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Flashback: Sox Populi

A short story for opening week
The October wind plays tricks on a man when the last breeze of summer meets the first chill of winter in the stands at Fenway Park. When other teams in other parks are playing out the World Series, the air in the Fens hangs heavy.
By: JAMES MCLINDON AND SCOTT BURRIS  |  April 27, 2009

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The worst word

How F**K became our top taboo term -- and why we need it to stay that way
Then it happens: you look up at the TV screen and see Bono, the lead singer of U2, step up to the podium to accept a statuette for recording the Best Alternative Music album. "We shall continue to abuse our position," he says, "and fuck up the mainstream."
By: TIMOTHY GOWER  |  April 07, 2009

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The SLA: Unity Through Violent Action?

Patricia Hearst kidnapped, a media mogul's ransom, and the FBI
From Mu, a lost land of legends, they march on America (or at least San Francisco) — the Symbionese Liberation Army.
By: VIN MCLELLAN  |  March 30, 2009

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Interview: Alan Moore, author of Watchmen

From the Boston Phoenix archives: the watchmaker speaks.
The winner of several "Best Comics Writer" awards on both sides of the Atlantic, he's best known in America as the author of the DC Comics series Swamp Thing and, of course, Watchmen.
By: M. HOWELL  |  March 05, 2009

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Big pictures

From the Phoenix archives: All things are Watchmen
Watchmen is that too rare work of popular entertainment, one that succeeds on many levels and that rewards your attention to every level it employs.
By: M. HOWELL  |  March 04, 2009

Freedom RIDErs

A new civil-rights movement emerges
This article originally appeared in the August 12, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: SEAN FLYNN  |  August 14, 2008



Vigilantes and volunteers

Crime patrols in Boston
This article originally appeared in the August 7, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: SHARON BASCO  |  August 14, 2008

The combat zone

Who's who and what's what
This article originally appeared in the July 24, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: TOM SHEEHAN  |  August 14, 2008

Yaddo and MacDowell: Works in Progress

Alone again, artistically: A glimpse of what it’s like to be present at the creation
This article originally appeared in the July 18, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: D.C. DENISON  |  July 24, 2008

William Lemmer: Coming home

The further history of a Vietnam-era informer
This article originally appeared in the July 11, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: JEFFREY STEIN  |  July 10, 2008

Energetic Engineering

The man behind a far-out idea for providing solar power
This article originally appeared in the June 27, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: MICHAEL MATZA  |  July 01, 2008



The friends of Jack Kelly

In the end, the adventure killed him
This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: DAVE O'BRIAN AND TOM SHEEHAN  |  July 08, 2008

Caving: Into the heart of darkness

Inching our way though caverns measurable to man
This article originally appeared in the June 20, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: PHIL BERTONI  |  July 01, 2008

Smoking the terrain with a heavily radical nose-wheelie

In which we try to understand the skateboarding subculture
This article originally appeared in the May 30, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: D.C. Denison  |  June 02, 2008

Campaign spying is an old, old game

Ward 8
This article originally appeared in the May 22, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: MARTIN LOMANSEY JR.  |  May 22, 2008

Can't you practice someplace else?

Notes on the plight of the tenant-musician
This article originally appeared in the May 16, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: PAUL RAEBURN  |  May 16, 2008



Throttling Throat

What's on Trial with Deep Throat
This article originally appeared in the May 8, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: JANET MASLIN  |  May 12, 2008

Building better bodyguards

Inside a Connecticutt "anti-terrorist driving school"
This article originally ran in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
By: MICHAEL MATZA  |  May 01, 2008

Dartmouth's right is wrong

A bad Review of some campus elitists
This article originally appeared in the April 15, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: SEAN FLYNN  |  January 28, 2010

The addicted city

Why is it that one out of 125 Gloucester residents is a junkie?
This article originally appeared in the April 1, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: RIC KAHN  |  April 03, 2008

Beyond rhythm: A new contraception

A woman's body tells her what she needs to know
This article originally appeared in the March 28, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: MICHAEL CASTLEMAN  |  March 28, 2008


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