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Examining ‘Seneca, Selma, and Stonewall’

It will be recalled as the most famous line from President Barack Obama's second inaugural address delivered January 21.
Making History
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 08, 2013

Doyle’s a bad sport; a Giant passing; the adventures of Gus & Zippy

Phillipe and Jorge know that the many friends, business partners, and acquaintances of Dan Doyle are appalled at the facts now emerging about the horrific financial scandal surrounding his Institute for International Sport.
Dan, we hardly knew ye
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 16, 2012

Review: Wretches and Jabberers

Imagine having as much inside you — thoughts, feelings, desires, needs — as you really do, but being unable to express them.
Documentary searches for the heart of autism
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011

M.I.A.: Fixing the glitch

Monday night, mid-set on stage at Royale, it almost seemed like Maya Arulpragasam, a/k/a M.I.A., had had it.
And talking the talk
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2010


Review: Beyond Gay: The Politics Of Pride

The Gay Pride Parade is one of the best parties of the year — so much so that it’s easy to forget that, not so long ago, it was risky to participate, or that in some cities today, a token gesture of pride can get you imprisoned or killed.
Activism on parade
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Crossword: ''60 clues go in''

But in this themeless puzzle, only one solver reigns victorious.
But in this themeless puzzle, only one solver reigns victorious.
By MATT JONES  |  March 18, 2009

China, Tibet, and the Olympics

It is difficult to imagine an American — perhaps any Westerner — with a greater sympathy for, and understanding of, Tibet than scholar-activist Robert Thurman.
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
By PETER KADZIS  |  August 06, 2008

Mark Weiner for President?

There has been much hand-wringing recently over whether superdelegates will hijack the Democrats’ presidential-selection process.
Superdelegates are not so super in a punitive democracy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 13, 2008

Crossword: ''Think twice''

'Cuz once is never enough
By MATT JONES  |  December 26, 2007


Salman speaks

This article originally appeared in the May 6, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Rushdie's new novel, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, is a work of epic ambition that fuses myth with rock-and-roll reality
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 21, 2007

Decent catch

The opening moments of Opera Boston’s new production of Les pêcheurs de perles set me up to expect an extraordinary evening.
Opera Boston’s Pêcheurs de perles, plus Evgeny Kissin, and Bernard Haitink with the BSO
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 08, 2007

Waved off

Ah, Eurocinema, the blood and backbone of film culture as it grew from out of the Hollywood shadow in the post-war decades — the Godards, the Bergmans, the Antonionis, the bristling Hungarians, the mordant Poles, the café-dawdling French!
‘New Films from Europe’ at the HFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  January 19, 2007

Portland to host international gay conference

US Representative Tom Allen will be there. Governor John Baldacci is expected to show.
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  October 25, 2006

Dam shame

In a few weeks, the country will remember one of the greatest disasters in its history.
Spike Lee won’t let New Orleans go away
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 22, 2006


Are you kidding us?

Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 19, 2006

Home on the range

This is one of those revisionist Westerns. Her subjects reflect what her father, Pulitzer-winning journalist John McPhee, has called her “constant search for the dividing lines between altered and unaltered worlds.”
Laura McPhee’s deadpan take on nature  
By GREG COOK  |  June 07, 2006

Victor’s Café

Victor’s is a small storefront done up with linen and elegant lacy napkins to suggest a kind of budget-gourmet experience.
Like walking through the pages of Dostoevsky — in a good way
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 02, 2006

Letters to the Editor

Healthy lessons to be learned; Sen. Olympia Snowe's inaccessibility
By  |  January 05, 2006