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One of the great things about my day job as director of Insight Radio (part of Insight, a non-profit in Warwick that promotes independence and opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired) is that I get to see just about every news website
Rodney King has advice for North Kingstown. Plus, a few clarifications
| July 01, 2011
Gaga's eau de bloody load, Diddy exposed as 9/11 mastermind, and other music news in brief
Smell ya, shouldn't have to tell ya!
The Big Hurt
| February 11, 2011
The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards
A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
| July 02, 2010
Review: Get Him To the Greek
Jonah Hill and Russell Brand reunite with Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller in his boisterous new comedy.
Heroin-addled rocker stages his comeback
| June 04, 2010
The Sandbox interviews Rodney King
Rodney King of Celebrity Rehab, Sober House and the Los Angeles riots joins The Sandbox on the phone. Listen here! Put us on your iPod....
| November 16, 2009
White-knuckle thrill rites
Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
| July 10, 2009
The clock keeps ticking down toward the inevitable first Tasered-athlete fatality. The fact that it hasn't happened yet is just a statistical anomaly, because two things continue to occur with regularity: major-college and pro jocks keep getting Tasered
A Florida Gator gets chomped. Plus, Memphis, the NCAA, and hypocrisy.
| June 12, 2009
A living history
Since Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is set in a specific place and time, some theatergoers will want to relegate its incidents and attitudes — which surround the Rodney King riots — to history.
Twilight revists the King riots
| March 24, 2009
Sports Blotter: A farewell to OJ
Any columnist covering this field who failed to note O.J. Simpson’s lamentable change of status from in-it-to-win-it sports-crime competitor to DQ’d resident of High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, Nevada, would be grossly derelict in his duties.
| December 30, 2008
The son also sets
Most crime stories involving ex-athletes pushing 50 have the same plot: an end-of-the-line washout case, six weeks behind on his final car payment, and literally fleeing on foot from an army of outraged creditors and/or junk dealers punches out his wife/
| October 27, 2008
A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
| September 24, 2008
Echoes of Rodney King
When Simon Glik used his cell phone to record Boston police officers making what he thought was an overly forceful arrest on Tremont Street, he didn’t think he would be the one who ended up in the back of a police cruiser.
A do-gooder who recorded abusive Boston police officers was himself arrested under a controversial ‘wiretapping’ law
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAMES TIERNEY
| February 21, 2008
Chicago artist Nick Cave (no, not the musician) remembers the Rodney King beating as a turning point in his artwork.
Nick Cave’s wearable mash-ups
| October 03, 2007
Anyone who wants to understand the perils of being a citizen journalist in an age of DIY media should consider the case of Freeman Z.
One citizen journalist’s saga may bode poorly for the new arm of the press
| December 13, 2006
A practiced hand in frivolity, director Joe Roth here moves on to something more serious: distilling Richard Price’s 700-page crime drama into a two-hour seesaw.
When a missing white boy, an alleged black carjacker, and mounting racial tensions collide
| February 14, 2006
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