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The little station that could . . . and did

WFNX could have been a country station. A message from the kid who voted new wave.
I love WFNX. I suppose I might be expected to say that, but that is really how I feel.
By BRAD MINDICH  |  December 01, 2008

Radio days

Will C.’s beyond-fresh Down the Dial comp
Will C was born 20 years too late and four skin tones too light.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 26, 2008

The Big Hurt: Rotten butter

John Lydon spreads it on thick. Plus, intrusive devices and CGI pissoirs

By DAVID THORPE  |  October 08, 2008

They do like Mondays

ESPN defends its AstroTurf
Monday is a hard sell.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  September 03, 2008

Over and out for Opie

Newsman takes a walk rather than embrace tabloid lexicon
Jim "Opie" Hummel has been among the handful of local wild and crazy reporters who consistently come up with solid, aggressively pursued, and flashy stories.
By PHILIPPE + JORGE  |  August 06, 2008

O's got a TV eye on you

The era of TV advertising in presidential general elections is over
With his decision to forgo public funding, Barack Obama can raise as much as he wants, giving him a huge financial advantage in the fall campaign.
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 25, 2008

A tale of two TV stories

Hidden influence can be a bigger concern than aggressive reporters
Bill Rappleye, of WJAR-TV, was pursuing the adversarial relationship between reporters and elected officials when he asked Governor Carcieri to explain why he isn’t violating the state’s anti-nepotism law.
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 18, 2008

Top 10 questions for Maine voters

The issues that define the primary campaign
Here are the top 10 stories and storylines shaping Maine's primary season.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2008

Bad words and warnings

Politics and other mistakes
And now, a few positive words about negative advertising.
By AL DIAMON  |  May 28, 2008

Pie-tossers renew free speech debate at Brown

Uncivil liberties
“A lot of people are talking about whether this was outrageous, or justified, or laudable, or totalitarian.”
By ARIEL WERNER  |  April 30, 2008

Union seeking rich person to purchase daily newspaper

Newspaper employees, 600 +/-, and their labor union in search of rich, secure sugar daddy (or mommy, or daddies, or mommies, or some of each) for long-term relationship to provide stability, income, employment.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 16, 2008

Bay Area beatdown

The soap-operatic significance of the Bay Guardian–Village Voice Media battle
These are grimly predictable days in the newspaper business.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 11, 2008

The Big Hurt: ‘Dream on no longer’

God sends Aerosmith to Activision
I’m going to assume that pondering the social impact of games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero is pretty well-trodden critical territory by now.
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 26, 2008

See spot run

Candidates seeking the Oval Office are blitzing the airwaves with political ads. But only one seems to be making any traction.
The roughly 205,000 campaign ads that have run on American TV so far this primary season have undoubtedly played a major electoral role.
By LESLIE SAVAN  |  February 13, 2008

January 22, 2008


By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 16, 2008

Show up and blow up

Politics and other mistakes
I’d like a word with the 30 percent of Maine’s adult population that never, under any circumstances, votes.
By AL DIAMON  |  January 09, 2008

Of Montreal: Reissue

If He Is Protecting Our Nation, Then Who Will Protect Big Oil, Our Children | Polyvinyl
Remember back when Of Montreal couldn’t be heard in commercials for Outback Steakhouse?
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  January 07, 2008

The ProJo's brave new world

Will going super-local on the Web strengthen the paper?
The Providence Journal is turning to an unlikely source — high school football — for help.
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 05, 2007

Suffrage net city

The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007

Fake-news vacuum

Why the Writers Guild strike could affect the presidential race
It’s easy to be flip about the deep implications of the Writers Guild of America strike, which is now stretching into its fourth week.
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 28, 2007

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