Author Archives: CHRIS FARAONE

Arts LULZ 

INTERVIEW: RYAN DONAHUE OF DAVIS SQUARE THEATRE’S NEW COMEDY SHOW ‘STRANGE BEHAVIOR’

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When Leonard Bucket invented the bucket, he didn’t tell people they needed buckets. They just saw how cool his bucket was and then they were like, “Man. I want to go see that new comedy show in Davis Square.” Continue reading

News 

PICS & DISPATCH: HARVARD MARCHES EN MASSE IN SOLIDARITY WITH #BLACKLIVESMATTER MOVEMENT

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Tonight, activists parked a fist in Harvard Yard, as more than 1,000 protesters marched into the heart of highbrow Cambridge in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement that has galvanized America since the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who have killed. Continue reading

News Opinion 

MEDIA FARM: WHY IS THE BOSTON GLOBE PRETENDING THAT POLICE VIOLENCE DOESN’T HAPPEN IN MASSACHUSETTS?

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If the past few weeks of propaganda haven’t been enough, today’s Metro section is the mustard on their baloney sandwich. Under the unfortunate header, “Boston police, teens come together to talk about relations,” reporters hand the microphone right back to Evans, who gladly picks the narrative up where he left it. Continue reading

News Opinion 

A #NOBOSTON2024 PRIMER AND YOUR SOURCE OF OUTRAGE FOR MONDAY’S PROTEST AND GLOBE DISCUSSION

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The public’s tolerance for being screwed in plain sight around here is extraordinary; nevertheless, there’s definitely energy fomenting in the opposite direction as well, and so in preparation for Monday’s Boston Globe discussion at the ICA and the preceding #NOBOSTON2024 protest, here’s an abridged history of things to scream about when expressing your outrage at the elite cadre of megalomaniacs behind Boston 2024 Continue reading

News Opinion 

DISPATCH & ANALYSIS: #ENOUGHISENOUGH WAS LARGEST HUB PROTEST IN 10 YEARS, AND MAYBE EVEN BOSTON’S BIGGEST ANTI-RACISM ACTION IN DECADES

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Next week is the 40th anniversary of the March Against Racism, held in Boston on December 14, 1974. It may have been four whole decades ago, but the 25,000 people who took over the Hub during the height of the busing crisis brought an eerily similar message to what was heard through Boston’s streets last night: “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” Continue reading

Film 

CHARLESTOWN DRUG FLICK ‘OXYMORONS’ KEEPS THE WAR ON OPIATES RAGING

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As Charlestown loses more authenticity by the minute to the yuppie invasion, OxyMorons should be placed in a time capsule alongside The Town so as to cautiously preserve a storied criminal past. Continue reading

News 

PICS & DISPATCH: PARK STREET FAST FOOD STRIKE FORESHADOWS THURSDAY #ENOUGHISENOUGH RALLY IN BOSTON

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After more than 15 minutes in the store, a small group of police officers entered and walked up to the front. Activists and striking workers put their hands up and began hollering, “DON’T SHOOT,” but then walked out shortly after, taking their messages and signs to the State House. Continue reading

News Opinion 

#BOSTON4FERGUSON DISPATCH AND ANALYSIS: THE BIGGEST HUB PROTEST IN YEARS COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED AT A BETTER TIME

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It’s promising that elected officials like Walsh, and even Baker to an extent, are willing to concede that there are severe issues of imbalance and disparity that need to be addressed. But here’s the question: If the system is as benevolent as those in the crowd at Twelfth Baptist were led to believe, and if those running things are so genuinely concerned about equality and human rights, then what the hell is the problem around here? Continue reading

News 

COUNCILOR JACKSON HOLDS COURT IN THE MIDDLE OF MASS AVE DURING #BOSTON4FERGUSON PROTEST

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Jackson then proceeded to address disparities in Boston Public Schools and in the region in general. To that end, the councilor noted his recent attempt to create a Commission on Black and Latino Men. Continue reading

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BOSTON ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR TUESDAY PROTESTS, BOTH HERE AND IN FERGUSON

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Yancey says BLM Boston is situated to facilitate a demonstration in response to Ferguson, as some activists involved have spent the past several months addressing those issues on a local level. On October 25, the group summoned hundreds to the Public Garden for march down Newbury Street that culminated in a shutdown of the intersection at Mass Ave. Continue reading