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US Marine graffiti crew tags Hyde Park

This past week, the United States Marine Corps invaded Boston. Or, more accurately, they were invited into the community by Mayor Tom Menino to “showcase military equipment displays, perform community outreach projects, and honor local Marines during Mar
Props-aganda Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 14, 2010

Stars, bars, and open arms

The first thing I noticed when pulling into the Preble Street parking lot on Back Cove for last Sunday’s open-carry firearm event, which had been organized to encourage Mainers to legally wear their guns in public, was the Confederate flag.
Flags + Guns Dept.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 30, 2010

In the land of the stoner cops

Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
By NIR ROSEN  |  February 26, 2010

Criminal intent

Ed Burns — former Baltimore homicide detective, Vietnam vet, and long-time writing partner with David Simon, both on the The Wire  and on Generation Kill , spoke with the Phoenix about the new series.
Ed Burns on writing Iraq
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 07, 2008

The wages of war

The Iraq War poses a strange problem for the American public.
The creators of The Wire take on Iraq in Generation Kill
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 07, 2008

Iraq’s My Lai?

Five years after the first bombs fell on Baghdad, the fog of war still roils thick in Iraq.
Looking at Haditha
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 12, 2008


Three Wise Women

Watching the show is like falling down the bunny hole ? everything socially acceptable (monogamy, independence, daywear) is naught.
The Girls Next Door bring their gifts to the Playboy Mansion
By ELLEE DEAN  |  December 12, 2007

Pop goes to war

Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 25, 2007

Major embarrassment?

Matt Sanchez was a darling of the conservative media establishment, but then news broke that he was, only a few years ago, performing in famous gay porn films.
VIDEO: Michael Bronski assesses the gay-porn career of O'Reilly Factor fave Matt Sanchez
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  March 16, 2007

Master of war

This article originally appeared in the June 26, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Kubrick brings it all home
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  November 14, 2006

Cop or drug dealer?

Meet Roberto Pulido, 41.
Roberto Pulido’s story shows how easily the divide between law-keepers and law-breakers can break down — if nobody is paying attention
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 09, 2006


Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio

The sun had started to set, the heat of the day has lost its grip on the city, and thousands – 10, 12, 15 thousand — were filing peacefully into City Hall Plaza long before the headlining Yeah Yeah Yeahs were due to take the stage. Slideshow: Yeah Yeah
City Hall Plaza, August 10, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 11, 2006

Playing war

“I don’t think there’s a soul who likes that place,” Dan Cook tells me about 29 Palms when I walk over to his Dorchester apartment. Slideshow: “An-My Le: Small Wars” at the Rhode Island School of Design
An-My Lê’s fake combat  
By GREG COOK  |  August 09, 2006
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After the Winter Harbor Theatre Company's first two shows in a series of speaking out to power from the proscenium, the WHTC is back with   Letters to Baghdad .
Truth to power
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 21, 2006

Theater of war

Saving Private Ryan reprised the glory days of GI Joes fighting nobly at Normandy, but it certainly didn’t spawn a comeback of World War II combat flicks.
The HFA brings back the good old days of combat movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 02, 2006