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When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
| October 23, 2009
Michael Ryan: 1951-2009
Every proper obit should begin with something long-winded and amusing. In this case, that's easy.
A celebration of the good old days by someone who knew him when
| August 28, 2009
Where was everybody on St. Patrick's Day?
We piled into a car, we three intrepid journalists, and set out from the Back Bay Sunday morning to find our way to Royal Bolling’s party. “Roxbury’s Salute to St. Patrick’s Day,” as Bolling called it, should be easy to find, we reasoned. After all, the
Where's the (political) party?
| August 28, 2009
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
The memory of what Brown and White accomplished 40 years ago should endure.
Documentary that situates the concert in a larger context
| August 05, 2008
Campaign spying is an old, old game
This article originally appeared in the May 22, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
MARTIN LOMANSEY JR.
| May 22, 2008
Just as an attention getter, the title of VH1’s new rock-doc treatment of James Brown’s April 5, 1968, concert at Boston Garden — The Night James Brown Saved Boston — is hard to beat.
James Brown rescues Boston, and a whole lot more
| April 02, 2008
Taking the Fifth
The September 4 Democratic primary has compelling interest beyond the borders of the Fifth Congressional District.
The race for Marty Meehan’s congressionalseat is running below the radar, but it could hold the answers to a couple of burning political questions
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| August 22, 2007
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