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I was a teenage Sandinista
As a freshman philosophy major at the University of Colorado, Deb Olin Unferth fell in love with a junior named George. A pious Evangelical, George felt it was his duty to help his Communist brethren in Central America fight against their capitalist opp
Deb Olin Unferth left college in the '80s to become a Communist Freedom Fighter. It didn't quite work out that way.
| January 28, 2011
Gold diggers: El Salvador vs. Pacific Rim Mining
If Chilean miners can maintain vast media attention for two months, then human-rights advocates may be in pole position to lure spotlights toward other underground issues below the border.
Mine. Not yours.
| October 29, 2010
Pupusería Mama Blanca
Pupusería Mama Blanca sits on a corner of residential East Boston that you'd never pass if you didn't live nearby.
A pan of Salvadoran gold in residential Eastie
MC SLIM JB
| March 04, 2009
Sister Corita Kent was something of a celebrity.
The high voltage work of Corita Kent
| May 07, 2008
Behind the immigration debate
Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
| April 02, 2008
Voto para mi?
In East Boston, hopes have been high that Democratic candidate Gloribell Mota might draw the neighborhood’s Hispanic residents into the political process.
Why can’t a Latina candidate mobilize Eastie’s Hispanics?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| September 19, 2007
Salons of summer
I’m not sure when the word “salon” started to mean an all-inclusive sampling of a gallery’s artists.
Group shows at the Berenberg and the Pepper, flowers and Fox at Howard Yezerski
| August 07, 2007
Ebbing radicalism in Cambridge
When conservatives obsess over the People’s Republic of Cambridge, this is the kind of thing they have in mind.
| July 25, 2007
Letters to the Portland editor: July 6, 2007
It is not easy being a US citizen with a conscience.
Washington is contagious
LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR
| July 03, 2007
Streets of sorrow
Two years ago, in one of the most concentrated bursts of deadly violence Boston had seen in years, nine victims were killed in 20 days.
Boston's murder survivors: nine familes, nine stories
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 09, 2007
Bush's secret army
The 9/11 attacks provided a catalyst: an unprecedented justification to forge ahead with a radical agenda molded by a small cadre of neoconservative operatives.
Meet the American mercenaries of Blackwater, who fight outside of the law and take direction from the radical Christian right
| March 21, 2007
Immigration raid substitutes for a comprehensive policy
The divisions couldn’t have been any clearer as immigrants’ advocates and critics of illegal immigration seized on last week’s federal raid in New Bedford.
| March 14, 2007
Thomas Friedman from the New York Times writes that “the world is flat.” Are you too old for school?: Even at age 30, your brain is different from the average student’s. By Samantha Henig
As the world shrinks, schools expand their majors and programs
| January 24, 2007
The Rhoda Reaction
what are the causes of evil and how do we eradicate it — or at least keep it in abeyance?
Why The Bad Seed teaches us more about “evil” than George W. Bush ever could
| December 20, 2006
It’s 11 am on a Thursday, and Andy Moor is having his first coffee just a few doors down from the American Repertory Theatre’s Loeb Drama Center, the site that will be home to one of his most ambitious projects yet. The Ex, "Weapons for El Salvador" (m
The method to the Ex’s madness
| December 05, 2006
You're wandering through a foreign city, hungry and homesick, when you spot a neon sign just down the street: AMERICAN BAR & GRILL.
Ever wonder what a real trattoria is like? which of our bistros and brasseries are most authentic? check out which local restaurants are true epicurean epitomes.
| November 28, 2006
Rincon means “corner” in Spanish, so Rincon Salvadoreño offers us a cozy and transplanted corner of El Salvador in which to rest and to have a bite.
Delightful Central American variety
| November 21, 2006
Boston uber alles
This article originally appeared in the April 21, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| November 14, 2006
Africa's invisible slaves
This article originally appeared in the June 30, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Human bondage resurfaces in the dark heart of Sudan
| November 14, 2006
Gadfly Driver brings independent challenge to Langevin
While US Senator Lincoln Chafee is fond of likening himself to the Independent Man atop the State House, Rod Driver might have an even better claim.
| October 25, 2006
Reagan’s Central American wars called a prelude for Iraq
Greg Grandin, a specialist in Latin America and a professor at New York University, traces the origins of the war in Iraq to the Central American conflicts of the 1980s.
| October 04, 2006
The IberoAmerican Film Festival
Boston’s IberoAmerican Film Festival, organized by the Boston Public Library in partnership with the regional consulates of each of the 13 countries, continues tonight and runs through August 26 at the BPL.
Through August 26 at the Boston Public Library
| August 10, 2006
Graham Greene’s last interview
This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
JOHN R. MACARTHUR
| June 28, 2006
If the Democrats are serious about recapturing the governor’s office, they should make sure their statewide convention this weekend puts Chris Gabrieli’s name on the ballot.
Why Democrats should make a place for Chris Gabrieli. Plus, ?xing the broken immigration system.
| June 02, 2006
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