Author Archives: SHAWN MUSGRAVE

About SHAWN MUSGRAVE

Shawn is a contributing writer and photographer in [perpetual] need of a good nap.
Arts 

MIDNIGHT MARATHON: RIDING THROUGH THE DARK

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In his April 18 memorial speech in the South End, President Obama looked forward to the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014, when he knew that “the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder.” From what I know of Boston and its cyclists, expect a 6th annual Midnight Marathon for the books. Continue reading

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NEWS TO US: HOW SECURE IS YOUR SEX APP?

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Grindrs and Blendrs beware: The law makes it pretty d-mn easy for cops and prosecutors to snag the data off your hookup app. Life is short, have a (fully subpoena-able) affair. Continue reading

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NEWS 2 US: FOUR CHEERS FOR QUEERS!

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Marriage equality won big on November 6. Are we at a tipping point for LGBT rights? Continue reading

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SOAPBOX: MUCKROCK AND MIRE

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The MBTA’s hikes on The RIDE have prompted angry questions from disabled Bostonians. Public records could shed light on the T’s motives, but they come with a steep price tag. Continue reading

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DEFEND YOURSELF: JUDAH FRIEDLANDER

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Judah Friedlander’s bespectacled, trucker-hatted dominance is undisputed by all thinking minds. Ahead of his Davis Square invasion on September 22, we vet The World Champion and hear some of his ideas for a better Boston. Continue reading

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NEWS TO US: REGISTERING AN IMPACT

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Reading, Writing, and Civic Responsibility Continue reading

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THE CITIZENS ARE PRETTY D-MN UNITED

Last week, ours became the seventh state legislature to call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United. Which makes sense: 4 out of 5 agree that the Supreme Court ruling should go.

“What Americans know instinctively to be true is that corporations are not people, and should not be entitled to the same rights.” Continue reading

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DISABILITY ADVOCATES SEEK A FAIR RIDE

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While July 1 hit the average T rider with a 23 percent fare hike, disabled users of the RIDE system face an astonishing 100 percent increase in fare. Disability rights advocates argue that doubling fare is disproportionate and even discriminatory. Continue reading