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Greta Bank talks priorities and realities
Recently selected as one of 17 regional artists to exhibit at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park's Biennial in January 2010 (alongside fellow Mainer Randy Regier), and awarded a grant from the Maine Arts Commission in support of her interactive sculpture "The Cashmere Iron Maiden," Greta Bank is struggling to find studio time on top of being a mother of two.
By ANNIE LARMON  |  July 29, 2009

Jailed HIV-positive pregnant woman released - for now

Judicial Discretion
Quinta Layin Tuleh, the HIV-positive pregnant woman a federal judge in Bangor, Maine, ordered jailed until her baby was delivered, has been released on bail while her appeal of her sentence makes its way through the courts.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 24, 2009

Review: Away We Go

Sam Mendes furthers his descent
Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida had a baby last December, their second, and congratulations for that. But not for this self-righteous, pseudo-hip, cutesy-wootsy, cringe-inducing screed.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 10, 2009
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Owning her identity

Portland zinester's tales become a book
After twice seeing the one-woman stage adaptation of The Passion of the Hausfrau at Portland Stage Company, and perusing several issues of the Hausfrau mutha-zine , I was curious to see how Nicole Chaison's tales of motherhood would translate to book form.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 03, 2009

Dr. Edelin and Dr. Sabath: They've Never Met

Indicted Doctors Talk on Abortion Issues
Last week the Massachusetts House passed a bill outlawing abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy, except when the mother's life or physical or mental health are endangered — contrary to the Supreme Court ruling last year which allowed abortions through the second trimester or about 26 weeks.
By CONNIE PAIGE  |  May 28, 2009

Class project

Atom Egoyan offers reasons for Adoration
Atom Egoyan was one of the first and most insightful of filmmakers to ponder the consequences and the moral implications of technological advances in media and communications.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2009

A play grows up at Portland Stage

Hero's journey
It's hard to identify any specific differences in this year's incarnation of The Passion of the Hausfrau , but the one-woman show, which debuted as part of Portland Stage Company's Little Festival of the Unexpected last year, is certainly more polished this time around.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 08, 2009

Stage blogging

A chat room sex scandal
The main characters of the play Speech and Debate, three Oregon high school misfits, do a lot of their living among the modern technologies of chat rooms, Google, and personal video blogs.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009

39. Jim Bob Duggar

This conservative Baptist, former Arkansas state legislator, and star of TLC reality stinkers — including 14 Kids and Pregnant Again and 18 Kids and Counting — evidently has little regard for his poor wife, who, to date, has delivered four more children than the octo-mom. Dude: enough already! Oddly, Duggar’s children are not permitted to watch television — though they are allowed to waste other people’s time with their own pointless programs and Today Show appearances.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

56. Jonah Goldberg

This half-stepping conservative knee jerk and author of Liberal Fascism has a face for radio — so why the hell do they keep putting him on TV?
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

9. Michael Kamrava

This Beverly Hills gyno has no excuse for inseminating “octo-mom” Nadya Suleman with an eight-kid litter. Of course, looking at this Telly-Savalas-meets-Dr.-Evil, it suddenly makes sense: maybe this is the only way he can get women pregnant.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

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Unveiling the new (old) Planned Parenthood

Rebranding the Branded
Planned Parenthood wants abortions for everyone! Well, not exactly.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 25, 2009

Like Christmas in the spring

Economic stimulus
State officials say that Maine stands to receive approximately $900 million via that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act we've heard so much about.

Review: The Secret of the Grain

Food for thought
The secret of The Grain is patience
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2009

You're Probably in a Drug-Free School Zone Right Now

For all the good it does
Ever seen a crack dealer brandish a chrome tape measure and inch his way out of a "drug-free school zone" before slinging fat rocks to pregnant teenage mothers? No?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2009

Review: Mallu Magalhães

Vivo (2009)
Mallu Magalhães is a teenage girl from São Paulo who was raised on a steady diet of old Beatles, Dylan, and Johnny Cash records.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 09, 2009

Advocates renew challenge to punitive probation practices

At the conclusion of its 2008 session, the General Assembly passed a bill that would have reformed state criminal justice procedure for probationers charged with new crimes.
By ARIEL WERNER  |  December 03, 2008

Beauty and the beast

Dr. Lovemonkey
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 22, 2008

Roots Manuva | Slime and Reason

Big Dada/Ninja Tune (2008)
The richest fruit of British rap’s gestation period is the growing catalogue of Roots Manuva.  
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  October 15, 2008

Parental discretionary donors

How Sarah Palin generated over $1 million in donations to Planned Parenthood
Polarizin’ Palin has people everywhere opening their pocketbooks to the pro-choice movement’s benefit.  
By SHUCHI SARASWAT  |  October 09, 2008

Cry me a river

The Dreams of Antigone; In the Continuum; Show Boat
It would seem that Sophocles has been hanging around for 2500 years waiting to be improved — and the makeover artists have been numerous.  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 01, 2008

I had an abortion

Forty percent of American women have abortions by the time they're 45. I'm one of them.
Does anyone think about us, the people who have actually gone through with an abortion, and accepted that it was the right decision, for whatever reason, at that time?
By ANONYMOUS  |  September 24, 2008

Fallopian follies

While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
By KARA BASKIN  |  September 10, 2008

Hummel splits from ABC6; Planned Parenthood CEO resigns

Politics + media
When Jim Hummel decided to depart last week because of the approach being pursued by new management, it seemed to encapsulate the take-this-paycheck-and-shove-it fantasy of many people.
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 06, 2008

Let’s not sugarcoat the flaws of Newport society

R.I.P. Eileen Slocum
Eileen Slocum, an ardent opponent of reproductive freedom and a staunch supporter of “basic family values,” spent her days trying to deprive poor men and women of access to the same societal choices enjoyed by the rich.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  July 30, 2008

Papa don't preach

Letters to the Boston editor, July 18, 2008
The total “wake-up call” is the promotion of father-less-ness in our great land and the effects it is having on society.

Beyond therapy

The Wackness looks back in languor
This is the stoner comedy that might make people take adolescence — and getting stoned — seriously again.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2008

As goes Gloucester?

Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood   disappear
Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2008

Confessions of an editor

DeWitt Henry's candid new collection of essays meditates on manhood
There’s a quiet courage in these essays, and a revelatory sense of the continuing challenge of pressing on.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 20, 2008

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