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Reel-to-reel: A long-lost Malcolm X speech recovered

I was born just two years before Spike Lee's 1992 biopic about Malcolm X and starting in kindergarten, I have faced the question in an almost endless loop: are you named after him?
History Dept.
By MALCOLM BURNLEY  |  February 10, 2012

Review: A Prophet

Visionaries thrive behind bars: Dostoevsky, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X. "The truth is ugly," explains one would-be sage, Charles Manson. "So we put our prophets in prison."
Jacques Audiard's Scarface for the new millennium
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010

Mixed Magic's When Fate Comes Knocking

It's been said before and it'll be said again: the election of Barack Obama casts a new light on the Civil Rights Movement. Or, in Ricardo Pitts-Wiley's words, "We get to tell the story in a different way."
Living history
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 10, 2009


Shepard Fairey and his show "Supply and Demand" arrive at the Institute of Contemporary Art like a guerrilla general emerging from the jungle after his forces have taken the capital.
Shepard Fairey bombs the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009

The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2008


By the time this goes to press, Prodigy will be roughly 10 books and 2000 push-ups deep into the three-and-change prison term he picked up last year for illegal gun possession.

H.N.I.C. Pt 2 | AAC

By MARTÍN CABALLERO  |  April 22, 2008


Dysfunction junction

A Delicate Balance  is 40 years old now, but like the patrician clan at the frightened heart of it, the play has good bones.
A Delicate Balance; The Gibson Girl; Some Men
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 25, 2008

Scenes from childhood

His head is bowed and his eyes are closed. It was three days before he was gunned down at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.
The DeCordova’s classic kids photos, plus Pixnit’s graffiti, and Malcolm X
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2008

Mix surfing

Remixes are proliferating like benign viruses through the Web.
Finding the finest of Basstown on line
By DAVID DAY  |  July 30, 2007

Facing up

“ Facing off over Facebook ” contained some very valuable information about university administrators’ increased role in monitoring students’ online activities.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 9, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 07, 2007

Cooling it, Japanese-style

You don’t have to be in Fort Myers or Fenway to know that Japan is big business.
Fun Fair
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 28, 2007

Dark days for history

Once again, it’s February. The shortest month of the year, our coldest stretch of weather and, hold on, it’s Black History Month, too.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 07, 2007

A winter’s tale

Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
The season ahead on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 28, 2006

Sound off

Anyone who wants to understand the perils of being a citizen journalist in an age of DIY media should consider the case of Freeman Z.
One citizen journalist’s saga may bode poorly for the new arm of the press
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 13, 2006