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Infopocalypse: The cost of too much data

At any given time, federal agencies use more electronic storage units than could fill every NFL stadium from Oakland to Foxboro.
Meet big government's next big problem: Digital Overload.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 31, 2010

MuckRock City

Michael Morisy and Mitchell Kotler started their Web site,, as a hobby, and they set out to do something woefully esoteric.
How two local new-media junkies cut through the red tape and became First-Amendment superstars
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 19, 2010

Burn, baby, burn

The Phoenix opposed President Barack Obama's efforts to help Chicago win the 2016 Summer Olympics on the grounds that doing business with the International Olympic Committee is always bad news for the host community.
The Olympics, zipper-gate, stimulus money, and why Coakley must investigate City Hall
By EDITORIAL  |  October 09, 2009

Disclosure: not a dirty word

The City Hall e-mail scandal that has scored headlines in recent weeks exemplifies Mayor Thomas Menino's antagonistic — almost contemptuous — attitude toward public accountability.
Menino's shame and Kerry's blunder. Plus, Olympic follies.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 02, 2009

The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards

With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009

Trans fact

Aiden Quinn used to be a woman. Now he's a man. It's a titillating detail — but is it news?
When a person in the center of a media maelstrom has had a sex change, is it fair game for the press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 22, 2009