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Scientology defector tells all

If every last allegation that Church of Scientology (CoS) defector Nancy Many charges in My Billion Year Contract is true, then her book should inspire several FBI raids and a Lifetime mini-series to rival any Charles Manson documentary.
Many's Rivers to Cross Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 15, 2010
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2009: The year in Dance

You could say there were two tremendous forces that propelled dance into the world of modern culture: the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev and the choreography of Merce Cunningham.
Milestones and memories
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 25, 2009
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Tale of the tapes

Soon after music-minded UMass-Boston management professor Pacey Foster signed on to write a Boston chapter for the most comprehensive hip-hop tome ever compiled, his mission brought him to rural Maine, where it has long been speculated that the Hub rhy
Pacey Foster tells the story of Boston hip-hop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 27, 2009
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Freudian trip

Hip-hop is faker than Vince McMahon's business plan and tan combined. Pussy-whipped MCs who sling Whoppers rhyme about bagging blow and smacking ho's; even cats who actually do poison their communities exaggerate their hood credentials.
Esoteric drops reality rap on Saving Seamus Ryan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009
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Wisps and a volcano

Two concerts last week by mid-career artists who are still looking into life's persistent questions: Brian Crabtree, Marjorie Morgan, and dancers at the Dance Complex, and David Dorfman Dance at Salem State College.
Crabtree, Morgan, Dorfman
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 03, 2009
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Spelling lessons

A number of college students are turning to Wicca.  
Campus witches have no brooms, no bleeding goats. Just cookies. Sorry.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 20, 2008


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The dirty story behind local energy

It’s hard to imagine that a town as poor as this one could have a slum.
Eastern Massachusetts hums comfortably on Colombian coal. But the mines are devastating land and lives in the Guajira peninsula.
By AVIVA CHOMSKY  |  October 01, 2007
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Senior years

These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  August 15, 2007
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School for scandal

Lending institutions have been buying the favor of sticky-fingered college administrators for some time now.
An Emerson College dean becomes the first Boston casualty of the national student-loan fiasco
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 27, 2007
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No money, mo problems

There are more than 4000 degree-granting higher-education institutions in the United States.
Screwed students get heard
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 22, 2006