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Review: Robert Pollard | Elephant Jokes

Guided By Voices Inc. (2009)
Pollard doesn't care whether you listen to his music. The entire world could be rendered deaf and he'd still put out a half-dozen albums a year, driven by a need to express the twisted melodies and schizophasic lyrics that clutter his brain.
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  August 10, 2009

Federal judge: more rights for the unborn

Fetal Obligations
A federal judge in Bangor, Maine, has recognized a new right of fetuses that could become a key element in the nation's ongoing abortion debate.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 11, 2009

Freedom RIDErs

A new civil-rights movement emerges
This article originally appeared in the August 12, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By SEAN FLYNN  |  August 14, 2008

Breaking it down

Letters to the Boston editor, April 18, 2008
There are so many things wrong with this review, both factually and in his dismissal and apparent ignorance of the whole culture of hip-hop.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 16, 2008

Tax break heaven

The rich get richer, the middle class picks up the tab, and the state goes broke. Here’s why.
As the economy sours, state taxes are bringing in less than expected.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 20, 2008

Christmas cheers

Huzzahs for Gamm’s Santaland and Greetings
Both mini-plays are stirring up non-stop giggles and guffaws at the Gamm.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 11, 2007

Breaking and Entering

Pretensions do not pay off
What with the Downs-syndrome boy in Notes on a Scandal and now the autistic girl in Anthony Minghella’s Breaking and Entering , maybe the Brits are coming up with a subgenre of the family melodrama in which a spouse is driven to infidelity by a mentally disabled child. Watch the trailer for Breaking and Entering (QuickTime)
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 07, 2007

Letters to the Portland Editor, February 24, 2006

Readers fire back on the issues of oppression of the poor and elderly, Governor Baldacci's re-election plan, and Woody Allen's Match Point
Lance Tapley is my hero; he has the guts to reveal the stories of the abuse and oppression of the poor, disabled and elderly once again.

No place like home

The families of mentally retarded Bay Staters fight to save Fernald — and an entire way of life
This Friday is Margaret Rouleau’s 77th birthday. It will mark the 56th year she has lived at the Fernald Developmental Center in Waltham, a state-run facility for people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 23, 2006

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