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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
| 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.
| 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
| February 26, 2010
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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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.
| July 25, 2007
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
| 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
| 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
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
| August 11, 2006
“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
| August 09, 2006
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
| 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
| February 02, 2006
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