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Visions of hope
Shannon Heuklom of Providence spent the past two summers helping at a rural clinic, serving some 2000 HIV-positive patients, that is run by the nonprofit Hope Through Health in the West African nation of Togo.
‘Coming Out’ at Firehouse 13; Dery and Easton at 5 Traverse
| January 15, 2010
Interview: James Carroll
The Phoenix 's Adam Reilly recently spoke with Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book, Practicing Catholic (Houghton Mifflin), and his critical but durable relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
The full transcript of the Phoenix's conversation with the author
| April 01, 2009
Winners and sinners
Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
| September 08, 2008
Letter to the Boston editor: July 20, 2007
While I can certainly understand the impetus for the “America Blows” article, I found it short-sighted.
LETTERS TO THE BOSTON EDITOR
| July 18, 2007
In the not-too-distant past, telling someone you were interested in webcomics was met with awkward stares and changes of subject. (Trust me.)
The rise of webcomics and four artists leading the way
| July 10, 2007
Coffee lids by design
Sage Lewis makes pinpricks on white paper, a constellation of dots, interrelating references or access points to dualistic planes of existence.
Four artists explore Intelligent Design
| May 23, 2007
Sell your body, or sell your soul?
Desperation had driven me to this point. I was determined not to return to the soul-eating life of a cubicle serf, so, unemployed and grasping for tuition money, I’d become a Craigslist whore, selling my services to slick marketers wielding surveys and h
30 nights as a (well-paid) guinea pig in hospital sleep study
| January 25, 2007
On the USM philosophy department's home page, I noticed Karl Marx’s famous lines from Theses on Feuerbach: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it.”
A talk with USM philosophy professor Jason Read
| October 04, 2006
A handful of this year’s travel books seem an odd, almost ghoulish enactment of Rene Descartes’s statement that “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.”
Travel guides that go beyond the practical
| June 21, 2006
Typical of the exposure given 77-year-old MIT linguistics professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky by most American news media, he was blanked out by the Portland Press Herald , and there was no coverage by the Portland TV news shows or Maine Public Radio
Noam Chomsky himself is filtered by the news
| February 02, 2006
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