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The all-seeing eye of rock and roll

The Masons of Amicable Lodge have tattoos curling out from under their button-down shirts. They wear giant rings and waist aprons that look like oversize satin envelopes. They wear ties and medals and amulets. They carry staffs. Each month, they gather
How the Boston rock scene grew up, got real jobs, and became — Freemasons?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 18, 2011
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A towering mystery in Newport

The Newport Tower stands unheralded in a Touro Park in Newport. Most saunter by it without a second thought. Little do they know it is one of the oldest structures in the state — with a provenance, some say, as mysterious as Stonehenge.
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By PETER VOSKAMP  |  July 09, 2010
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Holy War!

There’s no doubt about it: right now, God is on the side of the atheists.
A new army of atheists is taking no prisoners in its battle with God and his self-appointed faith dealers
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 06, 2007
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Tinkling symbols

That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2006
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Queering the Code

With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 17, 2006