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Simmons workers, students, and faculty join forces to create a cafeteria union

Food Fight
At Simmons College, the dining hall may soon start serving a dish unfamiliar to the Fenway-area school: organized labor.
By DAN SCHNEIDER  |  March 14, 2013

First Tastes: A look at 2013 in Boston dining

Here are the forthcoming spots we're anticipating the most, plus some brand-new eateries that just fired up their burners.
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 02, 2013

Jolly good odds: Holiday gambles

'Tis the season for letting it ride on the Patriots, reveling in riches when they cover the spread, and wincing when they don't.
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 04, 2012

Guide to Newbury Street

Drinking, dining, shopping, and culture
Drinking, dining, shopping, and culture

Shave and a haircut: Boston's old-timey barbershop revival

I've been looking for a barbershop for a year and a half — something retro, not anachronistic; quality, not pretentious.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  November 09, 2012

The Princess of Punk rages on

At 72 years old, with an almost half-century long career in the fashion industry under her self-designed belt ("I only wear my own things," she tells me) Zandra Rhodes still has no desire to rest on her laurels.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 24, 2012

The witching hour

Long after darkness falls, restless young souls haunt the streets and nightspots of the city.
By JUSTIN REIS  |  October 26, 2012

Photos: 23rd Boston Freedom Rally on the Boston Common

September 15, 2012
The 23rd Boston Freedom Rally went down at the Common on September 15, 2012.
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  September 21, 2012

Review: Magic Mike

Reviving the '80s beefcake genre
After January's Haywire , director Steven Soderbergh revives another genre, the '80s beefcake buffet, with better results than could have been expected.
By NICK JOHNSTON  |  July 03, 2012

Photos: A tour of the steampunk works of ModVic founder Bruce Rosenbaum

Head full of steampunk
"We love antiques, we love salvage," he says. "[But] we didn't want pieces just to sit there and look pretty like in a museum. We wanted them to do something, we wanted them to be relevant, functional."
By RYAN MCMAHON  |  March 23, 2012
wanderlust review

Review: Wanderlust

Goofy gags
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star as an unemployed New York couple who, while on the road, chance upon a commune and decide to try the make-love-not-money lifestyle.
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 28, 2012

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2012 in Dining: More resolutions for restaurateurs

Challenging Boston's restaurant scene to a year that tones down the bacon, ramps up the desserts, and comes up with a new word for "gastropub."
Memo to new restaurants: follow the 10 pieces of entirely new advice below and I will keep that hungry/friendly feeling come typing time.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 28, 2011

9 hotly anticipated budget-dining openings for 2012

 Tacos, midnight ramen, and chicken n' waffles make up Boston's forthcoming new options for noshing on the cheap  
The new year promises a wealth of inexpensive and moderate new restaurants in Greater Boston. Here are a few that have us on tenterhooks.
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 30, 2011

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Photos: 'My Last Supper: The Next Course'

Melanie Dunea's, My Last Supper: The Next Course | Reading at the Harvard Bookstore, November 16th, 7pm.
Melanie Dunea's portraits of David Chang, Masaharu Morimoto, Marco Pierre White, and more.
By MELANIE DUNEA  |  November 16, 2011

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Review: George Li, plus Gidon Kremer and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos with the BSO

Lightness of being
Sixteen-year-old Boston pianist George Li is prodigious in more than one way. He's not merely a technical wizard, but a thoughtful and serious musician.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 02, 2011

Signs of War: The Afghanistan War 10th Anniversary Highway Banner Project

Questions on the Overpass
I'd climbed onto the guardrails of the Dorchester Avenue overpass in Boston to tie a recycled bed sheet to the chain-link fencing. The sheet bore the inscription, 1ST LT. TIMOTHY STEELE, 25, DIED AUG. 23, 2011, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, and it puffed with wind from I-93 rushing below.
By GREG COOK  |  October 17, 2011
original plumbing at midway

Party supplies

Trans Dance Dept.
Original Plumbing, the New York–based quarterly lifestyle magazine and Web site for trans men and their friends, returns to the Midway this Friday for a queer/trans dance party featuring go-go boys, a photo booth, DJs D'hana and Justincredible, and a midnight performance by New England electropop act Nicky Click.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  August 10, 2011

Steampunk's not dead

In which our hero attends a convention
Two hours after listening to a talking ape named Rupert Cornelius swat down inane inquiries from a panel of probable drama-club alumni, I watched a guy shove a needle through his face.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 31, 2011

SXSW Music 2011 Photos Day 2: on the streets of Austin

The Phoenix team hits the streets at SXSW 2011
Wandering around Austin at SXSW 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011

Phoenix Mad (In Love) Libs presents: The Trashy Date

The ____ Boston Date Ever!
We met at the romantic intersection of [blank] and desire ...
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 09, 2011

Interview with the BDSM vampire: Lord Ramirez's guide to life

Evil love
We know from TV and movies that vampires have more aphrodisiacal allure than almost any other type of magical creature. So, to sex up the Phoenix 's Valentine's issue, I decided to ask a vampire a bunch of questions.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 10, 2011

COMIC: The illustrated history of Boston's future, 2020-2100 AD

Forget politicians, economists, or inventors -- the future of Boston belongs to the comics
We approached this future-Boston project as a sort of moderated "jam comic." Result: post-singularity MBTA robots, Menino clones, Citgo aliens, and donut zombies.
By BOSTON COMICS ROUNDTABLE  |  January 21, 2011

Review: Jerusalem Pita & Grill

Savory, kosher, and so much more
Our first real review of the new year, and already we are ticking off one of last week’s resolutions for restaurateurs.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 06, 2011

To boldly go ... to Framingham: A trek to fan con Super Megafest

Super Megafest offers the relics of our escapist fantasies. Make it so.
The entire 20th century is crammed into a ballroom in the Sheraton hotel.
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  January 05, 2011

Review: ''American Gothic'' painter Grant Wood gets to leave the closet

American gay
Who was Grant Wood? Millions of Americans know him as the artist who painted American Gothic — and that's about it. But since his death, from pancreatic cancer, in 1942, he's become the poster boy for the right and the whipping boy of the left.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 07, 2011

Review: It's no joke: Grant Wood is truly a great artist

America's best-kept secret?
Even if the name isn't instantly familiar, the painting will be. You've seen it on billboards, on magazine covers from Mad to Time , in Charles Addams cartoons, on Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 07, 2011

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