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Interview: Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi can make a snake bite funny.
On Griftopia, Goldman Sachs, and his writing process
By PETER KADZIS  |  November 12, 2010
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Waiting for Repo Man

Inside Job , Charles Ferguson's newly released documentary, details with painful precision just how royally Wall Street screwed the planet.
The man behind Inside Job shows us just how low Wall Street has sunk
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2010
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Review: Inside Job

Although Inside Job is destined for Academy acclaim, it seems unlikely that anyone will actually enjoy Charles Ferguson's new documentary.
The feel-bad movie of the year.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2010
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Romney's new character: Macho man

Few things are more predictable than a GOP presidential candidate posturing as a he-man protector of America, and depicting his Democratic counterpart as an effete, appeasing girlie-man on the dangerous world stage.
In his new book, Mitt makes himself over as a muscular defender of America
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010
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Men + money = mess

Since Iceland is something of the epicenter of the global financial crisis — its government being the first to essentially go belly up — it's probably not surprising that the Icelanders have come up with the most novel and interesting theory as to what c
The financial crisis is a man-made problem. And it might not have occurred if we had listened to women.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 15, 2009

NYT buries lede on NBC/Mitchell/Greenspan


In today's New York Times, NBC News president Steve Capus says, basically, that Columbia Journalism Review's Megan Garber got it wrong on perils of having...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 13, 2008


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Bull disclosure

As the presidential candidates prep for the final debate of 2008 — which will take place on October 15 in Hempstead, New York, with CBS’s Bob Schieffer moderating — it’s a fitting time to ask: why do some journalistic conflicts of interest become semi-sc
As the candidates prep for the final debate, it’s a fitting time to ask: why do some journalistic conflicts of interest become scandals, while others get almost no attention at all?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 08, 2008
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Open book?

On any given day, New England Cable News features more smart, substantive politics coverage than any other Boston television station.
Sal DiMasi is an embattled politician. His wife is an aspiring talk-show host. Welcome to New England Cable News’ ethics problem.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 21, 2008
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Iraq: Five years later

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.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the punishing cost of staying any longer
By PETER KADZIS  |  March 12, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Dan Levy

I am going to dance in a recycling bin while conserving water.
A comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 23, 2007
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The First Annual Spotty Awards

Say, those Emmy Awards last week were something else, eh?
Our prestigious award for standout achievement in political something or other
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 06, 2006


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Les Moonves Leads Commencement Charge

Talk about poor alumni relations.
BU to Howard Stern: Drop Dead
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 03, 2006

Flashbacks: March 31, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 29, 2006