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Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition

Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 25, 2009
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Lighthouse Retrofit Plan

Your Casino Here
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  November 06, 2009
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Afghanistan: Just say no!

The idea that the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical junction, a “now-or-never” moment that requires an additional 40,000 troops to win, is rubbish.
Plus, Obama and the Nobel
By EDITORIAL  |  October 16, 2009
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Shooting from the lip

Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable realit
Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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VIDEO: Watch Paul McCartney at Fenway

Watch Paul McCartney in concert at Fenway Park
Paul McCartney, live at Fenway Park on August 5, 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009

Debating the Middle East muddle

US military aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan is being wasted and should be redirected to the police and moderate non-violent groups working for education and the rule of law, according to two Middle East experts who spoke Sunday at the Community Church
Global Politics
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  June 19, 2009


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Review: Katyn

Andrzej Wajda was Poland's most revered filmmaker during the long Communist era.
Chilling
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 29, 2009
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Creative manifesto

"Is it fair to say we're a Marxist city in spirit if not law?"
Capturing Portland's collaborative spirit, with $90 and a borrowed car
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 29, 2009
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Dancing in a new direction

The 100th birthday of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes prompted the expected centennial tributes in Boston: a "Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1909–1929: Twenty Years That Changed the World of Art" symposium and exhibition at Harvard University in April, and
Notes from 'Ballets Russes 2009'
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009
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Warming up to a green revolution

President Obama's push for a green revolution has inevitably drawn comparisons to President Kennedy's famous call, 48 years ago, for a moon landing.
Action speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 15, 2009
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Dark night of the soul

St. Petersburg's Eifman Ballet presents Eugene Onegin at the Cutler Majestic Theatre this weekend.
Boris Eifman's Eugene Onegin
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009


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Catholic Tilt

If, sometime in the next few decades, humanity kicks the religion habit once and for all, the current crop of atheist agitators will deserve plenty of credit.
James Carroll justifies his faith
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009

Interview: James Carroll

The Phoenix 's Adam Reilly recently spoke with Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book, Practicing Catholic (Houghton Mifflin), and his critical but durable relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
The full transcript of the Phoenix's conversation with the author
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009

Letters to the Boston editor: On fire

It’s rare to read or hear anything in any of the media that’s not in lockstep with the Public Health Commission and the movement it represents.
January 16, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 14, 2009
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Revolutionaries

Tribute bands are usually considered blights, godsends, or novelties of dubious value.
Kino Proby pay tribute to a legend
By DAN CLARK  |  January 07, 2009
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White album

The best of the work on view in "Duane Slick and Critical Distance," at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery (600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, through January 8), is what you might call painters' paintings.
Duane Slick's minimalist meditations
By GREG COOK  |  December 29, 2008


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Instant messages

The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum  
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 05, 2008
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Hope restored

Barack Obama's election has sparked international wonder. His task, however, is great.
Barack Obama's election has sparked international wonder. His task, however, is great.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 05, 2008
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Big Red

“Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons” is one of the best exhibits you’ll see in New England this year.
Brown offers a mirror-view of the 20th century
By GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2008
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Kino pravda

Because Mosfilm, the subject of the Museum of Fine Arts’ “Envisioning Russia” retrospective, was the Soviet state production studio, any cross-section of its history lays out the entirety of Soviet film history.
‘Envisioning Russia’ at the MFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  August 26, 2008
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Khrushchev calls conflict a matter of protecting Russians

At press time, Russian President Dmitry edvedev declared a halt of military operations against the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Georgia
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  August 13, 2008


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Georgia on your mind?

So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008
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Elegy of Life. Rostropovich. Visnevskaya

Sokurov makes his position clear: these are true Russian patriots.
A great and lasting love story
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 13, 2008
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China, Tibet, and the Olympics

It is difficult to imagine an American — perhaps any Westerner — with a greater sympathy for, and understanding of, Tibet than scholar-activist Robert Thurman.
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
By PETER KADZIS  |  August 06, 2008
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Olympian anti-heroes

Greetings, Olympic sports fans!
Sports blotter: Olympic edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 06, 2008
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Score: Constitution 5, Gulags 4

This past week, the Supreme Court rejected the Bush administration’s astonishing claim that it had the power to detain suspected “enemy combatants” at Guantánamo Bay — potentially for life — without fair proceedings or meaningful access to the federal co
The Supreme Court’s decision restored habeas-corpus rights to enemy combatants and gave us one our most important civil-liberty victories to date
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 18, 2008


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The Singing Revolution

The Tustys’ filmmaking doesn’t quite rise to the subject.
Clumsy yet triumphant
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2008
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Refusenik

As one activist says, “It’s the naïveté of young people that can change history.”
Potent but trudging
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 28, 2008

Study this

Politics and other mistakes
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 21, 2008
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Scenes from the city

I missed more things in two and a half days last week than I managed to take in, so whatever I might infer about dance in the New York vortex could have come out a different way if I’d reversed my priorities.
The Kirov at City Center, plus Jerome Robbins, Stephen Petronio, and Cloud Gate
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 08, 2008