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Thoughts on the 36th anniversary of Roe V. Wade

To commemorate that anniversary, the Maine Choice Coalition, along with the Maine Civil Liberties Union, the League of Young Voters, and the Portland Phoenix, are teaming up to screen the film I Had An Abortion at SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, January 2
 Woman rights
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 21, 2009

Looking Back

Since Barack Obama’s election, there have been many congratulatory essays — verbal and written — about the greatness of Americans being able to elect a person of color to our highest office.
America didn’t become colorblind in 2008
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  December 29, 2008

Lindy city

Guys just start dancing, and gals — no matter how many women's-studies classes they took in college — have to counter with appropriate reflexes.
It takes two to tango, but apparently only one to lead a good Lindy Hop

Personally speaking

For decades, feminists have rallied behind the phrase “the personal is political,” meant to remind us that our personal lives are intrinsically affected by politics.
Abortion and Life tells whole truths
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2008

A fitting tribute

Letters to the Boston editor: September 12, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 10, 2008

Chicks who kick

I’ll admit that cheerleading teams have always irked me.
The other kind of Celtic dance
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  July 30, 2008


Obama outside the Boom

A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008

Brain gloss

The merger of thought and glossy spreads of girls in streaming, DIY couture.
Two new Boston mags aimed at women beg the question, why not the perfect women's magazine?
By ELLEE DEAN  |  January 15, 2008

Comedy Rambo

Misunderestimate Stephen Colbert at your peril.
A gladiator of mockery, Stephen Colbert is dismantling American society from the inside
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  November 16, 2007

The Stones

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
By CAMILLE PAGLIA  |  November 16, 2006

Glower power

It’s a mysterious career. To Whitehead’s credit, it’s not a career in the normal sense at all.
The films of Peter Whitehead at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  September 06, 2006


Saluting the enemy

Last week we republished Anita Diamant's 1981 report on the showdown between Alan Dershowitz and feminist anti-porn crusader Andrea Dworkin. This week, Dershowitz responds. 
Alan Dershowitz responds to Anita Diamant
By ALAN DERSHOWITZ  |  June 07, 2006