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The odd couple

Jesse Gallagher meets Biff Rose
Apollo Sunshine's Jesse Gallagher recently announced that Biff Rose would be traveling from the Big Easy for a rare, one-night-only show this Wednesday at the cozy Lily Pad.
By MATT PARISH  |  July 10, 2009

Burritos and Tacos to Go!

Healthy bargains for starving strap-hangers
I travel to Manhattan a lot, and since 9/11 have found Amtrak's Acela service out of Back Bay Station a far more pleasant and hassle-free way to get there than flying.
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 11, 2009

One of a kind

Rest in peace, Claiborne Pell, former senator and all-around class act
Phillipe + Jorge took time to attend the funeral of Claiborne Pell, in deference to all that he did for both Rhode Island and civility everywhere he went.
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 07, 2009

Downhill economy

How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008

It's easy staying green

New England offers a variety of eco-friendly lodging options
This summer, don't leave home without your environmentalism.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 09, 2008

The trolley Svengali

Why Dan Grabauskas might actually fix the T — if he can keep his job
When the T works, we usually don’t notice. But when it doesn’t, our reaction is swift and severe.
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 30, 2008

Chafee for governor?

Running as an independent, he could thumb his nose at the worst of both parties
For now, Lincoln Chafee has the luxury of discussing his political future as a riddle wrapped up in an enigma.
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 10, 2008

Gathering steam

Local train proposals seek funding, find support
As flight attendants do with pin-on airline wings, TrainRiders hosts used to distribute blue “I rode the Amtrak Downeaster today” stickers to children only.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 06, 2008

Letters to the Portland editor: November 2, 2007

Let the Gov go, but not the Prez
Should the governor’s trip take place? Yes.

Soaring spirit

Peruko Ccopacatty’s fresh perspective
For travelers along Route 138 in South Kingstown, the monumental public art of Andean artist Peruko Ccopacatty has been visible for the past 20 years.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2007

Not accepted anywhere

Politics and other mistakes
I admit Winkle — it’s OK if I call you Winkle, isn’t it, Mr. Paw? — doesn’t have a lot to do with Maine politics.
By AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2007

The list is life

His name's not Earl
There’s a line in John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy,” favored by free spirits and Type-B thinkers: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 12, 2007

Ride, don't drive

Oil companies gouge us every time we get behind the wheel, so try a no-car vacation
This summer, with price gouging at the pumps at an all-time high, motoring vacations promise to be an even more miserable travel experience than usual.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 11, 2007

Virtuous rehearsal

The ins and outs before you play out
You’ve been seeing each other for a while and you make beautiful music together.
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 21, 2007

Truce offers hope for preserving Pawtucket train station

Outside Providence
For decades, the Beaux Arts train station has sat idle on the Pawtucket-Central Falls line, a reminder of a bygone era of more elegant transportation.
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 20, 2006

The measure of a mayor

What have ten years of Kevin White meant for Boston?
This article originally appeared in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  November 14, 2006

Flashbacks: October 27, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  October 25, 2006

Flashbacks: October 13, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk and Ian Sands.
By FLASHBACKS  |  October 11, 2006

Sand dollars

Hit the beach on the cheap
Here are some tips for making sure beach days don’t leave you broke. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 14, 2006

Beaches are good for the soul

Whether you want to relax or act up, there’s a New England beach just for you
A day at the beach offers the ultimate sensual experience, and it’s not just because everyone shows up half-naked. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 14, 2006

Finding Waldo

Bramhall Square
In my experience, there is a moment in every relationship when a woman hands the man she is sleeping with a self-help book and says “Read it, or else.”
By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  May 24, 2006

Howie Carr blows up

As Whitey makes him famous, the Bulger -scribe doesn’t have to worry about facts
It’s Friday, and Howie Carr Incorporated is in full flog for his new book, The Brothers Bulger (Warner Books).
By DAVID BOERI  |  March 16, 2006

Planes, trains, & automobiles

Your guide to winter-weekend escapes at any price
Boston in winter: makes you wonder why you live here, right?
By NINA SCHWARTZ  |  March 01, 2006

Add it up, suckers

Taxi surcharges, rising cable rates, higher oil prices — it’s gonna cost a lot more to live in Boston in 2006
When you live in Boston, you may not notice every little price hike. But they add up.
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  January 17, 2006

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