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Terry McMillan brings her groove to Providence

Terry McMillan, best known for her blockbuster novels Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back , made a quick stop in South Providence the other day to raise money for the Community Preparatory School and talk shop — with 10-year-olds.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 30, 2010

The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Timothy Leary brought the bowl of mushrooms up to his nose and sniffed.
How Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil killed the fifties and ushered in a new age for America
By DON LATTIN  |  January 15, 2010

Interview: Raj Patel

"The opposite of consumption is not thrift but generosity; if you look at happiness studies, we are happiest when we give things away rather than when we accumulate or when we don't spend."
Borrow his book
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 2010

Changing the DC climate

By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 17, 2008

Bioneers to push quest for green jobs

Taking up a new way of doing things isn’t easy in the best of times, so it’s no surprise that the ongoing fiscal crisis complicates efforts to promote the so-called green economy.  
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 22, 2008

Paper chase

On the face of it, this isn’t a great time to study journalism.
The counterintuitive, durable case for journalism education
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2008


Split personality

Jenny Scheinman is such an unassuming, modest musician that it’s easy to underestimate the radicalness of her two new CDs, Jenny Scheinman and Crossing the Field .
Jenny Scheinman gets herself together
By JON GARELICK  |  June 02, 2008

Media rebels in the Internet age

Bloggers have “used a new and powerful medium and ‘crashed the gates’ to ensure that information — the most important ingredient in a democracy — would be available to anyone who wanted to write, read, or debate.”
The debate-defining posts of Rhode Island activists wield influence beyond their readership
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 01, 2008

Beyond rhythm: A new contraception

This article originally appeared in the March 28, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

A woman's body tells her what she needs to know

By MICHAEL CASTLEMAN  |  March 28, 2008


Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 27, 2008

Sweet reads

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry the Phoenix wrote about in 2007.
Books: 2007 in review
By JON GARELICK  |  December 17, 2007


Trouble at the top

The back of our limo has one of those yellow ribbon decals that say “Support Our Troops” — just above the “Impeach Bush” sticker.
The Walter Reed fiasco is a national disgrace
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 14, 2007

Tough love

Surveying New York City, a place he knows high and low, in Sweet Smell of Success , Burt Lancaster exclaims, “I love this dirty town.”
Vikram Chandra’s sprawling, dirty old town
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 06, 2007

Observing Global Orgasm Day

Sure, everyone looks forward to winter solstice because we know that after weeks of dreary darkness, they days will get longer and brighter.
Show you care
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  December 20, 2006

The fat of the land

A few months ago, for Jenna Broccolo’s 15th birthday, she and her family took a trip to New York City to attend a festival in Little Italy. Jenna, a sophomore at Westerly High School, asked her mom for one more gift: a full-length mirror. “You go, girl!”
Does the obsession with losing weight do more harm than good?
By  |  January 17, 2006
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From the Web to the Workplace

Nearly nine percent of the Massachusetts workforce is unemployed this summer, and with local colleges cranking out a glut of degree recipients in a lousy job market, many of them are inevitably lounging around on futons, blogging and posting on Facebook
Polish your tweets and blogs with a course in online social networking
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 01, 1900