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'I'd rather fight like hell': Naomi Klein's fierce new resolve to fight for climate justice

Naomi Klein, black-clad and sharp-tongued mistress of the global anti-corporate left, friend to Occupiers and scourge of oil barons, stood outside a dressing room backstage at Boston's Orpheum Theatre one night last month, a clear-eyed baby boy on her hip.
By: WEN STEPHENSON  |  December 14, 2012


Weed the People

Scream On
The only real role of towns and cities is to figure out where patients will be able to buy, or not to buy, prescription pot.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 04, 2012


When Disaster Strikes

Scream On
For better or worse, hometown pride is as central to hip-hop as misogyny and marijuana.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2012


In search of Boston’s worst smell

Our intrepid correspondent travels deep into the bowels of the Deer Island sanitation complex to get a snootful
Take the pretty-vacant Blue Line train — twin rows of hard plastic seats, the digestive groan of the train's wheelwork grinding beneath the pitchy whir of its rectified motor — to Orient Heights.
By: TREVOR QUIRK  |  December 03, 2012


Hub fans bid Baron adieu

In the 1960s and 1970s, when the media sky was as expansive as the horizon of Fenway Park, Boston Globe editor Tom Winship hankered to make the Globe one of the nation's top 10 dailies. He succeeded.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  November 16, 2012


The first Obama administration was a disappointment for progressives. What makes us think the second will be any different?

The fire this time
On LGBT rights, civil liberties, economic inequity, immigration, criminal justice, labor organizing, money in politics, and voting rights, the Obama administration let progressives down time and time again. And who's to say Obama's second term won't be the same as the first?
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 16, 2012


Washington walkabout

KC Hoye walked nearly 500 miles to deliver a letter in which she introduces herself with five words most of us can relate to: "I am an average American."
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  November 14, 2012


Everything you want to know about Massachusetts and medical marijuana but were afraid to ask

Haze of Glory
Here in Massachusetts and around the country, it's been a celebratory few weeks as marijuana prohibitions have gone up in smoke.
By: VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  November 16, 2012


Massachusetts and Medical Marijuana: The FAQs

Everything you want to know about Massachusetts and medical marijuana but were afraid to ask.


We’re still screwed

To everyone on social media who thanked "god" for the Obama win: next time, please pray for a president who isn't bankrolled by the likes of Goldman Sachs, who respects civil liberties, and who doesn't indiscriminately bomb civilians. For now, you're just making your divine master look like a duplicitous, war-mongering asshole.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 16, 2012


Beacon Hill's Most Beautiful: 25 power players who keep the Golden Dome in style

Politics in Massachusetts can be an ugly business. Let's look at another side of life under the Golden Dome — the beautiful side.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN AND MIKE DEEHAN  |  November 08, 2012


American Airlines busted for union-busting

Scream On
An inebriated Denzel Washington isn't your biggest problem at the airport.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 07, 2012


Interview: Nate Silver explains

The perils of prognostication
Nate Silver's New York Times blog,, is an island of rigorous thinking in an ocean of political spin.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  November 05, 2012


A Viewer’s Guide to Election Night

Our hour-by-hour breakdown
Nobody needs convincing of how much is at stake in Tuesday’s elections.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 05, 2012


Stein or Supreme: What kind of voter am I?

Scream On
I'm an Italian Bostonian from Korean Queens who's embarrassed by Caucasian corniness and loves soul food. Race isn't my big issue, though; I despise Glenn Beck and Tyler Perry equally, adore Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, and loathe both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 31, 2012


A Convenient Excuse

On October 2, I led a climate protest inside the offices of the Boston Globe .
By: WEN STEPHENSON  |  November 05, 2012


Killing with kindness: Why the Death With Dignity Act endangers people with disabilities

I think my opinions about doctor-assisted suicide crystallized the night Mike — my wheelchair-using, ventilator-breathing boyfriend — choked on pineapple juice, passed out, and died.
By: S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  November 05, 2012

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