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A message from the office of synthetic personality management.
By DAVID KISH  |  November 24, 2010

Two candidates for Portland Water District Board of Trustees

Hydro power to the people
Two people are vying for a vacant one-year term on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. We asked each of them to write a few words about the importance of the water district.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 28, 2009

Interview: Lars von Trier of Antichrist

The director on the redeeming qualities of Antichrist
Maybe it’s the blurring effect of the Skype technology through which I’m interviewing him as he sits worried and Buddha-like in his headquarters in Denmark (he has a phobia about airplanes, among other things), but Lars von Trier seems like an okay guy.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 02, 2009

Review: Cold Souls

Paul Giamatti can't heat up Cold Souls
What if human souls were as interchangeable as hearts, kidneys, movie concepts, and auto parts? Writer/director Sophie Barthes's feature debut toys with the notion, but instead of breaking new ground, Cold Souls settles for rehashing elements from other films.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 17, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 29, 2009

Cage | Depart From Me

Def Jux (2009)
Despite abandoning his former vagrant persona, shedding about 100 pounds, ascending to a realm of alt-culture status in which he can screw hundreds of tatted Lower East Side crotch rockets, and becoming the subject of a movie developed by Shia LaBeouf, Cage remains a seriously afflicted sick fuck.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 28, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 22, 2009

Yoma Burmese Restaurant

After a long lapse, Boston gets another fine taste of a rare cuisine
Burmese food bears some resemblances to that of its neighboring countries, which has been emphasized during Boston's surprisingly long, if gapped, history with the cuisine.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 24, 2009

The Ch-Ch-Ch-Change

Menopause The Musical at Trinity
If men had menopause, going postal would be the rule rather than the exception, and we'd have to get our mail from carrier pigeons.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 16, 2009

Free and easy

10 cash-free ways to make summer not suck
With a beach season approaching in which most people will be squeezing quarters till the eagles fart, it's fair enough to ask aloud, "Is this going to be the worst summer ever ?"
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2009

Cannes goods

Tarantino, Antichrist , and a well-lit genitalia show; why the French film festival is like no other
Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
By LISA NESSELSON  |  May 27, 2009

Soldiers committing suicide

US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 17, 2009

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Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

A musical battle of the sexes
It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?

The morning after

Hillary is rejuvenated, but perils lie ahead
Democrats and Independents are voting in record numbers.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2008

Grail time

‘Ni’ business like show business in Spamalot
Monty Python’s Spamalot bills itself as “lovingly ripped off” from the low-budget 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 23, 2008

Xanax junkies

A popular drug for panic attacks can cause life-threatening addiction. But that hasn’t stopped Upjohn from marketing it to an unsuspecting public
This article originally appeared in the November 6, 1992 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By CYNTHIA COTTS  |  November 19, 2007

Kramer: No one knows if Americans are overmedicated

Action speaks!
Action Speaks! its current focus on freedom with a look at the introduction of Prozac in 1987 and how it accelerated the tendency to treat mental illness with medication.
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 10, 2007


Rhode Island is poised for a wireless leap forward with the first-in-the-nation statewide network
An argument can made that just as the Industrial Revolution was sparked in Rhode Island, so, too, did the withering of the Industrial Age.
By MATT JERZYK  |  May 24, 2007

A new balance

The Globe reaches for a sense of equilibrium after months of anxiety
To grasp the significance of the latest shake-up at the Boston Globe , consider this: the trio that just received key promotions all spurned overtures from elsewhere.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 23, 2007

Goodbye Prozac

Rawness, weeping and clarity in the aftermath of the little pill
It’s official: I have entered the post-Prozac era. And, at the moment, I am anything but anti-depressed.
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 06, 2010

Cause for pause

American dreams could be deeper
The Ogunquit Playhouse’s final show of the season is a musical for the ages — for the ages, that is, of about 45 to 60.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 06, 2006

Flashbacks: July 14, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van-Susteren.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 12, 2006

Flashbacks: March 3

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 01, 2006


Rating: 2 stars
With a nubile female vampire, a sci-fi subplot, and a critique of today’s surveillance society, how could the director of Ju-on go wrong?
By MATTIAS FREY  |  February 02, 2006

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