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In Memorium of the Anti-War Warrior: Howard Zinn, 1922-2010new

Howard Zinn was like a daddy to Boston University students of the Vietnam War era. The author of A People's History of the United States has been revered by generations of students, reviled by more conventional academics, and, mostly, re-read.
Boston Phoenix  |  Raymond Mungo  |  02-04-2010  |  Politics

One Couple Questions the Legality of Straight Marriagenew

If the New York State Senate does not address, or votes down, same-sex marriage before the end of this year, Matthew D'Olimpio and Rachel Murch D'Olimpio, a Brooklyn couple, will seek to have their marriage officially annulled on the grounds that it is "discriminatory and unconstitutional."
Boston Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  12-02-2009  |  Children & Families

Academia Under Attack ... by Zombiesnew

Humans vs. Zombies, an internationally played complicated role-playing tag game that can go on for weeks at a time, is bigger than ever these days. One local university recently mistook the game for real life.
Boston Phoenix  |  Alexis Hauk  |  10-30-2009  |  Culture

Life in Prison...For Punching a Man in the Facenew

Nearly 17 years ago, Joe Donovan initiated a tragic chain of events with a brutish act of machismo. But should he be in jail for life?
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  08-06-2009  |  Crime & Justice

April Smith's Mystery/Thrillers Delve in Darknessnew

The former Cagney and Lace producer and author reveals the mystery behind her accidental heroine, Ana Grey, and the difference between writing TV scripts and books.
Boston Phoenix  |  Clea Simon  |  06-30-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Wiccans Go to Collegenew

Campus witches have no brooms, no bleeding goats. Just cookies. Sorry.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-21-2008  |  Education

Are US Universities Selling Out to Oil Nations?new

The well-born-and-bred children of well-heeled oil billionaires no longer have to wander far from the royal palace to do some learning -- they can get an American degree right at home and big-name schools open campuses by the Persian Gulf.
Boston Phoenix  |  Harvey Silverglate  |  09-25-2008  |  Education

The People's Historiannew

At 80-plus, Zinn has the kind of sheen that emanates, spreading cheer even as he exposes the corruption, deceit, and violence that characterize the lion's share of the history he studies. Zinn's beauty is the beauty of righteousness.
SF Weekly  |  Melissa Levine  |  10-19-2004  |  Reviews

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