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Thinking outside the Woodbox

As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 19, 2010

Greg Epstein, Atheist Superstar

Once an intellectual taboo, atheism has become one of the great growth industries of the third millennium.
Can Harvard's humanist chaplain save nonbelief from itself?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 27, 2009

Socks appeal

Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 09, 2008

A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007

State House steel cage match

Governor Carcieri certainly revealed his flair for the dramatic when he unleashed his proposal last week to ax 1000 state employees.
Carcieri and the legislature square off during a time of meager revenue
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 13, 2007

The Stool also rises

Dave Portnoy had described himself as the most average-looking guy imaginable, and he was right.
Parsing the lowbrow genius of Barstool Sports
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 10, 2007


Twice in a Lifetime

Since their breakup in 1997, Lifetime have been credited with creating the sound that made Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and Saves The Day famous. Just don’t call them the Pixies of emo.
The godfathers of Long Island post-hardcore set the record straight
By JULIA KAGANSKIY  |  July 05, 2006

A return to the shooting gallery

In Boston, one gunshot victim every other day is the norm; one every day is a crisis.
Over the Past six months, Boston has seen an average of one shooting a day — a level not reached since the early ’90s  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 28, 2006