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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Net neutrality has become the biggest free speech issue of the 21st century. Is it doomed to failure?

Net loss
One morning last month, Senator Al Franken stood at the podium of a hotel in downtown Austin, looking out at some of the most innovative minds in the country gathered at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference. "I know that many of you have heard people talk about net neutrality before," he said, "but I want to take just a moment to explain it, because part of the strategy being used to destroy net neutrality is to confuse Americans about what the term even means."
By: CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 11, 2011


Beijing Dance/LDTX fight the good fight
Struggle and solidarity
Photos: ''Bumpkin Forward'' Reception at Mobius
"Bumpkin Forward" reception | Mobius | April 2, 2011


Review: Dumpling Cafe
No matter how you eat them, these dumplings are winners
Review: Sticky Rice Café
Strong soups and tasty Thai in West Roxbury


A Red Sox aural history
How I learned to face the music
Reality show pitches
Big Fat Whale


Review: Arthur
Russell Brand bottoms out
Review: Bill Cunningham New York
The legendary “street style” photographer
Review: Born To Be Wild 3D
A short, painless family pleaser
Review: Hanna
Relentless tween assassin
Review: Miral
A tale of female empowerment
Review: My Perestroika
Transitioning to capitalism
Review: Potiche
Screwball comedy meets political boilerplate
Review: Soul Surfer
Cheese instead of heart
Review: Winter In Wartime
Coming-of-age thriller


Amon Amarth | Surtur Rising
(Metal Blade 2011)
Burial | Street Halo and Ego/Mirror
Hyperdub (2011) & Text (2011)

Music Continued

Elbow | Build A Rocket Boys!
(Fiction/Polydor/Downtown 2011)
Henry Wolfe | Linda Vista
(Undermountain 2011)
Photos: Cut Copy + Holy Ghost at House of Blues
Cut Copy + Holy Ghost | House of Blues | April 4, 2011
Photos: Fourth night of preliminaries at Rock 'n' Roll Rumble
Mellow Bravo win the fourth night of Rumble preliminaries at TT's
Photos: Parlour Bells, Garvy J, and The Dears at Brighton Music Hall
Parlour Bells + Garvy J + The Dears | Brighton Music Hall | March 30, 2011
Photos: Rock 'n' Roll Rumble night #1 with The Blizzard of 78, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, Old Jack, McAlister Drive
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents win the first night of the Rumble preliminaries
Photos: Second night of preliminaries at Rock 'n' Roll Rumble
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys win the second night of preliminaries
Photos: Third night of preliminaries at Rock 'n' Roll Rumble
John Powhida International Airport win the third night of Rumble preliminaries
Scattered Trees | Sympathy
(Roll Call/EMI 2011)
The word from Yanni
A conference call with the man himself


It's Japan's turn
Letters to the Boston editor, April 8, 2011
Life during wartime
NGO big or go home
Scum along the Potomac
The Republicans strike again, aiming to shut down government, but keeping Gitmo alive
The rise and uncertain future of ''pirate'' radio in Boston
Will Boston’s unlicensed radio stations go legit?
The Royally Screwed Tenenbaum
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Crossword: ''Hulk on the Job''
What a morning he's had

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