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With feeling

From the darkness, a hand strikes chalk against a spot-lit blackboard: July 1981 , it writes, and then, 16 .
Mad Horse's latest show has exceptional heart
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 11, 2010
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Walk for AIDS: 25 years(1)

Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010

WALK FOR AIDS: 25 YEARS

JOIN IN THIS SUNDAY. DESPITE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS, MANY CHALLENGES REMAIN.
JOIN IN THIS SUNDAY. DESPITE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS, MANY CHALLENGES REMAIN.
By  |  May 29, 2010

Deer Tick

At SPACE Gallery, April 4
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 09, 2010

Welcome back!

It's officially Deer Tick season
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 02, 2010
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Where's the outrage?

Holy hell broke loose six months ago when a self-appointed truth squad sponsored by a right-wing propagandist broadcast an Internet video that appeared to show African-American employees of ACORN counseling a white pimp and his equally Caucasian hooker o
ACORN attack tape found to be fraudulent. Plus, applause for the merger of two AIDS agencies.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2010


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The ringworm has turned

Stay vigilant, and ringworm-free!
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  February 05, 2010
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Visions of hope

Shannon Heuklom of Providence spent the past two summers helping at a rural clinic, serving some 2000 HIV-positive patients, that is run by the nonprofit Hope Through Health in the West African nation of Togo.
‘Coming Out’ at Firehouse 13; Dery and Easton at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  January 15, 2010

Semi-Precious

Purple's prose makes for wrenching melodrama
Purple's prose makes for wrenching melodrama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 20, 2009

Look for activist postcards on First Friday and beyond

Approximately 1300 people in Maine live with HIV/AIDS, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
AIDS Art Action
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009
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Harvard ‘ACT UP’ show gets rise from right-wingers

Taking a detour from directly bashing President Obama, right-wingers are now hot and bothered by a Harvard art exhibit. And they have an Obama administration foil toward whom they can channel their bile.
Tea Baggers Meet the Tea-Baggers Dept.
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2009


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Casting spells

In 1915, Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts archæologists digging in a rocky cliff at Deir el-Bersha unearthed the 4000-year-old tomb of the Djehutynakhts, an ancient Egyptian governor and his wife.
Tomb 10A at the MFA; ACT UP at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  October 23, 2009
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Photos: ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis

Photos from the exhibit on display from October 15 to December 23, 2009.
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis 1987–1993 at the Carpenter Center 
By CARPENTER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS  |  October 23, 2009

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009
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10 years later, we told you so

Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 2009
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Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'

The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009


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Living with HPV

The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and
Getting the news that one has human papilloma virus can seem like a cancer-causing death sentence. Our reporter disregards the stigma and shares her most intimate experiences.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009
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Gay Activists Work for Ted

Gay-and-lesbian community activists are heavily involved in what the chairman of the Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance of Massachusetts, Todd Fernandez, calls "a full-court press to ensure that Ted Kennedy's re-elected."
Activists note Kennedy's gay rights work
By LIZ GALST  |  August 28, 2009
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Photos: George Wein's Folk Festival 2009

Photos from George Wein's 50th annual Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park, Newport.
Photos of Deer Tick, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and more at the Newport folk festival
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  August 07, 2009
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Local activists crusade to cut circumcisions

What do William Shakespeare, Don Johnson, Sean Hannity, Redd Foxx, and Ralph Nader have in common with Jenna Jameson flicks and 70 percent of men worldwide? They're all uncut.
Protesting male circumcision
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 31, 2009
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Born to rock

The last time Deer Tick were in Portland, at SPACE Gallery in November 2007, then-21-year-old frontman John McCauley decided to sing the national anthem. He sprung offstage and hit the floor belting the Tony Bennett standard "I Left My Heart in San Fra
Deer Tick take it to the roadhouse
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 17, 2009


Letters to the Portland Editor: July 10, 2009

A recent EqualityMaine campaign letter claimed that gay marriage is "the fight for our lives." I wonder whose lives they are talking about, when AIDS service organizations and community health/reproductive clinics across the state have been tightening
Dump gay marriage and regroup!
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 10, 2009
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Hail, Deer Tick!

Heady days for Deer Tick.
The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 19, 2009
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Photos: Deer Tick + Jenny Lewis at House of Blues

Deer Tick + Jenny Lewis at House of Blues
Deer Tick and Jenny Lewis, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  June 12, 2009
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Practice makes precious

After seeing her do her thing at the House of Blues on Wednesday, I think I can safely conclude that something about Jenny Lewis just doesn’t do it for me.
Jenny Lewis + Deer Tick, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 12, 2009
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The original DIY, observed

This explains a lot: May was National Masturbation Month, first held by the San Francisco-based sex shop Good Vibrations in 1995, and celebrated nationwide. (Some places even hold Masturbate-A-Thons to raise money for local HIV- and AIDS-prevention org
Celebrating the safest of sex, plus what to do when dates collide
By YOUR SECRET ADMIRER  |  May 29, 2009


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Turkey Terror Tale

Violent crime, gang activity, and general thuggery are not recurring themes on the Brookline police blotter. But that civic paradise is plagued by another kind of scourge — one that manifests all three of those crimes in avian form. And it isn't bird fl
Tom Foolery
By LANCE GOULD, WITH ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY EMILY MELLO  |  May 15, 2009

Do state officials know best?

Like when the country goes to war, most news reports of how state government is handling the H1N1 “swine flu” crisis have just repeated what officials have said.
Politicians' swine
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 08, 2009
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Dodging shots

In politics, and with the media, it's the outcome, and not the intention, that matters. That's fortunate for Senator Susan Collins, who got lucky twice in the same week.

By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 08, 2009
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Review: Fig Trees

Here's a first: an AIDS documentary nested inside an opera that's obsessed with albino squirrels, figs, palindromes, and Pythagoras.
Strikes a delicate balance among solemnity, wry humor, and rage
By SHAULA CLARK  |  May 08, 2009