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Urban Fest gets ugly
It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
Gimme Shelter Dept.
| August 12, 2011
Don't shortchange the arts
Building a state budget in these challenging economic times is a thankless task. So much needs to be done, and there is so little cash with which to do it.
Plus: DeLeo's welcome health-insurance fix, and bicycles and burritos — only in Boston
| April 29, 2011
All Asia no more?
Let’s hope the All Asia can relocate to a new building. I used to shit-talk the place . . . until I heard it might close.
Yet another endangered species for your list
| January 21, 2011
I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
| June 18, 2010
While I understand, appreciate, and respect the First Amendment and our right to speak freely, in the case of bullying, Harvey Silverglate makes a dangerous assumption that “civilized people, even teenagers can intuit the difference between protected spe
Letters to the Boston editor, April 23, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 23, 2010
In less than two weeks, when Massachusetts voters elect Martha Coakley to the US Senate — let's not pretend that Republican state senator Scott Brown has any chance of pulling off the monumental upset — they will trigger a massive domino effect that has
2010 might be the year Massachusetts politics undergoes an unprecedented reshuffling.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 08, 2010
10 memorable moments from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an unapologetic, cross-promotional cheese-fest. But whether you love or hate it, you have to admit that its giant balloons are nearly as synonymous with the holiday feast as turkey, cranberries, and indigestion.
From historical to horrific to humorous, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic
| November 27, 2009
The other white beat
In the home of Slaine, Esoteric, Sullee, Bomshot, Lyrical, and about 10,000 other pale MCs who can hang with brothers of all shades and styles, the notion of prolific whiteboys is hardly novel.
Four random caucasian MCs better than Asher Roth
| July 10, 2009
Even though he’s headed to prison, SPEK will still be visible in Massachusetts.
Cops and taggers play a high-stakes game of cat and mouse
| December 03, 2008
The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
| June 25, 2008
As goes Gloucester?
Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood disappear
| June 25, 2008
Thanks be to Coulter
Even appearing to defend Ann Coulter makes my skin crawl, but I must.
Letters to the Boston editor: November 2, 2007
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
| October 31, 2007
Tsongas for Congress
On Tuesday, voters in the Fifth Congressional District will be faced with a clear and obvious choice of who should succeed former representative Marty Meehan in the US Congress.
Plus, those scary Republicans running for president
| October 10, 2007
Boston music news, October 12, 2007
Haverhill-based singer-songwriter Chad Perrone left Averi just after the Boston group played a sold-out show at Avalon in November 2005.
Notes on Chad Perrone, Dinosaur Jr., and the Baseball Tavern's upcoming schedule
| October 09, 2007
Touched by grace
This, around November, when New England’s bones start to show — and I realized my heart was beating faster. The story had quickened my pulse.
Andre Dubus’s unending gifts
| October 01, 2007
Taking the Fifth
The September 4 Democratic primary has compelling interest beyond the borders of the Fifth Congressional District.
The race for Marty Meehan’s congressionalseat is running below the radar, but it could hold the answers to a couple of burning political questions
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| August 22, 2007
Memories of a crazed Red Sox fan
October 1, 1967. Two outs, top of the ninth. Cast of characters: Talking baseball with Jim Lonborg. By Jim Sullivan
Recalling the magical and almost forgotten '67 season
| April 09, 2007
The rumor mill
“Church on Sunday” is one of the newer house-music events in the city.
A new home for house music
| March 06, 2007
The A list
Overall, a great list; impossible to do and make everyone happy.
Letters to the Boston editor: November 10, 2006
| November 14, 2006
Selling the pharma
Letters to the Boston editor, April 28, 2006
| April 26, 2006
All about the G.O.D.
Are you for real? People of color, and Johnny Cash, have been singing about the G.O.D. for a long-ass time (“ God Rocks ,” March 3).
Letters to the Boston editor, March 17, 2006
| March 15, 2006
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