once again lead the way . . . for academic censorship
Harvard and Yale universities felt the sting of the global economic collapse firsthand in 2009, as the endowments of these stalwart New England Ivy League members dropped by nearly a third. The schools didn’t fare much better in the free marketplace of ideas, either.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 30, 2010
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Holy war

How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 28, 2010
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Woodward at Ames

Ben Franklin meets a supermodel? Go with it — it works.
The Woodward is the slightly quieter upstairs of the Woodward Tavern, a high-concept downtown café-bar based on the idea “Ben Franklin meets a supermodel.”
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 29, 2010
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A history of violins

The bigger, better sound of Dungen
To paraphrase (very loosely) Ben Franklin, wherever you go in this world of ours — and that includes Sweden, native land of Dungen mastermind Gustav Ejstes — nothing is certain but death, taxes, and being picked on mercilessly if you’re a kid who plays the violin.
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 23, 2008
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Almost Famous: Joe Bernstein

Retired former senior special agent for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service
I’ve been all over the country, and I have to say, the quality of the State Police department here — they’re the best.
By FRANK MULLIN  |  September 10, 2008
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Bill Burr

Why Do I Do This? | Comedy Central
The tirades he delivers here, always laced with self-depreciation, amount to a lovingly mean-spirited string of barbs aimed at racists, idiots, girlfriends, bikers, and well, just about everybody.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 26, 2008
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Freedom fighters

The Pillowman at New Rep; 1776 at Lyric Stage
Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which is getting its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre (at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through October 1), is a superficially clever play.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 12, 2006
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Tax belief

Two-man road show talks common good
Taxing Maine , a two-man educational road show, is a sort of stand-up people’s history of Maine taxes.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 07, 2006

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