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Review: Dan Wood and Pippi Zornoza at AS220

The giant headline on the poster hanging in the window of AS220’s Project Space proclaims: "Antichrist Is Alive, and a Male Jew, Falwell Contends."
Fever dreams and fantasies
By GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2010
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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010
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'Tea' is for terrorism

A year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a memo outlining the growing threat posed to this country from right-wing extremists. It compared the situation to that of the early 1990s — which culminated in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred
When even the most ‘legitimate’ voices of the right validate dangerously unhinged anti-government rhetoric — DUCK!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 09, 2010

Onward, Christian governor!

It's nice to see Governor Don "Laughing Boy" Carcieri loosening up by sharing the real Donnie Boy with the people of Vo Dilun. Initially (certainly in his first campaign for governor in 2002) Don tried to come across as a moderate conservative, not unlik
Carcieri gets "loose"; plus, farewell to Tedy, and mind-boggling Bush
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 04, 2009
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The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008
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Parody flunks out

Artist Barry Blitt’s brilliant illustration — which sought to satirize the naysayers who portray Obama as a flag-burning, unpatriotic Muslim and his wife as a black-power radical — cut to the core of today’s political paradox.
Political humor is no longer welcome in Academia as administrators choke the life out of parody
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 30, 2008


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Skipping gaily down the aisle

Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008
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Straight talk

It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 14, 2008

Wrong on Wright?

I’m so sick of people in general, and reporters in particular, who make assumptions about something based on hearsay.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 25, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 23, 2008
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The Devil and Dick Cheney

Dick: e ver since you shoved your fall guy, Scooter, off the political cliff, I simply cannot get in touch with you.
A recently declassified communiqué from one evildoer to another
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  July 03, 2007
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Holy War!

There’s no doubt about it: right now, God is on the side of the atheists.
A new army of atheists is taking no prisoners in its battle with God and his self-appointed faith dealers
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 06, 2007


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He thought Tinky Winky was gay

The voyage of the soul of Jerry Falwell.
Could be Verse: Poetry ripped straight from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2007
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Well shut my mouth!

Are today’s college students thinner-skinned than were previous generations?
Tufts and Brandeis muzzle student newspapers — at students’ urging
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE  |  May 16, 2007
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Why the Imus cave-in is bad for free speech, radio, and the whole society

I was never a fan of Don Imus.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 19, 2007
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Facing off over Facebook

Students, be warned: the college of your choice may be watching you. Post at your own peril: The risks of sticking it to the man on Facebook. By Adam Reilly
Who’s looking at you, kid?
By GREG LUKIANOFF AND WILL CREELEY  |  March 02, 2007

Boston uber alles

This article originally appeared in the April 21, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
 
By DOUG SIMMONS  |  November 14, 2006


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Falwell U

This article originally appeared in the August 4, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Moral Majority's higher education
By JERE REAL  |  August 03, 2006

Flashbacks: August 4, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  August 02, 2006

Spousal coverage perpetuates sexual stereotypes

As Hillary Clinton kicks off her Senate re-election run and gears up for what is expected to be a take-no-prisoners presidential bid for 2008, attention is focused on her marriage.
Hillary watch  
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  June 14, 2006

Flashbacks: May 5, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 03, 2006
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True believers

To paraphrase Voltaire, if McCain didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him. And whatever new questions surface about McCain in the next two years, the need he satisfies isn’t going away.
In the Granite State, the McCain mystique is alive and well
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 18, 2006