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Photos: Dianne Wilkerson nabbed

Public Corruption Squad of the FBI arrest State Senator Wilkerson on complaint of extortion and theft.
Public Corruption Squad of the FBI arrest State Senator Wilkerson on complaint of extortion and theft.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

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Dianne's special deal

State Senator Dianne Wilkerson already has amassed a list of embarrassing political pratfalls. The Phoenix uncovers two more situations that should cause concern on the cusp of the election.
Undeterred by her Democratic primary loss to opponent Sonia Chang-Díaz, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson is forging ahead in a sticker campaign to win re-election of her Second Suffolk seat in the state legislature.  
By: TED SIEFER  |  October 29, 2008

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Redeeming the Image

My name is Sarah
Mynameissarah.net is the Web project of a small consortium of media professionals who met up in Pennsylvania a few weeks ago to travel to swing states and produce videos about “Sarahs” who support Barack Obama.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 22, 2008

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Back to the barricades

Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.  
By: GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2008

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Photos: Guy Fawkes Day

Anonymous protest against Church of Scientology, Boston, MA, October 11, 2008
Anonymous protest against Church of Scientology, Boston, MA, October 11, 2008
By: MATT TEUTEN  |  October 15, 2008

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Battling Scientology

Anonymous's Gregg Housh is committed to bringing down the Church of Scientology. Is he a gadfly or a goon?
In a world wracked with uncertainty, there is at least one thing you can bet on: pick a fight with the Church of Scientology, and its leaders will fight back — always with vigor, often with a vengeance, and sometimes with litigation that can be long and costly.  
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 23, 2008



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Socialist studies

Um, Dianne Wilkerson and Sonia Chang-Díaz? Meet the Socialist Workers Party candidate who’s running for your Second Suffolk Senate District seat.
With his frosty hair, necktie, and wire glasses, William Leonard resembles Barry Bostwick, the actor who played Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr. on the sitcom Spin City .  
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 22, 2008

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The road not yet traveled

A layman's guide to the science of time travel
In 1916, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.  
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 21, 2008

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Welcome to the PalinDome

One-stop shopping for humor mavericks
One-stop shopping for humor mavericks
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2008

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Words as music

Alan Lupo was many things — among them, the best metro columnist Boston may ever see
He originally set out to be a jazz critic.  
By: MARGARET DORIS  |  October 09, 2008

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Friends remember Alan Lupo


The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.  
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 22, 2008



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Losing common ground

A rift between science and activism is undermining progress in the fight against AIDS
Among the chaos of fractious voices at the 17th International AIDS Conference, it’s hard to discern a clear message, and even harder to know who might be receiving it.  
By: DAVID KISH  |  October 03, 2008

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Photos: Bulls on parade

"Security" at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN, September 3, 2008.
"Security" at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN, September 3, 2008.
By: KATHY CHAPMAN  |  October 02, 2008

Among the Republican thugs

Fear and pepper spray in St. Paul
Minnesota is known innocently enough as the Gopher State, but for one terrifying, riot-gear-and-grenade-filled week this past summer, it was a police state.  
By: ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  October 27, 2008

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Stock stupidity

Self-declared financial ignoramus revels in the fact that investing ‘geniuses’ probably know less than she does
In my wildest dreams, I never thought my stock-market ignorance would be something to brag about.  
By: KARA BASKIN  |  October 03, 2008

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Blunt object

The political fight over a November marijuana-reform ballot question has sparked a Battle of the Bong
Question 2 supporters claim Massachusetts district attorneys committed “at least 15 violations of Massachusetts campaign-finance and election laws” in the runup to the marijuana-decriminalization vote. 
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 25, 2008



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Are universities selling out to oil nations?

As big bucks beckon, Gulf campuses of American universities are booming
As Academia searches for elusive dollars in a downward economy, oil-rich nations are enticing American schools to open satellite campuses in the Gulf.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 25, 2008

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Personally speaking

Abortion and Life tells whole truths
For decades, feminists have rallied behind the phrase “the personal is political,” meant to remind us that our personal lives are intrinsically affected by politics.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2008

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I had an abortion

Forty percent of American women have abortions by the time they're 45. I'm one of them.
Does anyone think about us, the people who have actually gone through with an abortion, and accepted that it was the right decision, for whatever reason, at that time?
By: ANONYMOUS  |  September 24, 2008

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Fall preview 2008

Your arts bible with sneak peeks at the best TV, movies, books, video games, and more
Your arts bible with sneak peeks at the best TV, movies, books, video games, and more
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 12, 2008

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Murder in six degrees

Peter Ivers — pals with john Belushi to the Circle Jerks — was killed in 1983. A new book recalls his fascinating life — and mysterious death.
You’ve probably never heard of Peter Ivers.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 10, 2008


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