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Breaking the Code of Silence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools' National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change.

No Middle Ground

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The images of extreme violence in South Boston and Charlestown in the fall of 1974 are still so lurid and so disturbing that one can't help wondering what exactly drives human beings to such behavior.

From Pulitzers to Tonys, David Lindsay-Abaire Turns Blue Collar Roots Into Art

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

At a recent Tony press event, the 41-year-old scribe spoke about his career and recent work including his acclaimed play Good People and Rabbit Hole.

Movie Review: The Town

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gripping and moving at the same time, The Town is a solid heist movie whose fleshed-out characters give the story the weight it requires to be more than just a caper film.

Rage and the Crisis of Masculinity: An Incendiary Mix

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

Populist rage often surfaces when times are hard, and also, when there is a crisis of masculinity in the culture. Especially when it concerns white Christian manhood.