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Unsexy Appeal

The annual “Unsexiest Men” survey (April 2) panders to and cultivates negative, cheap-shot male bashing.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 9, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 09, 2010
Dispatch from an Election Night Pub Crawl

Dispatch from an Election Night Pub Crawl

 Photo Credit:Melissa Ostrow  The angry spirits that supervise Boston politics tried to silence this election coverage. Between a T-Mobile outage that put me behind every...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 04, 2009

Black History Month lands on City Hall

Members of Boston's Black Ministerial Alliance might resent New Black Panther Party soldier Jamarhl Crawford for his persistently blasting them as crooks and opportunists.
Panther Party
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 25, 2009

The Political virgins

At this incalculably critical time — with a fiscal nightmare threatening billions of dollars of state-government spending and momentous budget decisions to be made — everyone in Massachusetts wants to be represented on Beacon Hill by someone with clout.
With a crucial state-legislature session looming, Boston residents turn to untested newbies to fight for their share of the pie
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 08, 2009

City Hall domino effect

Political prospects are being reassessed inside the rumor-hungry walls of City Hall, all because of an invitation to a party 3000 miles away.  
Sam Yoon starts the MayorMania
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 09, 2008

Malign neglect

If, as the Globe editorial page put it, Boston politics need CPR, why is the press idly standing by?

Are the media abetting the death of Boston politics?

By ADAM REILLY  |  November 14, 2007


Deadbeat universities

No college should be allowed to cry poverty to get out of PILOT anymore.
It’s time for higher education to pay its fair share of city costs. Plus, how to improve the Boston City Council.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2007

Murphy’s big tent

In the past few years, Murphy has recast himself to reflect the changing city.
In his bid for re-election, city councilor Stephen Murphy has collected a combustible group of allies, from Dapper to Deval
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 17, 2007

Beware of falling scabs

Boston drivers can be excused for being a tad skittish about falling objects, after experiencing two motorist fatalities in 2006.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007


After state Senator Dianne Wilkerson’s bizarre failure, earlier this year, to collect enough signatures to get on September’s Democratic primary ballot, an obvious question loomed: did the senator still want her job?
How Wilkerson, Galvin, and Murphy are using it
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006