You can't expect a university that helped to fund a speaker who downplays the Holocaust and mocks Jewish students before and during his speech to denounce something they have zero relation to ("Rage against the Stool," This Just In, February 3). Northeastern wouldn't even issue an apology after Norman Finkelstein came to speak using our Student Activity Fund — don't look for any miracles here.
Regarding your recent feature on sexism in the literary world ("All (Male) Things Considered," January 27), this is why many writers are self-publishing and using blogs instead of the New York Times and the like to market their books. As a black woman who writes about "non-traditional black stuff," it's even harder. I think there is a new generation of writers who are utilizing social media, literary magazines, and the Internet more than waiting for the Times and NPR to wake up. Plus, I'd rather be reviewed by blogs like White Readers Meet Black Authors or Smart Bitches, Trashy Books than the Times and NPR. They get a lot more traffic and reach a wider audience.
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- We hear that
I just finished reading your article, "Voices Carry" (October 21). Thank you so much for writing about this very important topic.
- Carry on
I wanted to tell you how much I admired your cover article in the October 21 Boston Phoenix ("Voices Carry").
- Open your mind
I simply love bass — there is nothing wrong with that.
- Occupy, more occupy, even more occupy
I just read your article about the Occupy New Hampshire primary event ("A Wedding and Four Funerals," January 13).
- Letters to the Boston editors, February 17, 2012
Regarding your recent "House of Incorrections" story (Talking Politics, February 3), I think it would be more believable if some criminal-justice experts were quoted.
- Review: Addiction Incorporated
Much of the first half of Charles Evans Jr.'s muckraking documentary is annoyingly gimmicky, relying on unneeded graphics, animation, and imitation-Errol-Morris effects to tell the tale of a Philip Morris scientist, Victor DeNoble, who became a key government witness against his old employer.
- Rage against the Stool
Even behind the wall of semi-anonymity provided by blogs and Internet message boards, some rules still apply.
- Activists rail at the T
The latest theater in the war against MBTA fare hikes and service cuts opened with a bang this week, as activists stormed every corner of the subway map.
- A store with character
Curious George shall rise again. As Publishers Weekly reported, the Harvard Square monkey-merchandise-cum-children's-bookstore, shuttered last summer, will return in late April under new ownership.
- Big changes are coming for Central Square
In December, Councilor Kenneth E. Reeves presented a report to the Cambridge City Council.
- Occupy Boston: the movie!
John Forrester spent the past five months filming and editing two terabytes of raw digital Occupy Boston footage, captured between late September and December 2011.
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