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A crushing tale, beautifully told
It’s rare that we can put a human face on American foreign policy. And even rarer that the visage belongs to a person who steps willingly into the limelight — though admittedly for other reasons.
| September 12, 2013
Terrorism: The Next 10 Years
Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia. Image via Somalia Report.Nine Eleven turned ten. Bin Laden is dead. We still get the occasional somebody's-about-to-bomb-us scare, but the...
| September 12, 2011
Today in U.S. Wars: The SEALs who killed Bin Laden, a poet returns to Iraq, and more
| August 02, 2011
Take this to the polls
Our endorsements for the June 8 elections
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| June 04, 2010
Preparing for June 8
Stuckey vs. Vincent, Capron vs. Sharif, and Barkley vs. Dini
Candidate breakdown for districts 114. 116, and 119
| May 28, 2010
Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home
Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
| April 30, 2010
Passage to India
Activist-photographer Fazal Sheikh’s tales of women from the Indian holy city of Vrindavan are devastating.
Fazal Sheikh’s ‘Beloved Daughters’ at the Bell Gallery
| April 09, 2010
Ask A Black Woman: Criminal intent edition
Ask A Black Woman: Why are Blacks committing all the crimes lately in Maine and doesn't this say something about Black people's natural inclinations?
| March 05, 2010
Equal scary people
I have nothing against people who've had the misfortune of being born in other nations. Unless they're from Chad.
Should foreigners -- like folks from NH -- vote in Maine?
| April 10, 2009
Democracy in China
That December morning in the year 2010 began oddly. The sun rose in the west. The river reversed itself and flowed upstream. The tide went out and didn't come back.
Politics and other mistakes
| December 31, 2008
Trying out an anti-demonstration ‘sonic cannon’
The Maine Marine Patrol is considering purchasing a “sonic cannon” capable of broadcasting earsplitting, “disorienting” sounds, like those that have been used to break up peaceful demonstrations in public spaces in Iraq and the country of Georgia.
| July 16, 2008
With Canada-via-Somalia rapper K'Naan, there’s some serious knowledge being dropped on our shores like bombs over Baghdad, only different.
International hip-hop hits home
| June 24, 2008
Welcome to a tasty morsel of Somalian life.
Otherwise known as Somalian samboosas
| June 04, 2008
Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues was frank — nay, explicit — in its exploration of women’s sexuality.
Roosen's monologues considers sex beneath the veil
| October 09, 2007
Whereas active-duty soldiers return as a group to a military base upon coming home, National Guard members disperse into their civilian communities.
You want the troops out of Iraq? Next, we have to get Iraq out of the troops.
| July 11, 2007
Eight days after 9/11, NPR broadcast a commentary by Andrew J. Bacevich, a Vietnam War veteran, former Army colonel, and professor of international relations at BU.
The politics of personal tragedy
| July 02, 2007
'I'm done killing hyenas'
I’m almost as tall as my father now, and I’ve nothing left to prove.
Excerpts from Portland teens' stories of migration to America
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| May 02, 2007
Iraq + surge = ???
Certain that the newly elected Democratic Congress will not end American involvement in the Iraq War, Rhode Island peace movement leaders are calling for additional demonstrations to bring US troops home.
Activists call for heightened anti-war effort
| January 24, 2007
Maybe things are getting better.
Truth and reconciliation at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
| January 10, 2007
Africa's invisible slaves
This article originally appeared in the June 30, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Human bondage resurfaces in the dark heart of Sudan
| November 14, 2006
Letters to the Portland editor: September 29, 2006
War is art
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 27, 2006
What's up, doc?
I’d heard that Full Frame is the best-programmed documentary festival in America, and it might just be.
The Full Frame Film Festival
| April 18, 2006
On the morning of March 8, viewers had their first sip of coffee to a grisly sight on the news shows: grainy video of roughly two-dozen dead Iraqis lined up in a makeshift morgue, many of them apparently bound and strangled.
Once an upbeat hit, Bush’s Iraq show has jumped the shark
| March 15, 2006
Typical of the exposure given 77-year-old MIT linguistics professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky by most American news media, he was blanked out by the Portland Press Herald , and there was no coverage by the Portland TV news shows or Maine Public Radio
Noam Chomsky himself is filtered by the news
| February 02, 2006
Yahoo!’s one-man news army
Everyone’s heard of garage rock.
Plus, sizing up ABC’s new anchors, gutsy changes at RKO, and reporters turn into government investigators
| January 26, 2006
The song remains the same
| January 01, 1900
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