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Heading for health

Alternative-medicine providers forge new paths to survive the tight economy
According to massage therapist Mea Tavares, I have a lot of air in my system.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 16, 2010

2010 Muzzle Awards on campus

Harvard and Yale once again lead the way . . . for academic censorship
Harvard and Yale universities felt the sting of the global economic collapse firsthand in 2009, as the endowments of these stalwart New England Ivy League members dropped by nearly a third. The schools didn’t fare much better in the free marketplace of ideas, either.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 30, 2010

Walk for AIDS: 25 years

Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010

Video: Our 10 most popular videos from 2009

Hardcore bands, porn stars, vampires, zombies, and vandals
The most popular videos from the Phoenix in 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 28, 2009


Online health info can make you crazy
Last year, a co-worker (who shall remain nameless to save her from additional embarrassment) discovered a bug bite on her leg. It was slightly different than a typical mosquito bite; it was more bruise-like, and a bit painful to the touch. Not having any insect-bite specialists on hand, my colleague turned to the Internet for help identifying the source of her ailment.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 22, 2009

Harvard riled by close encounters

Illegal Aliens Dept.
On September 16, 1994, 62 children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, said they saw a spacecraft land near their school.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 10, 2009


The BPO celebrates its 30th, and the Cantata Singers continue their Britten year
Back in pre-history (1964), a brilliant young Brit, a cellist (student of Benjamin Britten) and conductor, came to town and shook up the local classical-music scene.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 19, 2009

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Medicine men

Two Boston poets use their art for the good of the tribe
What if a poem had the power to heal loneliness?
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 28, 2008

Are universities selling out to oil nations?

As big bucks beckon, Gulf campuses of American universities are booming
As Academia searches for elusive dollars in a downward economy, oil-rich nations are enticing American schools to open satellite campuses in the Gulf.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 25, 2008

The underdog

Sara Orozco thinks she can beat all-American GOP superstar Scott Brown. Can she convince anyone else?
Sara Orozco and Scott Brown, total opposites, are perfect candidates for a State Senate district with political bipolar disorder.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2008

Head case

Media coverage of a State House sex scandal reveals the pitfalls of reporting on mental illness
Who is Jim Marzilli, exactly? Is he a predatory letch? Or is he a deeply troubled man who needs to be kept from harassing women — but also from hurting himself?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 23, 2008

Will Harvard drop acid again?

Psychedelic research returns to Crimsonland
In a moment of delightful whimsy in the annals of drug history, Albert Hofmann, after purposely ingesting LSD for the first time, rode his bicycle home and experienced all manner of beatific and hellish visions.
By PETER BEBERGAL  |  June 09, 2008

Probing minds

You, too, can learn to tap into people's unconscious through hypnosis
In the 1999 cult-classic satire Office Space, disgruntled corporate lackey Peter Gibbons visits an occupational hypnotherapist to address burn-out, stress, and his antipathy to TPS reports.
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 25, 2008

Learning not to kill

New techniques mean that medical students can learn without killing animals. So why won't BU get with the program?
This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By SARAH MCNAUGHT  |  February 28, 2008

Fulsome prison blues

Two DUI s , cocaine, and now jail — what’s next for Li Lo? Five local dignitaries chime in.
If a Hollywood It-Girl really wants to leave her mark this summer, she’ll have to work a lot harder than usual.
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 01, 2007

Share the health

When a Harvard nutritionist talks, chefs listen
Dan Coudreaut, director of culinary innovation at McDonald’s, is groaning.
By LOUISA KASDON  |  February 21, 2007


Can a jolt from a nine-volt battery make you smarter? Happier? Medical researchers revive a discarded technology and set the stage for the ‘brain pod’
Stuart Gromley sits hunched over a desk in his bedroom, groping along the skin of his forehead, trying to figure out where to glue the electrodes.
By PAGAN KENNEDY  |  February 07, 2007

On being a widow of World of Warcraft

How one woman lost her boyfriend to blood elves and orcs
There has to be some sort of support group for this. I am a woman scorned — not for the love of another woman but for the love of Warcraft .
By JANELLE RANDAZZA  |  February 07, 2007

The Mormonator

Mitt Romney’s blinding ambition. Plus, the inexplicable opposition to an Armenian-genocide memorial.
Political dynasties are as American as apple pie.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 30, 2006

Feasts and fasts

Young Muslims and Ramadan
Ramadan is a family-oriented month, and Islamic societies at universities around town provide new sets of communities for students.
By IRENE DE VETTE  |  October 20, 2006

Jogo bonito

An Argentinian take on Brazil vs. Australia
These days, every time somebody finds out that I’m from Argentina, I get some variation on the same comment: “Argentina? Maradona! Great soccer, right?” You could say that, yes.
By ANA RIVAS  |  June 23, 2006

Wet, hot American summer

What Boston will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
On June 2, 2106, it’s hot.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 02, 2006

Alchemical ascendancy

Into the heart of Tool’s darkness
Maynard James Keenan, to borrow an observation made about the young William Burroughs, has the face of a sheep-killing dog — taut, starved, bleakly symmetrical, with an underhang of menace.
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 17, 2006

Med school drug pushers

How scientists are selling out to drug companies
You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 28, 2010

25 Classes That Will Get You $50K

Courses around New England that you can take to the bank  
Unless you dream of becoming, say, a Franciscan monk, a retail clerk, or a freelance writer, vows of poverty probably don’t show up on your career checklist.
By J.L. JOHNSON  |  January 28, 2010

The fat of the land

Does the obsession with losing weight do more harm than good?
A few months ago, for Jenna Broccolo’s 15th birthday, she and her family took a trip to New York City to attend a festival in Little Italy. Jenna, a sophomore at Westerly High School, asked her mom for one more gift: a full-length mirror. “You go, girl!” said her mom, Ann Marie Broccolo.
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