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Sebastian Junger gets up close and personal with Restrepo
Sebastian Junger gets up close and personal with Restrepo
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 26, 2010

Review: Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

One thing you notice about the brave doctors working for the organization Médicins Sans Frontières in hellholes and war zones like Liberia and Congo: they sure smoke a lot.
Overworked overseas doctors
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2010

Nature studies

“A bird feeder,” Hamilton writes in her artist statement, “creates an intensified microcosm of the trials and hardships of avian existence.”
New works by Catherine Hamilton and Susan Twaddell
By GREG COOK  |  May 07, 2010

Potatoes and a pennywhistle on Somerset Street

Drive south on Broad Street past the markets and churches, take a left on Somerset and there, in a clearing of raised garden beds behind a chain-link fence, you will find Phil Edmonds with his peas.
In the Garden
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 02, 2010

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Remember the old "essentialist" argument that women are by nature pacifist and nurturing whereas men are aggressive and warlike?
A moving historical documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 03, 2008

Quiet before the storm

There have been a lot of mysteries surrounding the Patriots in the Bill Belichick years, not surprising given the intense effort the team puts into maintaining airtight clubhouse and organizational secrecy in general.
Sports blotter: "Good call, coach" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 05, 2008


Behind the immigration debate

Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008

Green local heroes

Decades after the birth of the modern environmental movement, the US and other nations are still struggling to come to terms with humanity’s impact on the planet.
Ten people and organizations highlighting Rhode Island’s environmental vanguard 
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 07, 2007

Pop goes to war

Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 25, 2007

Boosting doctors abroad offers a big impact

One February night in 2003, Ray Rickman flipped on the radio to divert his attention from his aches and a teeth-chattering chill.
Small world  
By MIRIAM ALTMAN  |  November 21, 2006

A better world

There is not much dimensionality in waging war, apart from scale — killing one person at a time or many.
‘Waging Peace’ at Hera Gallery
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 03, 2006


Liberians in RI view new president with hope

After years of bad news from home, local Liberians have reason for optimism as they watch the performance of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Foreign Affairs
By TIM LEHNERT  |  July 12, 2006

Graham Greene’s last interview

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
By JOHN R. MACARTHUR  |  June 28, 2006

Because the world is flat … or something

United Nations Human Rights Council debuts, sucks.
Around the world with Adam Reilly
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 21, 2006

The art of the story

  Rhode Island’s “Biggest Little” designation is particularly appropriate when applied to the performance art known as storytelling.
Making a connection at Funda Fest  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 18, 2006