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Site-specificity

Wharf Street is quickly becoming a hotbed for the esoterically minded. Building on early pioneers such as clothier Rogues Gallery and smart seafood at Street and Company, the original waterfront is being bolstered with the recent opening of Brook There,
37-A Gallery opens with Hannah Barnes
By ANNIE LARMON  |  January 22, 2010
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Michael Mazur, 1935 - 2009

"He was so alive ," a friend wrote to me a few days after Michael Mazur died, on August 18.
Painter, printmaker, teacher, art historian, curator, political/social/arts activist, Red Sox and Celtics fan
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 28, 2009
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The music man

Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 07, 2009
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Female Trouble

Conventional political wisdom says that for a party to oppose a woman — or a women's issue — it's best to send out a female spokesperson.
A shocking dearth of Republican female pols should have the party in a panic. So why doesn't it care?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 05, 2009
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The shovel-ready lessons of the New Deal

Action Speaks!, AS220's always-engaging panel discussion series, is back. "So soon?" you ask. Why, yes.
Action speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 24, 2009
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Head case

Who is Jim Marzilli, exactly? Is he a predatory letch? Or is he a deeply troubled man who needs to be kept from harassing women — but also from hurting himself?
Media coverage of a State House sex scandal reveals the pitfalls of reporting on mental illness
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 23, 2008


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Breaking through

In the overall retail picture, jazz accounts for about three percent of sales, and a “hit” CD is anything that exceeds 10,000 copies.
Esperanza Spalding steps up her game
By JON GARELICK  |  May 19, 2008
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Stop the presses

Overzealous merchandisers who banked on the Patriots juggernaut winning Super Bowl XLII were stuck with celebratory paraphernalia they could no longer sell.
Books they never finished publishing
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  February 13, 2008
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Tru opportunity

With scripted television in limbo thanks to the Writers Guild of America strike, network bosses have been relying on reality programming to soften the blow.
Will the real reality show please stand up?
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  December 19, 2007
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Kosher comic

Judy Gold sashays into a press conference with a white apron over her jeans and a tray of rugelach in her hand.
Judy Gold answers some questions for a Jewish mother
By IRIS FANGER  |  December 10, 2007
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007


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Lessons of the fall

The fall from grace of Ralph R. Papitto was remarkable in its speed and force.
The Papitto controversy reveals some ingrained truths about race and institutions
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 25, 2007

Happy to be nappy

First off, apologies to writer bell hooks for swiping the title of her book aimed at little girls, which is a celebration of unprocessed black hair.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  May 02, 2007

Hurtful speech

 I can’t remember the last time so many commentators from diverse points of view got together in a kumbaya circle.
Letters to the Boston editor: April 27, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 25, 2007
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Imus’s downfall is a setback for free speech

Maybe you hadn’t noticed, but you lost something last week.
Axed
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 18, 2007
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Hillary-ization strikes US

In terms of the Imus affair, Phillipe + Jorge can’t get over how the whole world of public affairs has undergone a process of Hillary-ization.
Let’s sing “Kumbaya” and pretend we don’t have race problems
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 18, 2007


The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Television

Who are the unsexiest TV men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Worst in breed: Newsmakers

Who are the unsexiest newsmaking men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Worst in breed: Media

Who are the unsexiest media men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Ho, ho, ho

Unless you’ve been busy catching up on your Kierkegaard, you know that radio shock jock Don Imus is in a heap of trouble.
Thoughts on watching the media culture that Don Imus helped spawn turn on the aging turkey
By EDITORIAL  |  April 11, 2007


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Thus spoke Imus

What P&J find very offensive reaches beyond the Imus program, into the world of music and multimedia, including TV and other radio shows.
Pop culture echoes the talker’s boneheaded “ho’s” slur
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 11, 2007
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Alumnus interruptus

Rather than take pride in the bi-monthly’s stellar 108-year-old reputation, university administrators effectively declared war on Harvard magazine earlier this year when they brought out an in-house competitor.
How University, Inc. is controlling the message to its graduates — and funding base
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 16, 2006
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How to speak Yiddish

In 1962, the American Jewish Congress released Invitation to Yiddish , a double-LP speak-along-with-the-record instructional course designed as a beginner’s introduction to Yiddish.
From the Talmud to  tukhes  and back  
By JOSH KUN  |  April 28, 2006
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Ditched

Olympia Snowe would protect me, I thought. I continued to believe that right up until January 31, when she voted to support George W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Did Maine’s US senators betray women during the recent battles for the Supreme Court bench?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  March 02, 2006