The Phoenix Network:
Let's Get Raw
Do It Clean Dept.
Couldn't score a seat at the Climate Change Conference underway in Copenhagen, but still want to reduce your carbon footprint? Perhaps you need to eat it raw.
| December 16, 2009
The human condition
Who’s to say what’s Crazy ?
Kevin Broccoli, the writer and directorial ringmaster, announced before the performance that we were going to see not a play, but rather an experiment.
| November 23, 2009
Health-Care-Reform Town Hall All-Stars
Plumb and Dumber Dept.
Shamelessly successful political-smear campaigns yield exalted martyrs.
| August 20, 2009
After a half-century, a theatre crumbles
Looking Glass Theatre closes
The spotlight has dimmed, sadly, on Providence's Looking Glass Theatre. The company, a small crew of three to four actors and a musician, entertained elementary school students across the state for nearly 50 years, at one time performing hundreds of in-school shows per year.
| June 24, 2009
Love and friendship (Rhode Island-style)
An excerpt from Sarah Rainone's new novel, Love Will Tear Us Apart , in which six friends let the music do the talking
Cort is whispering something to me but she's trying to be all respectful or whatever so I can't make out what she's saying.
| May 22, 2009
Review: The Country Teacher
Czech writer/director Bohdan Sláma's histrionic drama finds dour teacher Petr (Pavel Liska) fleeing from a private Prague academy to a rural elementary school.
| May 19, 2009
Mad Horse's masterful The History Boys
A battle of pedagogies is raging at an English grammar school for teenage boys.
| April 29, 2009
Censorship for Me, Penelope
Lisa Jahn-Clough's young-adult novel Me, Penelope is the subject of a recent dispute at Tavares Middle School in Orlando, Florida.
| March 04, 2009
The kult of Al Kaprielian
Not at all like the smooth-talking meteorologists on the air in Boston, Kaprielian looks more like an eighth-grade science teacher as he springs to life.
It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
| February 06, 2009
Adam Bock is a good listener
Talking the talk
When Adam Bock first came to Providence in the late '80s, after a friend told him there was this great playwriting teacher at Brown, he was busting with unstoppable aspiration
| December 19, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Billy Bob Neck
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
I was pretty sure a paper like this would ask some kinda homosexual question, being in Massachusetts and named after a Henry Potter book.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| November 25, 2008
Surly you jest
The other side of Big Shug’s game
He might be the toughest veteran on Boston’s hip-hop scene, but Shug is a phenomenal dinner guest.
| November 24, 2008
| January 01, 0001
Only a few step up to serve Portland’s schools
An overview of those stepping up to serve Portland's schools
| October 29, 2008
Maine House candidates
Who wants to go to Augusta?
As with the candidates for Maine Senate, we compiled some biographical information on each candidate and then asked each person what they would take action on right up front, if they were elected.
| October 29, 2008
Where do I vote?
Where to vote in Portland
Depending on where in Portland you live, here’s where to go.
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| October 29, 2008
Thou shalt not so hastily dismiss Scroobius Pip
When third-grade boys have crushes, they often irk and abuse the objects of their erections to mask their affection.
| September 16, 2008
That’ll learn ya
Kabir schools other MCs, little kids
In eighth grade, I decided that school and hip-hop should exist separately.
| August 26, 2008
There's more to goats than cheese at Hamdi
Margaret Hathaway, a true goat expert who traveled the US on a quest for the perfect goat cheese and wrote a book called The Year of the Goat, informs me that goat is the next hottest meat.
| July 30, 2008
Sisto act 2
Love During Wartime — a last splash and a fresh start
LDW is a party, but also a massive love letter to the city’s bare-bones arts scene.
| May 28, 2008
No clock ticking
Jay Reatard channels his inner problem child
Rock and roll is a 15-year-old. Its makers may succumb to prudence and time but the music remains hormonal, idealistic, kinetic, and furious at anything you can think of to be pissed off about.
| April 15, 2008
Community Prep shows that small is beautiful
Dan Corley, head of school and co-founder of Community Prep, a small private middle school in South Providence, hatched the idea for the program when he grew tired of teaching at a school for juvenile boys.
| April 09, 2008
Avenue Q is the street where you live
Where does Gen-X move when it’s way too old for Sesame Street and way too poor for Park Avenue?
| March 14, 2008
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-jazz connection
The connection between jazz and India is at least as old as John Coltrane’s composition named for that country.
| February 12, 2008
A child of Hitler
Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)
This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| January 30, 2008
Alex Rose wants to do it all
"I don’t think I’ll ever have anything to pitch to a commercial publisher,” Alex Rose says.
| January 08, 2008
Politics and other mistakes
If you wanted to make the Maine Legislature look good, you’d compare it to the Portland School Committee.
| October 31, 2007
City Council and School Committee candidates answer our questions
For a moment, step away from the yammering about whose fault which snafu is — let’s find some people who know how to make decisions the community can embrace.
| October 25, 2007
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Deadpan that just feels dead
Just in case any insensitive pricks forgot, Jeff Garlin is around to remind them that fatties get picked on long after junior high.
| September 12, 2007
Boys Like Girls
Martin Johnson isn’t quite sure where he is.
| August 08, 2007
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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