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Aftershock

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010
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Haiti earthquake relief resource guide

As ever-more horrific dispatches from Haiti pour in, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the carnage. But even though Haiti requires an almost incomprehensible amount of relief aid to merely staunch the bleeding, there are myriad opport
How Bostonians can get involved
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 15, 2010
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Weekend trip

It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
By MATT PARISH  |  July 17, 2009
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Here comes the Whambulance

The Baltimore loft once known as Wham City is long dead, its inhabitants evicted in 2007, but the twisted DIY art movement it housed has flourished nonetheless.  
Mass Art hosts the Baltimore Round Robin Tour
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 01, 2008
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School daze

The shows that Tufts University’s Oxfam Café has hosted over the past year-plus are not your typical sweat-drenched college rock shows.
Sonorous studies at Oxfam
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 17, 2008
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Procrastination proto-hop

This Sunday, a shitload of important reading-period assignments will go seriously undone at Tufts, when Chicagoan proto-hop masterminds Yea Big and Kid Static roll up on campus.
Yea Big D and Kid Static want you to fail your classes
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 06, 2008


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They're number one

“I hate hardcore,” sighs another girl with a swollen eye. “I was in there watching the show, and I punched myself in the face. By accident, of course.”

Pissed Jeans at Oxfam Café + Middle East Upstairs, April 12, 2008


By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 15, 2008
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Somber shadows

Ben Chasny, the creative force behind Six Organs of Admittance, has been tarred as “avant-folk,” but this guitarist is not so easily pigeonholed.
The blue side of Six Organs of Admittance
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 22, 2008
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Yankee know-how

Back from the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, I proclaim a renaissance of American cinema.
Telluride’s new American wave?
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 12, 2007
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Starbucks faces criticism on Ethiopian coffee deal

The ubiquitous coffee merchant is under fire for what critics describe as giving a raw deal to small Ethiopian coffee farmers.
Fair trade
By MIRIAM ALTMAN  |  April 04, 2007
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Good night, Mr. White

Phillipe and Jorge were mightily saddened last week when we learned of the death of longtime friend, confidante, and jokester Doug White right after our deadline.
A fond farewell to a local legend  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 23, 2006


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All that glitters is not ethical gold

Consider this when you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring: producing an average gold band generates about 20 tons of cyanide-infused waste.
Hidden costs  
By ANDREW FOX  |  August 09, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006

The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
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