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For Memphis Three, a bitter guilty plea
On Friday — after inspiring songs, award-winning documentaries, and celebrity-led protests — the West Memphis Three were suddenly freed from state custody, but only after all three pleaded guilty to the murders as part of the deal that secured their free
| August 26, 2011
Black and gay in Rhode Island
It’s hard to imagine a tangle of identities more marginalized than that of the black gay man in Rhode Island.
| November 06, 2009
30 on 30
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2008
On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.
At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks , resurfaces
| October 22, 2008
By George, it's Barack!
Right now, everyone is focused on Barack Obama’s vice-presidential choice. But historically, convention acceptance speeches matter even more.
To win over the working class, Obama should study the acceptance speech of George H. W. Bush
| August 20, 2008
Yaddo and MacDowell: Works in Progress
This article originally appeared in the July 18, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Alone again, artistically: A glimpse of what it’s like to be present at the creation
| July 24, 2008
Open-eared rockers often pay lip service to outré jazz figures, but this HNIA exploration is deeper and more selfless than the usual soundboy dabbling.
His Name Is Alive are alive and well
| January 14, 2008
“Summer joys are spoilt by use,” wrote John Keats, meaning the less you do between June and August, the better.
Summer reads to cool off with
| June 28, 2007
Libbing it up
The gay-rights movement has hit a brick wall.
The future of gay politics can be found in its past — with a few tweaks
| June 13, 2006
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