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The highly publicized turmoil at Central Falls High School is but the leading edge of a major crisis in urban education in this state.
City Year Rhode Island is engaged in an ambitious assault on the urban education crisis. But the push has required the group to engage in a transformation that raises unsettling questions about diversity and public service
| February 04, 2011
Inside the term-paper machine
It’s never been easier for college students to hire someone else to write their term papers for them.
The black market of term papers exposed
| November 06, 2009
Twelve American universities with Persian Gulf campuses
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE
| September 25, 2008
The friends of Jack Kelly
This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In the end, the adventure killed him
DAVE O'BRIAN AND TOM SHEEHAN
| July 08, 2008
Maggots ate my flesh!
If you met Dana — attractive, athletic, and tan, somewhere in her 30s — you’d never guess her secret.
As antibiotics increasingly lose their potency, medical professionals are turning to (yecch!) fly larvae to take a bite out of wound recovery
| July 16, 2007
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?
GREG LUKIANOFF AND WILL CREELEY
| March 02, 2007
It wasn’t a dream
Many observers believe the Democrats’ gains were mostly a one-time rejection of all things Republican. But is this just the beginning of a period of political ascendancy for the Democratic Party? Ten to beat: Republicans who are ripe for the picking.
Four signs that the Democratic gains in 2006 could mark the start of a new, blue era in American politics
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 28, 2006
Film noir or red meat?
On this, all agree: nobody in 1940s Hollywood consciously made “film noirs,” though that’s what we now call The Maltese Falcon , Double Indemnity , The Big Sleep , and other dark, cynical, crime melodramas.
And Ric Burns’s Warhol documentary
| September 12, 2006
The trials of Bernard Baran
This story originally appeared in the June 18, 2004 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Twenty years ago, a young gay man was convicted of multiple counts of molestation. There is good reason to believe he is innocent.
DORI BERMAN, CARRIE LOCK, RICHARD RAINEY, AND LINDSAY TAUB
| July 12, 2006
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