Emily Hopkins

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SPECIAL: THE FALL 2014 BOSTON BIKE ISSUE

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With a successful Boston Bike Week behind us, the elite Mayor’s Cup on Saturday (September 20), and the all-inclusive Hub on Wheels this Sunday (September 21), we figure now is the ideal moment to formally join the pro-cycle chorus. Not only as cheerleaders, but by addressing prehistoric problems in new ways that hopefully spur conversation and action. Continue reading

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CAN’T WE ALL JUST PEDAL ON? THE CASE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS TO WORK TOGETHER

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Whether you respect bike rights or spite them, riders are here, they’re in gear, so you’d better make some room for them. That considered, and on the premise that this city and most any other can immensely benefit from collaboration between cyclists and those who hoof it, we paved a road map toward tandem teamwork.
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FREE RADICAL (TEACH ONE EDITION): ‘ASSATA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY’

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I was right in the middle of reading Assata when Michael Brown was murdered in Ferguson. As the events in Missouri unfolded, reading Shakur’s memoir was a horrifying deja vu. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: CAN’T BUY ME PRIDE

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We have come a long way, but being queer can still mean death, might mean second-class citizenship, and will definitely mean harassment of some kind. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: MYTH OF THE RACIST FEW

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Because they’re so extreme, we (the obviously not racist) can applaud ourselves for being progressive in comparison to backwards brutes. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: KNOW YOUR MAY DAY HISTORY

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For more than a century, International Workers’ Day has been a celebration of the rights that thousands of unions and organizers have fought for, and that we often take for granted. To move forward, sometimes you have to look back, and so … Continue reading