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Business-led Haiti-aid group shuts down

What happens when lawyers, public-relations experts, bankers and accountants, construction contractors, insurance brokers, and manufacturers join forces to get involved in emergency disaster relief in one of the most underdeveloped countries in the West
Seeking relief
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 24, 2011

Scarcelli’s firm takes heat in Mississippi

Former gubernatorial and prospective US Senate candidate Rosa Scarcelli has had a lot of bad press of late, courtesy of her husband's role in creating an anonymous website that sought to smear another Blaine House candidate, Eliot Cutler. Now the compan
Housing slump
By COLIN WOODARD  |  February 11, 2011
After Katrina, New Orleans Cops Were Told They Could Shoot Looters

After Katrina, New Orleans Cops Were Told They Could Shoot Looters


Officers charged in post-Katrina fatal shootingIn the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according...
By Pro Publica  |  August 24, 2010
Govt’s Banned Trailers, Unsafe for Housing, Reappear in Gulf

Govt’s Banned Trailers, Unsafe for Housing, Reappear in Gulf


Former FEMA trailers set up Large-scale disaster -- this time in the form of BP's crude oil -- has again hit the Gulf Coast, and...
By Pro Publica  |  July 01, 2010

Two sides to Guy

I’m a delegate at the state Democratic convention and I didn’t vote for Guy Glodis for auditor.
Boston Phoenix letters, June 25, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 25, 2010
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Oil, oil, everywhere

It is not enough that British Petroleum’s wounded oil well in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues to bleed millions of gallons of viscous crude oil, killing marshes that could offer protection from future hurricanes, destroying habitats for m
BP’s latest eco-crime; City Council Pres. Mike Ross does the right thing; Scott Brown disappoints
By EDITORIAL  |  May 28, 2010


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Saving America from itself

The nation’s inability to regulate the corporate class is bringing death, destruction, and economic ruin.
The federal government must rein in corporate criminals
By EDITORIAL  |  May 07, 2010
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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010
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Our Local Heroes(1)

In the 13th annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s Best issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
We are all in their debt
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 16, 2010
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Easy does it

Writer/producer Eric Overmyer was quoted in a New York Times Magazine article last month, but it’s worth repeating: “ Treme is not the The Wire .” He went on: “Those who are expecting The Wire or wanting The Wire may be frustrated.”
Treme tours New Orleans
By JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2010
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Heart of gold

How can someone make so many movies for so long and still be such a nice guy? Once again, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is giving its Coolidge Award to a filmmaker who genuinely deserves the recognition. Hollywood seldom turns out anyone as good-nature
Jonathan Demme wins the Coolidge Award
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010


Music to incite the savage beast

Although your superior correspondents try to avoid situations where we have no alternative but to be totally annoying, there have been times when P+J have agreed to karaoke performances.
‘My Way’ can kill you; Big money quashes ‘Big Money’; and a truly Soopah Bowl
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 12, 2010
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New and improved Romney

Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance
He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010

Department of conjecture

The Haiti disaster will not serve to turn a state from toss-up to safely Republican as the George W. Bush Administration's calculated response to Hurricane Katrina did in Louisiana.
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 29, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 29, 2010
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Covering a tragedy

The earthquake that ravaged Haiti on January 12 posed a major challenge for the Boston Haitian Reporter , the lone English-language outlet focused on Boston's sizable Haitian community. The quake and its aftermath were of vital interest to the Report
How does a small local paper cover the world's biggest story?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 22, 2010
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Aftershock

From the second that the Richter scale registered at 7.0 in Haiti, a desperate grief rippled through Hyde Park, Dorchester, and other corners of this region, which is home to the third-largest Haitian population in America.
More than 1500 miles from the epicenter of the Haitian quake, its effects rippled through Boston's teeming Haitian community
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010


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Review: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Nicolas Cage is at his best in Bad Lieutenant
Knight of the Iguana: Nicolas Cage at his best
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009
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Gang of four

The elegantly simple shapes of Providence artist Lisa Perez’s shallow wooden wall sculptures at 5 Traverse Gallery take on charming, wobbly, bubbly forms with uneven edges, as if they were worn away by rivers.
 New work at 5 Traverse and Providence College
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009
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Prodding the free market

Yes Man Mike Bonanno on the most fun aspect of co-directing the new documentary, The Yes Men Fix the World: “climbing into an abandoned flooded quarry in a business suit with 30 pounds of rocks in the pockets to combat buoyancy for the underwater scenes.
 The Yes Men’s irreverent crisis of conscience
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 23, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Take a look

A year ago the future looked bright as the RISD Museum debuted its shiny new Chace Center.
New spaces and fresh faces
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009


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Water, benign and fierce

In Onne van der Wal's sailing photos, it seems the weather is always balmy and the golden sun always setting. The Jamestown resident's exhibit at Moses Brown School's Krause Gallery (250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, through October 2) depicts a world that's
Sailing photos at Moses Brown, Katrina’s aftermath at Brown
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009
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Tupelo

Sweet storyline here: Magnolia's goes along for years serving inexpensive Southern-style food, then Hungry Mother opens to vast acclaim, perhaps stealing a few foodies away.
A sweet convergence of Cajun comfort and perfect pies
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 11, 2009
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Looking back to climb forward

It's been four years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Its causes and ramifications, though, extend much farther into both the past and the future. So say Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, Brooklyn-based spoken-word and multimedia artis
Katrina's aftermath
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 11, 2009

Down in the flood

A few years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (motto: Cornsistently Rong Abowt Everyting) informed me I was buying a house in a flood zone. FEMA had a map that showed where the waters of the semi-mighty Carrabassett River had surged over its
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 21, 2009

Hope city

Filmmaker looks at life Under the Bridge
Under the Bridge
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 22, 2009


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Making it right

Whatever increments of recovery New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina, in many ways the city never changes. The only shocker was a lower-left-hand piece, "Crime is down sharply in N.O."
New Orleans drops the guns and dances
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2009

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
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Review: Mine

Early in Geralyn Pezanoski's documentary, a news clip shows George Bush proclaiming, "The world saw this tidal wave of disaster descend upon the Gulf Coast, and now they're gonna see a tidal wave of compassion."
Watch, animal lovers, and be stupefied.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 17, 2009

23. Bobby Jindal

As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devasta
As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devastatingly lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, here he will remain.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009