Boston's YouTube sensation Karmin reflect on the success of their viral hit. We explore whether there will be an afterlife, online. In the wake of DiMasi's House scandal, how can legislators neglect AIDS funding? Although a bit clumsy and overambitious, Tree of Life is ultimately an endearing and beautiful film.
Are Tea Partiers and right-wing Republicans responsible for the horrifying violence we saw yesterday in Arizona? Of course they fucking are. And you don't have to be the sheriff of Pima County to know that.
Let's start with Sarah "Don't Retreat, Reload" Palin -- who cemented her own guilt when she pulled this down from her site before pausing to tap out a fake apology on Facebook.
weekend approaches, it's time to stop questioning if Sarah Palin
could be America's first “reality show president” (whatever that
means), and to gather up the family for a viewing of her wholesome
TLC debut. From what we've seen so far, there are big surprises in
store for anyone who crowned Nucky Thompson the most avaricious
politician in the 9pm Sunday time slot.
The Discovery Channel must be trying to take some of the heat off "Whale Wars'" Captain Pete Bethune
by instating a far-nuttier figure in their roster. That, or someone
slipped something funny into the network head's green tea at the last
creative meeting. Those are the only two explanations that we can come
up with for the creation of "Sarah Palin's Alaska," an eight-part nature
mockumentary documentary hosted by none other than the legendary igloo princess
In the 19 months since the 2008 election, our nation's political
landscape has taken quite the dramatic turn. The Democrats have
succumbed to a Wall Street-like plunge in popularity. And in a
bizarro-world scenario, health care has morphed Obama into a grossly
polarizing figure, while Sarah Palin has birthed a "Yes We Can"-style
underdog attack of her own -- successfully stirring the pot during her
recent Tea Party appearance in our very own Common
The email didn't go out of its way to explain itself. ALEC BALDWIN, appearing at the fabled JFK Forum at Harvard University's storied Kennedy School of Government, as a guest of the Institute of Politics. In conversation with no less an interlocutor than New York Times National Editor RICK BERKE (who admitted to staying up late the night before to watch It's Complicated on DVD).
Well, this is awkward: NY Mag, this week; and the Boston Phoenix, July 2009
Back in July of 2009, Boston Phoenix staffer DAVID S. BERNSTEIN wrote an article about how Sarah Palin was about to rake in the dough -- a piece that examined the underbelly of the Conservative punditocracy in America, and explained how Palin, by becoming the leading figure in it, was poised to make a hell of a lot more money as a full-time free agent than she would as a half-assed Alaskan governor.
PHOTOS: Sarah Palin's Tea Party rally on the Boston Common.
Soon after Sarah Palin's posse rolled into Boston Common this morning, one of the movement leaders announced that they refused to be represented this time like they were in Searchlight, Nevada - hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and the first stop on this year's Tea Party Express tour.
Last weekend Sarah Palin, once again, showed her incredible brilliance -- and this time she doesn't have McCain's team or anyone else to blame for the backlash. Speaking at the first-ever National Tea Party Convention, Palin tried to rip on Obama for being just a "charismatic guy with a teleprompter" right before she flashed her hand with notes scribbled on it for her Q&A session with Tea Party founder Judson Phillips.
We're proud to say that former Phoenix intern Sam MacLaughlin (bro to former Web Managing Editor and scribe Nina) is featured in this Daily Show clip about the mad rush slow crawl to buy Sarah Palin's new book ("So you've come in character as everything that's wrong with America!"). He's the bookish lad around the 2:45 mark: "One more than seven!"
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Mine: Sarah Palin continues to slice out will-to-live from Alaskans
Last night, my mother and I were discussing, what else, the upcoming election, and Mom referred to Sarah Palin as "Lady Six-Pack." I like it. Let's spread that one around, Internets.
Hey guys, what's a fun and proactive way to show support for your
respective political party AND completely usurp parental rights from
your unconscious, post-natal spouse?
Well, technically, my name is "Sara."
I applaud Boston’s young conservatives.
Thanks to a gentlemanly invitation from Rich Wheeler at the Massachusetts
Federation of Young Republicans, I watched this past night’s debate with a herd
of Alex P. Keatons at The Place outside Faneuil Hall. And while I expected to
find a rowdy bunch of politically intolerant yuppies, they weren’t rowdy