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Machines with Magnets’ Museum of Small Finds
The apparent inspiration for the Museum of Small Finds at Machines with Magnets is a Renaissance cabinet of wonders
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2008

Food for thought

Romen Rok stays hungry
The Edgewood section of Cranston may not be known as a hip-hop hotbed, but that neighborhood raised a razor-sharp emcee named Romen Rok.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 10, 2008

Photos: Beijing Snapshots

Starbucks, Celtics jerseys . . . where are we again?
I should have known that a country that vehemently denied SARS and tried to poison our pets and children might be a little less than forthcoming about the asinine, algae-scented shitshow that is the 2008 Olympics.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 09, 2008

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

Chinese democracy

A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 08, 2008

Olympian anti-heroes

Sports blotter: Olympic edition
Greetings, Olympic sports fans!
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 08, 2008

Beijing sting

Exposed: A top-secret government memorandum, obtained this past week by the Phoenix, gives the games away
Greetings, faithful steward of information!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 08, 2008

Beijing sting

Exposed: A top-secret government memorandum, obtained this past week by the Phoenix, gives the games away
Greetings, faithful steward of information!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 08, 2008

Mao's ghost

The spirit of the chairman haunts the Beijing Olympics
When the 21st century is old enough to support a sense of historical perspective, the date 8/8/08 may well be more significant than 9/11.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 08, 2008

Me and my tattoos

One Man’s Inky Voyage Toward Meaning
I know that most people get their first tattoo when they’re drunk, or infatuated, or when there’s a race war on their cellblock and they have to quickly join a gang — but not me.
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 23, 2008

Tashi Delek

Fine Tibetan cuisine — freed from Chinese influences
The total Tashi Delek experience is larger than the food or the room, or even the caring service from the lone mid-week waitress.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 09, 2008

Gold muddle

George W. Bush is going to the Beijing Olympics
President Bush’s decision to score a historical footnote and be the first sitting US president to attend an overseas Olympic Games seemed like a good idea at the time.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2008

Bright lights of America

Politics and other mistakes
Once, I was even called a New York Yankees fan.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2008

Beijing bounce

No matter how well American athletes do in the Olympics, John M c Cain should get a lift from the Games
All three candidates declared that if the Chinese don’t change their attitudes about Tibet in a hurry, President George W. Bush should boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 16, 2008

Promoting human rights at home

The enemy within
“We have a holier-than-thou” attitude in the United States about human-rights violations abroad, said Bart Carhart, a student organizer of the new Amnesty International chapter at the University of Southern Maine.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 02, 2008

What about Tibet?

The Olympics may prove to be China’s Achilles’s heel
It is about money.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 28, 2008


Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 27, 2008

Shocker: RI GOP in disarray

A real two-party system requires an effective minority party
An internecine battle has broken out between the couple dozen or so people who claim to be members of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 19, 2008

Sideshow and tell

The strange and wonderful world of Baby Dee
She goes by the name Baby Dee, even though she was born in Cleveland in 1953.
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  January 28, 2008

Home for the holiday

Mission of Burma's Roger Miller does his part for Tibet
The Middle East corner is not exactly where you’d expect to find Mission of Burma guitarist Roger Miller performing on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 09, 2007

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