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News Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: FCK FCKH8

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Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia. FCKH8 represents itself as altruistically fighting against these things, as if they’re not another company exploiting marginalized communities. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: PAINT ME PINK AND SLAP ME SILLY

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Awareness, of course, is a huge step towards making meaningful improvements in quality of life, but that’s only if the process includes significant educational aspects. Continue reading

Arts Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: HAPPY BANNED BOOKS WEEK

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Now would you like to buy the limited platinum edition ‘Fahrenheit 451′?
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News 

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

News Opinion 

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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News Opinion 

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

Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: DO I LOOK HOMELESS?

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Her hair is always clean and pulled back, and her clothes are always neat and fitted. Continue reading