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Charm City looks for inspiration

This is not the only area in which Maryland and the Biggest Little are seeking synergy.
Where? La Prov and the Bucket. Plus, how to stay plugged in
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  June 24, 2011
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Hoop nightmare

It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 30, 2009
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Blackballed

Turner might want to avoid hitching his fortunes to those of such utterly disreputable pols as former DC mayor Marion Barry, ex-Newark mayor Sharpe James, and Dianne Wilkerson.
If Chuck Turner is innocent, why is he aligning himself with a coterie of disreputable African-American leaders?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 04, 2009
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Magnum farce


Sports blotter: "CSI: Binghamton" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2008
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Granite up for grabs

Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008
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The Double standards

Women get screwed in sex scandals — and men get a free pass.
Women get screwed in sex scandals — and men get a free pass
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 21, 2008


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Peaks Island veteran collects stories of war's atrocities

Thirty-six years ago, more than 100 Vietnam veterans gathered in Detroit to describe and expose war crimes perpetrated by themselves and their fellow soldiers.
Winter soldier
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007
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Learning to fly

“I look at the picture,” Coppin tells me, “and what I think of is how Africa has been picked clean by European colonialism.”
Kerry Stuart Coppin’s images of Africa and beyond
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2007
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Screwing the youth

Wole Akinbi was 16 when someone phoned to say his best friend had been shot.
When the budget gets tight, young people become an easy target  
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  August 20, 2007
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Pressing the issue

That The Race Beat works on so many levels — and reads like a novel, despite being laden with facts — testifies to the talents and pedigrees of its authors.
The abiding lessons of civil-rights-movement-era journalism
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 27, 2007
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How not to make a fortune in publishing

The literary journal Paragraph was the ultimate little magazine.
East providence-based ¶ enjoyed a long run, mixing literary appeal with an old press
By TIM LEHNERT  |  February 21, 2007


Brief cases

This article originally appeared in the August 19, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
No Scalia wag
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 14, 2006
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Reality TV meets the newsroom

Even in an era of buzzwords such as media “transparency” and “interactive dialogue” (between news consumers and news producers), what’s happening at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, is pretty strange stuff.
Trailblazer Steve Smith brings newspaper transparency to a whole new level
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 21, 2006
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Wet, hot American summer

On June 2, 2106, it’s hot.
What Boston will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 02, 2006

Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day two

On the Road; Freaks and Geeks; the relative misogyny of Weezer’s “No One Else”; a trip to Ben’s Chili Bowl deferred; an omen in the form of sorority girls; rock, blood, and ice.
Harry takes a guitar in the mouth
By HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE  |  April 07, 2006