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Occupy Bookstores: Trotsky at the Train Station

Occupy Bookstores: Trotsky at the Train Station


 Barbara's Bookstore, a retail kiosk about the size of the Cheeseboy grilled-cheese stand it sits next to in South Station, has become an improbable locus...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  December 14, 2011
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Tim Wu, historian of information empires

It's 1934 and an engineer at Bell Labs by the name of Clarence Hickman has a secret machine in his office. It is the only one of its kind in existence.
Net brutality
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  February 04, 2011

Former inmate, activist now free to speak out

Last year, when Ray Luc Levasseur was invited to speak on the University of Massachusetts — Amherst campus to commemorate the anniversary of a federal sedition trial held in Springfield, the speech prompted vehement protests from police groups and state
New releases
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 15, 2010
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A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010


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Right Click

Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressi
While conservatives have ruled radio, liberals have dominated the net. But as the rise of Red Mass Group demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure thing.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 19, 2010
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Interview: Daniel Ellsberg

"By ordinary standards of presidents, Obama is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough."
Courage under fire
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: The Most Dangerous Man in America

At age 79, Daniel Ellsberg is getting the last guffaw.
Hail to Daniel Ellsberg
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 12, 2010
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Howard Zinn: 1922-2010

Howard Zinn was a fearless revolutionary, but also a father-figure and family man.
In Memoriam of the anti-war warrior
By RAYMOND MUNGO  |  February 05, 2010
Reactions to the death of Howard Zinn

Reactions to the death of Howard Zinn


Ben Affleck: "Howard had a great mind and was one of the great voices in the American political life," "Hunting" co-star Ben Affleck, also a...
By webteam  |  January 28, 2010


Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009

Play by play: March 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009

Play by Play: February 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009


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Daughter of Venus

Suffolk and BPT birth Daughter of Venus
The Zinn drum
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009
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Winter's tales

The cold season heats up on Boston boards
The cold season heats up on Boston boards
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 29, 2008
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Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War

Is there some poison in the air of the Balkans, as one individual asserts, that breeds eternal ethnic bloodletting?  
A ruminative experimental mosaic
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 16, 2008
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Back to the barricades

In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.  
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
By GREG COOK  |  October 15, 2008
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Activist leads criminal-justice reform festival

When Bruce Reilly was released from the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in 2005 he had serious plans for how he intended to make up for lost time.
Justice or just us?
By ARIEL WERNER  |  May 08, 2008


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Tragic comic

Growing up in the 1930s, Howard Zinn pored over the pixilated pages of comic books.
Howard Zinn’s American portrait
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 16, 2008
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Majoring and minering in theater

The re-enactment is part community therapy, part exorcism; the resulting video is tense and visceral and heartbreaking.
'The World as a Stage' at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2008
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History rocks

“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 15, 2008

Reading is fundamental

Some of the books I enjoyed most this year were written for an audience more than 10 years my junior.
Last-minute items to toss under the tree and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 12, 2007
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Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

Lengthy, beautifully composed shots of gravestones and historical monuments encourage us to mourn fallen heroes as well as to recognize our own vulnerability to larger forces.
A meditation on 400 years
By ROB NELSON  |  November 20, 2007


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Mobilize against the war on Saturday

Several buses will take Mainers down to Boston Common on October 27 to participate in one of 11 anti-war demonstrations planned nationwide for that day.
Protest
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007
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Heroes of our time

In interviews promoting The Bourne Ultimatum , Matt Damon has argued that his Jason Bourne has supplanted James Bond as the hero of our time.
From Bond to Bourne, the good guys (and girls) buck the system
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 31, 2007
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Bacevich’s war

Eight days after 9/11, NPR broadcast a commentary by Andrew J. Bacevich, a Vietnam War veteran, former Army colonel, and professor of international relations at BU.
The politics of personal tragedy
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 02, 2007
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Self-inflicted wounds

People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 30, 2007