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On carpentry and college
Age 30, I quit the Phoenix and ended up with a job as an apprentice to a carpenter. Sawing, chiseling, hammering, nail-gunning, tiling, sanding, slotting, framing, hauling, measuring, and sweeping are less obvious outcomes of an undergraduate career in
Finding reward - and real learning - in the ivory tower
| September 02, 2011
The new TV season
Gil Scott-Heron was wrong: The revolution(s) will be televised.
Power to the people; enviropalooza; on the money; farewell to Dickie
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 25, 2011
How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness
Making it a reality is a matter of political will.
The concept is as simple as it is radical: give the homeless a place to live, with no strings attached
| May 14, 2010
Back to school
Some of us know (or think we know) our paths from a young age. We follow those trails through 12 years of school, and then four (plus) more. Some of us don't. We flounder, we search, we know what we want but we don't know how to achieve it. The crucial
Coloring outside the educational lines
| January 22, 2010
Interview: John Legend
Despite being one of the most successful R&B singers of the decade — with six Grammys and three top-selling albums — John Legend is something of an oddball.
A different kind of R&B star
| August 07, 2009
Could America face a committee choice for president?
Like many thoughtful voters, I have privately wondered what would happen if John McCain, Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama were to die after being nominated.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| April 09, 2008
Rustic live in Philly, with candles
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was impressed,” local Dave Robinson said after. “The guy’s voice is killer.”
On the road
| April 09, 2008
Sexual dismay in the Milky Way
Lines upon learning that two professors from the University of Pennsylvania have concluded that men are currently happier than women
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
| October 03, 2007
College students press for climate neutrality
A group of Brown University students last month called for their campus to go “climate neutral.”
| March 21, 2007
Ben Franklin bespeaks himself
This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
On life, liberty and the pursuit of office
| July 10, 2006
Les Moonves Leads Commencement Charge
Talk about poor alumni relations.
BU to Howard Stern: Drop Dead
| May 03, 2006
The Summers putsch goes awry
The Harvard presidential putsch, engineered by a minority faction of the Arts and Sciences faculty, may yet fail to accomplish the second half of its goal: to determine Lawrence Summers’s replacement.
| March 16, 2006
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