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A racial duet at Dramatic Rep

Their father meant nothing particularly serious when he named his sons, African-American like himself, Lincoln and Booth — in fact, Booth tells his little brother, the names were kind of a joke.
Brothers in arms
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 02, 2012
murdoch hackergate

Murdoch & Son

In little more than two weeks, Murdoch's News International (NI) division, the maker and breaker of British prime ministers, has been humbled, and — by extension — its US-based parent, News Corporation, humiliated.
A Scandal of Vatican Proportions
By PETER KADZIS  |  July 22, 2011

Necro: Horror business

When you're a Necro fan, tough love is the name of the game.
Brooklyn hip-hop artist embraces his bad rap
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 08, 2010 Interviews Solar's Baby Mama About GURU Interviews Solar's Baby Mama About GURU

Props to Jake Paine from Hip-Hop DX for scoring (and transcribing) this remarkable interview with Solar's baby mama, who worked extensively with 7 Grand. It's...
By Chris Faraone  |  April 27, 2010
GURU Tribute Round-Up (Obit Writers Just Out To Get A Rep?)

GURU Tribute Round-Up (Obit Writers Just Out To Get A Rep?)

As expected, GURU obits, tributes, and remembrances are turning up at a much faster pace than were, say, reviews of his last few albums. But...
By Chris Faraone  |  April 21, 2010

Where's the outrage?

Holy hell broke loose six months ago when a self-appointed truth squad sponsored by a right-wing propagandist broadcast an Internet video that appeared to show African-American employees of ACORN counseling a white pimp and his equally Caucasian hooker o
ACORN attack tape found to be fraudulent. Plus, applause for the merger of two AIDS agencies.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2010


Shriiimp on the Barbie

Shrimp, the edible crustaceans commonly dipped in tart, tangy cocktail sauce, don’t usually carry overtly sexual connotations.
Allston-based graffiti artists are giving new meaning to objets d’art
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 03, 2007