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Freedom Watch: My Final Phoenix column

I have two indelible memories from my more than 40 years with The Boston Phoenix.

By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 22, 2013
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Done waiting for patient safety

As an employee in downtown Portland as well as a resident, I've been exposed to a climate of escalating hostility surrounding the entrance to the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England offices.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, March 8, 2013
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 08, 2013

Rare: Guard is charged

Although prisoners and their advocates say rough treatment by guards of inmates — amounting to criminal assault — is not uncommon, Maine State Prison guard Captain David Cutler, 54, of Appleton, is apparently the only officer at the prison since 2005 to
Prison Assault
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 08, 2013
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The Phoenix makes history

The Massachusetts Cultural Council announces its first-ever media award.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 25, 2013

Brown, ailing, to return soon

Prisoner Deane Brown should be back in Maine within two to three weeks, the Maine Department of Corrections notified his attorney on January 4.
Whistleblower Update  
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 11, 2013
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10 things we said goodbye to in 2012

Not to be all gloomy as we stand on 2013's doorstep or anything, but we thought it only right to bid one final adieu to some people and things we left behind in 2012.
We Hardly Knew Ya...
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 28, 2012


Get the rhetoric right

Why do some Maine politicians keep talking about businesses as "job creators?"
Letter to the Portland Phoenix editors, October 19, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 19, 2012
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Back to the future

Welcome to our new world. Or perhaps it's back to the future.
Letter from the Publisher
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 21, 2012
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A new beginning

Many reading this edition of the Boston Phoenix already know that after 46 years of publishing as a newspaper, we are changing formats, saying goodbye to newsprint, hello to glossy pages, and folding the content and sensibility of our sister publicati
Letter from the Publisher
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 14, 2012
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September 14, 2012

Look inside this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix
Look inside this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
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Alexander Cockburn’s $10,000 Arab connection

Village Voice staff writer Alexander Cockburn, a journalist noted for his media criticism and for his biting criticism of Israel, accepted $10,000 in 1982 as a fellowship from an organization promoting Arab causes.
A question of propriety
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 27, 2012


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Photos: Crowd shots from the 2012 Best Music Poll Awards Party

Crowd shots from the 2012 Best Music Poll Awards Party | June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 15, 2012
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Photos: The Boston Phoenix's Best Awards Party

The Boston Phoenix hosts our first-ever awards show in honor of the Best issue at Brighton Music Hall on April 11, 2012.
April 11, 2012 | Brighton Music Hall
By MICHAEL YOUNG  |  April 20, 2012

The Phoenix cleans up

We're just back from the New England Newspaper & Press Association's annual awards gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers — $8 beers! — and we've got a nice little stash to report.
Huzzahs
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 17, 2012
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Sign conundrum continues; monuments 'join' movement

The mystery of where OccupyMaine's signs went is partially solved: it turns out their removal was witnessed — and by a police officer!
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 27, 2012

Reassessing the Chemical Industry

Every time I pop some leftovers in the microwave, the thought runs through my mind that I might be eating an extra dosage of some 14-letter synthetic chemical, added to the plethora of components in the plastic container.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, December 16, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 16, 2011


#Occupy Media

The tent villages of the Occupy movement — including those here in Maine — are excellent visual reminders of, and ever-present embodiments of, the social- and economic-justice challenges that our society faces.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 16, 2011
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The Ploughshares years

After reading an item on the Boston Globe book page noting that DeWitt Henry had published a memoir, I bought a copy of the book.
A different perspective on the venerable Boston lit mag's early years
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  November 11, 2011
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Photos: Michael Walsh joins the cast of Spookyworld

Phoenix staffer Michael C. Walsh tries his hand at Spookyworld-style haunting on October 22, 2011.
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By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 28, 2011

Indentured servitude and other keys to the Rhode Island recovery

Despite the continual awarding of tax breaks to various upper-income types, we Rhode Islanders are told our business climate is still near bottom. So I make these seven modest suggestions for addressing the problem.
Dollars and Sense
By BARRY SCHILLER  |  September 02, 2011

Spreading Maine ideas

"Innovation is part of Maine's legacy and DNA." So says Adam Burk, executive director of TEDxDirigo, the independent group working to create a local TED conference for Mainers.
Talking TED
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 26, 2011


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The deCordova thinks about ''murals''

In "Wall Works" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, curatorial fellow Lexi Lee Sullivan attempts to corral a trend in art today that spans graffiti and interior decoration.
Off the Wall
By GREG COOK  |  July 22, 2011
G. Kimball, RIP

George Kimball, 1943-2011

George Kimball, Phoenix sports editor (back when there was such a thing) for nearly 10 years, Boston Herald columnist for 25 more, and truly one of the great boxing writers of our time, passed away last week at his home in New York City. He was 67.
In Memoriam
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  July 15, 2011
Podcast: Eugenia Williamson 5-5-11

Podcast: Eugenia Williamson 5-5-11


Phoenix Staff Writer Eugenia Williamson calls in to talk about JUGGALOS. DOWNLOAD:  Podcast: Eugenia Williamson 5-5-11To download, right click, then click "save link as" 
By MorningIntern  |  May 05, 2011
Podcast: David Bernstein 4-28-11

Podcast: David Bernstein 4-28-11


The Phoenix's own David Bernstein calls in to talk about our pal Mumbles Menino. DOWNLOAD:  Podcast: David Bernstein 4-28-11To download, right click and choose "Save Link...
By MorningIntern  |  April 28, 2011
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Photos: The Providence Phoenix Annual Best in RI Awards Show

The Providence Phoenix honors the Best in RI at the Met on April 20, 2011. Check out the winners  here .
The Best of Rhode Island Awards | The Met | April 20, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 22, 2011


SXSW Coverage:  The Boston Phoenix + First Contact

SXSW Coverage: The Boston Phoenix + First Contact


Read about what should be in your iPods for the next year here (via thephoenix.com).  Dom, Kanye West, The Kills, Brother, Foster The People, The Strokes...
By FNXWeekenders  |  March 20, 2011
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Photos: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. performs at SXSW

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. performs live at the Phoenix in Austin, TX, for SXSW, on March 16, 2011.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | SXSW | The Phoenix, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: SXSW, Day 1

Phoenix staffers explore SXSW on its first day, March 15, 2011.
South by Southwest | March 15, 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011
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The 300th Hoopleville

Hoopleville's on its 300 strip for the Phoenix!
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By DAVID KISH  |  March 11, 2011