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Review: Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day

Kari Ames (Sharon Leal) has it all: a handsome professor husband (Blair Underwood), an adorable six-year-old (Zoe Carter), and a sweet home in New Orleans' Garden District.
Wound tight
By ANN LEWINSON  |  April 13, 2012
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Review: Point Blank

Samuel (Gilles Lellouche), a student nurse, gets sucked into a quagmire of murder and corruption when a thug kidnaps his pregnant wife, Nadia (Elena Anaya), to blackmail him into springing Hugo (Roschdy Zem), a wounded prisoner held by the police at the
Diminishing returns
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011
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Freedom Watch: Speak no evil

It wasn’t the first time members of the Congressional Black Caucus had heard – and done nothing about – Sudan’s dirty secret. Even before a recent House international-relations subcommittee hearing on human-rights violations in Sudan, they knew that kid
Why are African-American leaders silent about slavery in Sudan?
By TIM SANDLER  |  May 21, 2010
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Pirates' ransom

Well, enough of the funny stuff with the Oregon Ducks’ recent crime wave. This week, we’re back into the world of straight-out, nasty, pointless, idiotic violence, committed by young athletes with everything to lose and only a few bucks to gain.
The fun in Oregon is over, as east-coast athletes go on a kidnapping spree
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 26, 2010
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Ransom Notes

While reporting from Afghanistan two years ago, David Rohde became, for the second time in his career, an unwilling participant rather than an observer. On October 29, 1995, Rohde had been arrested by Bosnian Serbs. And then in November 2008, Rohde and
Was the NY Times being hypocritical when it suppressed coverage of its journalist who was kidnapped by the Taliban?
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 12, 2010
Damon Dash Re-Launches Roc-A-Fella With New Line-Up, Signs Notorious Boston Kidnapper Christian Karl “Clark Rocafella” Gerhartsreiter

Damon Dash Re-Launches Roc-A-Fella With New Line-Up, Signs Notorious Boston Kidnapper Christian Karl “Clark Rocafella” Gerhartsreiter


BOSTON – In a move that stunned the hip-hop and kidnapping communities alike, this week flagging h...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 12, 2009


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The SLA: Unity Through Violent Action?

From Mu, a lost land of legends, they march on America (or at least San Francisco) — the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Patricia Hearst kidnapped, a media mogul's ransom, and the FBI
By VIN MCLELLAN  |  March 30, 2009

Boy George

As if the planet wasn't scarred enough from those outfits Boy George wore in the 80s - and by that horrific Crying Game imagery - London's ugliest woman has now given us the picture of him kidnapping and chain-whipping a male prostitute, then getting loc
As if the planet wasn't scarred enough from those outfits Boy George wore in the 80s - and by that horrific Crying Game imagery - London's ugliest woman has now given us the picture of him kidnapping and chain-whipping a male prostitute, then getting locked in prison for a year with brown-toothed vagrants queuing to do the same to him.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Review: Dollhouse

Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009
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Nobel Son

On its surface, this quirky thriller from Randall Miller has indie-style appeal, with Alan Rickman in a delicious role as a gluttonous, philandering, narcissistic physics professor whose Nobel Prize win is deflated by the kidnapping of his rebellious ph
A precious, hyperkinetic mess
By PEG ALOI  |  December 03, 2008
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Conscientious objectors

How do people become fanatics? When does individual conscience take a stand?  
Two films on being fanatic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 27, 2008


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Our Disappeared

Between 1976 and 1983, some 30,000 people were kidnapped and killed by the Argentine military dictatorship.  
Fascinating historical clips mixed with personal interviews
By PEG ALOI  |  October 09, 2008

Building better bodyguards

This article originally ran in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix .

Inside a Connecticutt "anti-terrorist driving school"


By MICHAEL MATZA  |  May 01, 2008
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The war games

The Cry of the Reed seems torn from some particularly gruesome headlines: kidnapping, beheading, such stuff as Daniel Pearl’s final dreams were made on.
The Huntington’s The Cry of the Reed ; Travesties by the Publick
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 15, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Clubbing baby seals: not okay

Pop icon RICKY MARTIN paid a humanitarian visit to Cambodia recently in support of victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
This week in social activism
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 08, 2008

A loving abduction?

Lola and Nicholas Kampf should write a parenting book.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 25, 2007


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Terror incognita

No one will know what Danny Pearl felt as he was kidnapped, held prisoner, and beheaded by jihadist fanatics.
Winterbottom, Jolie lose Heart
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 20, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 40-31


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Newsmakers

Who are the unsexiest newsmaking men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Africa's invisible slaves

This article originally appeared in the June 30, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Human bondage resurfaces in the dark heart of Sudan
By TIM SANDLER  |  November 14, 2006
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Waist Deep

In this hip-hop urban Bonnie and Clyde wanna-be, charismatic rapper/actor Tyrese ( Baby Boy , 2 Fast 2 Furious ) plays O2, a recent parolee whose efforts to go straight are derailed when a Crenshaw drug lord inadvertently kidnaps his son during a carj
A sugar buzz
By TOM MEEK  |  June 28, 2006


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Super Blot

With all due respect to Isaiah (J.R.) Rider — the NBA’s all-time arrest leader who solidified his first-ballot Sports Crime Hall of Fame status last week with a decisive post-retirement kidnapping bust — there really is no news in sports this week that d
Sports crime does the Super Bowl
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 02, 2006