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When Disaster Strikes
For better or worse, hometown pride is as central to hip-hop as misogyny and marijuana.
| November 30, 2012
Climate change is forever
You have to be a fool, a charlatan, or seriously uninformed to deny the reality of climate change.
| November 03, 2012
Two sides to Guy
I’m a delegate at the state Democratic convention and I didn’t vote for Guy Glodis for auditor.
Boston Phoenix letters, June 25, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| June 25, 2010
Teach the controversy
An Iranian cleric says immodest women are the cause of earthquakes
| June 18, 2010
Nobody knew very much about Mike Disfarmer. Even his name was a fabrication.
Disfarmer at the ICA
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| May 21, 2010
At the Cable Car: The wind-lashed and sea-worn
On a recent Sunday, the usual grad school crowd at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence gave way to something different — the wind-lashed faces and sea-worn hands of Rhode Island’s oft-ignored surfing community.
| May 14, 2010
After Fort Thunder, the zine lives
Last week, friends of the zine Taffy Hips gathered at Ada Books on Westminster Street to celebrate the sixth issue: robot comics, prints of giant tsunami waves, and an interview with Chicago-based cartoonist Anya Davidson.
| February 05, 2010
Department of conjecture
The Haiti disaster will not serve to turn a state from toss-up to safely Republican as the George W. Bush Administration's calculated response to Hurricane Katrina did in Louisiana.
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 29, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 29, 2010
Covering a tragedy
The earthquake that ravaged Haiti on January 12 posed a major challenge for the Boston Haitian Reporter , the lone English-language outlet focused on Boston's sizable Haitian community. The quake and its aftermath were of vital interest to the Report
How does a small local paper cover the world's biggest story?
| January 22, 2010
From the second that the Richter scale registered at 7.0 in Haiti, a desperate grief rippled through Hyde Park, Dorchester, and other corners of this region, which is home to the third-largest Haitian population in America.
More than 1500 miles from the epicenter of the Haitian quake, its effects rippled through Boston's teeming Haitian community
| January 22, 2010
Water, benign and fierce
In Onne van der Wal's sailing photos, it seems the weather is always balmy and the golden sun always setting. The Jamestown resident's exhibit at Moses Brown School's Krause Gallery (250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, through October 2) depicts a world that's
Sailing photos at Moses Brown, Katrina’s aftermath at Brown
| September 18, 2009
Looking back to climb forward
It's been four years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Its causes and ramifications, though, extend much farther into both the past and the future. So say Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, Brooklyn-based spoken-word and multimedia artis
| September 11, 2009
Down in the flood
A few years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (motto: Cornsistently Rong Abowt Everyting) informed me I was buying a house in a flood zone. FEMA had a map that showed where the waters of the semi-mighty Carrabassett River had surged over its
Politics and other mistakes
| August 21, 2009
Quake and Shake
A tenderhearted yarn spinner tells an anxious little girl a story about a talking bear hawking honey. A nerdy young debt collector comes home to find a six-foot amphibian bent on recruiting him to save Tokyo from a natural disaster. Both scenarios emanat
Company One meshes Murakami; Orfeo compacts the Bard
| July 24, 2009
Early in Geralyn Pezanoski's documentary, a news clip shows George Bush proclaiming, "The world saw this tidal wave of disaster descend upon the Gulf Coast, and now they're gonna see a tidal wave of compassion."
Watch, animal lovers, and be stupefied.
| April 17, 2009
23. Bobby Jindal
As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devasta
As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devastatingly lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, here he will remain.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Year in Film: Risky business
Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
| December 22, 2008
On street level
It is impossible not to wonder how Louisiana might have fared after Hurricane Katrina, had Barack Obama been in office a term sooner. There are so many questions about what went wrong and how it could have been handled differently, which have gone unans
As Katrina hit New Orleans, filmmakers went to work
| November 19, 2008
Lamar’s voice both ravages and exults in the past 10 years of the Pained Male Pop Singer.
Shoney Lamar proves there’s life after Florida
| October 08, 2008
Let the rabble eat cake
Isn't it comforting to know that Dubya II McCain’s top economic advisors are Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina?
The economy is in shambles, and McCain doesn’t get it
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 24, 2008
Trouble in the Water
The direct, artless footage conjures a real-world Cloverfield , except with people who are resourceful and worth caring about.
A raw and emotional look at Hurricane Katrina
| September 09, 2008
Backed the f*** up
I wasn’t the only one held back from “Rock the Bells” by fleets of ugly persons driving Chevy Avalanches.
‘Rock The Bells’ 2008
| July 30, 2008
Crescent City health report
“Is much better! The tourists is coming back !” That was our cab driver from Louis Armstrong Airport into New Orleans — a transplanted Haitian from Jefferson Parish.
The New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival buoys a wounded community
| May 06, 2008
Time after time
The DeCordova Annual has been going strong since 1989, indefatigably showcasing work by New England artists chosen each year for the quality of their individual work.
The De C ordova Annual, New Orleans after Katrina, ‘Superartificial,’ 19th-Century Leisure Travel, and El Chango Verde
| April 30, 2008
Shaping the Crescent
Even before Katrina wreaked its havoc on New Orleans, a popular T-shirt proclaimed the city “Third World and Proud of It,” and numerous more-literary types have long referred to it as the “northernmost Caribbean city.”
The making of New Orleans
| April 29, 2008
Post-Katrina tales of the real New Orleans
New Orleans is back in business — if you’re a conventioneer or a tourist.
| March 05, 2008
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
| February 27, 2008
Some believe democracy can save the world. Others wonder whether it can even work in America.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the campaign trail
| January 08, 2008
Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
This packed two-disc set gathers all the usual suspects and more for a Tipitina’s Foundation project to rebuild Domino’s Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans.
| October 22, 2007
When Tennessee Williams summered in Provincetown in the early 1940s, Eugene O’Neill was the playwright most associated with the tip of the Cape.
Jeremy Lawrence’s one-man show Everybody Expects Me to Write Another Streetcar
| October 04, 2007
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