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Review: Stonewall Uprising

Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, the talented indie documentarians who made last year's Waiting for Armageddon , seem confined by the strictures of PBS's long-running American Experience series in their straitlaced ode to gay liberation.
Well-meaning but sedate look at the '60s gay-rights movement
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 18, 2010

Play by Play: January 29, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 29, 2010
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A long-silent civil-rights heroine comes to Maine

It's a writer's dream — to stumble across a story, a figure, or a moment in time, that influenced our history but remains relatively untouched by the hands of academia or pop culture.
Changing history
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 19, 2009

Freedom RIDErs

This article originally appeared in the August 12, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A new civil-rights movement emerges
By SEAN FLYNN  |  August 14, 2008
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O Positive

Although the press covers them pantingly, endorsements often mean little — if anything — in presidential politics.
Can an Oprah endorsement deliver her fans to the Obama camp?
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 25, 2007

Dark days for history

Once again, it’s February. The shortest month of the year, our coldest stretch of weather and, hold on, it’s Black History Month, too.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 07, 2007


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Dis-Respect

Toward the end of Respect: A Musical Journey, a revue bringing together some four dozen female-associated pop oldies, comes the big moment that’s supposed to represent American womanhood shaking off its shackles and stepping bravely into the future.
Dorothy Marcic’s musical journey
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 08, 2006

Harrah’s hummer

Hey, hats off to the dignity of the Rhode Island Constitution.
Changing the state Constitution for a no-bid deal is so RI
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  June 09, 2006
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Daisy, Horton, ¡Peligro!

The Massachusetts governor’s election is just six short months away, but three candidates — Republican lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, Democratic attorney general Tom Reilly, and independent businessman Christy Mihos — still haven’t rolled out any vi
Three ads to spice up the guv race
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 04, 2006

Social studies II

Workhorse is a well-named theater.
Workhorse’s insightful With Claws and Beak
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2006
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Money Matters

In 1979, at the height of the so-called “women’s movement” in America, a dollar coin was issued featuring the image of the feminist suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony.
Our currency reflects the real cultural value of women
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 18, 2006