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| May 29, 2010
House votes to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy
As a military wife and totally pro-gay rights advocate I am ecstatic to learn (and be amazed by) the determination of Pres. Obama...
| May 28, 2010
Voice of the County
How boys who grew up a few miles from each other in the County wound up making a record together in Nashville is one of those vagaries of the music business that will never make sense.
Travis James Humphrey gets local in Nashville
| May 14, 2010
Afghanistan: Just say no!
The idea that the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical junction, a “now-or-never” moment that requires an additional 40,000 troops to win, is rubbish.
Plus, Obama and the Nobel
| October 16, 2009
For those about to lock
It's too bad Skip Gates didn't have Schuyler Towne's cell number on that fateful day last month. If he did, the Somerville-based lockpicking champ likely could have gotten in to the good professor's home in no time at all, and a national controversy (a
Somerville's champion lockpicker Schuyler Towne can't be stopped.
| August 07, 2009
Photos: The Old, Weird America exhibit at DeCordova
The Old, Weird America at the DeCordova
The Old, Weird America : Folk Themes in Contemporary Art at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM
| June 19, 2009
Soldiers committing suicide
On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
| March 11, 2009
We could be heroes . . .
With all due respect to David Bowie's lyrics — and certainly to all the men and women in the military at all levels — the concept of "hero" as it pertains to the media's use of the term has sadly become overblown.
Superlative sobriquet overused as blanket term for all military members
PHILLIPPE AND JORGE
| February 11, 2009
Providence lawyer plays pioneering role in suing terrorists
The use of Predator drones and covert Special Forces teams is bound to be satisfying for many victims of terrorism.
| January 21, 2009
Review: Waltz With Bashir
The so-called anti-war-film genre has lately "distinguished" itself with a flurry of Iraq-war flops featuring earnest polemics.
Dancing on the edge
| January 13, 2009
Review: The Human Condition
Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi (1916-1996) always stood up to the established order
Kobayashi's 10-hour epic
| December 22, 2008
Sony's Resistance , a PS3 shooter, is getting lost in the shuffle.
Resistance 2 deserves a shot
| December 02, 2008
Two many Americas
It's worth reminding ourselves that when the Republicans are out of power, they go apeshit.
Could an Obama administration mean an end to the red-state/blue-state divide?
BY MIKE MILIARD
| November 12, 2008
Excerpt: The School on Heart's Content Road
In the cold parlor of the St. Onge farmhouse, deep in the old collapsing couch, sort of wrapped in the couch, in its waves of whimpering springs and hills of upholstery of frazzled blue nap, are 15-year-old Brianna and Gordon.
One week only: an exclusive excerpt from the acclaimed author's new novel
| November 12, 2008
Defy Shepard Fairey
There is nothing radical about Shepard Fairey. There is nothing guerilla about Shepard Fairey.
Letters to the Boston editor, November 7, 2008
| November 05, 2008
McCain’s crooked talk on torture
It might surprise some that McCain’s record in opposing torture and the Bush administration’s terror-war approach is more complicated than his comments suggest.
Critics, including a local former army interrogator, say he’s trying to play both sides of the issue
| September 17, 2008
Anna Deavere Smith is a writer/actor/activist who listens.
Interview: Anna Deavere Smith contains multitudes
| September 02, 2008
Khrushchev calls conflict a matter of protecting Russians
At press time, Russian President Dmitry edvedev declared a halt of military operations against the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
| August 13, 2008
The upshot of all this building and scheming is that you can turn Paris into an Aztec city and settle Fyodor Dostoevsky in Tenochtitlan.
Sid Meier brings Revolution to the people
| July 21, 2008
The war in Iraq has been on the back burner of the American political scene for some time.
Will Obama make good on his plan to exit Iraq by 2010? Don’t bet on it.
| July 09, 2008
The friends of Jack Kelly
This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In the end, the adventure killed him
DAVE O'BRIAN AND TOM SHEEHAN
| July 08, 2008
The wages of war
The Iraq War poses a strange problem for the American public.
The creators of The Wire take on Iraq in Generation Kill
| July 07, 2008
What about McCain’s mental health?
While some worry about the impact of John McCain’s age on his physical health and his potential longevity in office, others are more concerned about his mental health.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| July 02, 2008
A night in Guantánamo
I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
| June 11, 2008
The gray afternoon, the loveless assignation, the endless bureaucracy.
Alan Furst’s “Night Soldiers” novels
| June 09, 2008
Rage against the machines!
We’re on the cusp of a perilous era. Our pitiful carbon bodies are evolving much slower than the silicon and steel gizmos we’re inventing. And the guys in the lab coats and pocket protectors are starting to worry we’ve opened Pandora’s hard drive.
Could robots take over the world? In many ways, they already have.
| May 21, 2008
Twenty years pass, RI stays the same
Phillipe + Jorge were graciously asked to recall Rhode Island’s Monthly’s first dubious achievement-style Rhode Island Red Awards, as chosen in 1988 by your superior correspondents, during the mag’s 20th anniversary gala last week.
Acclaim for dubious deeds is an Ocean State mainstay
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| May 07, 2008
Local heroes 2008
In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2008
Trapped in Iraq
Watching the Senate Armed Services and the Foreign Relations Committees question Iraq proconsul General David Petraeus about the status of the war was a disturbing experience.
After suffering through the Petraeus hearings, it’s time for Congress to take responsibility for our sinkhole war.
| April 09, 2008
Running toward truth
The first wave of current-war fiction is washing up on American shores, and Alex Carr’s The Prince of Bagram Prison is a prime example.
A fast-paced spy thriller explores the ambiguities of wartime
| April 09, 2008
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