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The power of texting

Mobile phones and alternative currencies are changing how the whole world pays for everything
Money — crispy banknotes and jangly coins — is as old-fashioned as, well, mechanical typewriters.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  March 02, 2012


After a long winter of discontent, can Occupy Boston bloom again this spring?

Organizing chaos
It's been a long winter for Occupy. Chased from its marquee encampments — Boston included — the leaderless movement has struggled to maintain momentum, even as it's become a convenient target for desperate Republican candidates.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 22, 2012


Anarchistic and self-trained, are street medics the future of first aid?

Medic alert
April 25, 2009: outside of the IMF/World Bank meeting in Washington, DC, police with batons are attacking a group of protesters.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 15, 2012


Can the Charles River Esplanade be transformed into the world's best park?

Seeing green
What if — in place of the current three-story Museum of Science parking garage overlooking the Charles River — there loomed a giant Ferris wheel, on the order of the London Eye?
By: JON GARELICK  |  February 17, 2012


PHOTOS: Knock Out Barstool Takes On BSS Blackout Party

  Knock Out Barstool (KOB) rallies outside during Barstool Sports' Northeastern Blackout party on Thursday, February 2, 2012.
Knock Out Barstool (KOB) rallies outside during Barstool Sports' Northeastern Blackout party on Thursday, February 2, 2012.
By: JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  February 08, 2012


He will not be moved

As a drug dealer, rapper, and clothing designer, Antonio Ennis was stabbed, jailed, and flamed by the media. Now he faces his nastiest adversary yet — big banks.
A few months ago, Boston hip-hop vet Marco Antonio Ennis stepped into a home studio in Dorchester to cut a verse for an old friend's teenage son.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 03, 2012


Mega Up Yours

Your files could be forfeit in the government's attack on Megaupload. Can the Entertainment industry take down cyberlockers entirely?
This week, some 50 million users may begin to permanently lose whatever it is that they stored on Megaupload.
By: WAYNE MARSHALL  |  February 01, 2012


Gender bias at NPR — and what it reveals about the world of literary fiction

All (Male) Things Considered
In August 2010, the literary corner of the Internet seized in crisis.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 05, 2012


Photos: Occupy the Capital on January 17, 2012

The Occupy movement takes on Congress
The Occupy movement takes on Congress in their own backyard.
By: ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  January 18, 2012


As Occupy Boston struggles with a sex-offender ban, its weaknesses have been laid bare

Temperature check: Will the movement stabilize? Or will it splinter?
It was after 10 pm on Tuesday, January 10, in the stale, bright basement of the Arlington Street Church, where now-nomadic Occupy Boston was holding a meeting.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 18, 2012


Occupying the New Hampshire primary

A Wedding and Four Funerals
The nation's first presidential primary isn't new terrain for activists.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 11, 2012


Going undercover in Gingrich's GOP primary operation

Newt Hampshire
The best way to comprehend the nuts and bolts of the American political machine is to work for it. And so I did. For Newt Gingrich.
By: DAN MCCARTHY  |  January 12, 2012


Photos: New Hampshire Primaries: Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Occupy the Primaries continues, Gringrich speaks, and Supreme supporters look on
Occupy the Primaries continues, Gringrich speaks, and Supreme supporters look on.


Photos: New Hampshire Primary, Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Occupy the Primaries, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and love from Vermin Supreme
The New Hampshire primaries, Saturday, January 7th, 2012.


Photos: New Hampshire Primaries, Friday, January 6th, 2012

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses
Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses in New Hampshire for the first day of the weekend primary.
By: JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  January 09, 2012


Calling out 'three strikes'

Is the country's most notoriously failed law coming to the commonwealth?
Three nights before Christmas, hundreds of concerned citizens crammed into the St. James African Orthodox Church in Roxbury to address what one civil-rights activist calls "the most stunningly racist piece of legislation" to hit Massachusetts in decades.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 05, 2012

OWS 2.0

Occupy the future

As it evolves, the movement is building on a network laid down in the encampments
After barreling straight ahead for more than three months, Occupy is at its first fundamental turning point.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 28, 2011


A longing look at 2011's lost liberties

Shit that got banned
You might already be outraged over San Francisco's Happy Meal ban.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 21, 2011

OWS D17 actions Duarte

Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC

 Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 30, 2011


Occupy Everywhere

After the decimation of Dewey, the movement finds new allies
Forget the plowed debris field left at Dewey Square. That space is no longer synonymous with Occupy Boston — the movement is pushing forward.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 14, 2011


PHOTOS: On the scene of the Occupy Boston eviction

Police raid the Dewey Square encampment at 5am | December 10, 2011
And then it came. Right before five o'clock. Nobody really believed that it was coming, even though we all knew it was inevitable ...
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 10, 2011

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