13 Ghosts is screening at the South Boston Library on Tuesday
Bazaar and Food
Fair | With Middle Eastern cuisine and pastries, a country store, Halloween
activities, and more at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church on Friday,
October 21-Saturday, October 22 from 10 am-9 pm and Sunday, October 23 from
noon-3 pm | 617.
Almost immediately after #OccupyBoston began, people started wondering when NOAM CHOMSKY would show up. Short of Howard Zinn or my old BU prof Murray Levin rising from the grave, a visit from Chomsky is about as close as you could come to having Kanye showing up in Zuccotti Park. The celebrated linguist and activist recorded a video calling the Occupation exciting and exhilirating, and there was speculation at the beginning of October that he might show up within a few days of the establishment of the occupation.
Tuesday, Roxbury rabble-rouser Jamarhl Crawford finally addressed the
Occupy Boston General Assembly (GA). Indeed, it seemed only a matter
of time before the Blackstonian editor became attracted to the
momentum on Dewey Square; the crowd downtown is screaming for many –
if not all – of the same issues that he's been mobilizing on for
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
#Occupy BostonEmily Ferola
Things look a lot
calmer here tonight than they do on YouTube.It's pretty chill. They're just having the GA. I think
people are recuperating from what happened [last week].
Photo credit: Shorenstein Center
One of our favorite old-media curmudgeons, the New York Times columnist DAVID CARR, got together over at Harvard over the weekend with one of the smartest people on the internet, DANAH BOYD, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the SHORENSTEIN CENTER FOR PRESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
It was a busy day for #OCCUPYBOSTON on Saturday, which kicked off with an unexpected visit. Massachusetts Governor DEVAL PATRICK stopped by unannounced around 11 am and received a tour from organizers [photos]. Soon after, the Phoenix caught up with Patrick as he headed into the Boston Book Festival; in the only interview he's given on the subject, the Governor praised Occupation's organization and expressed support for its right to protest peacefully [interview].
ED RENDELL, the former Pennsylvania Governor and current Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist, is a visiting fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics this semester, and the IOP was scheduled a while back to do an evening-with him. But with public interest over the Occupy movement growing, the Kennedy School put together WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT: FROM FRUSTRATION TO OCCUPATION, a quick panel that also featured '60s organizer (and HKS lecturer) MARSHALL GANZ, Columbia Journalism School bigwig, poet, and '60s organizer TODD GITLIN, and VANESSA WILLIAMSON, co-author of a book about the Tea Party.
Q: You just left OccupyBoston.
All photos by Leah Filler (@LeFill)Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unexpectedly visited #OccupyBoston's camp at Dewey Square this morning. According to the Twitter accounts of protesters on the scene, Governor Patrick visited unexpectedly on his own accord to avoid media attention.
It looks like some puzzle pieces are clicking into place at Occupy Boston. Ever since returning from my road trip to five other occupied cities, I've been impressed by not just the group's internal organization, but also by their tactful coordination with sympathetic entities.
>> PHOTOS: Occupy Boston's march on October 13, 2011 <<
Plough and StarsPatrick Campbell
So, according to you,
the Plough serves the best grits in town at brunch time. But what, exactly, are
grits?Grits are a porridge-like Southern delight that have lots of
butter and cheese, if they're cheddar grits.
Boston Phoenix readers already know MIKE GILL: he shot a fantastic labor-of-love documentary about beloved indie heroes PIEBALD, his music videos have been voted as Best-in-Boston in our annual readers' poll, and he's working on a documentary about legendary Boston impressario BILLY RUANE
It's no secret around here that we're huge fans of HBO's THE WIRE. And thanks to Harvard University, we've had a chance to see the creators and actors up close: back in 2008, we brought you video of series creator DAVID SIMON showing up at the Kennedy School. And in 2009, we brought you the only recording of the time KIMA, BUBBLES, and OMAR showed up to rub elbows with WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON
In this week's Boston Phoenix, we continue our ongoing coverage of #OccupyBoston with three stories.
OCCUPY AMERICA: In this week's editorial, we strongly suggest that the city find a way to accomodate the growing movement on Dewey Square -- and also urge that the movement's friends in organized labor (who will be showing up in force tomorrow) find a way to broker a deal with the city.