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46 Years of Phoenix Covers

We look back at some of our greatest hits.
A trip through the Phoenix cover archives
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
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New film deepens 9/11 Truth effort

More than 50 people turned out on Monday evening to see 9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out , the latest documentary from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), the non-profit activist organization that claims Americans don't kn
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 15, 2012
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Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Too soon? For Stephen Daldry's 9/11 drama, the right time is "never."
An extremely exploitative and incredibly bad tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 20, 2012
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A decade of turmoil

9/11 has become such a given — such a fixed star in American culture and politics — that as the tenth anniversary approached, it was easy to imagine we had somehow come to terms with the attacks.
Rhode Island’s brightest minds on where we are now
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 09, 2011
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The day before the morning after

On September 10, 2001, Hurricane Erin was spiraling up the Eastern Seaboard.
Looking back on September 10, 2001
By CHRIS WRIGHT  |  September 09, 2011
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Photos: Boston Flower Show at the World Trade Center

The Boston Flower & Garden Show takes over the World Trade Center from March 16-20, 2011.
Boston Flower & Garden Show | World Trade Center | March 20, 2011  
By DAVE BARKER  |  March 25, 2011


'Sorry' was the wrong word

I’ve waited a long damn time for this state to become less white. Now, I can see at least a few people of color every day without breaking a sweat, when nearly nine years ago I could go days upon days without seeing a single non-white face.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 17, 2010

Physics lesson for Diamon

Newton’s laws of gravity and motion are universally understood laws, not subject to anyone’s opinion.
Letters to the Portland editor, May 21, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 21, 2010

High ideals and crazy dreams

I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
Truthers hurt
By AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2010
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Afghanistan: Just say no!

The idea that the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical junction, a “now-or-never” moment that requires an additional 40,000 troops to win, is rubbish.
Plus, Obama and the Nobel
By EDITORIAL  |  October 16, 2009
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Remembering 9-11

Eight years ago, on a sunny Tuesday September morning in New York City and Washington, DC, a sickeningly well-orchestrated terrorist attack took flight, in part, from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Eight years later
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 11, 2009


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The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009
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Review: The Baader Meinhof Complex

Terrorism made simple in Uli Edel's Complex
Terrorism made simple in Uli Edel's Complex
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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The End of the Yellow Brick Road

The Wiz wanders off course
The Wiz wanders off course
By STEVEN SCHIFF  |  July 03, 2009
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Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out

Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
Who's #1?
By SEAN RICHARDSON  |  July 03, 2009


Voting frights

When I heard about the bill being bandied about in the Maine State House that would allow non-US citizens to vote in local elections, I said to myself, "Hmmmmm."
Judging people by a name
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 01, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 10, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009
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SpeakEasy's The New Century, Cabaret at New Rep

The New Century , a quartet of related short plays by Paul Rudnick, takes its name from the discount department store Century 21.
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 26, 2009
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Search party

These days, the morning commute is hardly complete without a newspaper, coffee, and potential violation of one's Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure .
MBTA cops never stopped inspecting your bags
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008


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The spectacle of terror

Images are weapons as real as bullets and bombs.
Why the attacks in Mumbai constitute a terrible threat
By EDITORIAL  |  December 03, 2008
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A terror unlike the usual terrors

"Mumbai meri jaan" is a phrase that has been carried in the hearts of dreamers in this city, on tongues parched by lack of clean water, and on record players that scratch since 1956.
Report From Mumbai
By KATHRYN GEARHART  |  December 03, 2008
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The Apocalypse versus stupid human tricks

Among the most poetic and moving artwork to come out of 9/11 is Paul Chan’s series of videos The 7 Lights .
Paul Chan, Adel Abdessemed, and Andrew Neumann
By GREG COOK  |  December 02, 2008
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Timeline of events


How the ISBCC turned from a place of worship to a symbol of controversy
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008
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On the ground

Through journalistic instincts, hunches, and sheer luck, Dexter Filkins has, for the past ten years, managed to frequently be in the wrong place at the right time.
A decade in the war on terror
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 05, 2008


Saturday, September 20: Black & White Party Booze Cruise


Boston’s known for its incredible harbor. Bostonians are known to drink. This might be why Boston Bar Golf is throwing The Water Hazard II, a...
By Kasia Pilat  |  September 05, 2008
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Man on Wire

His little venture was not only death-defying but highly illegal.
Enthralling, exciting, and deeply beautiful
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 05, 2008
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Post-traumatic earth

With the most unassertive, seemingly egoless moves, Eiko & Koma can evoke the sensations and moods of a universe.
Eiko + Koma and Tere O’Connor at Concord
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 23, 2008
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The ultimate balancing act

About 100 films deep, MIFF ’08 has intriguing offerings for cineastes of all stripes. Here’s a slice of what to look out for.
An extraordinary documentary opens the 2008 Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 09, 2008