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Thanks to students and unions, #OccupyBoston is growing. It's also dividing.
It was a great day for Occupy Boston. On the heels of drawing support from Boston labor unions, the Dewey Square ranks swelled to include...
| October 05, 2011
Why parenthood is a bad model for government
Political theory has, for centuries, come down to an analogy of anatomy, or of family: the head of the government is the head of the body politic, or the head of the household.
| March 11, 2011
Globe Columnist Alex Beam hates hip-hop even more than he hates Twitter
Alex Beam has more beef than 50 Cent. The Boston Globe columnist is a longtime enemy of all bloggers, prone to channeling his insecurities through...
| December 14, 2010
PODCAST: Cornel West, Mary Gordon, and Harvey Cox on the answer to atheism
Click to play video, or download the mp3 after the jumpThis week in the Phoenix, Adam Reilly profiles "atheist superstar" Greg Epstein, Harvard's Humanist chaplain...
| December 01, 2009
Ask the black woman
I've lived in Maine for seven years and been writing for this fine publication for about five, and during that time I've covered a wide array of subjects on the issue of diversity in Maine.
| August 21, 2009
If there was ever any doubt that race and perception are intimately linked, the bizarre arrest of Harvard superstar Henry Louis Gates Jr. — which hit the news this past Monday — should dispel it once and for all.
Banner come back
| July 24, 2009
Phillipe and Jorge are quite disappointed to see that the Rhode Island School of Design Museum will be closing for the month of August, largely due to its endowment being down due to the economic recession.
Keep the RISD Museum open in August! Plus, the weirdness on C Street.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 17, 2009
Review: Examined Life
Astra Taylor's peripatetic gabfest doesn't examine "life" so much as it trolls the gray area between genuine philosophy and pop-cultural pap.
Astra Taylor's deep thoughts
| April 01, 2009
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
The memory of what Brown and White accomplished 40 years ago should endure.
Documentary that situates the concert in a larger context
| August 05, 2008
Just as an attention getter, the title of VH1’s new rock-doc treatment of James Brown’s April 5, 1968, concert at Boston Garden — The Night James Brown Saved Boston — is hard to beat.
James Brown rescues Boston, and a whole lot more
| April 02, 2008
The Summers putsch goes awry
The Harvard presidential putsch, engineered by a minority faction of the Arts and Sciences faculty, may yet fail to accomplish the second half of its goal: to determine Lawrence Summers’s replacement.
| March 16, 2006
I stand by what I said
We find ourselves in what we academics call “a teachable moment.”
The speech Harvard's Larry Summers should have given six months ago
| February 23, 2006
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