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Incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in Cranston, Rhode Island, Jeff Mailhot grabbed a pen and a sheet of stationery and traced an outline of his beefy left hand.
A serial killer seeks a payoff
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  April 02, 2010

Local activists crusade to cut circumcisions

What do William Shakespeare, Don Johnson, Sean Hannity, Redd Foxx, and Ralph Nader have in common with Jenna Jameson flicks and 70 percent of men worldwide? They're all uncut.
Protesting male circumcision
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 31, 2009

The bong show

Some state legislators are using the flawed logic of prohibition to try to outlaw another plant they fear kids are using as a legal substitute for pot.
Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing to criminalize Salvia. Is this a test-run for marijuana-law reform?
By JAMES TIERNEY  |  April 23, 2008

Flashbacks: November 10, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 08, 2006

Pure politics

Why is this campaign — one of the most obscure being waged this year — also one of the most intriguing?
The weirdly fascinating Suffolk Clerk’s race
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 28, 2006