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Secretary Clinton's quest.
| June 08, 2012
A Congolese feast
I met Constance Kabaziga at the checkout at Mittapheap World Market. She was buying frozen cassava root and dried beans, and I really wanted to know what she was going to do them.
Beans and rice, with African flair
| July 02, 2010
The Big Hurt: Red scare
If you’re a dedicated follower of pop, you’ve no doubt heard about M.I.A.’s shocking new video for “Born Free,” the lead single from her upcoming album.
M.I.A.’s ultraviolent new video misses the target
| May 07, 2010
In April 1915, Turks of the Ottoman Empire began killing the Armenians in their midst.
‘The Armenian Genocide: 95 Years Later’
| April 16, 2010
A black leadership silent on abortion fabrications
Last month, controversial anti-abortion-rights billboards appeared in Georgia hinting that abortion is a tool of black genocide.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| March 26, 2010
B. Dolan | Fallen House, Sunken City
Although I've always found B. Dolan to be one of hip-hop's mightiest politically charged performers, his disc-length poetic pieces have confused (and even bored) the piss out of me.
Strange Famous (2010)
| February 26, 2010
Painter Stephen Koharian has international relations on his mind when he’s in his studio.
| November 06, 2009
As Tracy Kidder’s immersive journalism matures — his latest book recounts his travels through genocidal East Africa — he becomes more visible.
Tracy Kidder gets into the picture
| August 28, 2009
Review: The Kindly Ones
Those put off by the soft-pedaling of the SS in the movie adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader might be wary of Jonathan Littell's memoir of fictional war criminal Maximilien Aue.
Inside the Reich
| March 10, 2009
A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
| September 24, 2008
Giving a Muzzle Award to the Boston Police Department for its handling of Veterans Day protesters is in keeping with widespread media complicity that allows lower ranks to be court-martialed while war criminals in the White House escape accountability fo
Letters to the Boston editor, July 11, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 09, 2008
Stop the bastards!
If you’re unfamiliar with the history of Ethiopia, you’ll probably be lost. (Try skimming a summary before you go.)
African exiles get political.
| July 08, 2008
Damn it, I want to be optimistic. I have always seen my glass as half full and not half empty. Now I think it’s dry. I’ll check once the lights come on again.
As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
| April 23, 2008
“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| March 27, 2008
This Just In: Mukasey not honorable enough for BC Law
The Boston Globe reported this morning that although Attorney General Michael Mukasey will still spe...
| March 05, 2008
Disbarring the Torture Lawyers Part II: Yes, it just might happen!
By Harvey Silverglate It’s unlikely that the pooh-bahs at the Bush Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) read any civil liberties column or blog, let alone...
| February 25, 2008
Go after the torture lawyers? At least there's precedent
By Harvey Silverglate Last Friday, I wrote in this space that there are ample grounds for launching ethics investigations against the Bush Administration lawyers...
| February 12, 2008
The Lawyers and the Torture Debate: Don't kill the lawyers, just disbar them!
By Harvey Silverglate So the truth about waterboarding finally comes out, thanks in no small part to the Boston Globe's Charlie Savage among the...
| February 08, 2008
Wings of desire
Half a millennium after her birth, in the wake of world wars and genocides, she’s become timeless.
Samuel Bak’s ‘Remembering Angels’
| January 30, 2008
A child of Hitler
This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)
| January 30, 2008
Diamonds in the rough
In 1941, 27-year-old Polish Jew Meyer Hack was deported to Auschwitz along with his mother, two sisters, and brother.
Holocaust survivor Meyer Hack kept a special collection of jewelry secret for 60 years
| January 17, 2008
By Harvey Silverglate One of the more silly pieces that I’ve read in recent years appeared in, of all places, the usually polished and interesting...
| December 18, 2007
Essence of place
He spoke about his process creating public interventions, walking the audience through one of his best known projects, one concerning the genocide in Rwanda.
A conversation with Alfredo Jaar
| December 12, 2007
Habeas Haunts the High Court
By Harvey Silverglate Sometimes, as Sigmund Freud put it, a cigar is just a cigar. And, likewise, sometimes words in the Constitution actually mean what...
| December 06, 2007
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.
| December 05, 2007
Theodore Braun’s probing documentary about the genocide crisis in Darfur takes a hopeful approach.
A call to action
| December 05, 2007
Hell on earth
How does the Devil get his work done? With the greatest of ease, seems to be the answer.
The Devil and Darfur
| November 27, 2007
SPACE Gallery’s annual Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is the rare local film event as essential to movie buffs as it is to concerned citizens.
Human Rights film festival takes on the world
| November 07, 2007
This Just In: On the Waterboarding Question
By James F. Tierney We wanted to post a brief follow-up on Harvey's argument about Michael Mukasey ...
| November 06, 2007
Ordure in the court
“He couldn’t be a terrorist, living in a cellar and eating canned food,” says a perceptive friend of the notorious French attorney Jacques Vergès.
Barbet Schroeder’s L’avocat de la terreur
| November 06, 2007
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