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Review: Better This World

Young activists sometimes do stupid things.
Our government opposes social justice
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 29, 2011
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Dessa and Doomtree spread beyond hip-hop roots

A dash of coincidence provoked Margret Wander's relatively quick entry into Doomtree, the hip-hop crew whose "Wings + Teeth Tour" comes to the Middle East a week from Saturday.
Come together and grow
By REYAN ALI  |  November 19, 2010
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Mirror, mirror

Virtually every year, like clockwork, a college-football player is arrested for getting blasted and then running around town vandalizing cars — a crime that almost always involves ripping multiple side mirrors off of multiple automobiles.
Smashing up cars in South Alabama; Plus, it's that frisky NFL draft time of year
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 30, 2010
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Fresh bedrock

Dessa Darling could never be limited to one area of interest to devote her passions — an author, lyricist, singer, teacher, philosophy-degree holder and lover of linguistics who cuts off and donates her hair to children in need every time she releases so
Probing Dessa's multifaceted persona
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  March 05, 2010
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Diamonds in the rough

The setting is more boring '90s than Roaring '20s.
Gatz at the ART, Groundswell at the Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 15, 2010
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Lazlo Supreme | Evil Made Easy

No regional hip-hop scene has a more distinct sound than the Twin Cities.
Urban Home Companion (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 08, 2010


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Golden goofballs

Yet another major-program football player walked the Taser plank this past week, though this one was called back from the edge just in time.
Minnesota football teams produce twin dummies
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 13, 2009
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Make-believe Main Street

WaterFire, bocce, oh my!
Lifestyle centers create public squares in private places. Can a nation undone by sprawl be saved by the Mall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 06, 2009
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Blind ambition

The only thing less common than Brother Ali–caliber MCs are profiles that don’t credit dude as “blind” and “albino” in the first graf.
Brother Ali is more than just albino
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 06, 2009
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Alternative energy

At the end of August, the seven-month-old Massachusetts Creative Economy Council released its first report on the state of culture here.
GASP marks five years
By GREG COOK  |  October 16, 2009

Live at the Avon

Catching up with the Low Anthem and more
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 16, 2009


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Michael Steinberg, 1928-2009

Michael Steinberg, who died of cancer last Sunday morning in Minneapolis, was one of the great voices raised in defense of high culture, and Boston was lucky that he was based here for so many years.
In Memoriam
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 31, 2009
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Psalms For The Deaf

Sage Francis addressed the densely-populated crowd at Rock the Bells at Comcast Center last weekend: "This song helped get a friend of mine out of jail. Thank you to all who donated. This song is called 'Conspiracy to Riot.' Strange Famous fucking Recor
Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 24, 2009
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The Thriller is gone

With the release of Bad (Epic), Michael Jackson ends a recording hiatus of nearly five years. He could have stayed away for 10 years and still not have escaped the shadow of Thriller , the biggest-selling album of all time.
For Michael Jackson, Bad aint' good
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 03, 2009
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Staycation

With some contemporary-art spaces holding off on summer programming, June's First Friday celebration at the Harrison Avenue galleries may be the strongest one until the fall season, when both the traffic and the collectors return.
A preview of June's first Friday
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  May 29, 2009
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Deal or no deal?

When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009


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Bard in the USA

"You know," Paulus observes, "we are the American Repertory Theatre, and we haven't spent a lot of time in the repertoire on American drama."
Next season's greetings from the American Repertory Theatre
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009
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Review: The Rocket that Fell to Earth

On July 18, 1992, in a celebrated post-game meltdown at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the pitcher formerly known as the Rocket expressed his displeasure over a column I had written.
Roger Clemens's fall and rise and fall
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  April 01, 2009
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Brother Ali | The Truth Is Here

My "greatest rapper" list reads differently from most. Ghostface Killah resides at the zenith, beside Rakim's throne, and Minneapolis truth agent Brother Ali.
Rhymesayers (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 17, 2009

Wendy gets Bad

Wendy Lewis's association with the Bad Plus goes back to her shared Minneapolis roots with David King and Reid Anderson.
A little history on the ties between Wendy Lewis and the Bad Plus
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2009

The beginning of the end?

AS THE PROJO TURNS
AS THE PROJO TURNS
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 25, 2009


What in the world?

Bravo to GlobalPost, the Boston start-up planning to offer international news coverage.
Letters to the Boston editor, January 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 07, 2009

ROCK'S STEADIES

THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 10, 2008
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Straight outta Arctic

The West Warwick-based quintet the Noise Campaign have rocked plenty of local dive bars and club stages across Rhode Island in recent months, and this spry crew of 20- and 21-year-olds will begin recording their full-length debut at Strangeways Recordin
The Noise Campaign rock the vote
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 25, 2008
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Replacements | Rhino Reissues

Rhino’s second and concluding batch of Replacements reissues charts the Minneapolis band’s Great Descent from the heights of rock-and-roll nihilism to the pit of MOR blah.  
 Tim + Pleased To Meet Me + Don’t Tell A Soul + All Shook Down | Rhino (2008)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 01, 2008

Among the Republican thugs

Minnesota is known innocently enough as the Gopher State, but for one terrifying, riot-gear-and-grenade-filled week this past summer, it was a police state.  
Fear and pepper spray in St. Paul
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  October 01, 2008


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Shady neighbors

“You can actually make something out of nothing because we had shit, then we somehow whipped up this fucking fury — Arab On Radar,” says Jeff Schneider.
Arab On Radar revisited, via DVD, with Sunshine for Shady People
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2008

Dark days on Fountain Street

There are black umbrellas in the poolside Pernod and grapefruits at Casa Diablo upon our having learned that ace reporter Scott MacKay has taken the Urinal’s buyout package.
With a parting shot, MacKay joins the exodus from the once-mighty BeloJo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2008

The ProJo opposes plastic bag use — but it uses plastic bags

In April, the Providence Journal strongly endorsed reducing use of plastic bags, but the newspaper continues to use more than 100,000 plastic bags a day.
Environment
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  August 20, 2008

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By EDITORIAL  |  August 20, 2008