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Rap legend Guru in a coma

"So whassup?" "Moment of truth." "Above the clouds?" "Credit is due." Those were just a few Gang Starr song-title sentiments that fans cried on social networks following the news that hip-hop legend Guru suffered a heart attack in New York City, where he
Shining Starr
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 05, 2010
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Graffiti wars

Even though he’s headed to prison, SPEK will still be visible in Massachusetts.
Cops and taggers play a high-stakes game of cat and mouse
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 03, 2008

Beyond a joke

Your recent “Chick Schtick” article contained a very interesting and revealing line.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 31, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 29, 2008
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Battling Scientology

In a world wracked with uncertainty, there is at least one thing you can bet on: pick a fight with the Church of Scientology, and its leaders will fight back — always with vigor, often with a vengeance, and sometimes with litigation that can be long and
Anonymous's Gregg Housh is committed to bringing down the Church of Scientology. Is he a gadfly or a goon?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2008
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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
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Totalitarian ploy defeated

For performance artist Milan Kohout, freedom of speech has prevailed.
Free speech trumps Boston cops
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE  |  March 12, 2008


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Echoes of Rodney King

When Simon Glik used his cell phone to record Boston police officers making what he thought was an overly forceful arrest on Tremont Street, he didn’t think he would be the one who ended up in the back of a police cruiser.
A do-gooder who recorded abusive Boston police officers was himself arrested under a controversial ‘wiretapping’ law
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAMES TIERNEY  |  February 21, 2008
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A stand against silence

Their hearts were warmed by passion, despite the cold temperatures.
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By NEELY STEINBERG  |  November 29, 2007