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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
By DAVID CASEY  |  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
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  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.
Epic stupidity?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 03, 2008

Artistic anatomy

"There are three mahogany chairs chainlinked together. They have anus seats with hemorrhoids all over them."
Molding discomfort in plastic
By IAN PAIGE  |  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.
Maryland exile
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  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
By JAMES PARKER  |  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.
Prison watch
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  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
By JESSICA PORTER  |  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
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  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.
In memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  May 25, 2006

Slow ride

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
By ADAM REILLY  |  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
By 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
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  March 28, 2006

Ralph Hamilton

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  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?
By  |  January 17, 2006