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The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2008

Gov’t secrecy is fine with Maine’s attorney general

Democratic Attorney General Steven Rowe, is refusing to defend the state’s Freedom of Access Act.
Freedom watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 10, 2007

A paper burns

This article originally appeared in the July 13, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Fire at the Gay Community News
By DAVE O'BRIEN  |  July 12, 2007

Notes on a tragedy

Seung-Hui Cho got what he wanted: a whole nation is talking about him and his horrific killing spree on the Virginia Tech campus last week.
More than a week after the Virginia Tech massacre, we still have more questions than answers
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 25, 2007

Editors' picks: Shopping

Miquette, Seven Story Market, Thames Street Glass, and more .
Best source for hydrometers, best reason to love goats, best conscienntious shopping, and more

Blues and blood

Something is rotten in Beantown — and the stench is emanating from the local branch of the Department of Justice.
Why does US attorney Michael Sullivan keep rewarding a wayward prosecutor with big-stakes public-corruption cases? Plus, remove that tattoo, son.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 06, 2006


The guns of Boston

More people were murdered in Boston over the past two months than in any May-to-June stretch since 1990.
Why this could be the most bullet-riddled summer in 15 years
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 06, 2006