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Tracey Scott Wilson manages to knock off Martin Luther King Jr.'s halo without removing the glow.
The Good Negro from Company One; Harriet Jacobs in Central Square; Indulgences at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2010


The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
From the archives of the Boston Phoenix
By  |  October 27, 2008

Reaming Romney

Part of me hopes that Mitt Romney will win the Republican nomination because it will be easy for the Democrats to destroy him in the general election.
Letters to the Boston editor, January 25, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 23, 2008

Pushy, pushy

It was rewarding to see our old buddy from Channel 6, Opie Notsohumble, making news instead of just reporting it.
North Kingstown superintendent seeks Hummel repellent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 04, 2007

Off the press!

I can write the alternative press’s history — or one passably passionate version of it — because the institution’s trajectory matches my own.
My life and good times in alternative journalism  
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  November 15, 2006

Feel-good movie of the summer

With the upcoming November elections poised to determine the future of Congress, what better gift could Republicans ask for than a popular Hollywood movie that conjures the image that for five years has granted them power and impunity? Watch the trai
Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican sellout of World Trade Center
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006


Supernatural born killer

The man who played Leland Palmer oozed creepiness from every pore.
The career of Ray Wise
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 08, 2006

Assembly-line Investigations

The May 24 “Team 5 Investigates” story had many of the elements of classic journalistic sleuthing.
‘Team 5 Investigates’ is blurring the lines between investigative reporting and, well, just reporting
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 06, 2006

Celebrity skin

There were once television news people like Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley — anchors whom you could actually believe.
Couric’s ascent speaks volumes about the state of TV news
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 12, 2006

The ultimate BROADCAST JOURNALIST movies

Judging from the handful of movies made on the subject, filmmakers have little apparent use for the television business.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006

Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

The “I” word

Greg Mitchell had a very nice piece in the trade magazine Editor & Publisher about how our mainstream media — an absolute disgrace throughout the Bush administration — is avoiding using the word “impeachment” concerning the Boy in the Bubble’s affro
Why is the mainstream media afraid of George W. Bush?
By  |  January 25, 2006