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Photo: ROGER FARRINGTON On Tuesday night, Diane von Furstenberg and Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, joined David Herzog, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School...
By Erica Corsano  |  March 10, 2011
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Heading for health

According to massage therapist Mea Tavares, I have a lot of air in my system.
Alternative-medicine providers forge new paths to survive the tight economy
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 17, 2010
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2010 Muzzle Awards on campus

Harvard and Yale universities felt the sting of the global economic collapse firsthand in 2009, as the endowments of these stalwart New England Ivy League members dropped by nearly a third. The schools didn’t fare much better in the free marketplace of
Harvard and Yale once again lead the way . . . for academic censorship
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 02, 2010
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Walk for AIDS: 25 years(1)

Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010
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VIDEO: Our 10 most popular videos from 2009

The most popular videos from the Phoenix in 2009
Hardcore bands, porn stars, vampires, zombies, and vandals
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009
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Cyberchondriacs

Last year, a co-worker (who shall remain nameless to save her from additional embarrassment) discovered a bug bite on her leg. It was slightly different than a typical mosquito bite; it was more bruise-like, and a bit painful to the touch. Not having a
Online health info can make you crazy
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 24, 2009


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Harvard riled by close encounters

On September 16, 1994, 62 children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, said they saw a spacecraft land near their school.
Illegal Aliens Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2009
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Resurrections

Back in pre-history (1964), a brilliant young Brit, a cellist (student of Benjamin Britten) and conductor, came to town and shook up the local classical-music scene.
The BPO celebrates its 30th, and the Cantata Singers continue their Britten year
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 19, 2009

Flashbacks: On the job with the National Enquirer, the politics of orange juice, and the Boston nominee for a National AIDS Commission with politics just “to the left of Lyndon LaRouche”


TRASH TALK10 years agoMarch 5, 1999 | Seth Mnookin shadowed the National Enquirer’s executive editor David Perel at the publication’s offices in South Florida.“Perel spends...
By Ian Sands  |  March 05, 2009

Smile! Help create a love-fest


When I was moving to this great city a whole four months ago, I was told repeatedly to watch out for...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 05, 2008
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Medicine men

What if a poem had the power to heal loneliness?
Two Boston poets use their art for the good of the tribe
By BY JAMES PARKER  |  November 25, 2008


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Are universities selling out to oil nations?

As Academia searches for elusive dollars in a downward economy, oil-rich nations are enticing American schools to open satellite campuses in the Gulf.
As their big bucks beckon, Gulf campuses boom
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 24, 2008
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The underdog

Sara Orozco and Scott Brown, total opposites, are perfect candidates for a State Senate district with political bipolar disorder.
Sara Orozco thinks she can beat all-American GOP superstar Scott Brown. Can she convince anyone else?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2008
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Head case

Who is Jim Marzilli, exactly? Is he a predatory letch? Or is he a deeply troubled man who needs to be kept from harassing women — but also from hurting himself?
Media coverage of a State House sex scandal reveals the pitfalls of reporting on mental illness
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 23, 2008
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Will Harvard drop acid again?

In a moment of delightful whimsy in the annals of drug history, Albert Hofmann, after purposely ingesting LSD for the first time, rode his bicycle home and experienced all manner of beatific and hellish visions.
Psychedelic research returns to Crimsonland
By PETER BEBERGAL  |  May 28, 2008
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Probing minds

In the 1999 cult-classic satire Office Space, disgruntled corporate lackey Peter Gibbons visits an occupational hypnotherapist to address burn-out, stress, and his antipathy to TPS reports.
You, too, can learn to tap into people's unconscious through hypnosis
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 25, 2008


Learning not to kill

This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

New techniques mean that medical students can learn without killing animals. So why won't BU get with the program?


By SARAH MCNAUGHT  |  February 28, 2008

Fulsome prison blues

If a Hollywood It-Girl really wants to leave her mark this summer, she’ll have to work a lot harder than usual.
Two DUI s , cocaine, and now jail — what’s next for Li Lo? Five local dignitaries chime in.
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 01, 2007
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Share the health

Dan Coudreaut, director of culinary innovation at McDonald’s, is groaning.
When a Harvard nutritionist talks, chefs listen
By LOUISA KASDON  |  February 21, 2007
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Brain-O-Matic

Stuart Gromley sits hunched over a desk in his bedroom, groping along the skin of his forehead, trying to figure out where to glue the electrodes.
Can a jolt from a nine-volt battery make you smarter? Happier? Medical researchers revive a discarded technology and set the stage for the ‘brain pod’
By PAGAN KENNEDY  |  February 07, 2007
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On being a widow of World of Warcraft

There has to be some sort of support group for this. I am a woman scorned — not for the love of another woman but for the love of Warcraft .
How one woman lost her boyfriend to blood elves and orcs
By JANELLE RANDAZZA  |  February 07, 2007


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The Mormonator

Political dynasties are as American as apple pie.
Mitt Romney’s blinding ambition. Plus, the inexplicable opposition to an Armenian-genocide memorial.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 30, 2006
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Feasts and fasts

Ramadan is a family-oriented month, and Islamic societies at universities around town provide new sets of communities for students.
Young Muslims and Ramadan
By IRENE DE VETTE  |  October 20, 2006
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Jogo bonito

These days, every time somebody finds out that I’m from Argentina, I get some variation on the same comment: “Argentina? Maradona! Great soccer, right?” You could say that, yes.
An Argentinian take on Brazil vs. Australia
By ANA RIVAS  |  June 23, 2006
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Wet, hot American summer

On June 2, 2106, it’s hot.
What Boston will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 02, 2006
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Alchemical ascendancy

Maynard James Keenan, to borrow an observation made about the young William Burroughs, has the face of a sheep-killing dog — taut, starved, bleakly symmetrical, with an underhang of menace.
Into the heart of Tool’s darkness
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 17, 2006


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Med school drug pushers

You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
How scientists are selling out to drug companies
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 12, 2006
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25 Classes That Will Get You $50K

Unless you dream of becoming, say, a Franciscan monk, a retail clerk, or a freelance writer, vows of poverty probably don’t show up on your career checklist.
Courses around New England that you can take to the bank  
By J.L. JOHNSON  |  January 24, 2006
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The fat of the land

A few months ago, for Jenna Broccolo’s 15th birthday, she and her family took a trip to New York City to attend a festival in Little Italy. Jenna, a sophomore at Westerly High School, asked her mom for one more gift: a full-length mirror. “You go, girl!”
Does the obsession with losing weight do more harm than good?
By  |  January 17, 2006