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Working to Nab the Working Class

Just when we all thought America had become one big, happy post-racial society ( cough, cough ) where the content of one's character is the most important thing, the 2012 elections in the end might just come down to race after all.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 14, 2012

Easily distracted

Contrary to popular belief, Republican Governor Paul LePage is not an idiot.
The LePage mantras
By AL DIAMON  |  April 08, 2011

The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2010

Self design

"The Process Show" is neither a recreation of Pope.L's studio, nor an explanation of his practice; rather, its aim is to be a portrait of the artist's headspace.
William Pope.L is very present at 37-A
By ANNIE LARMON  |  March 12, 2010

Female Trouble

Conventional political wisdom says that for a party to oppose a woman — or a women's issue — it's best to send out a female spokesperson.
A shocking dearth of Republican female pols should have the party in a panic. So why doesn't it care?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 05, 2009

The Big Hurt: Clench and release

For your edifying consumption, another stroll through the wasteland of godawful publicity.
Smooth jazz, revenge fantasies, and . . . wangs
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 23, 2009


Dance, Monkey: Baron Vaughn

We're not far off from a time when discontented McCain supporters will say things like, "Argh! I stubbed my toe! Damn you, Obama, and your move-around-my-furniture-while-I'm-sleeping ways!"
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim...
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 11, 2008

W. gets a B

Josh Brolin prevails over Oliver Stone’s shaky portrait
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008

I am I said

Tufts University Art Gallery presents “Empire And Its Discontents,” which opens September 15 with work by 11 artists tied to previously colonized regions in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
‘Empire and Its Discontents’ and more at Tufts; ‘Re-View’ and visiting faculty at Harvard; GASP’s Fourth Anniversary
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 03, 2008

Privacy invasion

Let’s talk about Susan Collins’s sex life.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 27, 2008

Feeling Minnesota

The overall success of the event will largely come down to one question: how effective and memorable will Barack Obama’s acceptance speech prove to be?
If McCain wants to gain on Obama, he needs to achieve these four goals in St. Paul
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 27, 2008


Chinese democracy

With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 06, 2008

Mao's ghost

When the 21st century is old enough to support a sense of historical perspective, the date 8/8/08 may well be more significant than 9/11.
The spirit of the chairman haunts the Beijing Olympics
By EDITORIAL  |  August 06, 2008

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

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
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 11, 2008

March to war

During the course of two weeks in May, America’s top-ranking military officer went from warning that war with Iran could cripple the US military to rattling his saber at Tehran.
Why isn’t the press paying more attention to a possible attack on Iran?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 04, 2008


Ridge to the future

With the Republican nomination officially settled, the speculation about John McCain’s choice of a running mate has already begun.
The guessing game about his running mate has begun, but if Obama’s the opponent, one man can secure the white house for McCain
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 12, 2008

Chris Bull

A bike is the most appropriate technology for moving around the city — it’s easy to park, and it’s powered by burritos and beer.
Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  March 05, 2008

Documentary evidence

The theme of MassArt’s “War Stories” is what we talk about when we talk about war — the Iraq War in particular.
‘War Stories’ and Maori tattoos, plus the SMFA’s ‘Traveling Scholars’
By GREG COOK  |  February 27, 2008

Older, wiser, faster, louder

When, 13 years ago, Dave Grohl strapped on a guitar and stepped into the spotlight as the frontman of Foo Fighters, the young band at once became members of the old guard.
Foo Fighters at the DCU Center, February 18, 2008
By VICTORIA WELCH  |  February 26, 2008


Members of the GOP must reject the shameless, dishonorable, dishonest former governor of Massachusetts, Willard Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is a liar, and Republican voters deserve better.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 09, 2008


Dumb or dishonest?

For some reason, wisdom maintains that Republicans hold an edge over Democrats when it comes to commanding the military and conducting foreign policy.
Bush and Iran. Plus, disturbing news about AIDS, and Romney’s illegal problem
By EDITORIAL  |  December 05, 2007

A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007

Capital loss

Two things stood out when the book tour for an impressive new anthology, The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly , rolled through town this past month.

How has moving from Boston to Washington changed the Atlantic?

By ADAM REILLY  |  November 05, 2007

Rent a war

Wonder why the Iraq government changed its mind about expelling Blackwater, the rent-a-soldier company whose employees killed 17 civilians this past month?
The real significance of hired guns in Iraq. Plus, combating Ann Coulter.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 17, 2007

Good Stuff

News and exposés about the Iraq war have been draining us mosquito-style over the years.
URI finds humor at the White House
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2007


Taking sides

Have you been remiss in taking a stand on the killing war in Darfur because the situation there seems too complex to understand?
The Devil Came on Horseback; La faute à Fidel
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 15, 2007

Political cartoons

Among its hordes of firsts, The Simpsons helped transplant politicians from the cartoon funny pages to our television sets.
The 20 Best Animated Politicians in Cartoon History  
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  July 26, 2007

Fighting words

Imagine that suicide bombers have just blasted three American shopping malls.
The ‘War on Terror’ in Jenny Holzer’s declassified documents
By GREG COOK  |  May 29, 2007

Ducking the question

Maine senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are — relatively speaking — gay friendly.
Snowe and Collins don’t discriminate against gays, so why are they letting the military get away with it?
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  May 09, 2007