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What to Expect When You're Expecting

Expect a lot of silliness
What should you expect from Hollywood's latest ensemble adaptation of a self-help book? In short, a lot of beautiful starlets — Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick among them — joking about farting, circumcision, unintentional urination, and any other bodily functions that can be "milked" for a laugh.
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 17, 2012

Manifold destiny

Balls, pucks & monster trucks
The media is great at remembering anniversaries, mostly because those dates give us something to write about.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 23, 2011
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Beck and Call

Glenn Beck’s rally on the Washington mall was scarier than you’d like to think
Washington, DC — Glenn Beck maintains that he didn't purposely schedule this "Restoring Honor" rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I say bullshit.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 31, 2010



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Go frock yourself!

An Irish-Jewish atheist who disdains religion becomes an ordained minister online to officiate his friends’ wedding
It was nine months before their wedding that my friends Vissy and Harry sat me down for a “We need to talk” moment. What they wanted was a favor: would I be willing to get ordained as a minister and officiate their wedding?
By JASON O’BRYAN  |  March 24, 2010
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In the land of the stoner cops

On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
By NIR ROSEN  |  March 01, 2010



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Jane Austen + Grinder Girl

Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
Occasionally, my editor would remind me that I have written about balls and pucks, but never monster trucks.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 27, 2010
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Evidence of white trash found on red planet

 Hoopleville
The Yankee Yard comes to Mars
By DAVID KISH  |  January 07, 2010

Let’s recap

Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
With the decade drawing to a close, it's fitting to reconsider the moments and developments of the last 10 years that forever changed sports in Portland and New England.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 30, 2009
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Take the fifth

The Camden International Film Festival hits a half-decade, with momentum building
Among the issues you'll see tackled at the Camden International Film Festival this year are poverty, overfishing, peak oil, and the plight (and/or) ambition of children who grow up too quickly.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 23, 2009
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No direction home

Hugging the Shoulder spins its wheels
The intense Hugging the Shoulder , by Jerrod Bogard, is the latest play presented by Theater of Thought (through August 8), actor and director Amber Kelly's vehicle for boiling-pot relationship dramas in inventively appropriate settings.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 04, 2009
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It's time to party!

Get your friends together and marshal support for marriage
Doug Kimmel and Ron Schwiser were married 40 years ago by a Presbyterian minister. They've lived in Hancock — where they pay taxes, attend church, and volunteer in the community — for more than 20 years. Yet, they are virtual strangers in the eyes of the law. They are denied the more than 400 legal rights and benefits that come with marriage under Maine law.
By SHENNA BELLOWS  |  August 04, 2009

The Queen of Masturbation

Coming clean with Carol Queen, the San Fran-based sexologist who created National Masturbation Month
A professional essayist, erotic story writer, and scholar, Dr. Carol Queen is the brains behind National Masturbation Month.
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 11, 2009
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Best in show

Making the picks at the Newport Film Festival
Tom Hall, the new artistic director of the Newport International Film Festival (June 3-7), had the usual hard time culling more than 600 submissions — some invited but most over the transom — down to 90 films — 17 narrative features (plus five Hollywood classics), 17 feature-length documentaries, and 56 shorts.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 27, 2009

Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton

Epic stupidity?
When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 15, 2009
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Fold or float

How to save the Portland Press Herald
It doesn't matter who the new owner of the Portland Press Herald is, or whether there even is one. The state's largest-circulation daily newspaper simply cannot survive in its current form.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 02, 2009
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Miller and Bettencourt document TB epidemic

Reel Life
You wouldn't think G. Wayne Miller would have time left to blink, considering the work he delivers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2009
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Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports

We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 12, 2009
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Putting up W’s

Screen depictions beat around the Bush
How is it that the least popular and possibly worst chief executive in American history has inspired no lasting impersonations?  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008
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The ultimate Schill?

Number 38's political timeline
For a brief moment in late 2004, some people feared that Curt Schilling might pull through for President George W. Bush the way he did for the Sox.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 17, 2008
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Casual party

Low-key enjoyment at Flask
It is woman-owned and gay-friendly in a low-key way.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  September 03, 2008
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Death Race

A B-movie full of crowd-pleasing bullshit
Glistening torso Jensen Ames (the ubiquitous Jason Statham), is framed for the murder of his sweet wife in this loose remake of the 1975 cult favorite Death Race 2000 .
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  August 27, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Tom E. Morello

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
Wow, I’ve never had anyone use the elaborate guise of journalism to let me know that I’m not welcome to bang them. Really, you could’ve just said no.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 02, 2008
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Gender confusion?

Press releases
Press Herald watchers have long since tired of editor Jeannine Guttman’s roughly weekly “Editor’s Note” columns.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2008

Life in cartoon motion

Politics and ohter mistakes
Welcome to the Public Broadcasting System’s new show, What Were You Thinking, You Idiot?
By AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2008

Crossword: ''Vote early''

An invasion of the first six states to cast ballots
An invasion of the first six states to cast ballots
By MATT JONES  |  January 23, 2008
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A tragicomedy of errors

In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007
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Comic relief

Superbad  respects teens and comedy
I know it hasn’t escaped you how terrible comedies have gotten.
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 05, 2007

Crossword: ''Encyclopedic knowledge''

What you might find on the spine
What you might find on the spine
By MATT JONES  |  August 01, 2007

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