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Black Moth Super Rainbow | Cobra Juicy

Technology makes secrecy well-nigh impossible, so Black Moth Super Rainbow settle for employing it as a narrative device.
Rad Cult Records (2012)
By RYAN FOLEY  |  October 12, 2012
Review Addiction Inc

Review: Addiction Incorporated

Much of the first half of Charles Evans Jr.'s muckraking documentary is annoyingly gimmicky, relying on unneeded graphics, animation, and imitation-Errol-Morris effects to tell the tale of a Philip Morris scientist, Victor DeNoble, who became a key gove
Charles Evans Jr.'s muckraking documentary
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 24, 2012

Coughing fits

Smoking isn't one of my many vices. But that doesn't mean I have something against those who've chosen that method of killing themselves. It's not like their addiction makes them bad people.
The tobacco tax
By AL DIAMON  |  May 20, 2011

Higher education: How to do drugs in Boston

The leaves are changing color, and it's not because you ate a special mushroom pizza. The air is crisp, the nights are getting longer, and you're drinking coffee at 4 am. It's fall, and time to go back to school.
If you choose to partake, at least do it right
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  September 03, 2010

Will Karl ever quit smoking?

That shit's radioactive
By KARL STEVENS  |  May 28, 2010

Alternatives abound

The 2009 tax increases around the country.
Other states have found options
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 08, 2010

Recession lesson

Cigarette tax hikes in Rhode Island have smokers kicking the habit.
Drinkin 'n' thinkin'
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 22, 2009

“No, you can’t do that. It’s bad for you.”

             I'm as vicious a critic of cigarettes as there is - my father, who smoked four packs of Camels a day, befouled...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  September 05, 2008
Outlawing cigarettes: Beginning another hopeless drug war?

Outlawing cigarettes: Beginning another hopeless drug war?

               Dear readers: Trust me. I’m a long-time criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, and I’m telling you that the “war...
By Harvey Silvergate  |  August 08, 2008