Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

A year ago, Citizens for Tax Justice, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, studied the tax returns of 280 corporations. What it found was a Beltway version of a Mafia protection scheme. From 2008 to 2010,......

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For-Profit Colleges Only a Con Man Could Love

Bobby Ruffin Jr. was only 14 when a recruiter from Ashford University called. The Birmingham, Michigan, boy thought he'd clicked on a link promising help finding money for college. It was actually just a lead generator for the for-profit, online school's sales staff.

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A Scene Grows in Brooklyn

The clamorous Technicolor buzz of the metropolitan Oz has faded into soft sepia-hued urbanity—minus the steady pulse of cars and cabs, the intermittent howl of sirens, and the background human detritus of panhandlers and homeless people. No, Toto, we aren't in Manhattan anymore, but the burgeoning music mecca just across the East River in Brooklyn, where scenesters, bohemians, and the curious alike are flocking like moths to the nascent flame of Williamsburg's rock scene

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Gimme "Indie" Rock | Village Voice

Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.

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The Monsanto Menace

When you're good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto's specialty is killing stuff. In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs, an......

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The Monsanto Menace

When you're good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto's specialty is killing stuff. In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs, an......

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Online Poker Kings Get Cashed Out

When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel like you can do it again. There's faith your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professional poker player, self-......

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The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

A year ago, Citizens for Tax Justice, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, studied the tax returns of 280 corporations. What it found was a Beltway version of a Mafia protection scheme.

From 2008 to 2010, at least 30 Fortune 500 companies—including PepsiCo, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and DuPont—paid more for lobbyists than they did in taxes. They collectively spent $476 million sucking up to Congress, buying protection for tax breaks, loopholes, and special subsidies.

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The Great Healthcare Heist

In this week's Village Voice, Chris Parker investigates how the Affordable Care Act -- Obamacare -- was sabotaged from the start, by all involved: Democrats, Republicans and Big Medicine. Read the "......