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Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Ken Bowser's film biography of a seminal American protest singer of the '60s and '70s is conventionally told but also informative and moving.
Powerful rock doc about America's seminal protest rocker
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 11, 2011

Making change

John Sinclair’s poem “Ask Me Now” leaves little question about the poet’s values.
John Sinclair vs. ‘the dictates of conventional society’
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 23, 2010

A history of violence

It was August 28, 1968, and Ron Pownall could feel the storm brewing as he arrived at a Vietnam War protest during the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Ron Pownall’s photos of the ’68 Democratic Convention
By GREG COOK  |  August 26, 2008

Repression illustrated

Graphic novels are an acquired taste.
People’s history in graphic format
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 01, 2008

Courting dissent

One of the great principles of American jurisprudence, though not necessarily of film criticism, is a defendant’s right to confront his accuser in a court of law.
Interview: Brett Morgen defends his Chicago 10
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008

Hoary days

DOWN THUNDER ROAD: THE MAKING OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, by Marc Eliot with the participation of Mike Appel. Simon & Schuster, 382 pages, $23.
One opinion about the making of Bruce Springsteen
By JOHN J. KELLY  |  May 23, 2006

Flashbacks, April 21, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006

Various Artists, GREAT LOST ELEKTRA SINGLES, VOLUME 1 | Collector’s Choice

Long before inflicting Staind on the world, Elektra was a genuinely eclectic label, home to dozens of oddball bands who shared a post-folkie, acid-Beat sensibility.
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 14, 2006