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Academia under attack . . . by zombies

Ah, kids these days. What with their tight pants and cigarettes and rising-from-the-dead-to-nosh-on-delicious-human-flesh . . .
Flesh in the Pan Dept.
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  October 30, 2009
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Caught off guard at BU

Police and machine-gun-toting SWAT teams swarmed through Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences building on February 4, looking for a man reported to be carrying around an ammunition magazine and a bullet.
Dormant security
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  February 11, 2009
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Which way is up?

You’ve seen them in the Old Port, whether it’s just J Biddy, or as Crossfire Inferno, playing plenty of rock covers, slipping in originals more and more often recently .
This Way may not Make History , but they certainly rock out
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 03, 2008
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New Mexico

According to news reports, Lavender was drunk and disorderly on the streets of Cincinnati on April 6 when cops asked him several times to move away from an intersection.
Sports blotter: "Marcus Vick and more" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 25, 2008
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The Life before Her Eyes

Shame on all involved.
Exploiting high school shootings
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2008
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Book mad

He speaks quickly, with a friendly, nervous laugh, in cadences that sound like a cross between Ira Glass and Martin Scorsese.
Interview: Keith Gessen’s young literary life
By JON GARELICK  |  April 15, 2008


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On the national affront

Where does one begin to recap 12 months of such willful self-parody?
An inescapable year reaches its inevitable conclusion
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  December 19, 2007
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They’ve got issues

As newspapers and magazines slim and shift their focus to online content and revenue streams, it has become sadly commonplace to overlook the unique capabilities of periodically printed matter.
The bookworm’s gift that keeps on giving
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 12, 2007
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The kids are not all right

If you lived in Massachusetts you heard about it.
The authors of Restless Virgins talk about the underbelly of teen culture at Milton Academy
By JENNY HALPER  |  August 31, 2007
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Common

Can you fault a Second City 35-year-old Gap-shilling rapper for wanting to make elevator hip-hop for Second City 35-year-old Gap-wearing yuppies?
Finding Forever | Geffen
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 14, 2007
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Better transformers

Maine film buffs have it tough.
MIFF 10 honors cinema’s past and future
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 11, 2007


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Tragic correspondence

Staged before a machine-gunshot-spangled American flag, Letters to the NRA has some strong messages for the nation’s purveyors of gun-lust.
Winter Harbor's Letters to the NRA
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 20, 2007
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Providence: safer than you think?

Every year, as summer approaches in US cities, violent crime spikes as predictably as the arrival of Memorial Day cookouts.
Violent crime is down, unlike in many us cities. Can the good news last?
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 24, 2007
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The shape of things to come

The Democratic front-runners and the Republican establishment will be making critical decisions in the coming weeks that will shape the course of the race.
The defining issues of each party’s campaign are being decided now
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 09, 2007
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Reporter-turned-psychiatrist pans Virginia Tech coverage

A searing backlash followed NBC’s airing of videos made by Seung-Hui Cho, who last month killed 32 Virginia Tech students and then himself.
Media
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 03, 2007
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Hindsight

“I’m not much on rear-window ethics,” quips Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece.
Rear Window is model for Hollywood’s latest trend, a fear-inspired peep-a-palooza
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 02, 2007


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Zombie sheep?

After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth  Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
By PHOENIX FILM STAFF  |  April 29, 2007
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Notes on a tragedy

Seung-Hui Cho got what he wanted: a whole nation is talking about him and his horrific killing spree on the Virginia Tech campus last week.
More than a week after the Virginia Tech massacre, we still have more questions than answers
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 25, 2007
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Death by handguns

The only difference between the carnage wrought on the Virginia Tech campus and the ongoing plague of murders bloodying Boston’s streets is one of intensity.
What the murders at Virginia Tech and on Boston’s streets have in common
By EDITORIAL  |  April 25, 2007
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Appetite for destruction

Well before he gunned down 32 people at Virginia Tech last week, it appears Seung-Hui Cho was obsessed with Guns N' Roses.
 Did the Virginia Tech shooter take his cues from a Guns N' Roses song?
By PAUL IORIO  |  April 20, 2007
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Savage love

First things first: congratulations to Globe reporter Charlie Savage on a much-deserved Pulitzer Prize.
What we talk about when we talk about the Globe’s Pulitzer
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 18, 2007


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Lender bending

It should come as little surprise that financial institutions resort to heavy-handed and ethically shady tactics to increase their share of the student-loan business.
It’s time to rein in the student-loan industry. Plus, trying to make sense of the horror at Virginia Tech.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 18, 2007
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Pre-NFL Draft arrest watch

Get ready, Phoenix readers, for the dad-gum funnest week of the sports-crime year!
Updating the big board
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 12, 2006