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The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging commentary about the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  June 07, 2010


Interview: Newsweek's Evan Thomas

Thomas discusses his new book, The War Lovers
"If you’re too slow and you lose the reader, it doesn’t matter what length the book is. You’ve got to engage the reader early and keep going. Campaigns are wonderfully suited to this because they’re thrilling quest stories."
By: PETER KADZIS  |  May 13, 2010


Meet Evan Thomas

The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
Narrative is the throughline in the professional life of Evan Thomas.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  May 13, 2010


Twilight of the superheroes

The ghost of Time Inc.’s Henry Luce haunts Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the New York Times
While riding the New York subway one warm night in 1922, Hotchkiss-schooled, Yale-educated Henry Robinson Luce conjured the name of his epoch-defining magazine after spotting an arresting advertising placard.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  April 28, 2010


Is Murdoch’s WSJ being snubbed?

Pulitzers by the numbers
This year’s Pulitzer Prize box score has the Washington Post taking four prizes (international reporting, feature writing, commentary, and criticism) and the New York Times snagging three (explanatory, national, and investigative reporting).
By: PETER KADZIS  |  April 14, 2010


Raven Used Books to nest on Newbury

When some years ago John Petrovato decided to make a career change, he swapped the insecurity of playing bass in a New Jersey–based indie-rock band for the uncertainty of selling used books in Montague, Massachusetts, a mill town on the banks of the Connecticut River not far from Springfield.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  March 17, 2010


You're all guilty!

In his new book, Three Felonies A Day , Harvey Silverglate dissects the corrupt justice practiced by federal prosecutors
Silverglate's thesis is as provocative as it is simple: justice has become sufficiently perverted in this nation that federal prosecutors, if they put their minds to it, could find a way to indict almost any one of us for almost anything. It is a truly radical notion.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  September 28, 2009


Interview: P.J. O'Rourke

Taking a spin: Driving like Crazy  is travel writing in the classic tradition of Robert Byron.
"Bringing government in to run the car companies is like saying, 'Dad burned dinner, let's get the dog to cook.' "
By: PETER KADZIS  |  June 17, 2009


China, Tibet, and the Olympics

Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the Chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
It is difficult to imagine an American — perhaps any Westerner — with a greater sympathy for, and understanding of, Tibet than scholar-activist Robert Thurman.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  August 08, 2008


Beyond the spin

Why Clinton's commanding West Virginia win is more show than substance
The day after Barack Obama inched ahead of challenger Hillary Clinton in the superdelegate count, the indefatigable Clinton won the West Virginia primary.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2008


The player

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London
The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008


Iraq: Five years later

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the punishing cost of staying any longer
Five years later, President George Bush and his minions were wrong about the need to fight in Iraq, wrong about the way to fight in Iraq, and wrong about what the war in Iraq would ultimately cost.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  March 12, 2008


Lloyd Schwartz: the beat goes on

Letter from the Executive Editor
Classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently marked his 30th year as a Phoenix contributor.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  January 30, 2008


Salman speaks

Rushdie's new novel, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, is a work of epic ambition that fuses myth with rock-and-roll reality
This article originally appeared in the May 6, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  June 21, 2007
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