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The Trials of Nadia Naffe
She could have been the Republican party’s future. Instead, she was abandoned, insulted, abused, and ridiculed by the GOP and its partisans
Young, attractive, ambitious, conservative, and black, Nadia Naffe should have been a right-wing operative’s dream.
| March 04, 2013
Hip-Hop Trivia grows up
Who Shot Ya?
In their fourth year of operation, the Hip-Hop Trivia squad is finally taking the night (somewhat) seriously.
| February 26, 2013
Occupy Denied Day In Court
It took more than a year for Suffolk County prosecutors to come to their senses.
| February 22, 2013
Czarface soars above the clouds
This week 7LES and Inspectah Deck drop Czarface , a full-length work of adventurous genius revolving around a metal-clad protagonist who feeds on destruction.
| February 11, 2013
The BPD adds insult to injury
At times, this kind of decision makes you wonder whether the BPD is saving its best awards for officers who've been involved in the death of civilians.
| February 05, 2013
Dispatch & Pics: Anonymous Rallies for Aaron Swartz in Boston, Declares War on Department of Justice
Outraged and sympathetic members of Anonymous demonstrated for Aaron Swartz.
| January 26, 2013
The Westborough 8 vs. TransCanada: Anatomy of a peaceful protest
Running with the chain gang
Nobody notices the three young women sitting in the idling green Explorer.
| January 25, 2013
Scene from a Pipeline Protest
It takes less than two minutes for the squad to fully lock into formation in the TransCanada office in Westborough, Massachusetts.
| January 23, 2013
You Are Not Alone: The fight for electronic privacy reaches Beacon Hill
Your tinfoil-hat fears about Big Brother might be justified.
| January 15, 2013
Education reform: The battle ahead
Five years ago, as George W. Bush was pushing No Child Left Behind, his younger, even sleazier sibling Neil was picking the initiative's pockets.
| December 26, 2012
It’s Adam And Eve, Not Adam And Scumbag Steve
The Year In Christian Memes
In 2012, Christians manifested a wholly new phenomenon by creating their own memeosphere, and by flipping Scumbag Steve and his other advice animal ilk into pro-gospel statements.
| December 20, 2012
Newtown and The Media's Delusional Narrative on Caucasian Mayhem
It wasn't too long into fall semester before white kids from cozy towns resumed brutally slaughtering innocent school children.
| December 19, 2012
Banger style: Hip-hop ringers of 2012
In recapping 2012, I embraced the chance to parade some recent unsung hip-hop ringers.
| December 18, 2012
Still battling the BPPA
The last time that the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association dropped an issue of its official newsletter, the Pax Centurion , the outcry was immense: Mayor Tom Menino called the publication "garbage," advertisers fled, and a subsequent dust-up revealed that most of the publication's revenue passed through a company run by felons.
| December 14, 2012
Weed the People
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.
| December 04, 2012
Hip-Hop: Get On Down
GIFT GUIDE 2012
The record industry has always treated hip-hop as a disposable commodity, so that even iconic work has gone without the slick packaging of archival rock and pop projects.
| December 04, 2012
The Wreckage Club: How Long Will Cops, Activists, and Mayor Bloomberg Get Along After Occupy Sandy?
| November 27, 2012
Harvard students push for fossil-fuel divestment
Oil and ivy
Throughout 350.org's Do the Math tour this month, climate-change warrior Bill McKibben has blasted Harvard, his alma mater, for the school's failure to fully divest from South African companies two decades ago.
| November 29, 2012
When Disaster Strikes
For better or worse, hometown pride is as central to hip-hop as misogyny and marijuana.
| November 30, 2012
The musical activism of Boots Riley
When Occupy erupted last year, politically aggressive artists had the choice either to walk the walk or quiet down.
| November 26, 2012
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| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
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| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
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NATO-Chicago Dispatch: Pictoral Play-By-Play Of Friday March, Rally, Arrests & Preliminary Insanity
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Sex, Drugs & Memes: Rolling Thick with Ben Lashes, Scumbag Steve, and the Bad Boys of ROFLCon
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