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News and Features Editor, DigBoston

News Editor: @DigBoston | Author: '99 Nights w/ the 99%,' Heartbreak Hell,' 'I Killed Breitbart,' 'HIZZONNAROO' | English Muffin Pizza Eater

A Season With The Toughest Football Team You've Never Heard Of

buzzfeed.com — Reporters and photographers fill the stands behind the Boston Bandits bench. They're playing the Bay State Bucs in a semipro preseason game that had been planned in memoriam of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a Pace University football player and Massachusetts native who was killed by a cop in a New York City suburb in 2010.

With Hizzoners - Esquire

esquire.com — Hours before learning that former Boston Mayor Tom Menino passed yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed an essay by Ben Lee called Famous People Just Keep On Dying . It's about the need for journalists to rethink coverage of marquee deaths, and together with an ideologically kindred dart by Will Leitch about the "public grieving competitions" that follow celebrity darkness, the essay quelled my hasty urge to eugoogoolize.

SCARY CAT! Lifting the hood on law enforcement’s favorite toy for big boys

defendingdissent.org — News & Analysis SCARY CAT! Lifting the hood on law enforcement's favorite toy for big boys Chris Faraone , October 23, 2014, In : News & Analysis Of all the intimidatory artillery unsheathed by cops after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the most enduring background prop was arguably the St.

Coming soon to protests in America: Government thugs (one almost punched me)

qz.com — I'm a journalist who frequents protests that can feel more like war zones (like the siege on Ferguson, Missouri this month), and it's clear to me that social justice advocates in the US are much more likely to be pummeled by police than their nationalistic countrymen.

The Last Stand for the Middle Class Is Taking Place in a Parking Lot in Massachusetts

esquire.com — Americans have grown to accept that corporations will invariably take advantage of their low wage workers, and executives have done nothing recently to pretend like this isn't the case. When asked if his multinational beast would fight a federal hike in employee compensation, Walmart U.S.

An Open Letter To Journalists About Pot Prohibition

wgbhnews.org — Dear Reporters, There's a lot about the Boston media that has confused the pants off me since I arrived here a decade ago. Like how scrappy nonunion indie outlets typically back tradesmen and city workers, while union sheets and dues-paying reporters relentlessly harangue labor.

BUILT TO LAST: THE QUINTESSENTIAL AKROBATIK COMEBACK INTERVIEW

digboston.com — It's easy to argue that Akrobatik is the Hub's most beloved MC. The underground embraced him at the end of last millennium, and remained loyal as the Dorchester rhymer graduated from battle rap rookie to globe-trotting recording artist. Unlike any other Boston rapper, he also won the hearts of mainstream heads as a sports personality for JAM'N 94.5 and NESN.

The Big Ligotti - This Just In

thephoenix.com — EAT AT JOE'S: Ligotti is a force of nature on the airwaves, but the plus-size gadfly truly gets loose over a plate - or several plates - of food. Even in a world of Howie Carrs and Jay Severins, Joe Ligotti might be the most bizarre broadcast talent working in New England talk radio.

IN MIDST OF MOST EMBARRASSING SCANDAL IN YEARS, MASS LAWMAKERS DO SOMETHING ADMIRABLE FOR ONCE

digboston.com — First, considering developments in the statewide probation scandal rocking Beacon Hill especially hard this month, let's take a quick look at what you are allowed to do at the State House: trade jobs for votes, grant patronage positions to constituents who have scant relevant experience, things of that sort.

THE 10 RAP COMMANDMENTS (FOR MUSIC JOURNALISTS)

medium.com — It's been more than a decade since I stood on stage at a New York City nightclub beside an up-and-coming 50 Cent, scribbling bullshit in a notepad and identifying nearby corners I could hide in if a gunfight broke out.
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Dec 19, 2014

Aww ... MT @sirosenbaum: @Buzzfeed continues to publish the best: Here's @fara1 on the Boston Bandits: buzzfeed.com/chrisf4c82a798…

Dec 19, 2014

Definitely broke something in the girl's bag I just sat on because it was on a crowded train seat. Score one for the good guys.

Dec 18, 2014

Kiddie Kroakers 2014. Featuring Martha Pokely the Political Pushpin, Cry Baby Baker, and more ... ow.ly/G7rRF #mapoli #Boston

Dec 18, 2014

Took first day off in more than a year yesterday (that includes weekends) and really don't want to have to work today. That's all it took.

Dec 17, 2014

'It Takes Two' is cool, but 'Shook Ones' is much cooler.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlobeEricWilbur: After Reportedly Having the 'Weakest' Bid in front of the USOC, Is Boston's Olympic Dream Over? bo.st/1BYnEie

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