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At URI, Booker challenges a generation

"Gun shots rang out," said Cory Booker, Newark's charismatic mayor, during a talk at the University of Rhode Island's Edwards Hall this week.
Callings
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 12, 2010
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Dodging death

Even the sweetest life can shatter in an instant, sending you through the looking glass like Alice. For the euphoric heroine of Craig Lucas's 1988 fable of holiday festivity and arbitrary mayhem, Reckless the moment of reckoning comes when her husban
Reckless, The Salt Girl, and The Overwhelming
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 20, 2009

Cheesy and crackers

There is no place hotter in the media lately than South Carolina, "The Cracker State," whose logo is still  essentially the Confederate flag.
Too much southern exposure. Plus, a rant — unpamper those kids!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 18, 2009

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007
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The year women got beat up

You don’t have to play Grand Theft Auto to be blind to violence against women. Victims of perception: How violence against women permeated our consciousness in 2006
Over the past 12 months you have been bombarded with stories of brutalized women. Chances are, you didn’t notice.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 20, 2006

Victims of perception


 How violence against women permeated our consciousness in 2006
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 20, 2006


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Dead flowers

James Ellroy talks the way he writes, the way his doomed characters tell the stories of their lives: monotoned, terse, poetic, brutal. Peter Keough interviews James Ellroy (mp3)
James Ellroy on the movie and the obsession
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Obliging our readers

I wanted to thank the Phoenix for running  the stirring letter from Nathan Ahlers  last week.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 8, 2006
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 06, 2006
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Bad moon rising on local papers

Anyone familiar with the plight of newspapers knows how we have entered an era in which fewer and fewer Americans read hard copy anymore (if they can actually read), and that the Web is the place to go.
Journal Register heads for the hills
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 30, 2006
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The JonBenet factor

Five summers ago, in the weeks before terrorists slammed fully loaded passenger planes into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, national television was obsessed with what? The Taliban? Osama bin Laden? Nope. Sharks.
The shame of monopoly media
By EDITORIAL  |  August 25, 2006
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Good night, Mr. White

Phillipe and Jorge were mightily saddened last week when we learned of the death of longtime friend, confidante, and jokester Doug White right after our deadline.
A fond farewell to a local legend  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 23, 2006