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Refueling stops on western Congress Street

In Ouvriers et Capital Mario Tronti explains how corporations are able to turn worker demands to the boss's advantage: "There are no decisive battles in the war of the classes, defeats are victories and victories are defeats."
Indy shops for coworkers
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 05, 2010

Beijing bounce

All three candidates declared that if the Chinese don’t change their attitudes about Tibet in a hurry, President George W. Bush should boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing.
No matter how well American athletes do in the Olympics, John M c Cain should get a lift from the Games
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 16, 2008

Everything is coming up bacon

Pigs are noble creatures, selflessly giving of their delectable flesh — and we need as many of them as we can get.
That intoxicating smell, the siren-call sizzle — looks like pop culture has gone hog wild
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 22, 2008

The final chapter

It’s been 17 years since Rocky V and 30 since the original. This week, Rocky Balboa opens, and you can almost hear the comics and late night TV hosts sharpening their knives. Rocky Balboa : Solid for 15 rounds. By Tom Meek
 Sylvester Stallone discusses Rocky Balboa
By TOM MEEK  |  December 19, 2006

Rocky Balboa

It’s been 16 years since the last Rocky , and even then, most thought of star/creator Sylvester Stallone as a has-been kicking a dead horse. Watch the trailer for Rocky Balboa (QuickTime)
Solid for 15 rounds
By TOM MEEK  |  December 19, 2006

Tears of joy

The best reality show ever will be called Monarch , and it will feature Donald Trump, Asia Carrera, Tony Robbins, Andy Rooney, Barbara Bush, Chuck D, Mike Barnicle, Bianca Jagger, Steve-O, former senator Conrad Burns, Soledad O’Brien, and General John A
The best reality show ever — and the real ones
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 28, 2006

Flashbacks: October 6, 2006

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 04, 2006

The return of trash talking

When French midfielder Zinedine Zidane pounded his bald, rock-hard noggin into Italian defender Marco Materazzi’s sternum during the World Cup final last Sunday, approximately 1.2 billion people gasped in unison.
Beavis and Butt-head
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 14, 2006

Game on

Dodgers win the Series! Bird plays H.O.R.S.E.! Congressman Canseco! We have seen the future of sports (and its name is Tony Graffanino).
Our 2006 predictions for New England's teams
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 06, 2006