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Occupy Denied Day In Court

It took more than a year for Suffolk County prosecutors to come to their senses.
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 22, 2013
The Borgias TV

Review: Showtime’s The Borgias

The second season of The Borgias (Sunday at 9 pm, Showtime) enters a crowded Sunday night field: HBO's Game of Thrones , AMC's Mad Men , even AMC's much discredited The Killing .
Blood oaths
By JON GARELICK  |  April 06, 2012

Court looms; camp signs missing

OccupyMaine has filed its comments on the city's reality-detached answer to Occupy's lawsuit, and a hearing on the Occupiers' request for court protection from city eviction is scheduled for next week.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 20, 2012
new Gardner wing Piano

Renzo Piano's new wing pays tribute to the Gardner Museum's magic

The challenge from the start of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expansion project was: how do you follow up a masterpiece? The 99-year-old Fenway institution is world-renowned for its old-master collection installed in dramatic period rooms inside a
Intimate grandeur
By GREG COOK  |  January 20, 2012

Food sovereignty goes to court

The state is pursuing a lawsuit against a Blue Hill farmer that could have "a chilling effect on Maine's growing local food movement and the promise of real economic development in our rural communities," according to the Downeast activist organization
Removing local control
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 13, 2012

Speak English!

P&J's Jingoistic Chuckle of the Week award goes to Tracy "My, She Looks Good on Horseback" Breton in her December 13 Urinal front page story on the recent overturning of Jamestowner David Swain's murder conviction in Tortola by the Eastern Caribbean
(sic) ’em; nit-twits; taking sides; let’s call it ‘Tommy the tree’
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 16, 2011

Short Take: Into the Abyss

Review: Into the Abyss

From the abyss of time in Cave of Forgotten Dreams , Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment in today's America.
Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2011
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A libertarian's view of the Barstool/Brady child-porn fiasco

Sophisticated First Amendment scholars, lawyers, and media commentators, all of whom are strongly free-speech/free-press supporters, were critical of Coakley for allegedly engaging in a legal bluff — the veiled threat of possible prosecution under the st
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 26, 2011

How the Arroyo jury got it right

Rarely has a Boston jury had to suffer as much ridicule as the 12 citizens who acquitted former Boston firefighter Albert Arroyo of pension fraud.
Law-abiding citizens
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 19, 2011

Review: The Murder Trial of John Gordon at the Park Theatre

Who knew? Everybody knows about that frisky, independent start by Roger Williams, and the first bloodshed of the American Revolution with the burning of the Gaspee , but who knows about the dispute between the lowly immigrant Gordon family and the pres
Trial from another era
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2011