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Hollow justice

When Whitey Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California, this summer, it may have seemed that a new day had dawned for the local FBI and for the Justice Department.
The FBI might have got its man, but anyone seeking real accountability from Whitey Bulger's government enablers will come away empty-handed yet again
By DAVID BOERI  |  October 07, 2011
10 Incredibly Unlikely (But Nonetheless Awesome) Endings to the Whitey Bulger Saga

10 Incredibly Unlikely (But Nonetheless Awesome) Endings to the Whitey Bulger Saga


Whether you've been eavesdropping on Southie barstools for the past week or just reading through the Herald's daily Whitey dedication, there's no escaping speculation about...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 27, 2011
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Review: Battle: Los Angeles

This alien-invasion thriller feels like something Jerry Bruckheimer might whip up if the Army asked him to take on its "Be All That You Can Be" campaign.
Jerry Bruckheimer's version of a "Be All You Can Be" PSA
By TOM MEEK  |  March 18, 2011
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Review: God of War III

What is Kratos so angry about — again? There used to be a good reason for his non-stop temper tantrums.
New console, same game
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 02, 2010
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Howard Zinn: 1922-2010

Howard Zinn was a fearless revolutionary, but also a father-figure and family man.
In Memoriam of the anti-war warrior
By RAYMOND MUNGO  |  February 05, 2010
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Undercover

Ana Grey is the fearless heroine of April Smith's dark and thoughtful thriller series. But reading these fast-paced books shows the question to be more complicated. Ana Grey is, after all, not only a brave FBI agent, but also the cowering daughter of a
April Smith's mystery/thrillers delve in darkness
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009


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Enter the matrix

A number of artists have been making art inspired by video games and computer graphics in recent years.
Digital art at Moses Brown; optical illusions at AS220
By GREG COOK  |  January 13, 2009
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Road worriers

Right around this time 10 years ago, our van died in the desert plains of Arizona on some godless stretch of I-8.
Obscene gas prices, stolen equipment, broken vans, no sleep -- so why do bands still go on tour?
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 03, 2008
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Chris + Don: A Love Story

When Christopher Isherwood spotted the teenage Don Bachardy on a Santa Monica beach in 1952, he did not hesitate to enact the most hallowed of gay archetypes.
The faithful and imaginative love story of Isherwood and Bachardy
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 16, 2008

Smoking the terrain with a heavily radical nose-wheelie

This article originally appeared in the May 30, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In which we try to understand the skateboarding subculture
By D.C. Denison  |  June 02, 2008

Thirteen ways of looking at ink


Reflections on a lifetime of personal connections with tattoos
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 20, 2008


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Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007

Rise of psychosurgery

This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The new lobotomists
By STEVEN D'ARAZIEN  |  April 09, 2007

Praise the Lord

This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mary Lou’s star rises from the Red Line Platform
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 28, 2007
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Graham Greene’s last interview

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
By JOHN R. MACARTHUR  |  June 28, 2006
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Tripping

A handful of this year’s travel books seem an odd, almost ghoulish enactment of Rene Descartes’s statement that “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.”
Travel guides that go beyond the practical
By DANA KLETTER  |  June 21, 2006


Letters to the Boston editor, February 3, 2006

Liberals factoring in Bill O'Reilly; a cop sticks up for the anti-Stop Snitchin' judge
Shrill O'Reilly
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 02, 2006
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The body electric

Oliver McCall’s career as a sports criminal is almost without peer or parallel; he makes Lawrence Taylor seem like Ann Romney.
Why tasers and athletes don't mix
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 26, 2006

The wrath of God


  This Greek tragedy is a triumph
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