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Week in the knees

“Jazz Week,” which runs April 26–May 4, tends to appropriate all events to its needs — if you’re playing, say, your regularly scheduled gig at Matt Murphy’s Pub this week, you’re part of Jazz Week.

Jazz Week kicks out the jams, plus Bley and Zorn


By JON GARELICK  |  April 28, 2008

Fine, don't goat for it

Farming animals is a very inefficient, expensive, and environmentally destructive way of producing food and money.
Letters to the Boston editor, January 4, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 02, 2008
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Give a goat for $150

The holiday season is traditionally a time of wonder and wastefulness.
Earth-friendly charities
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 05, 2007
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Africans suffer while the world stands by

Raised on a steady diet of “Never Again,” members of Brown University’s Darfur Action Network found it infuriating to watch the international community stand idly by as murder and rape in Darfur continued unabated.
Despite the efforts of student activists, it’s hard to get Americans to care about death, rape, and disease in Sudan
By ALEXANDER PROVAN  |  June 07, 2006