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Back to the future

Welcome to our new world. Or perhaps it's back to the future.
Letter from the Publisher
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 21, 2012

Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 20, 2012

Walk for AIDS: 25 years(1)

Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010

I remember when...

It's been a while, and I've been here for all of it. These moments are what I remember best, and what I wish there was more evidence of.
(Or at least I think I do)
By MARC SHEPARD  |  September 18, 2009

Ticket to ride

In April 1999, two weeks after I started on the job at the Providence Phoenix , the FBI raided City Hall, formally unveiling the federal investigation that would land Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr., Rhode Island's rascal king, behind bars.
Reflections on 10 years at the Phoenix
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 11, 2009

The little station that could . . . and did

I love WFNX. I suppose I might be expected to say that, but that is really how I feel.
WFNX could have been a country station. A message from the kid who voted new wave.
By BRAD MINDICH  |  December 01, 2008


Lloyd Schwartz: the beat goes on

Classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently marked his 30th year as a Phoenix contributor.
Letter from the Executive Editor
By PETER KADZIS  |  January 30, 2008

GLAD all over

The Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) this past weekend honored Boston Phoenix founder and publisher Stephen M. Mindich.
Phoenix founder Mindich honored
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 01, 2007

Who acted responsibly?

Many of our protections of free speech and civil rights slide down that slippery slope, and we all need to put that into context.

By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  February 02, 2007

Protesting too much

It is bad enough that our pop-cultural-knowledge deficient government and law-enforcement officials go over the top and call for the heads of execs from a media company who almost three weeks ago, and without any evidence of malicious intent, launched a
The "establishment" is out of line
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  February 01, 2007

R.I.P., Godfather of Soul

Regular readers of the Cool, Cool World obviously recognize the musical genius of James Brown.
James Brown stood his ground against Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 27, 2006


Dear Phoenix Reader,

The act of balancing the public trust of our readers with a commercial responsibility to our advertisers is at the heart of what I do.
Thoughts on the past, present, and future
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  November 15, 2006

Harvard Square

Harvard Square was very different 40 years ago.
Ground zero for so much, for so many
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 15, 2006

WFNX upgrades

Let’s face it. There’s always an unpleasant macho subtext in intra-corporate rivalries.
“More power, more penetration”
By JON GARELICK  |  April 05, 2006

Happy Hollandaise

Schwarzenegger, torture, cocaine, and college: it must be Christmas.
Bidding good night to 2005
By  |  January 07, 2006