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Trail of jeers

As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
By LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN  |  June 18, 2010
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Tale of the tapes

Soon after music-minded UMass-Boston management professor Pacey Foster signed on to write a Boston chapter for the most comprehensive hip-hop tome ever compiled, his mission brought him to rural Maine, where it has long been speculated that the Hub rhy
Pacey Foster tells the story of Boston hip-hop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 27, 2009
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Inside the term-paper machine

It’s never been easier for college students to hire someone else to write their term papers for them.
The black market of term papers exposed
By COLMAN HERMAN  |  November 06, 2009
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Course correction

So it unfolded on Facebook, the story of this down-on-his-luck recent graduate in possession of a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts from a respected area school.
Out of school and out of work? Don’t enroll in a grad program just yet — adult-education coures could do (and land you) the job.
By VANESSA CZARNECKI  |  October 16, 2009
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Massholes

Scandal and accusations of corruption are nothing new to Massachusetts state government. Hutchinson was accused of enforcing the much-despised Stamp Act and Tea Act in part because his brother-in-law was stamp master, and two of his sons were designate
A timeline of modern-day state house corruption
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 19, 2009
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Tours of duty

Clifford and Bang will celebrate Memorial Day weekend together at Highland Kitchen in Somerville this Sunday in a program called "Basic Training: An Evening of Art, Music, and Poetry."
John Clifford and Billy Bang's Vietnam; plus Icons Among Us and bye-bye Jazz Brunch
By JON GARELICK  |  May 22, 2009


Award-worthy

The amount of research that Jason Notte conducted for his extensive article on the surge in suicides in the military is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 27, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 25, 2009

PREVENTION SUSPENSION

WILL FUNDING CUTS THWART AREA SCHOOLS' EFFORTS TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT BEFORE IT STARTS?
WILL FUNDING CUTS THWART AREA SCHOOLS' EFFORTS TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT BEFORE IT STARTS?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 10, 2008

Thugs on parade

I would like to commend Anne Elizabeth Moore on a fantastic job of reporting from the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.  
Letters to the Boston editor, October 10, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 08, 2008
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The accidental gangsta

Elemental Zazen wears Sauconies on stage and has “World Peace” tattoo’d on his forearm.
Elemental Zazen has been through some shit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 19, 2008
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Lloyd Schwartz: the beat goes on

Classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently marked his 30th year as a Phoenix contributor.
Letter from the Executive Editor
By PETER KADZIS  |  January 30, 2008


Drawing fire


Letters to the Boston editor: January 11, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 09, 2008
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It parade

There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek  gets all 90210
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 26, 2007
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The fire next time

When the firefighters union quit the special committee seeking to reform the Boston Fire Department this past week, it exhibited contempt for city residents and a reckless disregard for the safety of its own members.
The ugly dispute over testing firefighters for drugs and alcohol. Plus, rebuilding UMass Boston.
By EDITORIAL  |  December 20, 2007
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Boston music news: November 16, 2007

If you’ve been a fan of New England metal and hard rock over the past decade, then the name Ironlung should be familiar.
Notes on Ironlung's latest project
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 13, 2007
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Erin McKeown: Lafayette

Give some of the credit to her crack back-up band, who move effortlessly between head-nodding hip-hop grooves and hopped-up big-band shuffles.
Signature Sounds
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 12, 2007


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The rumor mill

The energy in this year’s at-large race for Boston City Council is not to be found on the campaign trail.
So far, the race for Boston City Council is all talk and no action
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 05, 2007

Umess

I am vice-chancellor for university advancement at UMass Boston and I support President Jack Wilson’s plan for forming a united front.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 29, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 28, 2007
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The mess at UMass

Before he terminated his do-little term as governor to kick off his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney planted a ticking time bomb at the University of Massachusetts.
Picking up the pieces in the wake of a destructive power play. Plus, the immigration debate.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 13, 2007
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Opportunity Maine — missing the target?

Why are college students leaving Maine after graduation?
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By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 04, 2007
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The late show

Boston lives after 2 am. It’s just a different city, more of a landscape than a community. Audio Slideshow: Allston, 2 to 6 am Audio Slideshow: Cambridge, 2 to 6 am Audio Slideshow: Downtown Boston, 2 to 6 am
Boston, from   2 am to 6 am
By CAMILLE DODERO, MIKE MILIARD, AND WILL SPITZ  |  January 31, 2007


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Manhandled no more

A few years ago, if you googled student-loan giant Sallie Mae and the word “lawsuit,” a live-journal blog called Southern Girl Babbling would turn up.
 Running with a PAC
By CATHERINE TUMBER  |  December 14, 2006
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Deval’s New Hampshire Dilemma

Mitt Romney has left Deval Patrick a full raft of problems, from last Friday’s out-of-the-blue unilateral cuts to the state budget to a broken downtown tunnel system people are afraid to drive through.
Who to back, how to dis Mitt, and what about Nevada?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 14, 2006
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Ground game

Forget Deval Patrick’s 5000-person rally on Boston Common last weekend. A humbler event that took place a few days earlier — an October 11 community meeting in Quincy — offers keener insight into the Patrick-campaign ethos.
Deval Patrick’s extreme grassroots approach
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 20, 2006
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Our big fat Greek wild card

If Christy Mihos convinces Massachusetts to take him seriously, he’ll make this fall’s race for governor a lot more interesting.
Will Mihos matter?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 21, 2006
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Every day I’m hustlin’

Dude is so on his grind that he even has an 800 number. Common, "Go (Sultan Remix)" (mp3)
Sultan rules Boston’s hip-hop beat, plus Krush in the Hub
By DAVID DAY  |  September 07, 2006


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The tale of the tape

Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter:  Red Sox-Yankees Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 21, 2006
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The Ninth Annual Muzzle Awards

Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, our political culture has been warped beyond recognition.
Our annual New England roundup of those who undermined freedom of speech and civil liberties. But first, a word about George W. Bush.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 04, 2006

Flashbacks: June 23, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 21, 2006
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The naked sorority

”Palo Suicide” stands behind a tripod, adjusting her digital camera.
Never mind its tough-girl alt-porn feminism: SuicideGirls has already moved on to a new generation
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 08, 2006