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Silenced on campus

As this list drawn from campuses around New England demonstrates, liberty — as defined by the American constitutional tradition — is under constant assault.
The college Muzzles
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 22, 2013

Photos: LeVar Burton at Tufts University

LeVar Burton accepts the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children's Media at Tufts University on February 3, 2012.
February 3, 2012
By JOSH BERLINGER  |  February 10, 2012

Campus safe spaces offer comfy couches and open minds

Two months into freshman year, I was sitting in a friend's dorm room when Melissa, the broadcast journalism student who lived down the hall, burst into the room. She was near tears.
Safety in numbers
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 30, 2011
boston bike share program at Tufts University

An interview with the co-founder of Tufts Bikes

While Boston's Hubway program was announced at the end of April to great fanfare, Tufts senior Daniel Heller beat them to the punch with a campus-centric bike-sharing program, Tufts Bikes (, which launched on April 1.
Heller on wheels
By MIKE GOETZMAN  |  May 13, 2011

Slideshow: 'Seductive Subversion' at Tufts, '24/7' at DeCordova

Images from two art exhibits, "Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968" at the Tufts University Art Gallery and Rachel Perry Welty's "24/7" at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Women and Welty
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 11, 2011

An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011


Getting Your Hands Dirty

It's easy to get apocalyptic. Worst case scenarios can be conjured in a few broad strokes — oil crisis, poisoned reservoir, terrorists murder the Internet.
A few basic skills could help you survive the apocalypse — and reconnect to the real world
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 15, 2010

Shelf life

Some people visit bookstores so their children can chew objects outside the home. Others, to peruse the latest magazines for free. Still others walk into a bookstore and are filled with a vague but palpable longing.
Interested in a career in books? Here's whatcha do.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 15, 2010

The new gay bars

If I may channel the late, great Estelle Getty for a moment: picture it, Provincetown, 2009, a dashing young man with no discernible tan and an iffy T-Mobile signal languishes bored upon the sprawling patio of the Boatslip Resort.
 Is that a paradigm shift in your pocket?
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 04, 2010

Ledge Lessons

As advocates of higher education and living as long as medically possible, we were sad to read that, according to new-media-powerhouse Web site the Daily Beast, Greater Boston is home to not one but five of the most stressful colleges in the United Sta
We love you, stressed-out college kids! So relax, and remember how good you have it.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010

Best Coast at the Crane Room at Tufts

Best Coast perform "I Want You" at TuftsLess than a week following the performance that landed her band a giant photo and rave review in...
By Carrie Battan  |  April 12, 2010


Naked Boston

Every year, Ol' Man Winter cruelly turns Bostonians' bodies into shriveled, cracked sacks of atrophied muscle and lumpy goo — not exactly fodder for Playmate of the Month.
Spring has finally arrived! So take off all your clothes with these seven ways to celebrate nudity in greater Boston.
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010

Students gone wild

When it comes to warding off stress, every college has its own traditions. Some quell student woes with late-night pancakes. Some offer free movie nights. But only at Tufts University in Medford does release of academic tension involve hundreds of synch
Tufts naked quad run
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010

Nudity throughout history

By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010

Bully for BU!

After six years at the Phoenix , I recently got my first pre-emptive libel threat. It came, most unexpectedly, from an investigative reporter. And beyond the fact that this struck me as a blatant attempt at intimidation, it demonstrated how tricky journ
A curious conflict of interest is followed by a legal threat — from a journalism center!
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2010

The news from No Place

Saya Woolfalk first grabbed people's attention around 2005, with playful-serious installations and videos in which performers masked in bright, patchwork fabric costumes of cartoon leaves and long swinging dreadlocks jumped around small rooms decorated
Saya Woolfalk and the feminist 'heretics'
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010


Photos: Ingrid Michaelson at Somerville Theatre

Ingrid Michaelson headlines Tufts' annual Jumbo Jam, at the Somerville Theatre, March 2, 2010
Ingrid Michaelson, live at the Somerville Theatre, March 2, 2010
By ANNE WERMIEL  |  March 05, 2010

Review: Ingrid Michaelson at Somerville Theatre

"Am I talking too much? Too loose?" Ingrid Michaelson blithely asked near the middle of her set at the Somerville Theatre.
At the Tufts' Jumbo Jam on March 2, 2010
By ALEX BLUM  |  March 05, 2010

A walk on the wild side

Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one
The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010

Fresh fruit and vegetables

The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
By GREG COOK  |  January 01, 2010

2009: The year in Art

The year started off with a kick in the teeth when, in January, Brandeis University announced plans to shutter its Rose Art Museum and sell off its masterpieces.
Saints, sinners, paint
By GREG COOK  |  December 25, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Khazei, Like a Fox?

If there is to be a candidate in the Massachusetts US Senate race who inspires the sort of grassroots, progressive following that propelled Governor Deval Patrick into office three years ago — an insurgent candidacy, if you will — it figures to be ideali
Insiders don’t think Alan Khazei has a chance in the US Senate race. But progressive activists could make him an underdog with bite.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 16, 2009

Weather reports

One of the great themes in America is nostalgia for the "good old days," which flame into being and then fade into the distance.
Landscape nostalgia, plus climate, the nature of community, and drawing show #21
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2009

What's the scam?

Back on the morning of June 7, 1982, a man walked into the New York branch of the Middle East Bank on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office building and tried to deposit a $2 million check. The man, a native of the United Arab Emirates, left without
Trying to bilk the Scientologists
By JIM SCHUH  |  September 25, 2009

Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'

The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009

jamba list

Comic-strip author declares war on Jamba

While the Shepard Fairey–AP showdown was busy raising the public-domain bar, a new case concerning intellectual property recently cropped up on the Internet. This one pits David Rees and his defunct Get Your War On ( GYWO ) comic strip against nation
Juice justice
By LEOR GALIL  |  August 07, 2009

Weekend trip

It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
By MATT PARISH  |  July 17, 2009


Tufts University Art Gallery's "Sixth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition" is one of those summer sampler shows that's got about a million people in it.
Summer round-ups at Tufts and Montserrat
By GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2009

Generation Green

Republicans have a lot to say about the immorality of saddling the next generation with our national debt. But when it comes to leaving them a wrecked, depleted, and rapidly warming planet, they are taking the exact opposite line.
Once derided as tree huggers, eco-friendly youth are now the nation's most powerful (and feared) voting bloc. So why isn't the GOP listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009