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Holy terror?

On the afternoon of November 5, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan walked into a building at Fort Hood, the sprawling military base in central Texas; sat briefly in solitary silence; and then opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol, shooting roughly a hundred
Cutting through the muddled thinking about Nidal Malik Hasan's faith and its role in the Fort Hood shootings
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 13, 2009

New Yorker too soft on Savage?


This week's New Yorker includes a profile, written by Kelefa Sanneh, of right-wing-radio star Michael Savage. It's a great read--but is it too easy on...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 30, 2009
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Lapdog, meet watchdog

Hating the media has long been a popular pastime. But after the invasion of Iraq four years ago, anti-press animus reached a new level of intensity on the left. Feast or famine: Jack Shafer defends the press pre-Iraq. By Adam Reilly
What’s gotten into the political press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 21, 2007

Flashbacks: October 27, 2006

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 Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  October 25, 2006
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Sleazy? Yes. Criminal? Probably not.

As anyone attuned to sleaze and sensationalism is aware, the scandalmongers at the New York Post ’s Page Six are themselves engulfed in a scandal of tsunami-like proportions — at least in the world where reality is defined by People , Us , Star , and
The New York Times has grown so gullible that it believed the spin on the Page Six scandal
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 12, 2006