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Michael Guglielmo was a career criminal. Now he's saving lives — one DNA sample at a time

Bad to the Bone Marrow
Inside a dilapidated boarding house in Manchester, New Hampshire, Michael Guglielmo sat with one hand on a beer, and the other on a MAC-10 machine gun.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 05, 2012
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The ProJo passes on controversial 'Doonesbury' series

As the ProJo Turns
Turn to the comics in this week's Providence Journal and there, near the top of the right-hand column, you'll find cartoonist and provocateur Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" in its usual spot.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 14, 2012
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Anarchistic and self-trained, are street medics the future of first aid?

Medic alert
April 25, 2009: outside of the IMF/World Bank meeting in Washington, DC, police with batons are attacking a group of protesters.
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 15, 2012
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Kafka, Radiohead, and the making of the modern doctor

The Art of Medicine
It was their worst nightmare. Or so Professor Arnold Weinstein told the class.
By STEPHEN BEALE  |  December 14, 2011
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Review: How to Live Forever

Wexler mocks the "anti-aging marketplace"
Take the most depressing movie imaginable, add The Golden Girls , multiply by Cocoon , and that's How To Live Forever .
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 16, 2011
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On doctors, psychologists, and torture

Q+A
Last year, Physicians for Human Rights used government papers to document that CIA doctors and psychologists participated in the conception and monitoring of the agency's infamous torture regime at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and other detention centers.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 19, 2011

TB worry at Maine State Prison

'No active cases'
"Several individuals" at the Maine State Prison in Warren have tested positive for tuberculosis, but "there are no confirmed active cases," says Denise Lord, deputy Maine Corrections commissioner.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 26, 2011
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Interview: Oliver Sacks, on The Mind's Eye

Oliver Sacks floats some thoughts on biophilia, smoking pot, and anti-science lunacy
Over the past 40 years, since the publication of Migraine in 1970, neurologist Oliver Sacks has written 10 books and countless articles, examining what happens when specific parts of a human brain go haywire or stop working.
By AMY FINCH  |  October 21, 2010



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Higher education: How to do drugs in Boston

If you choose to partake, at least do it right
The leaves are changing color, and it's not because you ate a special mushroom pizza. The air is crisp, the nights are getting longer, and you're drinking coffee at 4 am. It's fall, and time to go back to school.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  September 01, 2010
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Review: Nobody's Perfect

Niko von Glasow gets right down to it
German documentarian Niko von Glasow has a knack for the blunt. First he asks his interviewees whether they want to kill themselves; then he asks them to pose nude.
By ZAK JASON  |  August 26, 2010

Rhode Island’s birth control contretemps

Medicine
Recently OB-GYN Associates, a respected women's health care practice with offices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, admitted to Rhode Island Department of Health officials that it had implanted in patients birth control intrauterine devices (IUDs) apparently manufactured in Canada and not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  July 07, 2010



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Photos: ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis

ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis 1987–1993 at the Carpenter Center 
Photos from the exhibit on display from October 15 to December 23, 2009.
By CARPENTER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS  |  October 21, 2009
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Casting spells

Tomb 10A at the MFA; ACT UP at Harvard
In 1915, Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts archæologists digging in a rocky cliff at Deir el-Bersha unearthed the 4000-year-old tomb of the Djehutynakhts, an ancient Egyptian governor and his wife.
By GREG COOK  |  October 21, 2009
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Band-Aid for expensive healthcare

Until there's a real solution, use these free and discounted medical services
Until there's a real solution, use these free and discounted medical services
By TANYA WHITON  |  October 21, 2009

The waiting game

Congress is making progress. We think.
We know, we know: Last week, Olympia Snowe made history by being the only Republican in 2009 to vote for any sort of healthcare reform, even in committee-level draft language far from its final form.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 21, 2009

A Dark Night with Mamet and a Mad Horse

Mini-Reviews
Circling the central mystery of The Cryptogram are a camping trip, the provenance of a German pilot's knife, and a young boy's "sleep issues."
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 14, 2009
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Mr. Magic, R.I.P.

Rest in Beats
By the time this goes to press, DJs and designers will be mixing and manufacturing mix-tapes and shirts commemorating Mr. Magic, the seminal New York radio jockey who died of a heart attack at 53 in Brooklyn this past Friday.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 07, 2009

Art dodgers

Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s support to win the mayor’s seat.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 07, 2009
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Hot controversy over sexuality center in Pawtucket

Pleasure Dept.
Too hot for Pawtucket?
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  September 30, 2009

Has Obama learned from Clinton’s mistakes on health-care?

Action Speaks!
Action Speaks!, the always-enlightening panel discussion series at the Providence art space AS220, is back at it with weekly chats through the end of October.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 30, 2009
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No new age

Earthsound is for real
Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009
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No new age

Earthsound is for real
Yes, this Boston jazz trio incorporates the sounds of seals, tree frogs, and crickets. Yes, one of them is a working ecologist. Here's why you shouldn't hold that against them.
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009

Beating HPV

Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 23, 2009
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MassCan's 20th Freedom Rally relatively free from arrests

Peace Pipe Dept.
Assuming that, at MassCann's 20th annual Freedom Rally on Boston Common this past Saturday, all 30,000 attendees got stoned, smokers had less than a half-percent chance of getting busted.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 23, 2009
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Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'

Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
By GREG COOK  |  September 15, 2009

Snowe: A party of one

Party politics
US Senator Olympia Snowe has maneuvered herself into a position where she is the only hope Democrats have of getting a "bipartisan" agreement on healthcare reform.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 16, 2009
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10 years later, we told you so

Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as it happens.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 16, 2009

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