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Review: Dirty Pictures
At one point, Dirty Pictures transports us to Burning Man, where we watch a pack of free spirits cruising around the desert in flame-spewing tentacle-mobiles. Which is exactly the kind of blissy neon bacchanalia that springs to mind when we think of
| April 16, 2010
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
| September 25, 2009
Blowin' in the wind
There's going to be a lot of snickering and chortling this week after former-top-NFL-prospect-turned-galactic-draft-bust Ryan Leaf got arrested on drug and burglary charges.
Ryan Leaf returns from exile. Plus, Missy Giove goes downhill fast, and Donte Stallworth gets sentenced.
| June 26, 2009
Hemp — the law, the musical
When liberal congressmen like Barney Frank begin co-sponsoring bills with libertarians like Ron Paul, there must be something funny in the air.
Dept. of Really Strange Bedfellows
| May 01, 2009
The DEA says no (again) to medical marijuana. Now what?
Rick Doblin, president of Belmont-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), can't believe how long it's dragged on.
High on Obama?
| January 14, 2009
Sports blotter: Burress edition
| December 10, 2008
No longer the undercover DEA agent of the game, Max oversees NYPD “cold case” files. They don’t come much colder than this one.
Bloodless, PG-13-rated action noir
| October 21, 2008
Pot Edward Island
It seems modern-day islanders have discovered another way to smile through the summer and avoid the blues during the bleak local winters.
Canada's most picturesque province is surprisingly also the fertile center of an underground marijuana explosion
ALAN R. EARLS
| August 13, 2008
Will Harvard drop acid again?
In a moment of delightful whimsy in the annals of drug history, Albert Hofmann, after purposely ingesting LSD for the first time, rode his bicycle home and experienced all manner of beatific and hellish visions.
Psychedelic research returns to Crimsonland
| May 28, 2008
A Peapod grows in Portland
Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
| May 07, 2008
Harvey Silverglate’s “Freedom Watch” column on the bad faith with which the DEA prosecutes pain doctors is yet another cogent exposition of the strange activities of this agency.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 5, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 03, 2007
Things haven’t been going well as of late for Needham-based chronic-pain specialist Dr. Joseph Zolot.
The DEA’s bad-faith war on pain doctors
| September 26, 2007
It’s time for some real judicial activism
There is a time and a place for “judicial activism,” no matter what so-called conservatives say.
| May 09, 2007
Who’s afraid of medical marijuana?
Two hits of marijuana in the morning, and two in the evening before he goes to sleep.
Opponents’ fears go unrealized with the impementation of rhode island’s law
| May 02, 2007
On April 23, MIT sophomore David Sheets cataloged Web sites that can’t be reached on Boston’s free wireless network due to a screwy filtering program.
Oddities and ephemera from the week gone by
| April 25, 2007
Dead End Armory
Don’t you love it when an already solid band just gets better?
Music seen, February 17, at the White Heart
| February 21, 2007
We found Whitey Bulger . . . and he’s still missing
I get a lot of calls about Bulger, but this one was different. Watch video footage of a possible Whitey sighting in California
Anniversary party: The FBI celebrates 12 years of failure
| January 05, 2007
Howie Carr blows up
It’s Friday, and Howie Carr Incorporated is in full flog for his new book, The Brothers Bulger (Warner Books).
As Whitey makes him famous, the Bulger -scribe doesn’t have to worry about facts
| March 16, 2006
Smelling like a Rose
The bad-seed stories just keep rolling in.
Plus the best quote from a lawyer you will ever hear
| March 01, 2006
Politics of pain
When it comes to the legalization of medical marijuana in Rhode Island, the question has generally been when — not if — it would happen.
Rhode Island follows through on medical marijuana
| January 07, 2006
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