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Review: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
The Pruitt-Igoe projects in St. Louis were supposed to be a means for poor farmers and field workers to find big-city opportunities.
On the sabotage of the American dream
| April 06, 2012
The death of the American city, revisited
Urban renewal is seldom discussed as anything but the great scourge of the American city — a disastrous post-World War II push to steamroll working-class neighborhoods and replace them with towering concrete buildings and cavernous plazas that sterilized
| September 17, 2010
Sweeping America ...
| March 05, 2010
Parish Cafe and Bar
The edge of gentrification can present some close-minded folks with a barrier to finding good cheap eats.
A veteran Back Bay restaurant expands to the South End
MC SLIM JB
| January 15, 2010
In the “Talking Politics” column “Mass betrayal,” you attribute our state’s long, sad history of corrupt politicians to the culture of the State House. You’re probably right.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 3, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 03, 2009
The Milky Way takes it to the streets
Nobody likes gentrification, but everyone loves a parade.
A parade from dead end to new beginning
| March 18, 2009
An accidentally tragic timeline
Your “Terror Masala” article, unintentionally of course, is very timely in view of the atrocities in Mumbai.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 12, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| December 10, 2008
To be sure, racism still exists. But the distance our culture has come in 50 years — from blacks fighting for basic civil rights to a black man running for the White House — is remarkable.
Former mayoral opponents Ray Flynn and Mel King discuss how far their city’s come, and how far it hasn’t, since 1983
| November 05, 2008
Gabba gabba hayride
Punks in the know will tell you that the club where the music started, CBGB, is an acronym for “country, bluegrass, and blues.”
Tommy Ramone’s roots show in Uncle Monk
| July 07, 2008
Hope Artiste Village
The new Hope Artiste Village, on Main Street in Pawtucket, hopes to break the familiar cycle of gentrification.
| December 26, 2007
Art retains its power to push our buttons
When a French artist submitted a signed urinal to the Society of Independent Artists, some might think that this was just another battlefront in the culture wars.
| October 17, 2007
You’re Boston Mayor Tom Menino, preparing to address the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on a chilly morning in December 2006.
Tom Menino has already remade Boston’s skyline. Now he wants to pack up City Hall and move it to Southie. Can anyone stop him?
| August 02, 2007
Road to ruin
In contemporary art, Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River is a 1.3-mile-wide symbol for humanity’s hubris.
Exploring “Urban Landscapes” at Brown
| May 01, 2007
Growing, up + out
2006 was a busy year for Portland, one in which the slow development of recent times took off with force.
| December 27, 2006
The more things change, the more they stay the same
In December 2000, the threat to replace Fort Thunder and other old mills in Eagle Square with a bland strip mall attracted a broad and spirited opposition movement.
The artist-development clash, as seen through the Phoenix archives
| September 14, 2006
Olneyville group launches anti-displacement campaign
Responding to concerns about gentrification on Providence’s West Side, the Olneyville Neighborhood Association is slated to stage a public kickoff event this Saturday, June 24, for its Campaign Against Displacement.
| June 29, 2006
Class warfare in Olneyville
The posters sprouted in mid-April, salvos in the rhetorical battle over the future of Providence’s West Side.
The strains of a worsening statewide housing crisis erupt on providence’s west side
| May 24, 2006
In her own words
This is the complete and unedited text of a statement released by Karen Shugrue:
Shugrue on being 'caught on tape'
| May 24, 2006
Tensions remain hot on west side development
Critics have suspected for several years that a string of development on Providence’s West Side was nothing less than the cutting edge of gentrification.
| May 10, 2006
Some Kind of Funny Porto Ricans?
Claire Andrade-Watkins’s indie documentary portrays the fate of the Cape Verdean community from the Providence neighborhood Fox Point.
| January 19, 2006
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