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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 04, 2013

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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 26, 2013

Occupy Denied Day In Court

Scream On
It took more than a year for Suffolk County prosecutors to come to their senses.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 22, 2013

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Czarface soars above the clouds

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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2013

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The BPD adds insult to injury

Scream On
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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 05, 2013

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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 26, 2013



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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 25, 2013

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The glue-in

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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 23, 2013

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You Are Not Alone: The fight for electronic privacy reaches Beacon Hill


Your tinfoil-hat fears about Big Brother might be justified.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 15, 2013

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Education reform: The battle ahead

Scream On
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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 26, 2012

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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 20, 2012



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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 19, 2012

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Banger style: Hip-hop ringers of 2012


In recapping 2012, I embraced the chance to parade some recent unsung hip-hop ringers.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 18, 2012

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Still battling the BPPA

Scream On
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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 14, 2012

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Weed the People

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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

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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 04, 2012




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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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 29, 2012

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When Disaster Strikes

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

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The musical activism of Boots Riley

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When Occupy erupted last year, politically aggressive artists had the choice either to walk the walk or quiet down.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 26, 2012
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