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Anti-solitary campaign expands

As the February 17 State House public hearing approaches on the bill to restrict solitary confinement at the Maine State Prison, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), which sparked national debate about Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo, has a
Stopping Supermax Torture
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 05, 2010
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Maine: state of deception

Surprise! When the 2008 fiscal year ended, on June 30, the state had a General Fund surplus of $56 million, so the shortfall in reality was considerably smaller than predicted — $134 million.
How a budget surplus emerged from a back room
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 27, 2008
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Probing minds

In the 1999 cult-classic satire Office Space, disgruntled corporate lackey Peter Gibbons visits an occupational hypnotherapist to address burn-out, stress, and his antipathy to TPS reports.
You, too, can learn to tap into people's unconscious through hypnosis
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 25, 2008

Politicos Latinos

This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1983 issue of the  Boston Phoenix.

The growing clout of the Hispanic community


By ALAN LUPO  |  February 22, 2008
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Voto para mi?

In East Boston, hopes have been high that Democratic candidate Gloribell Mota might draw the neighborhood’s Hispanic residents into the political process.
Why can’t a Latina candidate mobilize Eastie’s Hispanics?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 19, 2007
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Earning his wings

Delroy Lindo is only 6’3”, but he plays a lot bigger on screen.
The career of Delroy Lindo
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 11, 2006


The trials of Bernard Baran

This story originally appeared in the June 18, 2004 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Twenty years ago, a  young gay man was convicted of multiple counts of molestation. There is good reason to believe he is innocent.
By DORI BERMAN, CARRIE LOCK, RICHARD RAINEY, AND LINDSAY TAUB  |  July 12, 2006
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Horny rascal

My long-term boyfriend is obsessed with having sex at every moment possible.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR LOVEMONKEY  |  June 21, 2006