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StoryCorps lands in Rhode Island

Audio Dept.
Listen: Muriel Mackie patrolled Pawtucket in a white helmet and whistle during World War II.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  June 01, 2011

Why did the liberals help construct our concentration camps for the poor?

Prison complex
Why did middle-class liberals, historically the leaders of compassionate social reform, allow, with nary a peep, the construction of our colossal Prison Complex? Two books, one new and one a few years old, explain why liberals not only went along with this right-wing, racist project — they encouraged it.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 08, 2010

Giggling through life

And making spring rolls with love
When you chomp into Suu Le Martin's crispy, hot, handheld treats, you understand she took sheer human love, wrapped it in courage, and glued it all together with a scramble of prayers.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 08, 2010

The POW myth

Letters to the Boston editor, August 27, 2010
Peter Kadzis, you should know better!
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 25, 2010

Harper's Magazine, 1850-1980

The legacy of Willie Morris and Lewis H. Lapham
It seems but a moment ago that the sound of Dylan and Baez, the Beatles and the Stones reverberated through a world bent on catastrophe. Has it been almost 20 years?
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  June 26, 2010

Ghosts of upstate New York

October Country screens at SPACE Gallery
An alumnus of both True/False ’09 and last fall’s Camden International Film Festival, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s evocative October Country screens at SPACE Gallery on April 8, as the first installment of an occasional CIFF Selects series, which seeks to expand the Midcoast film festival’s reach into Portland.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 31, 2010

Interview: Daniel Ellsberg

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" talks on the documentary about him and his time at the Pentagon
"By ordinary standards of presidents, Obama is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough."
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 16, 2010

Review: The Most Dangerous Man in America

Hail to Daniel Ellsberg
At age 79, Daniel Ellsberg is getting the last guffaw.
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 16, 2010

A casket gets some airtime

Bert Harlow, woodworker and founder of the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts, made his own casket a few years ago. But he figured the pine box should get some use before he was nailed into it.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  December 30, 2009

Robert McNamara, RIP

Memories of Vietnam should speed Obama's exit plans for Iraq and Afghanistan
As secretary of defense under President Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert McNamara prosecuted the Vietnam War on a day-to-day basis, just as Donald Rumsfeld orchestrated the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for George W. Bush.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 08, 2009

Home grown terror

Cathy Wilkerson's memoir of the Weather Underground recalls a time when revolution seemed possible
Cathy Wilkerson, 62-year-old math teacher and mother of one, was famous long ago, as a member of the radical political collective Weatherman.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 25, 2007

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