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Jocktail Party

NESN reaches out to rivals in a sports blogfest. Hugs all around.
This past Sunday night, behind Fenway Park, a subtle yet symbolic changing of the Boston sports-media guard occurred, giving unprecedented power to the people.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 05, 2010

SXSW 2010: British Invasion

WFNX honcho rates his four best English bands at SXSW
These four bands from the UK left me hungry for more.  
By MIKE TIERNEY  |  March 24, 2010

SXSW 2010 (Tuesday): [Photos] PHX team arrives in Austin

Our team's first night in the SXSW music trenches
Photos from the Phoenix's first night at SXSW 2010
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2010

Past perfection

The radiant, repressed pop of Neon Indian
Everybody please stop calling Alan Palomo "nostalgic." When I check in with him last Friday, the dude seems far more interested in whatever is on the horizon than whatever's in the past.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 05, 2010

Right Click

Conservatives have ruled radio and liberals have dominated the net; but as the Red Mass Group's rise demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure bet.
Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressively rebutting the governor-to-be's critics — I sized up a recent conservative entry in the local blogosphere.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 19, 2010


A solid Italian-American trattoria with dynamite pizza
Friends are always asking me for my latest cheap-eats "discovery." But amid a million food blogs, 24/7 food television, and amateur-review Web sites like Chowhound and Yelp, I'm rarely the first to sing a good restaurant's praises.
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 02, 2009

Simco's on the Bridge

A worthwhile old-time roadside-stand experience
Boston has hundreds of food blogs, with new ones appearing every day.
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 04, 2009

The importance of being Ernie

What drives Howie Carr’s anonymous tormentor?
Media feuds don’t come any nastier than the metastasizing spat between Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr and one “Ernie Boch III,” the pseudonymous blogger at the liberal Web site Blue Mass. Group. (Note: the blogger is no relation to the car dealer.)
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 19, 2009

From Jester to Esther

Sarah Palin sees self as a religious legend, not a political football
During the presidential campaign last fall, the Phoenix took note of a curious undercurrent in the annals of Sarah Palin fandom: the notion of Palin as a modern-day Queen Esther.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 15, 2009

Bibio | Ambivalence Avenue

Warp (2009)
Since this new record by Wolverhampton's Stephen James Wilkinson (a/k/a Bibio) has done nothing but delight me, I'm going to honor the sentiments posted to his MySpace blog and spare him the f-word and all variants thereof.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 01, 2009

Going Green: June 12, 2009

Sleeping naked
Back when I started this column in May 2007, I sought inspiration from several blogs. Among my daily reading material was Colin Beavan's  (a New York dad's attempts to remove himself from the grid),  (a catch-all for eco-news and tips), and  (a mom and wife's tales of cooking and living green). They all offered great insights, ideas, and analysis.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2009

Photos: Grizzly Bear at Berklee

Grizzly Bear, live at Berklee Performance Center, June 3, 2009
Grizzly Bear, live at Berklee Performance Center, June 3, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  June 08, 2009

The Intelligence | Fake Surfers

In the Red (2009)
With more and more blasted lo-fi nerd bait polluting the record bins and stolen-music blogs these days, it's gotten increasingly difficult to sort out the real deal from the hangers-on.
By MARTIN PAVLINIC  |  May 19, 2009

Deal or no deal?

Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009
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Dodging shots

In politics, and with the media, it's the outcome, and not the intention, that matters. That's fortunate for Senator Susan Collins, who got lucky twice in the same week.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 06, 2009

Stage blogging

A chat room sex scandal
The main characters of the play Speech and Debate, three Oregon high school misfits, do a lot of their living among the modern technologies of chat rooms, Google, and personal video blogs.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009

75. Hammer

His non-stop Twittering has suddenly made it okay for every self-indulgent celebrity to text their faces off, as if LA had become the world’s least interesting cheerleader squad. And we find it ironic that the man who once famously hocked his gold shower knobs is now rolling deep with Ed McMahon and asking the rest of us to sell our bling. We had to say it, Hammer — you can’t touch this.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

71. John McCain

Now that John McCain has proven that he’s as effective a campaigner as he is a power forward, it’s time he shuts his yap once and for all. Watching this shipwreck sound off on the Senate floor is like watching a bag lady scream at ducklings.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

Digital language at the PRC

"Syntax," at Boston University's Photographic Resource Center
How important would you say Ansel Adams is to the modern trends of digital art? If your first inclination is to answer, "Not at all," you're probably right.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 11, 2009

Live Blogging the Oscars 2009

Follow the Academy Awards in real time with our #Oscars Twitter feed and talk back live!
The Boston Phoenix's Chris Faraone and Sara Faith Alterman go blow-for-blow -- and shot for shot -- as the 2009 Academy Awards unfold live. Plus, follow real-time feedback from fellow viewers on our live #Oscars Twitter feed!  

Interview: G. Xavier Robillard

Of politics, capes, and fame-whoring
There just aren't many career options for a washed-up superhero these days.
By MARY PHILLIPS-SANDY  |  February 18, 2009

Crowley to succeed Jerzyk at RI's Future

Blog worthy
Earlier this year, Matt Jerzyk revealed he would be selling his almost four-year-old blog, Rhode Island's Future.
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 24, 2008

From Russia, with vlog

It's a Small World Dept.
Wearing a crisp blue suit and tie in his first video blog post, Medvedev, jokingly referred to as geek-in-chief, talked about his agenda for the Evian political conference in France.
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  November 28, 2008

Rise of the political bogeyman

Impotent on the issues, the GOP turns to scare tactics. Be afraid!
The Republicans appear headed to a second straight national pummeling, which will leave it marginalized in the federal government and an increasing number of state houses. Many party faithful are already noting the need for the GOP to move back toward the moderate center to survive. But the conservatives with microphones are heading down a very different path — and their followers, who now dominate the Republican Party, are going right with them.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 03, 2008

Palin around

Press releases
Sarah Palin's trip to Bangor drew a lot of positive attention from Maine's TV stations, who mostly left the criticism to bloggers.  
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 22, 2008

Dance, Monkey: Nick Prueher

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
I'm wearing Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth.  
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008


Press releases
After leaving daily newspapers, where do journalists go?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2008

In crisis, there is opportunity

Jobs are out there, even with the Internet remaking the media business
The news about the news business is bleak.
By A.J. PACITTI  |  August 27, 2008

Green initiative

Hip-hop’s heads go on Wale watch
In an era when the major labels ignore just about everybody without a nickname that rhymes with “sleazy,” it was no small feat for Wale to land a deal with Interscope Records earlier this year.
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 21, 2008

Scarred for life

Writing through the pain of self-harm
There’s evidence that blogging is not merely comforting, but healthy.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 10, 2008

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