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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.
By TOM MEEK  |  December 16, 2009
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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.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 23, 2009
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Health-Care-Reform Town Hall All-Stars

Plumb and Dumber Dept.
Shamelessly successful political-smear campaigns yield exalted martyrs.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 20, 2009
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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.
By CHRISTOPHER COLLINS  |  June 24, 2009
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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.
By SARAH RAINONE  |  May 22, 2009
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Review: The Country Teacher

Risible
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.
By ALICIA POTTER  |  May 19, 2009
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Dueling morals

Mad Horse's masterful The History Boys
A battle of pedagogies is raging at an English grammar school for teenage boys.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 29, 2009
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Censorship for Me, Penelope

Girl, Interrupted
Lisa Jahn-Clough's young-adult novel Me, Penelope is the subject of a recent dispute at Tavares Middle School in Orlando, Florida.
By ALEX IRVINE  |  March 04, 2009
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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.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 06, 2009
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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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 19, 2008
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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.
By 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.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 24, 2008



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Educational election

Only a few step up to serve Portland’s schools
An overview of those stepping up to serve Portland's schools
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 29, 2008
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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.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 29, 2008

Where do I vote?

Where to vote in Portland
Depending on where in Portland you live, here’s where to go.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2008
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Quite contrary

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.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 16, 2008
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That’ll learn ya

Kabir schools other MCs, little kids
In eighth grade, I decided that school and hip-hop should exist separately.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 26, 2008
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Super nanny

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.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 30, 2008
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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.
By MATT PARISH  |  May 28, 2008
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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.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 15, 2008
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Community Prep shows that small is beautiful

Education
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.
By KATE MAYHEW  |  April 09, 2008
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After Sesame

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?
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 14, 2008
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Personal code

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.
By JON GARELICK  |  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.
By ALFONS HECK  |  January 30, 2008
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Renaissance man

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.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 08, 2008

Extreme behavior

Politics and other mistakes
If you wanted to make the Maine Legislature look good, you’d compare it to the Portland School Committee.
By AL DIAMON  |  October 31, 2007
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Stacked up

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.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 25, 2007
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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.
By NICK MCCARTHY  |  September 12, 2007
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Career opportunities

Boys Like Girls
Martin Johnson isn’t quite sure where he is.
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 08, 2007

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