The Phoenix Network:
Downtown shops ‘under siege’ from thefts
| September 12, 2013
Guns on the street
A police story
Around 6 pm on Wednesday evening, I was walking with a friend who was carrying his rifle across Congress Street to my car.
| September 19, 2012
Review: End of Watch
Self-important police drama
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña aren't exactly corrupt cops in this self-important police drama, they're just fascistic assholes.
| September 20, 2012
Review: The Cold Light of Day
Mabrouk El Mechri's latest film
What I learned from the latest movie from Mabrouk El Mechri ( JCVD ): Madrid's police only work during the daytime, when they're everywhere (in the morning, they seem to be the only people on the streets).
| September 11, 2012
Jazz isn't dead
Letters to the Boston editors, August 10, 2012
Regarding your report on the end of jazz programming at WGBH ("Gone, gone, gone," Arts and Entertainment, July 13), jazz isn't dead.
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| August 08, 2012
Review: Killer Joe
William Friedkin adapts the play by Tracy Letts
Matthew McConaughey's comeback tour may have peaked with his title role in this Southern-fried screwball noir.
| August 09, 2012
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, July 27, 2012
In your July 6 issue, the Boston Phoenix made a front-page attack ("Shit Boston Cops Say") against my union's newspaper, Pax Centurion.
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 26, 2012
Why does the Boston police union do business with a felon? And where is that scholarship money going, anyway?
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fundraising agency run by a woman who once bilked businesses out of money for a fake charity — by impersonating a police officer.
| July 23, 2012
Review: 5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, goes through five different cameras from 2005 to 2010, each one broken when the Israeli military or police assault him as he tries to record the ongoing turmoil.
| June 19, 2012
Review: Life Without Principle
Johnnie To's latest film
Johnnie To's latest opens as Chinese police arrive at a crime scene, portending his usual slice of bloody action.
| March 13, 2012
Big protests are planned. So is suppression.
Get ready for the protests. Get ready for the warm American spring — and maybe a hot summer and fall.
| March 14, 2012
Review: 21 Jump Street
More than just a rehash
Everyone bemoans the endless sequels and remakes, but occasionally a treasure like Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 21 Jump Street comes along that redeems the rehashing.
| March 15, 2012
Oren Moverman's portrait of a rotten cop
The rotten cop flick has become a mini-genre of sorts, a subset of noir, going back at least to Orson Welles's Touch of Evil .
| February 15, 2012
Review: The Devil Inside
William Brent Bell's limp mockumentary
William Brent Bell's film opens with a disclaimer that "the Vatican does not endorse this movie." No kidding — the Catholic Church isn't exactly known for its sense of humor.
| January 10, 2012
Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC
Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
| December 30, 2011
Name that non-lethal weapon
When Boston Police stormed Dewey Square last week in an early morning raid, arresting protesters and destroying the last of Occupy Boston's tent city, they brought with them a frightening, seldom-used weapon.
| December 14, 2011
With support among police quietly growing, can Occupy cross over the thin blue line?
As Occupy camps from coast to coast face evictions — and in many cases have already been pushed out of parks and plazas like so much human trash — it's clear that the institutional response to the movement is escalating dangerously.
| November 30, 2011
Interview: Police Executives' Research Forum Director Chuck Wexler
PERF’s Boston-connected leader discusses role in Occupy conference calls
In this week's Boston Phoenix , Khadijah Britton reports on PERF , a non-government, non-profit police agency that has been accused of coordinating national police responses to the Occupy movement.
| November 23, 2011
Photos: Occupy Boston on the National Day of Action
Charlestown Bridge | November 17, 2011
On November 17, 2011, hundreds of Occupy Boston and MassUniting marchers (labor unions, community organizers; SEUI, Local Ironworkers, Jobs for Justice, and more) took to the city streets again in solidarity with another global day of action.
| November 18, 2011
Photos: Boston Police arrest Occupy Boston protesters
October 11, 2011 | Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Boston Police Force cracks down on the Occupy Boston protests early on the morning of October 11, 2011.
| October 13, 2011
Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more
Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
Occupy Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
| October 14, 2011
Young activists explore police department
There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
| September 21, 2011
| January 01, 0001
In a job-starved economy, casinos are still a good bet
The issue provoked a rare show of common purpose on Beacon Hill
As Beacon Hill considers — yet again — an expanded gaming proposal, some say that the opportunity has passed. We disagree, and continue to support a carefully crafted plan for bringing resort casinos to Massachusetts.
| August 31, 2011
A libertarian's view of the Barstool/Brady child-porn fiasco
Sophisticated First Amendment scholars, lawyers, and media commentators, all of whom are strongly free-speech/free-press supporters, were critical of Coakley for allegedly engaging in a legal bluff — the veiled threat of possible prosecution under the state's child-porn statute — to convince Portnoy to remove the offending and exploitative image from his site.
| August 25, 2011
Skate of the union
The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
| August 17, 2011
From top cop to capitol hill?
Former State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty could mount a serious challenge to Congressman David Cicilline. But first he has to tame his restive GOP
It is hard to imagine a better Republican candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District than Colonel Brendan Doherty, the retired superintendent of state police.
| August 17, 2011
Review: Point Blank
Samuel (Gilles Lellouche), a student nurse, gets sucked into a quagmire of murder and corruption when a thug kidnaps his pregnant wife, Nadia (Elena Anaya), to blackmail him into springing Hugo (Roschdy Zem), a wounded prisoner held by the police at the hospital where he works.
| August 09, 2011
Urban Fest gets ugly
Gimme Shelter Dept.
It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
| August 10, 2011
A breed apart?
I'm about to stand up for dogs. It must be the heat this weekend, because I'm soooo not a dog person.
| July 20, 2011
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