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Students Occupy TransCanada Office in Keystone XL Protestnew

Boston-area college students lock And glue themselves inside TransCanada office to protest the Keystone XL pipeline.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  01-08-2013  |  Environment

Newtown and The Media's Delusional Narrative on Caucasian Mayhemnew

Crime coverage in minority areas rarely digs beneath the surface. Most outlets condense the tragedies into a singular disposable headline. Forget medical records – we don't even always learn the names of black shooters.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  12-18-2012  |  Media

The DNC on LSDnew

Years ago, a writer friend explained how he always found that the best way to glimpse a conservative's soul, or lack thereof, is with a noggin full of LSD. He didn't mention what I might find around comparably obsessed lefties, though, so I set out to do some soul searching of my own.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-07-2012  |  Drugs

Calling Out 'Three Strikes'new

Is the country's most notoriously failed law coming to Massachusetts?
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  01-06-2012  |  Policy Issues

Eviction Dispatch - Watching the #OccupyBoston Raid Unfoldnew

Nobody really believed that it was coming. Even though we all knew that it was, and even though there couldn't have been a better opportunity for authorities to gain pole position over vulnerable campers. And then it came.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  12-12-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Up Close and Radicalnew

Inside the Occupy Boston media struggle.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  10-27-2011  |  #OCCUPY

This Revolution Is Televisednew

A little something for assholes who are complaining that there's a lack of Occupy Wall Street coverage.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-27-2011  |  Media

Nas Rocks the Bellsnew

The rapper fronts the tour that erased lines between commercial and underground, white and black, alternative and trendy.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-12-2011  |  Music

A Farewell to the New York Pressnew

The New York Press instilled in me a sense of how to call bullshit on nonsense that's widely accepted as cool, or clever, or delicious – no matter how rare or indie it is, and regardless of consensus in the so-called alt media.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  08-29-2011  |  Media

Where Does Your Data Go When You Die?new

In the absence of meaningful state or federal regulation regarding post-mortem rights in cyberspace, a so-called digital death industry is booming.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  06-10-2011  |  Tech

There Were Nine Days Leftnew

Storming New York with Harold Camping's Rapture warriors.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-19-2011  |  Religion

The Rise and Uncertain Future of 'Pirate' Radio in Bostonnew

If there's any hope for unlicensed stations to go legit, it's the Local Community Radio Act, passed by Congress in December after a 10-year campaign by proponents of hyper-local radio. However, details of how the legislation will be administrated are still hazy. And some experts say the measure comes too late, and with too little backbone.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  04-11-2011  |  Media

The Secret Life of a Charlestown Drug Dealernew

Hickey flipped for the Feds — and lived to make a movie about it.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  02-07-2011  |  Drugs

Experts Predict the Boston of the Futurenew

Over the past few weeks, we asked several dozen trendsetters and soothsayers to fondle their crystal balls, and tell us when we might be able to follow bike paths from Franklin Park to Park Street, shop at a glistening new Filene's, and sip drinks on a waterfront that resembles downtown Dubai.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  01-25-2011  |  Commentary

How To Be Good at the Futurenew

Tap into technology and make yourself a Master of Tomorrow.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  01-24-2011  |  Tech

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