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The ART enlists Trojan Barbie
From Helen of Troy to Barbie of the plastic hourglass, men and girls have been inspired by impossible ideals of female physical perfection. Helen, of course, will always have Paris, whereas Mattel's muse gets stuck with Trojan Barbie.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 07, 2009

The way they tell stories

Local film
Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly's documentary The Way We Get By has its official Maine premiere in Orono this weekend with an unusual amount of fanfare.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 08, 2009

All quiet on the Times Co. front

The Globe crisis leaves New York speechless. Plus, Morrissey Boulevard's problematic political fan club
When I heard this past Friday that the New York Times Company had delivered a radical ultimatum to the Boston Globe 's 13 unions I called Globe spokesman Bob Powers to check it out. He wasn't talking.
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 09, 2009

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

49. Kid Rock

Damn near every time we went to the movies last year, we got stuck watching Kid Rock’s god-awful propaganda flick. Let’s leave aside for a moment that Kid Rock looks ridiculous. It takes a special kind of white-trash moron to equate — as his shitty little commercial does — NASCAR drivers with National Guard members serving in Iraq. Let us point out the obvious: one of these groups risks its lives for the glory of fat rednecks and money, while the other fights for freedom. Comparing these two is just silly — almost as silly as someone from Detroit wearing cowboy boots.  
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

Dire Strait

Strained relations in the Boston Turkish Film Festival
If the selections in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival are any indication, nobody in that country lives happily ever after these days.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2009

No laughing matter

Anger, Obama, and AIG. Plus, doing nothing on Beacon Hill.
The funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have a big edge over supposedly serious bloviators employed by the networks.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 19, 2009

Please, just leave

Right-wing crackpots plot to abandon the union
The next four to eight years are gonna be some fun!
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 19, 2009

Gulf War vet 'saved' by Phoenix article

Portland Marine Corps vet shares his heart-wrenching story
Yesterday, we published "Soldiers Committing Suicide," by Jason Notte, and just hours later, Mike Fitzgerald left our Portland editor a voicemail saying he's experiencing the same things a man described in the story had.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 17, 2009

Letters to the Portland Editor: March 13, 2009

Report on True/False Film Fest was so true
We are two Maine natives, who attended the True/False Film Festival in Missouri, couldn't agree more with Christopher Gray's account of the festival and the festival experience.

Culture wars

The Army's controversial anthropology program
American anthropologist Paula Loyd was in Afghanistan, discussing living costs with a local man when suddenly he doused her with fuel from a jug he was carrying and set her on fire.
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  March 16, 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

The wild bunch

The 15 craziest athletes in Boston sports history
Stephon Marbury is just the latest in a long and illustrious line of Boston athletes whose tenure here was marked by kooky, flamboyant, inscrutable, or bad behavior.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009

Truth, not falsity

Keep your eyes peeled for these docos
Here are some of the documentaries you can expect to see in Maine this year.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 12, 2009

Propping up a puppet

Obama gets it wrong on Afghanistan
"If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer," Yogi Berra once said. President Obama should do the same.
By TED RALL  |  February 25, 2009

Obama explained

He defined, he led, he inspired
If Obama's inaugural address set a new tone, his speech to Congress drew a new map.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 25, 2009

Examining the state of Iraq's democracy

Only eight candidates for office were murdered during this year's campaigning, down from 200 in 2005
Why don't people laugh out loud, or at least guffaw, when they hear about US troops overseas assisting elections? Too many US states and municipalities have dysfunctional voting systems for us to be proudly tutoring anyone else.
By ANDISHEH NOURAEE  |  February 23, 2009

A voice from on high

The second coming of Antony and the Johnsons
On his new album The Crying Light, Antony Hegarty lifts his voice without raising it.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 18, 2009

We could be heroes . . .

Superlative sobriquet overused as blanket term for all military members
With all due respect to David Bowie's lyrics — and certainly to all the men and women in the military at all levels — the concept of "hero" as it pertains to the media's use of the term has sadly become overblown.
By PHILLIPPE AND JORGE  |  February 11, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

Plays A through Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2009

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