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The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2010
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2009: The year in Phoenix blog posts

Our most popular blog posts from 2009
Michael Jackson, meteors, WBCN, and one very angry Obama
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Play by play: November 20, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 20, 2009

Gates-Gate lives on

Harvey Silverglate is right.
 Letters to the Boston editor, August 13, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 14, 2009
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Interview: Jamie Foxx

"Until you get a chance to define another side of your career, people will always say, 'You're doing it as a hobby.' "
Jamie Foxx on acting, singing, comedy, and controversy
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  August 14, 2009
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Review: Shepard Fairey + Z-Trip + Chuck D

So Shepard Fairey actually made it this time. No insane, last-minute sting operations by Boston cops lurking just off the ICA’s property line. But also: no grand dramatics, either. (Like, he totally could have parachuted through a shattered skylight. In
“Experiment Redux” | Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston | July 31, 2009
By NICK CURRAN AND ADDISON POST  |  August 07, 2009


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Sympathy for Palin, advice for Gates

I found your article on Sarah Palin ("Sarah, Inc." July 17) to be surprisingly informative and balanced. Usually when there are media articles about Palin, they are loaded with personal attacks against both her and her daughters — something we Republica
Letters to the Boston editor: August 7, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 07, 2009
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For those about to lock

It's too bad Skip Gates didn't have Schuyler Towne's cell number on that fateful day last month. If he did, the Somerville-based lockpicking champ likely could have gotten in to the good professor's home in no time at all, and a national controversy (a
Somerville's champion lockpicker Schuyler Towne can't be stopped.
By IAN SANDS  |  August 07, 2009
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The Gates case isn't about race

The weeks-long hubbub over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. by the Cambridge Police Department has centered on race, understandably, for two reasons: 1) the African-American population has suffered inequitably in its relat
Doesn't Matter If You're Black or White Dept.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 07, 2009

More fun in Nawt Prov

Sal Mancini would be proud.
Tales of Ebay Cholly. Plus, our sorry state, kissing cops, and the GOP.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 31, 2009

Me, myself, and race

I have been told by many different people at many different times that I put too much thought into race, that perhaps I overreact and see race as a factor when it might not be.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 24, 2009


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Gates-Gate

If there was ever any doubt that race and perception are intimately linked, the bizarre arrest of Harvard superstar Henry Louis Gates Jr. — which hit the news this past Monday — should dispel it once and for all.
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By ADAM REILLY  |  July 24, 2009
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Sports Blotter: A farewell to OJ

Any columnist covering this field who failed to note O.J. Simpson’s lamentable change of status from in-it-to-win-it sports-crime competitor to DQ’d resident of High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, Nevada, would be grossly derelict in his duties.

By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 30, 2008
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More sex, more Lincoln

The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 29, 2008
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All in the family

The December 1 New Yorker featured a five-page story by Henry Louis Gates Jr. on his efforts to use DNA testing to clarify his ancestry.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s New Yorker advertorial. Plus, Chuck turner goes all Chuck Norris.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 03, 2008
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A meme deferred

Nobody knows exactly what Obama means yet, but Dyson is having a great time figuring it out.
Michael Eric Dyson changes the subject at Harvard
By RICHARD BECK  |  November 11, 2008