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Rotten Apple

I appreciated your timely article on Apple’s evolution from underdog to corporate bully.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 28, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 28, 2010

Where the wind blows

Thank you for the first nonpartisan, fact-based article I have read regarding the Cape Cod wind-farm project.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 21, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 21, 2010

Bully pulpit

While I understand, appreciate, and respect the First Amendment and our right to speak freely, in the case of bullying, Harvey Silverglate makes a dangerous assumption that “civilized people, even teenagers can intuit the difference between protected spe
Letters to the Boston editor, April 23, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 23, 2010

Hope against Hollywood

Mr. Keough’s “Is There Any ‘Hope’ in Hollywood” article makes my own point. Precious , The Blind Side , and The Princess and the Frog were strategically released to detract from the positive image of President Barack Obama.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 26, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 26, 2010

Food Fight

I don't think food critic Robert Nadeau knows very much about fine dining and what it means to cook good seafood.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 19, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 19, 2010

Signs of the Times

Regarding "A Walk on the Wild Side" , about the "Boston Combat Zone: 1969–1978" exhibit at the Howard Yezerski Gallery: the complete Naked i sign is owned by neon collector Dave Waller, who lent the Yezerski one section of it.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2010


War over piece

The recent article by Chris Faraone about the StreetSafe Initiative of the Boston Foundation includes a number of significant errors of fact and characterization.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 26, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 26, 2010

Clearing the air

Adam Reilly’s analysis of right-wing talk radio’s support of Scott Brown was nearly perfect.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 12, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 12, 2010

Acid flashback

Don Lattin may be right that the “most important” experiments of Timothy Leary’s Psilocybin Project took place at 64 Homer Street, in Newton.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 05, 2010

Revenge of the Idiots

To my fellow Massachusetts Democrats: please don’t blame Martha Coakley for this shocking defeat.
Letters to the Boston editor, January 29, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 29, 2010

Dane Cook does suck

In "Dane Cook Is Funny," the author says that to say “ 'Dane Cook is not funny' is an extreme oversimplification.” Not really.
Letters to the Boston editor, January 22, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 22, 2010


Building block

Your editorial, “Menino’s Promise,” about Mayor Menino’s inauguration, stated: “He must shelve his reservations about becoming more involved in private development.”
Letters to the Boston editor, January 15, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 15, 2010

Good weed

Thank you for the article “A Weed Grows in Boston.”
Letters to the Boston editor, December 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 25, 2009

Over the coals

Not so fast, Mike!
Letters to the Boston editor, December 4, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 04, 2009

Sound words

I appreciate the positive review Jeffrey Gantz gave to Bad Boy Made Good , the documentary film I produced, which was shown this week at the MFA.
Letters to the Boston editor, November 13, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 13, 2009

Glenn Beck's Mormon ties

Thank you for carefully illustrating the intellectual dishonesty of the right wing’s number-one glory boy.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 30, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 30, 2009


Calling us to account

To use the word “accountable” in conjunction with Mayor Thomas M. Menino is laughable in the extreme, because if there’s one thing that this guy is not, it’s accountable.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 16, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 16, 2009

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009

Injustice department

Thank you Harvey Silverglate for shining a light on our criminal-injustice system with your new book Three Felonies a Day. And thank you Peter Kadzis for a great interview.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 2, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 02, 2009

Beating HPV

When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 25, 2009

$@&! the word police

I like to think of myself as a progressive and far from a prude.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 18, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 18, 2009


Freeloading free stater?

Has anyone else found it ironic that Dr. Sorens works for a state-supported university, and that presumably his salary and benefits, such as health insurance, are paid for by the taxpayers of New York?
Letters to the Boston editor, September 11, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 11, 2009

Lunch-bucket elite

Your description of senatorial hopeful Stephen Lynch as a “lunch-bucket pol” is certainly a departure from the accuracy in political portrayal and substance I have grown accustomed to in the Phoenix.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 4, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 04, 2009

Which way the wind blows

The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece “ Why wind power blows ” really misses a major point: global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption, all forms of non-carbon emitting power will rise.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 28, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 28, 2009
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Flaherty's fix for the BRA

Your recent article regarding the upcoming preliminary election for mayor of Boston, inaccurately portrays my proposal for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the city’s planning and development agency.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 21, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 21, 2009

Power puffs

Regarding “ Weed Picking Up Speed ”: if health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been shown to cause an overdose death, nor does it share the addictive properties of tob
Letters to the Boston editor, July 24, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 24, 2009


Free speechifying

How can Dan Kennedy pick a list of people who trample freedom of expression without listing the mayor of Boston?
Letters to the Boston editor, July 17, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 17, 2009

System failure

In the “Talking Politics” column “Mass betrayal,” you attribute our state’s long, sad history of corrupt politicians to the culture of the State House. You’re probably right.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 3, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 03, 2009

Right wing done wrong

As someone who is Republican by party and conservative by inclination, I must take issue with your editorial “Right Wing Terror” on several fronts.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 19, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 19, 2009

Shoddy work or just sensational?

Unless you are transgender yourself — and given the content and tone of your article I would venture a guess that you are not — you have no right or privilege to discuss issues regarding disclosure of trans status. Much less do you have the right to disc
Letters to the Boston editor, June 5, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 05, 2009