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Arts Well - Buffalo Tom

25 years later, Buffalo Tom's frontman looks back at the early days

Buffalo Tom was on its way up. But back then, the farthest imaginable point "up" for a band like us was to be able to tour the States and Europe, maybe headlining places like the Channel or even, in our wildest dreams, the Orpheum. This was P.N. (pre-Nir
Career in rock
By BILL JANOVITZ  |  November 18, 2011
The War Over "The War Over Walmart" (first of many follow-ups to last week's cover story)

The War Over "The War Over Walmart" (first of many follow-ups to last week's cover story)


The video above was researched, filmed, and edited by the students and faculty at Press Pass TV, where young people from the Boston area do...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 08, 2011
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In the Shadow of Walmart

Only one company on earth summons fevered joy and outrage by merely showing interest in a market.
The Superstore hasn’t touched down yet, but Roxbury is already divided against itself
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 02, 2011
Boston Convention Center - Urban League

With the Urban League conference coming next week, Boston's movers and shakers are scrambling to project a progressive racial image

After years of trying to convince groups with large minority membership that the Hub is now a welcoming, friendly destination for African-Americans, this is the first big organization to test the theory.
Showtime for New Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 22, 2011
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Rudy Hypolite brings Push back home

I asked Hypolite what it was like to film a train wreck in real-time, and about his opportunity to screen Push for the home team at this week's Roxbury International Film Festival.
Beyond hoop dreams
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 22, 2011
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The best of Boston's mobile cuisine

Summer in Boston traditionally means exploring the city, getting sunburned, and ironically (but totally seriously) drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. But now that meals-on-wheels mania has put the boot on our fair city, it also means chasing down every foo
Truck nuts
By DAVID EISENBERG  |  June 10, 2011


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Review: Sticky Rice Café

At Sticky Rice Café in West Roxbury, the atmosphere is perhaps more conducive to takeout, though there is room to eat in.
Strong soups and tasty Thai in West Roxbury
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  April 08, 2011
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Chuck Turner is going to jail, but it's the Feds who should be hanging their heads in shame.

Chuck Turner reports to prison Friday. If his sentence sticks, that's where the 70-year-old former Boston city councilor will spend the next three years.
Power play
By KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 25, 2011
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Interview: Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

Age 31, recently elected Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley is a member of a new generation of local politicos who are more at home in coffee bars than in smoke-filled rooms.
The new kid
By PETER KADZIS  |  December 10, 2010
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Dead end in Dudley

September was a sexy month for the future of Boston's landscape.
Boston's other big hole
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 01, 2010
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The Battle of Mission Hill

Oftentimes, inner-city dwellers who have to routinely phone police about disorderly neighbors fear retribution from gangbangers or drug dealers.
Town-versus-gown tempers are boiling over near the Northeastern campus, as residents charge the giant school with 'death by incrementalism'
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010


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Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr

Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 21, 2010
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Skara Grill

Having longed for an all-out Greek dining room in metro Boston since, well, almost since the Phoenix was reviewing plays by Euripides and protesting the Peloponnesian War, I finally hit Dionysos in Cambridge about a year before it closed in 2007.
Satisfying a Grecian yearning
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 05, 2010
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Burning down the house

"The life of the artist is seeing possibility where other people don't," says Madeleine Steczynski, an East Boston artist and activist.
The roof is on Fire Dept.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  December 25, 2009
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Boycott Blues | Irony

Here’s one way to interpret the title of the debut disc from Boycott Blues: on one paw, he’s a street cat who says “fuck it” for a fast ducat; on the other, this Roxbury beast laments the residual effects that come from poisoning his people and advancing
Brick (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009
Dispatch From The Delusional Chuck Turner's Latest Press Conference

Dispatch From The Delusional Chuck Turner's Latest Press Conference


 Chuck Turner didn’t call this morning’s press conference at his Dudley Square district of...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 26, 2008


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Photos: Menino's Mosque


 Photos of the mosque in Roxbury and people involved in its creation
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 19, 2008
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Menino's mosque

Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008
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FBI nabs Wilkerson

State senator Dianne Wilkerson was arrested this morning on charges of public corruption -- charges at a level far above and beyond any she has previously faced.  
Will the fallout involve other officials?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 28, 2008
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Media Moses

Bruce Wall is blessed with a talent for publicity.
What's behind Pastor Bruce Wall's nose for news?
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 11, 2007