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Haiti’s in trouble

We're cooking green plantains, habanero-lemon pork ribs, and rice and beans.
But the food’s awesome — and you can help
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  January 11, 2013
Boston Convention Center - Urban League

With the Urban League conference coming next week, Boston's movers and shakers are scrambling to project a progressive racial image

After years of trying to convince groups with large minority membership that the Hub is now a welcoming, friendly destination for African-Americans, this is the first big organization to test the theory.
Showtime for New Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 22, 2011

Business-led Haiti-aid group shuts down

What happens when lawyers, public-relations experts, bankers and accountants, construction contractors, insurance brokers, and manufacturers join forces to get involved in emergency disaster relief in one of the most underdeveloped countries in the West
Seeking relief
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 24, 2011

2010 in Updates to the AP Stylebook

As any grizzled newspaper copy editor will tell you, shit ain't real until the AP Stylebook says so.
You Can Look It Up
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2010

The Big Hurt: Shill crazy

You know, I might stop following real music journalism altogether. Press releases are so much better. Just when I start thinking it’s a slow week in silly pop news, I check the PR wire — a/k/a the bottom of the barrel — and dig up two of the greatest ite
The week in corporate sponsorships
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 21, 2010
Haiti: A Quick Update

Haiti: A Quick Update

"Some progress," as NPR states, "but much rubble & much hardship remain."  Click here for an inspiring update from our friends at Partners In Health. ...
By Adam12  |  May 06, 2010

Regina Does Radiohead

Regina Does Radiohead

Regina Spektor recently recorded a version of Radiohead's "No Surprises." And sales of the track benefit Doctors Without Borders. Click here to get it. 
By Adam12  |  April 27, 2010
Podcast: The Latest on Haiti 4-6-10

Podcast: The Latest on Haiti 4-6-10

Newsman Henry Santoro caught up with WorldVision's Laura Blank right after the earthquake in Haiti a few months back to discuss the state of the...
By MorningIntern  |  April 06, 2010

Thinking outside the Woodbox

As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 19, 2010

Haiti troubles

What can we learn from the Portland Press Herald's month-long-and-counting series following the beleaguered Sea Hunter ship carrying relief supplies from Portland to Haiti? Quite a bit, but more about the Press Herald's commitment to skeptical observ
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 12, 2010

Booking it

Spring fiction goes international, starting with a whiff of the Caribbean.
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 12, 2010

Signs of the Times

Regarding "A Walk on the Wild Side" , about the "Boston Combat Zone: 1969–1978" exhibit at the Howard Yezerski Gallery: the complete Naked i sign is owned by neon collector Dave Waller, who lent the Yezerski one section of it.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2010

In the land of the stoner cops

Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
By NIR ROSEN  |  February 26, 2010

Heart of gold

How can someone make so many movies for so long and still be such a nice guy? Once again, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is giving its Coolidge Award to a filmmaker who genuinely deserves the recognition. Hollywood seldom turns out anyone as good-nature
Jonathan Demme wins the Coolidge Award
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010

Now playing — RISD: The Musical!

We all know RISD students like to paint and draw, but can they hoof it? Or belt out a show tune and carry a giant pencil at the same time? Well, yes, it turns out.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  February 19, 2010

Interview: Damon Wayans

"Right now, my intent is not to offend. I just want to laugh. I want to suspend reality."
Getting silly again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2010


The Big Hurt: Aussie asses sued off

MEN AT WORK — best known for their 1983 hit "Down Under" — have just had their pants sued off by a dead schoolmarm and her 78-year-old Girl Scout song.
Plus creepy Macca spawn sings; iffy Ringo joke aborted
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 19, 2010

Hanging with The Hurt Locker

Whatever happens at that other film awards gala in Hollywood next month, The Hurt Locker solidified its hold on indie-minded critics this past weekend when it dominated the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) third annual awards dinner. That film's
Oscars East
By TOM MEEK  |  February 12, 2010

The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting

The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 05, 2010

Nickelodeon to screen local flicks

Eddy Bolz, a projectionist at the Nickelodeon Cinemas, wants local filmmakers to send him their feature-length movies for possible showing on the big screen.
Show Your Work
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 05, 2010

Department of conjecture

The Haiti disaster will not serve to turn a state from toss-up to safely Republican as the George W. Bush Administration's calculated response to Hurricane Katrina did in Louisiana.
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 29, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 29, 2010


In Pawtucket, a Haitian-American family anxiously waits

Their roof is a blanket held up by sticks, their bed is dirt. Every morning, they wake — the grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews — and begin their journey on foot to search for something to eat and drink.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  January 29, 2010

Boston teen in Haiti stranded without a country

Jenny Ulysee was inside her stepmother's hair salon in Mariani, Haiti, when the January 12 earthquake caused a nearby building to buckle and collapse onto the roof of her family's business.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 29, 2010

WFNX, Newbury Comics, Boston's Haitian media team up for radiothon to benefit Partners In Health

Tomorrow morning, WFNX turns over its airwaves to a "Help for Haiti" radiothon, to raise awareness and collect donations for Haitian relief. The proceeds will...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 26, 2010
Breakfast Show Recap 1-26-10  (By intern Joe)

Breakfast Show Recap 1-26-10 (By intern Joe)

Boston Weather   Cloudy with a high around 45      Help For Haiti   Tomorrow WFNX & Newbury Comics will team up on behalf...
By MorningIntern  |  January 26, 2010

Breakfast of Scumbags

Free unfunny toy inside!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  January 22, 2010


Covering a tragedy

The earthquake that ravaged Haiti on January 12 posed a major challenge for the Boston Haitian Reporter , the lone English-language outlet focused on Boston's sizable Haitian community. The quake and its aftermath were of vital interest to the Report
How does a small local paper cover the world's biggest story?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 22, 2010

Hail Mary pass?

Phillipe and Jorge noticed an interesting tidbit in the sports section of the New York Times recently.
Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like an anti-abortion ad; Ripping Rush; and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 22, 2010


From the second that the Richter scale registered at 7.0 in Haiti, a desperate grief rippled through Hyde Park, Dorchester, and other corners of this region, which is home to the third-largest Haitian population in America.
More than 1500 miles from the epicenter of the Haitian quake, its effects rippled through Boston's teeming Haitian community
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010

New in the Phoenix: How a small ethnic paper covers the world's biggest story

In which I discuss the Boston Haitian Reporter's savvy journalistic handling of the Haiti quake and its aftermath.Please take a look--and also be sure to...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 21, 2010