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The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards

A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009

Survive 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

Spite the power

This week in protest saw teens swarm the State House and tired bus drivers rally
While the economy has given us a collective jackboot to the groin, it has also seemingly stirred a civil discontent.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 11, 2009

Sticks and bones

Kelley Donovan at the Dance Complex, Joe Goode at Northeastern
Kelley Donovan's Borrowed Bones at the Dance Complex last weekend featured Donovan and nine accomplices in 40 minutes of intense dancing.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 20, 2009

Play by Play: March 20, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2009

Play by Play: March 13, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009

Play by play: February 20, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 17, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

Plays A to Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 11, 2009

City life

Pawtucket Rising hails the Bucket
Pawtucket Rising hails the Bucket
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2009

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Dailies go Darwin

Reports of newspapers' death are exaggerated — but after the changes coming in 2009, will we still recognize them?
If you're a tree, you're probably feeling pretty good right now.
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 29, 2009

Prevention suspension

Will funding cuts thwart area schools' efforts to stop sexual assault before it starts?
Combating sexual assault is especially tough if your workspace is the size of a professional basketball player's shoebox.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 12, 2008

She's back - almost

Why Clinton's appointment is good for Obama. Plus, better Boston graduates.
Why Clinton's appointment is good for Obama. Plus, better Boston graduates.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 24, 2008

Isn’t it rich?

Sondheim and Follies , the BSO’s French evening, and Boston Baroque’s Xerxes
The biggest musical celebrity in town last week was Broadway great Stephen Sondheim, who filled Northeastern University’s Blackman Hall “in conversation” with his long-time associate, producer/composer Sean Patrick Flahaven.  
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 03, 2008


For the week of January 13
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands.
By  |  October 27, 2008

Dianne's special deal

State Senator Dianne Wilkerson already has amassed a list of embarrassing political pratfalls. The Phoenix uncovers two more situations that should cause concern on the cusp of the election.
Undeterred by her Democratic primary loss to opponent Sonia Chang-Díaz, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson is forging ahead in a sticker campaign to win re-election of her Second Suffolk seat in the state legislature.  
By TED SIEFER  |  October 29, 2008

Mad dissent

NYOIL at Northeastern
Few rappers practice what they teach, but Staten Island’s NYOIL — a former member of the early-’90s outfit the U.M.C.’s and current revolutionary rap stalwart — acts as loudly as he rhymes.  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2008

Post-traumatic earth

Eiko + Koma and Tere O’Connor at Concord
With the most unassertive, seemingly egoless moves, Eiko & Koma can evoke the sensations and moods of a universe.
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 23, 2008

The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Silencing free speech
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 05, 2008

Jobs with a future

With the job market in flux, how can colleges prepare students for any career?
A fifth/a quarter/a third of all jobs that people will be doing in 15/20/25 years have yet to be conceived, or the job you’re doing now won’t exist in 20 years, or not in the way you do it now.
By F.S. WOLFE  |  April 28, 2008

Dancing in the year of the Rat

Flamenco, funk, and Boston Ballet hit the boards
If you’re hot for Victoria’s Secret ads and addicted to Dancing with the Stars, Tango Fire will be right up your alley.
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 26, 2007

The storm kings

Do we really need weathermen to know which way the wind blows?
If you’re a Rhode Island TV news outlet, you certainly don’t hide your Doppler under a bushel.
By TIM LEHNERT  |  November 28, 2007

Deadbeat universities

It’s time for higher education to pay its fair share of city costs. Plus, how to improve the Boston City Council.
No college should be allowed to cry poverty to get out of PILOT anymore.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2007

Come out, come out, wherever you are

GLBT students get by with a little help from EAGLE, BGLTSA, BAGELS, GAMIT, QWILLTS, GABLES, and NUBiLAGA
What if I’d been a guy in a Ren Faire dress?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 25, 2007

New WLNE exec formerly consulted for WJAR

Doerr downplays the significance of his coming to Channel 6 after having worked for Channel 10.
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 24, 2007

Highway robbery

Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?
Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  October 04, 2007

New new things

“Design Life Now” at the ICA, Tom Sachs, Steve Miller, and “Women Artists of India” at Brandeis
Robolobster, an underwater crustacean with eight plastic legs and an industrial-strength plastic shell, is a groundbreaking example of the new science of biomimicry.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 18, 2007

Raising Hill

Hillary Clinton’s ‘aura of inevitability’ might hide her weaknesses — at least until the Republicans get their hands on her
Hillary Clinton took only two questions from the audience at the end of her 35-minute speech at the American Association of Retired Persons conference.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 12, 2007

Holy spirit of the saxophone

The John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Ben Ratliff’s Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
John Coltrane died 40 years ago this past July at the age of 40 of liver cancer.
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007

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