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Mr. Magic, R.I.P.

Rest in Beats
By the time this goes to press, DJs and designers will be mixing and manufacturing mix-tapes and shirts commemorating Mr. Magic, the seminal New York radio jockey who died of a heart attack at 53 in Brooklyn this past Friday.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 07, 2009

Art dodgers

Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s support to win the mayor’s seat.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 07, 2009
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No new age

Earthsound is for real
Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009
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No new age

Earthsound is for real
Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009
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Prison ‘troublemaker’ confronts racism, medical abuse

Exiled
Vacillating between grit and despair — between aggressive lawsuits and suicide attempts — Deane Brown, the prisoner who in 2005 blew the whistle on the torture of mentally ill inmates at the Maine State Prison’s solitary-confinement “Supermax” unit, is struggling against prison conditions in Maryland, where he was exiled by the Baldacci administration.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 09, 2009
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Extreme Reads

The Phoenix beach-reading four-pack delivers sex, drugs, and rock and role — plus black-market human organs!
Reading on the beach is a rite of summer as treasured as slathering on globs of coconut oil and squatting in front of a tanning mirror. Of course, five out of five dermatologists recommend that you read this special collection of book excerpts indoors — but that’s where we decided to draw the line.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 22, 2009
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The Ch-Ch-Ch-Change

Menopause The Musical at Trinity
If men had menopause, going postal would be the rule rather than the exception, and we'd have to get our mail from carrier pigeons.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 16, 2009

I've got you under my skin

Politics and other mistakes
The first rule for running a successful race for governor is never to say anything of substance about anything. Taking even the most innocuous of positions (Do you think Maine should have an official state skin disease?) will only cost a candidate votes.
By AL DIAMON  |  June 10, 2009

Surviving the econopocalypse

Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 11, 2009
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Hot ticket

Menopause the Musical  summers at Trinity 
Here's a hot flash for you: dying is easy (in the theatrical sense of bombing onstage); producing a successful show is hard.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 02, 2009

Crossword: ''That's B. S.''

At least it's broken up
At least it's broken up
By MATT JONES  |  May 29, 2009
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Review: Shooting Beauty

Compassionate, and without pity
Sometimes just being a gifted artist doesn't mean you're the right person to tell the story.
By TOM MEEK  |  April 15, 2009

Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton

Epic stupidity?
When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 15, 2009



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Primary care doctors could be harder to find in RI

Health-Care
Finding a primary care doctor in Rhode Island may get harder. Faced with increasing workloads, some Rhode Island internists and family physicians are reducing their patient numbers.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 21, 2009
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Cancer comedy

Smile & Save
Cancer isn't funny, but the cancer-ass-kicking fundraiser Comics for a Cure could be.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 09, 2009
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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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Review: My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poems of Jack Spicer

Strong spirits
Spicer believed that words are magic, that they have the power to "do" good and harm to people.
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  December 19, 2008
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A self-help guide for the uninsured

Where to turn if you need health-care and don't have coverage
For the vast majority of Rhode Islanders — the insured — health-care is something you get when you need it. Feeling sick? Call the doctor. Slip and fall? Go to the emergency room or an urgent-care center. Need surgery? It's not fun, but it's covered.
By MARION DAVIS  |  November 19, 2008
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Why? so serious?

Social norms and musical tropes are shunned on the excellent Alopecia
The lines between avant-garde hip-hop, pop, and indie rock continue to blur with defiance on Alopecia, the third album by the Anticon trio Why?.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 10, 2008
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A threat, but not to security

Deane Brown battles on
Maine prisoner Deane Brown, 44, is no longer in solitary confinement, though he remains far from Maine.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 03, 2008
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McCain has a double standard on Viagra and birth control

Sexual politics
McCain backed legislation allowing Medicaid to cover Viagra for men, while forbidding the federal health-insurance program for the poor from covering  birth control pills for women.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 13, 2008
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Scituate doctor touts a cheaper approach for health-care

Got insurance?
Local illustrator Emily Lisker gave Dr. Fine six of her drawings, and in exchange, he gave her and her husband six years of free primary care.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 06, 2008
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Injured Wobbly awaits trial for resisting arrest

Annals of labor
One year after North Providence police severely injured Alexandra Svoboda during a demonstration, she awaits a fifth knee surgery and a trial for resisting arrest.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  July 23, 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.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 16, 2008



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Slideshow: Tattoo you

Some of Boston's best tattoos
Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s current exhibition on Maori tattoos, we raised a call to adventurously inked souls in Boston.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 25, 2008

Baby mama drama

Diverse city
I’ve been working to kick my heavy diet of mainstream media programming.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 25, 2008
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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
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Please release me

The Big Hurt: The week in awful press releases
If you were looking for important, well-reported, or even marginally interesting music news, you probably wouldn’t be reading my column.
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 24, 2008

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