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You're famous. Now what?
Look Here! C'mon, Really!
If you missed last Friday's discussion on "microfame," or if you've ever felt that strange compulsion to get the hell off Facebook, listen up.
| November 21, 2012
War stories; UPS gets proactive; in the toilet
Veterans Day, on the left
On Monday, your superior correspondents observed Veterans Day and, as is Jorge's habit, he turned on talk radio to listen for a few minutes.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 14, 2012
Smile! Your mug shot might be on Facebook
The criminal network
Police departments might not aspire to be popular.
| September 19, 2012
Wall Street reform that will work
Crucify the bastards
It is, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, déjà vu all over again.
| May 23, 2012
Interview: Rory O’Connor digs social media
Rory O'Connor has been thinking about trust and the media for a long time.
| May 14, 2012
With friends like these ...
Letters to the Boston editors, April 27, 2012
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.
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 25, 2012
Countering troubling online queries
If you haven't seen the videos haunting Facebook, Twitter, and the news, then search for "Am I Ugly?" on YouTube.
KIRAH LYNN BROUILLETTE
| March 28, 2012
Tanja Hollander takes Facebook to the PMA
If you've been buzzing about "Are You Really My Friend?" the new installation of Facebook-inspired portraits by local photographer and Bakery Photo Collective founder Tanja Alexia Hollander, you're not alone.
| February 08, 2012
Meme forecast for 2012
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice animals, and Rebecca Black.
| December 30, 2011
Facebook party pics
Memories. Mostly drunk ones.
| December 21, 2011
Old-media corporate giants seek censorship through a web-based blacklist. Plus, #occupy brutality, and D.C. deadlock.
The dinosaurs of the entertainment world ( i.e. , Hollywood movie studios and national music companies) have joined with the Business Software Alliance (which represents tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft, and Intel) to sponsor an insidious piece of legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
| November 22, 2011
For years, a pair of giant angels hung over the dance floor at .:therapy, an afterhours electronic dance music (EDM) club in Olneyville.
| November 16, 2011
The Big Hurt: Smash Mouth chicken out
In the end, some eggs were eaten and a bunch of money was raised to help sick kids, which is great. But did Steve Harwell truly meet the egg challenge? No!
| October 19, 2011
Drawing a line
Remain calm. You've probably heard that a special commission has failed to reach bipartisan agreement on a plan to redraw the boundary between Maine's two congressional districts in order to make their populations as close to equal as possible. Don't panic.
| September 07, 2011
My Facebook vacation
The grin behind the grimace.
| August 10, 2011
Sexy Period's panty raid
Department of Defense
Stepping into Sexy Period's one-room office, I leave the imposing bricks of One Davol Square behind and enter a world of whimsy.
| August 12, 2011
A friend in need
Community comes together to support Aliza Shapiro
For the last 15 years, Aliza Shapiro has been the heart and brains of Truth Serum Productions, the rabble-rousing outfit behind the irreverent TraniWreck cabaret.
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| August 05, 2011
| January 01, 0001
Eli Pariser talks about The Filter Bubble
When he was executive director of the progressive advocacy organization Move On, Eli Pariser had the chance to meet lots of fellow liberals. But he had fewer conservative friends, and he worried he was missing out on their perspectives on political and social issues.
| May 26, 2011
Look at This Fucking Hipster Wedding
Marching down the aisle with mustache parties, woodland creatures, and letterpress — lots and lots of letterpress.
If you liked it, then you shoulda put a bird on it.
| May 25, 2011
Letting our imaginations run wild
There was a priceless article in last week's Portland Press Herald about the "Platter Ensemble," a new "invention" — a slotted plate that fits over a deep-dish platter in order to catch the juices that sometimes squirt out of a freshly cracked lobster.
| May 18, 2011
| January 01, 0001
The Big Hurt: Pancakes! Lent! Golf!
This month's inessential press releases
March has been a true delight in the music-PR department — I haven't seen this many dumbshit stunts since Jackass 3D . Let's roll up our sleeves and thrust our hands elbow deep into a steaming pile of press releases:
| March 24, 2011
Big Fat Whale
Please take this Magic: The Gathering card as a token of my affection.
| February 10, 2011
VHS is the new vinyl
I thought video was a dead medium — until I discovered the analog underworld of VHS snobs
I was a VHS addict. In the '80s and '90s, I practically lived at the video store, renting every movie I could get my hands on. As my obsession with movies grew, renting was not enough; they needed to be mine. I amassed a few hundred videocassettes, and I was proud to own each one of them.
| January 26, 2011
Phantom Gourmet kisses ass, defends Upper Crust
The day after Christmas, those who follow the Phantom Gourmet's Facebook feed were treated to a provocative status update.
| January 06, 2011
| January 01, 0001
Why I am leaving Facebook
By the time you read this, I'll already be gone.
| December 29, 2010
The year in tech
Private eyes are watching you
This year saw some tech wins (public information), some losses (privacy), and many more questions for the future of an increasingly wired world. (Example: Is anything secret anymore?) And there was the appearance of yet another grassroots David, and, as if a warning to future Davids, the epic collapse of a bloated Goliath.
JEFF INGLIS AND NICHOLAS SCHROEDER
| December 22, 2010
| January 01, 0001
"Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Personal & Societal Effects of the 2008 Economic Crisis"
@ University of Southern Maine - Portland
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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