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The spectacle of terror

Images are weapons as real as bullets and bombs.
Why the attacks in Mumbai constitute a terrible threat
By EDITORIAL  |  December 03, 2008
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Ends of the earth

Now in its 20th incarnation, the Boston Jewish Film Festival is almost the oldest three-ring circus of its kind (San Francisco’s annual program got there first by nine years), and in that span we’ve seen the elusive idea of “Jewish film” become an instit
The 20th Boston Jewish Film Festival reaches deep and far
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 04, 2008
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March to war

During the course of two weeks in May, America’s top-ranking military officer went from warning that war with Iran could cripple the US military to rattling his saber at Tehran.
Why isn’t the press paying more attention to a possible attack on Iran?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 04, 2008
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A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007
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The Beehive

This is the kind of restaurant that I’ve always loved and haven’t found in a long time.
Boho chic never tasted so good
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 26, 2007
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Four years later

In the aftermath of a surprise attack by Egypt and Syria that overwhelmed Israeli forces in 1973, a special commission was convened to determine what went wrong.
Bush's bullshit
By EDITORIAL  |  May 02, 2007


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Sex, Iraq, and pop culture

How many times a day do you think about sex? How many times a day do you think about the war in Iraq?
The war for our attention
By ELLEE DEAN  |  January 11, 2007
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Go for the gelt

Much has been made of how Mitt Romney has been courting evangelical-Christian support for his presidential ambitions. But Romney is also seeking friends — and, more important, money — among Jews.
Romney woos the jews. Plus, The Mass GOP fails to anoint a leader; negative funding in ’06; and a slow start to the at-large city council field
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 10, 2007
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Shooting under fire

What began as an exotic summer job — shooting for the Israel-based photo agency Flash 90 — ended up being a crash course in combat journalism. Audio slideshow: Phil Sussman's photographs of Israel
Life during wartime: My summer in Israel
By PHIL SUSSMAN  |  October 04, 2006
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I ruined Stephen Colbert's coffee

It’s 11:39 pm on June 26, and my cell phone is about to explode.
Behind the scenes at Comedy Central
By SEAN BARTLETT  |  September 28, 2006
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Rethinking 9/11

The Phoenix decided to ask ten people prominent in a range of fields a question.
Eleven thinkers reflect on how their ideas have changed since September 11
By CATHERINE TUMBER  |  September 11, 2006


Conspiracy of silence

Your editorial on  security in the US post-9/11  made me angry enough to actually write back.
Letters to the Boston Editor: September 1, 2006
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 30, 2006
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Good night, Mr. White

Phillipe and Jorge were mightily saddened last week when we learned of the death of longtime friend, confidante, and jokester Doug White right after our deadline.
A fond farewell to a local legend  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 23, 2006
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Bojinka

The mainstream media has more or less treated the news that a group of British-based Islamist terrorists planned to blow up as many as ten airliners with colorless liquid explosives as the planes cruised over the Atlantic as a new development. It isn’t.
Why we are no safer today than we were before 9/11
By EDITORIAL  |  August 22, 2006

All around town


Letters to the Boston editor, August 18, 2006
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 17, 2006
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The real anti-Hillary stands up

According to John Edwards, America has too many politicians (focus-grouped, poll-obsessed, expedient) and not enough leaders (principled, candid, sincere).
John Edwards stakes his claim
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 11, 2006


Taking sides

I want to congratulate you on your brave and wise editorial called, fittingly, “ The Brutal Truth .”
Letters to the Boston editor: August 11, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  August 09, 2006
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The face of war

Meet Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, chief of Hezbollah and — as such — the culprit most responsible for triggering the latest war in the Middle East.
Hezbollah’s agenda is single-minded: destroy any hope for peace
By EDITORIAL  |  August 07, 2006
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Getting oiled up

Phillipe & Jorge rarely have reason to scream at our Congressional delegation.
Gouging on gas prices should outrage our elected officials
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 02, 2006
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The brutal truth

The carnage is due to the aggression — the terror — of Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that at best are dedicated to the destruction of Israel and at worst want to kill as many Jews in the Middle East as they can.
Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran and Syria — not Israel — are to blame for the unexpected war in the Middle East
By EDITORIAL  |  July 28, 2006
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What smell?

It’s always summer to George W. Bush, our lazy, hazy, crazy commander in chief who puts in shorter presidential work weeks than Woodrow Wilson did after he was paralyzed by a stroke.
2006: A second-quarter scorecard — summer fiction bonanza
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  July 28, 2006