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The Globe sale, contextualized

News that the Globe was on the auction block was certainly a shock, but it should have been no surprise.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  February 27, 2013


Kevin, we hardly knew ye

Thanks to the initiative of journalism-advocacy group MuckRock, 500 pages of raw and redacted FBI files focusing on allegations of corruption during the 1970s in the administration of the late Boston mayor Kevin White are now available to the public.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  December 19, 2012


Even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'

Style aside, the 1960s — the era that spawned sex, drugs, and rock and roll — are still with us.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  December 12, 2012


Hub fans bid Baron adieu

In the 1960s and 1970s, when the media sky was as expansive as the horizon of Fenway Park, Boston Globe editor Tom Winship hankered to make the Globe one of the nation's top 10 dailies. He succeeded.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  November 16, 2012


Errol Morris: The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth

August 29, 1979. Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, a former Army Special Forces Captain, was convicted of the savage murders of his wife and two daughters as they slept in their house within Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  November 09, 2012


Interview: Nate Silver explains

The perils of prognostication
Nate Silver's New York Times blog,, is an island of rigorous thinking in an ocean of political spin.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  November 05, 2012


Electoral literacy

“Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a short story. “They are different from you and me.”
By: PETER KADZIS  |  October 31, 2012


Scott Brown's Beef

Incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown is hell-bent on branding his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor of bankruptcy law, with a scarlet letter: H — for hypocrisy.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  October 09, 2012


Is Hillary next?

From Hillary Clinton's days as an intense, influential, and essentially inept co-president to husband Bill, to her establishment as a successful senator from New York, through the bitter trench warfare of the 2008 presidential primaries, and throughout her tenure as a majestic secretary of state, I have always kept the words of my high-school history teacher Dan Leary in mind.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  October 03, 2012


Remembering Kevin

The paradox of the White years
Tuesday's Parkman House wake on Beacon Hill for former Boston Mayor Kevin H. White, who died last week at age 82 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease, was more than a tribute to the colorful and resilient politician who led the city during historic years of downtown rejuvenation and racial strife.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  February 01, 2012


He's all Dwight

Remembering Dwight Macdonald's work
Throughout the 1940s, 50s, and '60s, Dwight Macdonald was one of the nation's most provocative and original literary, political, and cultural critics.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  October 20, 2011


‘A Vast Wasteland' revisited

Newton Minow joins Harvard's digerati to ponder the digital future
Newton Minow joins Harvard's digerati to ponder the digital future
By: PETER KADZIS  |  September 12, 2011

murdoch hackergate

Murdoch & Son

A Scandal of Vatican Proportions
In little more than two weeks, Murdoch's News International (NI) division, the maker and breaker of British prime ministers, has been humbled, and — by extension — its US-based parent, News Corporation, humiliated.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  July 20, 2011


Science writer James Gleick explains the physics that define new media in the ongoing communications revolution

Information man
After reading James Gleick's imaginatively conceived and staggeringly researched new work, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood , it is clear — to me at least — that Virginia Woolf needs updating.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  April 15, 2011


Clif Garboden, 1948-2011

Clif Garboden, who spent virtually all of his professional career affiliated with the Boston Phoenix , died last week. He was 62.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  February 17, 2011


Interview: Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

The new kid
Age 31, recently elected Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley is a member of a new generation of local politicos who are more at home in coffee bars than in smoke-filled rooms.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  December 08, 2010


Interview: Matt Taibbi

On Griftopia, Goldman Sachs, and his writing process
Matt Taibbi can make a snake bite funny.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  November 09, 2010


'Obama’s Wars' by Bob Woodward

The inside scoop — so far
The inside scoop — so far
By: PETER KADZIS  |  September 24, 2010


ArtsEmerson's sophisticated street cred

The renovated Paramount Center gives Boston a new intellectual anchor
Connoisseurs and casual consumers this season will enjoy two debuts that will instantly redefine the depth and breadth of the Boston arts experience.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  September 15, 2010


Afghanistan: The war that's killing us

Interview: Former Army colonel and current Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich explains why staying is a big mistake
For several years now, I've been reading Andrew Bacevich's articles and books that argue for a reimagination of how American government conceives of and executes foreign policy.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  August 02, 2010
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