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The RIFF takes on the world

Roxbury Conglomerate
Nothing brightens a neighborhood's outlook quite like the illumination from movie screens.
By: PETER KEOUGH  |  July 28, 2010

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My buddy, the spy

I didn't know Misha was a Russian agent. I just knew he wanted my apartment.
Mikhail Semenko, one of the Russians recently accused of spying for his government, was a friend of mine.
By: MARK GRUETER  |  July 25, 2010

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Static at BNN

Boston's community cable channel is awash in political intrigue and infighting, raising some questions: who is responsible to whom, and for what?
The bigwigs at Boston Neighborhood Network, the city's grassroots, community cable-access television operation, were so confident of their reputation that last year they decided to parlay BNN's 25th anniversary into a major fundraiser.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 16, 2010

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Gay-marriage win; progressive agenda loss?

Court Complications
Gay-rights supporters won a huge victory on July 8, when a federal judge in Boston ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman, thereby denying legally married same-sex couples important federal benefits — was unconstitutional because it violated two Amendments, the Fifth and the Tenth.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 19, 2010

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Immigration activists miss a chance

Off Base
New England activists had what may have been their biggest opportunity to thrust immigration front and center this past weekend — and some local activists are disappointed that the movement didn't make a better showing.
By: MARCELA GARCIA  |  July 20, 2010

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The FBI's spy problem

Freedom Watch
I've been following the latest Russian spy saga with great interest, partly because of the local color and partly because of my prior experience with the FBI.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 07, 2010



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Endangered species: a late-term abortionist speaks

Marked man
LeRoy Carhart is one of a handful of doctors performing late-term abortions in the US, and one of just three performing abortions in Nebraska.
By: VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  July 07, 2010

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The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
By: DAN KENNEDY  |  July 05, 2010

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2010 Muzzle Awards on campus

Harvard and Yale once again lead the way . . . for academic censorship
Harvard and Yale universities felt the sting of the global economic collapse firsthand in 2009, as the endowments of these stalwart New England Ivy League members dropped by nearly a third. The schools didn’t fare much better in the free marketplace of ideas, either.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 30, 2010

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Worse than Afghanistan

Mainstream media flunks again
At almost the same moment that Rolling Stone was reordering the political landscape with its devastating profile of the now-resigned Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal, a smaller, lesser-known political monthly, The American Conservative (TAC), was publishing a blockbuster that by all rights should have had an even bigger impact.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  June 30, 2010

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Homophobe to headline Boston's GospelFest

Gay Old Time Dept.
Donnie McClurkin is one of gospel music's biggest stars. But McClurkin has also drawn fire for his homophobic sermons. Which makes him a curious choice to headline a City of Boston–produced event here later this summer, the annual GospelFest on City Hall Plaza.
By: NOAH SCHAFFER  |  June 29, 2010



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Riot squads

While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 28, 2010

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Holy war

How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  June 28, 2010

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Mr. Patrick Goes to Franklin Park

'Deval in the 'Hood' Dept.
As Deval Patrick engaged constituents at the third annual 10,000 Strong Boston barbecue in Franklin Park on Father's Day, it was clear that his support from black voters doesn't derive solely from the luster of his climb from Chicago's hardscrabble streets to the top spot on the Beacon Hill food chain.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 24, 2010

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Boston Phoenix Summer Guide 2010

Have a weird summer!
Summer bliss: concerts, art galleries, and fests, plus New England oddities galore
By: BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 21, 2010

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Drawing inspiration

Anarchist Seth Tobocman brings radical comic-book to the Lucy Parsons Center
"Die, yuppie scum," chants the long-haired man, to the beat of a pounding drum. "You don't need to fuck people over to survive."
By: VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  June 16, 2010



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The Battle of Mission Hill

Town-versus-gown tempers are boiling over near the Northeastern campus, as residents charge the giant school with 'death by incrementalism'
Oftentimes, inner-city dwellers who have to routinely phone police about disorderly neighbors fear retribution from gangbangers or drug dealers.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 15, 2010

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Charges against former UMass student to be dropped

Justice Is Served Dept.
A Mattapan man's 28-month legal ordeal ended in a Northampton courtroom last week, as the Northwestern District Attorney's office agreed to drop all charges against him pending an additional two months of incident-free pre-trial probation.
By: JEREMY C. FOX  |  June 09, 2010

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Fighting back

Two cases in federal court here in Massachusetts could help turn the national tide against DOMA
Thanks to a federal law that codifies discrimination against same-sex couples, more than 15,000 legally married couples (and an untold number of children) are being denied basic benefits, such as the right to file their taxes jointly, or Social Security payments and health-insurance subsidies.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2010

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BU offers the class of 1970 a second chance at complacency

After School Special
Boston University’s class of 2010 celebrates its commencement this weekend, and BU has invited the class of 1970 to tag along.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  May 12, 2010

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Cape Wind: It’s Complicated

Obama gave the green-energy project a green light. Now, a slew of messy coalitions are going to battle over the future of clean energy.  
Thousands of years ago, the terrain beneath what is now Nantucket Sound was dry, and populated by the ancestors of the Wampanoag people, who continue to revere it.
By: VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  May 07, 2010


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