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The Only Color That Matters Is Greennew

Hip-hop and hummus with bestest leftist POTUS candidate Jill Stein.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-06-2015  |  Elections

Smarter City or City Under Surveillancenew

Last week the Dig alerted readers to a secret experiment carried out by the City of Boston during the Boston Calling concerts that took place in May and September of last year. Among the revelations therein: Outside contractors helped municipal authorities deploy resources designed to analyze body and facial patterns of “every person who approaches the door” in order to gauge panic levels and crowd sentiment. In this follow-up, again relying in part on privileged documents that were left exposed online, we examine the communications leading up to these surveillance trials in the days, months, and even decade prior to the first Boston Calling.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Kenneth Lipp and Jonathan Riley  |  08-15-2014  |  Civil Liberties

City of Boston Testing Facial Recognition Software at Concertsnew

You partied hard at Boston Calling and now there's facial recognition data to prove it.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Kenneth Lipp and Jonathan Riley  |  08-08-2014  |  Civil Liberties

The Somerville Files: A Four Part Investigative Seriesnew

For 10 months, three reporters dug into the unseemly political underbelly of the City of Somerville, where the power and privilege of an elite few has dominated and perverted municipal progress for decades. The Somerville Files is the culmination of their work, which pulls back the hip urban Somerville facade to reveal a shadow government amidst both turmoil and transition.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Tom Nash and Adam Vaccaro  |  08-15-2013  |  Housing & Development

The Somerville Files Part 4: The Man in the Mayor Suitnew

A look at the machine's once—and future?—king, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Tom Nash and Adam Vaccaro  |  07-31-2013  |  Features

The Somerville Files Part 3: Rage Against the Machinenew

How a carefully orchestrated bureaucratic ecosystem ensures development by any means necessary in Somerville—legal or not.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Tom Nash and Adam Vaccaro  |  07-15-2013  |  Housing & Development

The Somerville Filesnew

The first installment in a multi-part series about the intersection of politics, development, and power in the City of Somerville.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Tom Nash and Adam Vaccaro  |  06-12-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Why Boston Police Didn't Think Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was a Killernew

If anybody had a chance of identifying the Tsarnaevs ahead of time, it would have been the Boston Police Department. Here's how they fucked up.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-23-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Terror: Then and Nownew

"What the fuck is going on? Are you down there?"
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  04-16-2013  |  Disasters

Corporations Try to Buy Your Love by Rooting for the Red Soxnew

Remember the good ole days when Sox profiteering was annoying but ignorable, and before it seemed like every other national and local business attached itself to Boston baseball?
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  04-10-2008  |  Sports

Rob Swift on Biters, Haters and Nerd Circlesnew

Swift has spent the last two years developing Ill Insanity, an X-Ecutioners spin-off gang alongside the comparably nimble-wristed Total Eclipse and Precision.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  03-05-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Fending Off Piratesnew

Can independent labels fight file sharing more effectively than the majors?
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  02-28-2008  |  Music

Pissing in America's Stream of Consciousness: Day Onenew

These presidential candidates are aggravating me with their public displays of exhaustion. They should try getting irresponsibly cocked and hammered, sleeping for two hours and waking up before the crack to steer through New Hampshire's paralyzing cold.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  01-07-2008  |  Politics

MC Frontalot: Rep Your Inner Nerdcorenew

If there's one thing that blacktop hip-hop purists hate more than condoms, gun control and Bill O'Reilly, it's nerdcore rap-dweebs like MC Frontalot.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  11-07-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Wise Intelligent: Just About Ready to Brain Younew

Since representing Trenton, N.J., as the Poor Righteous Teachers frontman during the early '90s pro-black rap renaissance, Wise has remained guided by his moniker.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  08-15-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

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