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Boston film group protests arrest of Iranian director
At the Montreal Film Festival last summer, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was serving as president of the international jury.
Power of cinema?
| March 26, 2010
Photos: March on the RNC
Protesters rallied in St. Paul
| September 04, 2008
The dictator slayer
According to some people — including at least one sitting head of state — East Boston’s Gene Sharp is a dangerous dude.
East Boston's Gene Sharp is soft-spoken, but he makes bad guys from Caracas to Beijing cringe
| December 05, 2007
When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
| August 30, 2007
Can the Wobblies deliver?
A sense of taking it to the Man was in the air as some 200-plus supporters of Alexandra Svoboda rallied last Sunday afternoon.
The long-dormant IWW raises its profile in Rhode Island
| August 29, 2007
Kennebunkport protest expected to draw around 5000
Cindy Sheehan seems unable to stay away from the peace movement that she publicly cut ties with just over two months ago.
| August 22, 2007
How high can Gordon Fox go?
Although House Majority Leader Gordon D. Fox considers himself a Red Sox fan, he hopes the Yankees win the World Series this year.
The progressive practices a balancing act in the socially conservative RI legislature
| May 09, 2007
The song remains the same
At one point early on in last weekend’s anti-war rally in Washington, DC, a speaker instructed the crowd, which was facing en masse toward the Capitol Building, to turn around and look in the other direction — toward the White House, the State Department
Did last weekend’s march on Washington mark a new surge in street activism or the waning of an old-school protest style?
| January 31, 2007
As Governor Donald L. Carcieri celebrated his 64th birthday on December 16, he could take satisfaction in any number of things.
The governor faces a tougher political landscape in his second term
| December 27, 2006
Whether or not the Pipettes ever make good on the flabbergasting confidence and effrontery of their debut, We Are the Pipettes (an import on Memphis Industries), they’ve already earned themselves a dissident footnote in the history of girl-group pop.
The Pipettes bring on the pop
| November 28, 2006
Off the press!
I can write the alternative press’s history — or one passably passionate version of it — because the institution’s trajectory matches my own.
My life and good times in alternative journalism
| November 15, 2006
Peace movement renews activism in support of withdrawal
In perhaps the greatest critique of the war in Iraq, US intelligence agencies — confirming what many critics have recognized for some time — say that the conflict is increasing the threat of anti-American terrorism.
| September 27, 2006
Prisoners of politics
The giant sucking sound that all of Southern Maine heard coming from Forest Avenue last week was not some accidental draining of a huge milk tank at Oakhurst Dairy, but the integrity and independence of Maine’s largest public university going down the to
After organizing an exhibit to spark debate, USM closes it when the talk gets too tough
| September 14, 2006
A slideshow of the April 29 Zombie March
The undead descend on Cambridge
| May 01, 2006
Little Red ’Net
February 15 was a squirmy day for officials at Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, and Cisco.
The battle for Internet freedom will not end with China
| March 10, 2006
Caprios on the rise
Like professional athletes employing a well-worn phrase — the familiar expression about focusing on the task at hand and not looking too far ahead — brothers Frank T. Caprio and David A. Caprio strike the same muted tone in separately discussing their re
Frank and David Caprio could challenge the Lynches as Rhode Island’s leading political family
| March 02, 2006
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