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Salinger’s eternal cone of silence

With the death of J.D. Salinger, nearly every obituary featured some quote or reference to his American masterpiece, The Catcher In the Rye , and rightly so. If you don't know the name Holden Caulfield, you don't know ding about literature.
The death of a genius; rocking for Nicole; the General Assembly goes transparent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 05, 2010
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J.D. Salinger: 1919 - 2010

J.D. Salinger was 91 when he died in his New Hampshire home on January 27, 45 years after he published his last known story, "Hapworth 16, 1924," in the New Yorker .
In Memoriam
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  February 05, 2010

Wes Anderson, Stephen King, John Hodgman, and JSF mourn Salinger; Bret Easton Ellis rejoices


We have to hand it to the Onion for writing the ultimate J.D. Salinger tribute; this truly is the final word on the subject. And...
By Carrie Battan  |  January 29, 2010
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The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards

With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009
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Radical tweak

Every candidate has vulnerable blind spots, especially one new to the national scene, so there are ways to run against Obama. But the current approach has a particularly fatal flaw: it’s untrue.
Conservatives are missing the mark on Obama’s vulnerability
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 02, 2008
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Waffle, battered

Hillary Clinton is on the defensive, now that her opponents have honed in on her apparent flip-flops and “waffling” in this past week’s debate.
All  politicians flip-flop — Hillary’s just not very good at it
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 07, 2007


Flashbacks: May 5, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 03, 2006
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Winter Passing

Reese Holden (Zooey Deschanel) is one fucked-up chick.
A provocative trip into the soul
By TOM MEEK  |  March 08, 2006