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John Waters On the Mainstreamng of Gay Culturenew

"I had more fun when it was illegal to be gay," says Waters.
INDY Week  |  Zack Smith  |  09-20-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Wit and Wisdom of Senator John Cornynnew

From box turtles and gay marriage to question-free curiosity, Cornyn has uttered more quotable quips during his first term in the Senate than most politicians do in a lifetime -- here's a quick retrospective of some of his greatest hits.
San Antonio Current  |  Vince Leibowitz  |  09-05-2007  |  Commentary

'Hairspray': Shallow Watersnew

John Travolta's performance is more notable as a feat of engineering than of acting -- although appealing, it seldom rises above the level of an amusing stunt.
Style Weekly  |  Thomas Peyser  |  07-25-2007  |  Reviews

Western Mattersnew

The Proposition and Down In the Valley update the Western in different ways.
New York Press  |  Matt Zoller Seitz  |  05-04-2006  |  Reviews

Fall Books Defy Disasternew

This coming fall and winter are thin on fiction but large on hulking works of non-fiction that might help us catch up with this runaway bobsled called planet Earth.
Boston Phoenix  |  John Freeman  |  09-27-2005  |  Books

Burning House of Folknew

X’s acoustic alter ego release their first album in two decades.
Boston Phoenix  |  Matt Ashare  |  08-08-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Boston Globe/Red Sox Connectionnew

What happens when the biggest newspaper in town owns a financial piece of the biggest story in town?
Boston Phoenix  |  Ian Donnis  |  07-28-2005  |  Media

Fresh Airnew

There are signs that the party of Teddy Roosevelt - our first conservationist president - may be reviving its care for the environment, and wonders whether or not the Bushoids will listen.
Boston Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  06-23-2005  |  Environment

John Kerry and Mitt Romney Gear Up for ’08new

Just seven months after yet another Massachusetts presidential contender was rejected by the electorate, it looks as if the Bay State political establishment will not avail itself of the opportunity to sit this one out.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  05-31-2005  |  Politics

Seen But Not Heardnew

By standing in opposition to modernity, the pope made himself an irrelevant--if beloved--figure in the West.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  04-12-2005  |  Religion

Jazz Vocalist Makes the Wall Street Journalnew

The attention is great, but Erin Bode says she hasn't noticed any sex-symbol stuff, now that she's married.
The Pitch  |  Jess Minnen  |  04-02-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Lawsuite Puts Shopping Mall Titan on a Hot Seatnew

Business magnate Dick Jacobs' nephew has filed a lawsuit accusing his uncle of taking or misspending as much as $448 million from family trusts, much of it to prop up failed real-estate investments in downtown Cleveland.
Cleveland Scene  |  Chris Maag  |  03-23-2005  |  Business & Labor

Blue in a Red Americanew

For those who live in Blue America, Election Day's crimson tide was a terrible blow not just to their hopes for a Kerry victory, but to their very idea of what it means to be an American.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  11-05-2004  |  Politics

Kerry Is a Worthy Choice to Succeed the Dangerous Bushnew

An unconventional liberal, John Kerry has gone against the grain by supporting balanced budgets and welfare reform, by re-examining the way affirmative action functions, and by establishing himself as one of the Senate’s leading experts on terrorism long before 9/11.
Boston Phoenix  |  The Editors  |  10-28-2004  |  Commentary

Waters Sportsnew

It’s a dirty shame that John Waters hasn’t made a truly offensive movie in more than 20 years. One can only hope that the NC-17 rated A Dirty Shame will change that.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  09-24-2004  |  Reviews

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