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Boston Phoenix editor Lance Gould has a two-decade-plus career in journalism that includes stints as deputy managing editor of the New York Daily News, executive editor of Spy magazine, and original features editor of Time Out New York. He has written for the New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, Spin, Details, and the Guardian (UK), among many other publications.
In playing evil ex-Chipmunk-band manager Ian Hawke, comedian David Cross draws the Short Straw of Irony, being dealt the line "At least I still have my dignity."
Anti-capitalism hoaxes occasionally misfire
Is capitalism on the ropes, or what ?
Jane Goodall on her new book, North Korea, and Bible-thumping conservatives
If only there were more trees to be torn down, we could utilize them . . . to fill newspapers with the endless depressing stories out there about the environment and all its hapless inhabitants.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
The Russians couldn't conquer Afghanistan, and to this point neither have the Americans, but it seems a televised singing-competition has.
Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
What if Terms of Endearment had had more dick jokes?
A fascinating, if disturbing, look at how the Dalai Lama's enlightened sausage is made
After the 2001 death of Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Konchog, his disciple Tenzin Zopa is charged with tracking down his reincarnation.
Showcases the heroism of ordinary Burmese people
Unlike totalitarian states with cult-of-personality frontmen, Burma's government is a nameless, faceless junta.
Tired mom meets 'viking' trucker
Matty (Barbara Sarafian) is a weather-beaten wreck, a postal-worker mom of three whose vacillating husband has (pretty much) left her for a younger woman.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We asked, you answered: our readers text in votes for Sarah Palin's next baby name
Gwyneth had Apple. Posh had Brooklyn. And moose-killing miracle mom Sarah Palin beat them all with Trig Paxson Van Palin, a name so cool that it rhymes with “Eddie Van Halen.”
Our favorite marijuana movies
We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Prince bows to King Dylan
The Republican and Democratic conventions are still more than a month away, but that doesn’t mean the summer has been an electoral wasteland.
Update: Dylan vs. Prince
An old, grizzled white guy, once considered a maverick but now an entrenched member of the establishment, is challenged by a younger, popular African-American upstart.
After the steroid debacle, how can America’s pastime possibly recover its dignity? By looking to the South African truth and reconciliation model.
Our country’s national pastime is a game stolen from the Brits, perfected by the Cubans, Dominicans, and Japanese, and best enjoyed while eating the cuisine of the Teutons.
A letter from the Boston editor, November 9, 2007
What the hell is the Phoenix thinking printing a Green Issue when that very enterprise would only use (some might charge “waste”) more paper?