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Mozzarella sticks, beer, and a frenzied bike run
Walk into McFadden's pub on a Monday night and you'll find them, a roomful of cycling freaks mixing it up, talking about "peddling rhythm," record times, and anodized aluminum.
Puke and Ride
| March 19, 2010
Prison ‘troublemaker’ confronts racism, medical abuse
Vacillating between grit and despair — between aggressive lawsuits and suicide attempts — Deane Brown, the prisoner who in 2005 blew the whistle on the torture of mentally ill inmates at the Maine State Prison’s solitary-confinement “Supermax” unit, is s
| September 11, 2009
Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton
When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
| April 17, 2009
A threat, but not to security
Maine prisoner Deane Brown, 44, is no longer in solitary confinement, though he remains far from Maine.
Deane Brown battles on
| September 03, 2008
"There are three mahogany chairs chainlinked together. They have anus seats with hemorrhoids all over them."
Molding discomfort in plastic
| May 14, 2008
Judge orders injections for Maine prisoner
A Maryland court has ordered Maine prisoner Deane Brown to be forcibly injected with insulin, if necessary.
| April 23, 2008
His pants were so on fire
Lines upon learning that former White House press secretary Scott McClellan will be publishing a memoir in 2008
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
| November 28, 2007
Exiled Maine prisoners report abuse, danger
Maine corrections officials and Governor John Baldacci refuse to comment on them or the state’s responsibility for their care.
| September 26, 2007
Holy spirit of the saxophone
John Coltrane died 40 years ago this past July at the age of 40 of liver cancer.
The John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Ben Ratliff’s Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
| September 12, 2007
Be a sap
This past weekend, Holly Sheehan and Steve Niles decided to take their sons to Snell Family Farm’s Sugaring Sunday.
Get your maple fix
| March 28, 2007
Feeling PC-ed out?
This article originally appeared in the July 12, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Finally, help for the politically mediocre, moderate, and just plain confused
| November 14, 2006
Teo Leyasmeyer, 1947–2006
Teo Leyasmeyer, who died last Tuesday at the age of 59 from liver cancer, was a special kind of local hero.
| May 25, 2006
When the members of the Massachusetts Legislature run for re-election this fall, they’ll brag about the landmark health-care-reform legislation they passed earlier this month. What they won’t mention — if they’re smart — is all the other important busine
The Massachusetts legislature’s unfinished business
| April 26, 2006
Med school drug pushers
You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
How scientists are selling out to drug companies
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 12, 2006
They have MySpace in heaven, right?
A few Thursdays ago, Larry Dobie left his daughter, äRRiel, a message on her MySpace page.
Inevitably, the social-networking site has become a virtual graveyard
| March 28, 2006
My lovable, impossible friend of more than 30 years, the artist Ralph Hamilton, died on February 19, of complications from diabetes. He was only 59. It’s a very sad loss. He was one of Boston’s most original and searching painters and had been doing some
| March 09, 2006
The fat of the land
A few months ago, for Jenna Broccolo’s 15th birthday, she and her family took a trip to New York City to attend a festival in Little Italy. Jenna, a sophomore at Westerly High School, asked her mom for one more gift: a full-length mirror. “You go, girl!”
Does the obsession with losing weight do more harm than good?
| January 17, 2006
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