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Is Rhode Island a paywall mecca?
Media analysts say Rhode Island could be especially fertile ground for a declining newspaper industry's primary survival strategy — charging readers for access to its heretofore free web sites.
As the ProJo Turns
| August 19, 2011
" Lock-up Lessons " by Lance Tapley (April 8) is a superb article and perfectly timed.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix Editor, April 15, 2011
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 15, 2011
Interview: Oliver Sacks, on The Mind's Eye
Over the past 40 years, since the publication of Migraine in 1970, neurologist Oliver Sacks has written 10 books and countless articles, examining what happens when specific parts of a human brain go haywire or stop working.
Oliver Sacks floats some thoughts on biophilia, smoking pot, and anti-science lunacy
| October 22, 2010
Twilight of the superheroes
While riding the New York subway one warm night in 1922, Hotchkiss-schooled, Yale-educated Henry Robinson Luce conjured the name of his epoch-defining magazine after spotting an arresting advertising placard.
The ghost of Time Inc.’s Henry Luce haunts Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the New York Times
| April 30, 2010
Ken Miller just can’t win
What’s an honorable man to do?
Brown biology professor attacked by Darwin-hating fundies and leftie atheists alike
| March 05, 2010
Inside the term-paper machine
It’s never been easier for college students to hire someone else to write their term papers for them.
The black market of term papers exposed
| November 06, 2009
Laura Jacobs, who was the dance critic here at the Phoenix in the mid 1980s, is the author of Landscape with Moving Figures, a collection of writing from the New Criterion that's as polemic as it is poetic. But she's also a novelist. Like Women About
Keep your eye on this Bird
| August 07, 2009
"You just shit yourself — every muscle, every joint aches. Your entire body cries for heroin. Just one bag of heroin, you know that's all you need, and you'll feel better."
A former junkie looks back at tough days in Lowell
| June 12, 2009
Speak no evil?
Anthony Lewis's free-speech credentials are impeccable: among other things, the former New York Times columnist is James Madison Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia University's Journalism School
Why tightening up on anti-Obama speech is a bad idea
| January 14, 2009
Like a movie hero, the NAACP’s new, young national president, Benjamin Jealous, swept into the 900-inmate Maine State Prison in Warren on Monday, quelling protests among the prisoners and, at least temporarily, rescuing the organization’s prison chapter
NAACP leader challenges Maine prison policies
| December 10, 2008
On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.
At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks , resurfaces
| October 22, 2008
Fiedler on the spot
As jobs in journalism-education go, Tom Fiedler’s new gig isn’t bad. Quite the contrary.
Having taken the reins of BU’s contentious College of Communication, Pulitzer winner Tom Fiedler learns to navigate the thorny world of academia
| August 20, 2008
China, Tibet, and 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.
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
| August 06, 2008
In a self-affirming cover story on “the new speed of hype,” Spin magazine’s March issue profiles Vampire Weekend.
The fickle state of the hype machine
| March 05, 2008
Lloyd Schwartz: the beat goes on
Classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently marked his 30th year as a Phoenix contributor.
Letter from the Executive Editor
| January 30, 2008
Country for old men
A youthful 80-year-old Sir Colin Davis was back in front of the Boston Symphony Orchestra last weekend with one of the pieces he loves most.
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, BMOP, Marc-André Hamelin, and Sasha Cooke
| January 29, 2008
Suffrage net city
Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
| November 28, 2007
Bollinger’s rebuke to Ahmadinejad blows up in his face
Stinging, emotional insults aimed at a guest — who was invited by Bollinger — teach students nothing of intellectual or social value.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| October 03, 2007
R.I.P., Rep. Crowley
Educators, parents, children, and the citizens of Rhode Island will greatly miss state Representative Paul Crowley, who died on Monday.
We’ll miss this champion of education
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 26, 2007
The hippest guy in state government
The idiosyncratic crowd indicated just how different this event was from your standard legislative money-maker.
State Rep David Segal brings some youthful cool to the general assembly
| September 26, 2007
Iran: the next crisis
All politics are local, so said the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.
Trying to make sense of Ahmadinejad at Columbia will not shed light on Bush’s emerging plans to attack Iran
| September 26, 2007
These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
| August 15, 2007
The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
| July 27, 2007
Painting Maine compositions
A gallery of sound is upon us.
Three homegrown premieres this week
| May 18, 2007
Matt Sanchez was a darling of the conservative media establishment, but then news broke that he was, only a few years ago, performing in famous gay porn films.
VIDEO: Michael Bronski assesses the gay-porn career of O'Reilly Factor fave Matt Sanchez
| March 16, 2007
Having found their way to the threshold of the great Kansas plains, the conquistadors quickly lost it again.
Spurse at sea
| February 21, 2007
She who controls the purse
The rumor mill has been buzzing with speculation that Massachusetts senate president Robert Travaglini might leave the legislature to take a position with the Massachusetts Hospital Association or the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Terry Murray gave away $11 million of state money. Will anyone call her on it?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| February 09, 2007
Stuart Gromley sits hunched over a desk in his bedroom, groping along the skin of his forehead, trying to figure out where to glue the electrodes.
Can a jolt from a nine-volt battery make you smarter? Happier? Medical researchers revive a discarded technology and set the stage for the ‘brain pod’
| February 07, 2007
Wrestling with Tony
In the case of Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner , which opens this Friday at the Kendall Square, director Freida Lee Mock’s typically hagiographic approach can be forgiven.
Freida Lee Mock does Kushner
| January 31, 2007
Does peace have a chance?
Four weeks after Democrats rode a wave of anti-war discontent to gain control of the US House and Senate, only four protestors show up to the weekly “Bridges for Peace” demonstration on the Casco Bay Bridge.
The anti-war movement faces its biggest challenge yet — politics
| December 27, 2006
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