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The things we're thankful for also tend to be the things that bind us together.
What would you add to a list of Massachusetts's 'intangible cultural heritage'? We asked, you answered — In 140 characters or less.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 20, 2010


The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands.
For the week of January 13
By  |  October 27, 2008
Of Keller, glibness, campaign ugliness, and balance

Of Keller, glibness, campaign ugliness, and balance

 Earlier today, I accused Jon Keller of working for CBS4 and glibly dismissing charges of anti-Obama nastiness. Now, in a sizzlin'-hot response, Keller has 1)...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 17, 2008

Premature exoneration

CBS4's Jon Keller seems to think that--since the Secret Service can't confirm that anyone suggested killing Barack Obama during a Sarah Palin rally in Scranton--all...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 17, 2008

Communication breakdown

You campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo famously claimed, but you govern in prose. Don’t buy the dichotomy.

How did Deval Patrick's greatest strength become a dangerous weakness?

By ADAM REILLY  |  April 24, 2008

Can Obama lasso the Bay State?

Nobody around here forgets that Deval Patrick swiped the gubernatorial nomination from the establishment-backed Tom Reilly.
Once considered sure Clinton country, the Massachusetts primary is now a shootout
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 23, 2008


Mitt’s thorny threesome

Whatever Mitt Romney is doing in a few years, he’ll always have the Summer of ’07.
How will a trio of new media developments affect the Romney presidential campaign?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 22, 2007

Rebirth of a salesman

He’s going too fast.
The return of Russel Pergament
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 25, 2007

Beacon Hill flux

“Style,” according to Alfred North Whitehead, “is the ultimate morality of the mind.”
Travaglini exits, Murray ascends, Patrick innovates
By EDITORIAL  |  March 28, 2007

Sympathy for McNamara

In the January 10 Boston Globe , columnist Eileen McNamara sized up the legacy of long-time South Boston city councilor Jimmy Kelly, who died the day before.
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 17, 2007

Go for the gelt

Much has been made of how Mitt Romney has been courting evangelical-Christian support for his presidential ambitions. But Romney is also seeking friends — and, more important, money — among Jews.
Romney woos the jews. Plus, The Mass GOP fails to anoint a leader; negative funding in ’06; and a slow start to the at-large city council field
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 10, 2007


Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006

After the election

When legislators buried the marriage amendment without a vote at the November 9 Constitutional Convention, it was a good sign that pols have nothing to fear politically from same-sex marriage opponents.
Gay-marriage opponents intervene — and fail
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 29, 2006

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

Putting the ‘e’ in campaigns

It’s becoming clear that there’s more to the political blogosphere than just blahg, blahg, blahg.
The netroots get real in the Bay State, and the secret behind Joan Vennochi’s e-coup.
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 30, 2006

Plogging away

When asked about the Internet, most political candidates will dutifully tell you that it’s the wave of the future, or the wave of the present, or the greatest thing since chocolate-chip bagels, or … zzzzzz … wake me when baseball’s post-season starts.
Plus, Romney’s small-town clips
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 23, 2006


The Dems are coming

Here are three admittedly subjective, shoot-from-the-hip snapshots of the three Democratic candidates for governor.
Can any of these guys take back the Governor’s office?

99 and 44/100 percent pure

Forget about whether Attorney General Tom Reilly did the right thing. The question now is whether his candidacy for governor is damaged goods.
Tom Reilly’s squeaky-clean image loses some luster
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 24, 2006
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Romney's first draft

If a few recent incidents are any indication, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, widely viewed as a likely Republican presidential hopeful in 2008, is quite concerned about the hometown press.
The Massachusetts media could play a big role in shaping Mitt’s ’08 bid — or close to none at all
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 19, 2006