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Big Fat Whale
A lone wolf lopes across a border, searching for food.
Henning Mankell stalks globalization
| February 12, 2010
Prodding the free market
Yes Man Mike Bonanno on the most fun aspect of co-directing the new documentary, The Yes Men Fix the World: “climbing into an abandoned flooded quarry in a business suit with 30 pounds of rocks in the pockets to combat buoyancy for the underwater scenes.
The Yes Men’s irreverent crisis of conscience
| October 23, 2009
Review: Summer Hours
In his understated, intricate L'heure d'été , Olivier Assayas comments on globalization and materialism by way of a simple story of three siblings dividing the contents of their mother's estate in rural France.
| May 22, 2009
Slow Food movement to address the G8
Next summer, delegates from a worldwide effort to preserve and celebrate small-scale and indigenous farming in the face of corporate agribusiness conglomerates will address the very officials who represent the evils of globalization.
GLOBAL AND LOCAL
| January 05, 2009
Most people realize that the nasty economic news is getting nastier.
Plus, what to do about Russia, and Obama’s upcoming convention
| August 20, 2008
Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
| June 09, 2008
Jobs with a future
A fifth/a quarter/a third of all jobs that people will be doing in 15/20/25 years have yet to be conceived, or the job you’re doing now won’t exist in 20 years, or not in the way you do it now.
With the job market in flux, how can colleges prepare students for any career?
| April 28, 2008
Carmen Romero says the idea of immigrating to the United States is “a Mexican obsession,” though the reality of immigration for many is different from the dream.
The view from Mexico on Immigration
| April 02, 2008
The morning after
Democrats and Independents are voting in record numbers.
Hillary is rejuvenated, but perils lie ahead
| March 05, 2008
Welcome to Atlantica
Big companies in northern New England and eastern Canada have launched another initiative to free themselves from what they consider to be onerous government regulation and oversight.
| February 06, 2008
New source for savings: outsource the economists
Outsourcing used to be for textile workers and call-center employees.
| January 31, 2008
Raking over the coals
Placing Aviva Chomsky’s article on the front page was a wise decision.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 19, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 17, 2007
The dirty story behind local energy
It’s hard to imagine that a town as poor as this one could have a slum.
Eastern Massachusetts hums comfortably on Colombian coal. But the mines are devastating land and lives in the Guajira peninsula.
| October 01, 2007
Damn you, Barack Obama
Now that Obama's small contributors have effectively rewritten the history of political-campaign funding, even die-hard cynics are drinking the Kool-Aid.
Win or lose, Obama's small donors may have already brought a revolution in campaign financing
| September 26, 2007
Neo-hoodoo and street kabuki
Tradition: how to preserve it in a globalized modern culture.
Fist and Heel at Concord’s Summer Stages and Kabuki in New York
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| July 24, 2007
The Boss of It All
The Boss of It All reflects on the mysteries of identity, responsibility, globalization, and Gambini’s æsthetics of theater.
Since when do we believe Lars von Trier?
| May 30, 2007
You may have read: the world is getting smaller.
We’re not surprised you speak our language
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| May 09, 2007
If the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle Blood Diamond gets remembered for anything, it would be for the attention it’s drawn to the injustice that has risen alongside globalization in Africa.
Non-violence and rationality reign in the MFA’s ‘African Cinema’
| February 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
A brief history of shopping
| January 24, 2007
Maine is at a unique crossroads.
In search of authentic Maine
| September 27, 2006
It’s global class war
Written by a former Mainer, The Global Class War barely mentions Maine, but it explains what is happening economically in our state — as well as in the world.
And Maine is on the front line
| July 06, 2006
World-class listening problem
Here’s something you won’t want to hear: there’s nothing inherently wrong with property taxes.
Politics and other mistakes
| May 31, 2006
Mardi Gras: Made in China
David Redman’s film takes a tiny aspect of globalization and makes a case about the new class warfare between corporations and individuals.
Where do those beads come from?
| April 25, 2006
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