News & Features Editor: @DigBoston | Author of many books including '99 Nights with the 99%' | Founder: Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (@BINJreports)

An Open Letter To Journalists About Pot Prohibition

news.wgbh.org — The multilateral assault on cannabis hit a fever pitch last month, when the Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that nine of the initial twenty dispensary applicants failed to qualify for the next stage of their licensing gauntlet. It's a development that can be largely linked to the detective work of various reporters.

Ruthless People | Arts & Entertainment | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

cityweekly.net — click to enlarge One could argue, with the ease of claiming B.I.G. and Tupac's eternal rap game dominance, that music fans want every speck of background on their favorite hotshots. How else could one explain the everlasting cycle of celebrity worship and tabloids, or the slut-shaming and buzz around the selfie hacks of private panty shots snapped by the starlet du jour?

FOTOBOMB: 2016 BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY

digboston.com — Chris Faraone is the News+Features Editor of DigBoston and the Director of Editorial for the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. He is also the author of four books including '99 Nights with the 99 Percent' and 'Heartbreak Hell.'

Western Lit: On This 20th Anniversary of Tupac's Death, an Important New Book Takes a Gritty Look at SoCal Hip-Hop

cvindependent.com — It's clear that many pop-culture fanatics like for the legacies of their heroes to be scrubbed and romanticized. For proof, you needn't look much further than most biopics and TV shows about the entertainment business, in which character flaws may occasionally factor in, but are typically eclipsed by brilliance.

SIX SHOT: ALL-STAR CREW WRITES NEW CHAPTER IN LONG HISTORY OF HEALING HUB THROUGH HIP-HOP

digboston.com — Ask older people of faith in the Hub's black community about the so-called "Boston Miracle," and you'll likely hear about how ministers and churches led a movement that felled murders in the city by more than 100 a year in the mid-'90s.

On the 20th Anniversary of Tupac’s Death, a New Book Takes a Gritty Look at Los Angeles Hip-Hop

miaminewtimes.com — One could argue with the ease of claiming B.I.G. and 'Pac's eternal rap game dominance that music fans want every speck of background on their favorite hotshots. How else could one explain the everlasting cycle of celebrity worship and tabloids, or the slut-shaming and buzz around the selfie hacks of...

'Original Gangstas' takes a gritty look at Los Angeles hip-hop | Blogs | Orlando Weekly

orlandoweekly.com — click image One could argue with the ease of claiming B.I.G. and 'Pac's eternal rap game dominance that music fans want every speck of background on their favorite hotshots. How else could one explain the everlasting cycle of celebrity worship and tabloids, or the slut-shaming and buzz around the selfie hacks of private panty shots snapped by the starlet du jour?

RUTHLESS PEOPLE: ON THIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF TUPAC’S DEATH, AN IMPORTANT NEW BOOK TAKES A GRITTY LOOK AT LOS ANGELES HIP-HOP

digboston.com — One could argue with the ease of claiming B.I.G. and 'Pac's eternal rap game dominance that music fans want every speck of background on their favorite hotshots. How else could one explain the everlasting cycle of celebrity worship and tabloids, or the slut-shaming and buzz around the selfie hacks of private panty shots snapped by the starlet du jour?

INTERVIEW WITH MIKE CONNOLLY: THE FIRST OCCUPIER ON BEACON HILL

digboston.com — Remember former Occupy Boston activist-turned-community organizer Mike Connolly, who (as well as many others including Noam Chomsky) endorsed for state rep in the 26th Middlesex House district ? Against significant odds, he won. Go figure. An actual progressive in the State House. Still pretty hard to believe.

On this Occupy Quinquennial …

medium.com — Happy five-year anniversary to everyone who occupied their public squares in business and financial districts all across the country back in 2011. Time flies especially fast when the mainstream media ignores the legacy and impact of a popular uprising.
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Sep 26, 2016

@mfrager @quinnnorton That's why I'm thanking them. For narrowing choice from the get-go. Saving time for all of us.

Sep 26, 2016

Thanks to the #DNC, #RNC, and the spineless networks for deciding for Americans that 3rd parties aren't worth hearing. #Debates2016

Sep 26, 2016

Sold enough books in September to pay for more than a month's rent. Small potatoes, but in 2016, I consider this a major accomplishment.

Sep 26, 2016

I'll be fact-checking everyone I interact with today on everything they say. Gotta get ready for #Debates2016

Sep 26, 2016

A six-month old frozen Manhattan bagel tastes 10x better than the best and freshest bagel any #Boston shop has to offer. What gives?

Sep 26, 2016

RT @jasongay: people are arguing about whether factual information is biased...what a time to be alive


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