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The feminine critique

Women in politics came a long way in 2008, but the weight of double standards endures
It was almost a banner year for women in politics.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 24, 2008

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Spare-Parts Department

Desperately seeking organ donors  
The family of a two-and-a-half-year-old Gloucester boy hopes that a new bill, filed in the State Senate by North Shore state senator Bruce Tarr on Monday, December 15, will prompt increased participation in organ donation, especially pediatric organs.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 17, 2008

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Furious foodies

Top Chef at midseason
Top Chef at midseason
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 16, 2008

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Dance Monkey: David Wain

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
David Wain at the Wilbur Theatre
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 11, 2008

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Wright stuff

The Comedy Hall of Fame picks a winner
The Comedy Hall of Fame picks a winner
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 12, 2008

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Prevention suspension

Will funding cuts thwart area schools' efforts to stop sexual assault before it starts?
Combating sexual assault is especially tough if your workspace is the size of a professional basketball player's shoebox.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 12, 2008



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Dance, Monkey: Rob Cantrell

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
Legalize weed. That's the only political stance I have.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 05, 2008

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A gay day off

Striking Out
A day without gays sounds like a Christian Right wet-dream come true, but it's actually the idea behind a 24-hour nationwide strike and economic boycott in support of gay marriage for all Americans.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 09, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Billy Bob Neck

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
I was pretty sure a paper like this would ask some kinda homosexual question, being in Massachusetts and named after a Henry Potter book.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 25, 2008

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Relax? Don't do it!

The latest casualty of the economic crisis? Lounges. And possibly leisure itself.
Lounge lizards, lament.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 19, 2008

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Who Says Jim Gaffigan Isn't Sexy?

Oops. We did.
Jim Gaffigan dubbed his latest traveling venture "The Sexy Tour," and he's bringing it to Boston this weekend.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 19, 2008



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Dance, Monkey: Rich Ceisler

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim...
Rather than hunting animals, she should be hunting all of the young men that are after her underage daughters.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 26, 2008

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Life on the level

Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward
At the tippity-top of my teetering list of irrational neurosis? Skiing, of course.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 18, 2008

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Fresh air does wonders in politics

Green Grassroots Effort
Overwhelming local support for a nonbinding ballot initiative indicates that a push for a greener future may have legs.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 13, 2008

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Claws for concern

Further Defying Parody
Further Defying Parody
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 14, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Baron Vaughn

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim...
We're not far off from a time when discontented McCain supporters will say things like, "Argh! I stubbed my toe! Damn you, Obama, and your move-around-my-furniture-while-I'm-sleeping ways!"
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 11, 2008



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So now what?

The time for obsessive-compulsive election monitoring has come to an end. Cupcakes, anyone?
I have an election hangover.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 05, 2008

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Dance, Monkey: Carlos Mencia

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim...
I want to go old-school and be that wrestler that always wears a mask: in movie theaters, restaurants — I'm ordering a steak through it.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 11, 2008

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Christian’s folly

His Own Worst Enemy
Two men. One body. It sounds like the title of a squeamish sequel to “Two Girls, One Cup.” But the good news is it’s just the premise of My Own Worst Enemy , Christian Slater’s foray into the world of crappy small-screen dramas that use a lexicon of jargon in order to sound “sciency.”
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 06, 2008

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Beyond the polls

Electoral-entertainment guide
The presidential election got your knickers in a knot?
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 31, 2008

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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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