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Cannonball quiets Harvard quad

It’s been awhile since we had to worry about the multi-colored national danger spectrum, but last week, the northwestern quadrant of Harvard Square was put on high alert.
Time bomb
By TOM MEEK  |  November 06, 2009

Comic writers go nuclear — they think Amazon's the bomb

It was reported last week that "Iran has agreed 'in principle' to an international proposal that could significantly reduce its stocks of uranium."
Gone Fission Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 09, 2009
jim list

Interview: Jim Langevin

Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin has been in the news of late.
This Just In
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 31, 2009

Trying out an anti-demonstration ‘sonic cannon’

The Maine Marine Patrol is considering purchasing a “sonic cannon” capable of broadcasting earsplitting, “disorienting” sounds, like those that have been used to break up peaceful demonstrations in public spaces in Iraq and the country of Georgia.
Non-lethal weapons
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 16, 2008

Rueful reflections

March 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the start of our war in Iraq.
Taking stock of the war in Iraq
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2008

Obama backers rap Clinton contributions from Textron

Textron’s work for the defense industry has a controversial past.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 20, 2008


A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007

Iran: the next crisis

All politics are local, so said the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.
Trying to make sense of Ahmadinejad at Columbia will not shed light on Bush’s emerging plans to attack Iran
By EDITORIAL  |  September 26, 2007

Snooze cruise

When you’re commuting by car to your cubicle in real life, it’s unlikely that you’ll launch, say, a rocket-propelled grenade at the Ford Taurus in the lane ahead of you.
Forza never kicks into high gear
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 12, 2007

Tales of bravery

Thanks for the wonderful article on  the old Boston Braves .
Letters to the Boston editor, May 25, 2007

La Tourneuse de Pages|The Page Turner

A girl needn’t go to the trouble of losing her leg and replacing it with an assault rifle, à la Grindhouse , to get even.
Something sinister is brewing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 18, 2007


Bush's secret army

The 9/11 attacks provided a catalyst: an unprecedented justification to forge ahead with a radical agenda molded by a small cadre of neoconservative operatives.
Meet the American mercenaries of Blackwater, who fight outside of the law and take direction from the radical Christian right
By JEREMY SCAHILL  |  March 21, 2007

Activists protest the ongoing toll in Iraq

Twenty people gathered in Bristol to discuss what will happen when the soldiers come home.
Four years later
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 14, 2007

Ice capades

The longest-running debate among video-game fanboys is whether graphics “matter.”
Blood runs cold on a hollow Planet
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 23, 2007

King of the freaks

I’d like to honor the best of the recently deceased political campaigns. Unfortunately, “best” turned out to be in short supply this year, but there was a surplus of worst. And I have just the prize for that.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 08, 2006

Shooting under fire

What began as an exotic summer job — shooting for the Israel-based photo agency Flash 90 — ended up being a crash course in combat journalism. Audio slideshow: Phil Sussman's photographs of Israel
Life during wartime: My summer in Israel
By PHIL SUSSMAN  |  October 04, 2006


Regina Spektor

The witty, political landmines that dotted Regina Spektor’s debut, Soviet Kitsch , spared the Russian-born singer-songwriter a lifetime of comparisons with that other beloved classically trained singer-pianist.
Begin To Hope | Sire
By KERRY SMITH  |  October 02, 2006

Letters to the Portland editor: September 22, 2006

I was not surprised when told of the closing of the art show at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
Thomas Manning in his own words
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 20, 2006

The brutal truth

The carnage is due to the aggression — the terror — of Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that at best are dedicated to the destruction of Israel and at worst want to kill as many Jews in the Middle East as they can.
Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran and Syria — not Israel — are to blame for the unexpected war in the Middle East
By EDITORIAL  |  July 28, 2006

Playing craps with Iran

In Iran, we'll have to make choices from a host of lesser evils
Now that a real threat is emerging, what’s Bush going to do?
By EDITORIAL  |  April 12, 2006

Black label

Black plays like an ode to gleeful, cathartic violence.
A distilled shooter that goes down smooth
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 28, 2006


Fantasy World

The conclusion is inescapable: the position of the United States in the Middle East is far worse today than it was even two or three weeks ago.
The Phoenix editorial
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006

Why We Fight

As Eugene Jarecki’s documentary of the same title points out,  Why We Fight was originally a series of propaganda movies produced by Frank Capra during World War II.
Rating: 2 stars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006

Ace is high

  Ace Combat 5 soars
By Bill Jensen  |  December 18, 2005