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Dear Mr. President . . .

Redefining ‘Road Trip’
Since March 1, Massachusetts school teacher B.J. Hill has been walking across the country in near Kerouacian fashion — though, unlike Sal Paradise, Hill has a greater mission than apple pie and Mexican trollops.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 30, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Jon Rineman

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
I like to take my time surveying the voting booths, slowly walking past each one for about 20 minutes. Then I pick one, say, “Yes. This is the one. This will do."  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 29, 2008

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Redeeming the Image

My name is Sarah
Mynameissarah.net is the Web project of a small consortium of media professionals who met up in Pennsylvania a few weeks ago to travel to swing states and produce videos about “Sarahs” who support Barack Obama.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 22, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Iliza Shlesinger

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
Those pimply colorful gourds. I can’t figure them out. They’re like the ugly stepsisters for the pumpkin. Can you eat them? No. Are they pretty? No. Do you need them on your table?  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 22, 2008

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Spelling lessons

Campus witches have no brooms, no bleeding goats. Just cookies. Sorry.
A fair number of college students are turning to Wicca for spiritual identity.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 31, 2008

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Chick schtick

The case of Sandra Bernhard vs. Sarah Palin begs the question: is it ever okay to use “rape” in a punch line?
Sandra Bernhard was supposed to be performing in Boston this week. But that was before she challenged whether Sarah Palin would keep the baby if she became pregnant after being violated by a group of black men in New York.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 22, 2008



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Dance, Monkey: Dan Sally

Is he the father of Clay Aiken’s child?
Is he the father of Clay Aiken’s child?
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 15, 2008

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Hot love

Taste the flames inside Boston's secret world of fire artists
For once, a scantily clad goth woman swinging chains of neon-orange fireballs over her head isn’t doing so because I’ve pissed her off.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 27, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Nick Prueher

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
I'm wearing Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008

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Schlepping for Obama

The Boston roots of Sarah Silverman's Jewbama crusade
Chances are, by now you’ve heard about the Great Schlep, the Sarah Silverman–endorsed political/social experiment that’s urging Jewish youth to trek down to vital swing-state Florida this weekend and encourage their doting grandparents to vote for Barack Obama.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 09, 2008

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The good news

David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008



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Dance, Monkey: MC Mr. Napkins

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
Hats off to “snafu,” which allows you to sneak the word “fuck” into polite conversation.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 01, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Baratunde Thurston

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
I saw Biz Markie in concert. He remixed “Just a Friend” to “Obama, you got what I need. Ooooobama youuu!” This is obviously the next big thing.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 26, 2008

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Catch a rising star

Local standup talents to watch
Boston is lousy with talented stand-ups — the following performers just happen to be a few jokes closer than the rest to the top of Comedy Mountain.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 17, 2008

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Comedy central?

With all of the changes a’brewin’ on the local stand-up scene, audiences want to know: whaaaaat is the deeeeal with Boston comedy?
The local Boston comedy scene has, somewhat ironically, a lot of drama.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 17, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Jim McCue

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
Who is the only governor who can diaper her children in moose pelts?
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 17, 2008



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WFNX Disorientation 2008

Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Anberlin, Alkaline Trio, the Kooks, Flogging Molly at Bank Of America Pavilion, September 14, 2008
A boisterous, oddly diverse crowd of young and old, nerd and chic, shit-faced and sober alike braved the rain at Bank of America Pavilion Saturday night for WFNX Disorientation.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 16, 2008

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Checking into the broads

The now-famous "hockey mom" analogy
Unless you’d like to see what the sinew and tissue inside your shoulder socket look like, never come between an Alaskan grizzly bear and her young.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 10, 2008

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Ready or not (mostly not)

Beijing says it's ready for the Olympics. Uh, really, Beijing?
Oh, Beijing. You’re like the ex-boyfriend that I wanted so badly to love, but just couldn’t bring myself to face in the morning, once the booze wore off.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 08, 2008

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Photos: Beijing Snapshots

Starbucks, Celtics jerseys . . . where are we again?
I should have known that a country that vehemently denied SARS and tried to poison our pets and children might be a little less than forthcoming about the asinine, algae-scented shitshow that is the 2008 Olympics.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 09, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Tom E. Morello

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
Wow, I’ve never had anyone use the elaborate guise of journalism to let me know that I’m not welcome to bang them. Really, you could’ve just said no.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 02, 2008


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