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Acid flashback

Don Lattin may be right that the “most important” experiments of Timothy Leary’s Psilocybin Project took place at 64 Homer Street, in Newton.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 05, 2010

Vegas and Jungleland

Paul Shaffer is a happenin’ cat. Pick an It Moment from pop culture over the past 30 years and Shaffer was there. He was an original band member on Saturday Night Live . He played hapless promo guy Artie Fufkin in This Is Spinal Tap . Disco? He co-wr
Paul Shaffer and the Big Man tell all
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 27, 2009

Luis's Lost Years

It had been nearly half a century since Luis Tiant stood on the Cuban soil where he was born, and where he first learned the skills that would see him become one of the greatest and most beloved pitchers in Red Sox history.
After five decades of exile, Red Sox great Luis Tiant journeys back to Cuba
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 24, 2009
Non-journalists: you know them when you see them

Non-journalists: you know them when you see them

 Coming up with a satisfactory definition of who's a journalist is tricky. But as the New York...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 17, 2008


In "Karsh 100: A Biography in Images," which is now up at the Museum of Fine Arts, his iconic shots of Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, and Ernest Hemingway are defining portraits of the men in all their crusty manliness.
Photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
By GREG COOK  |  November 10, 2008

Last-minute slime from MCain

John McCain is ending the election on a low note. Here, via CNN, is the translated conclusion of a robocall that started going out to...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 04, 2008


Fiedler on the spot

As jobs in journalism-education go, Tom Fiedler’s new gig isn’t bad. Quite the contrary.
Having taken the reins of BU’s contentious College of Communication, Pulitzer winner Tom Fiedler learns to navigate the thorny world of academia
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2008

Jackson's sweet dream

This article originally appeared in the March 4, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign

By SCOT LEHIGH  |  March 07, 2008

The case of Milan Kohout

Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2008

Casting ballots

Some believe democracy can save the world. Others wonder whether it can even work in America.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the campaign trail
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2008

Why RI Republicans fail

Providence Journal op-ed columnist Edward Achorn has made repeated reference to the apparent “learned helplessness” of Rhode Islanders.
Quick to blame Democrats, the local GOP can’t seem to find candidates or a long-term plan of its own
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 14, 2007


The power of speech

The press — or some of it — at least some of it have put Barack Obama on the road to oblivion.
Obama can talk his way to the presidency
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 05, 2007

Heat waves

“Summer joys are spoilt by use,” wrote John Keats, meaning the less you do between June and August, the better.
Summer reads to cool off with
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  June 28, 2007

Self-inflicted wounds

People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 30, 2007

Cop or drug dealer?

Meet Roberto Pulido, 41.
Roberto Pulido’s story shows how easily the divide between law-keepers and law-breakers can break down — if nobody is paying attention
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 09, 2006

JP residents on fearing Fidel

The streets of Miami’s Little Havana were bustling with Cubans earlier this month, anxious about Fidel Castro’s sickness and his decision to cede power, at least temporarily, to his younger brother Raul.
Cuba libre?
By HANNAH VAN SUSTEREN  |  August 23, 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
By JOHN R. MACARTHUR  |  June 28, 2006

Where is the hate - side

By  |  March 22, 2006

Win or lose?

The Korean War is the altercation I, like most Americans, know least about, except that the US once again sent in troops, and it was against godless Communists rather than Allah-driven terrorists.
The HFA looks back at Korea
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 01, 2006

Best left alone

Wshould offer a tax break to a group described by an authoritative source as “generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative, and multi-talented” than the majority of the population: Left-handed people.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 22, 2006


There’s got to be something more important in Maine to get your knickers knotted up about than the political convolutions currently contorting way too many pairs of skivvies.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 25, 2006

Yayo for president?

Bad news for cokeheads everywhere: the chances of Bolivia becoming for cocaine users what Amsterdam is for pot smokers are slim.
Why Bolivia's new boss won't turn his country into a full-fledged narco-state.
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 05, 2006