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The PTech connection?

Between late 2002 and early 2003, the now defunct Fleet Bank in Boston attracted the attention of federal anti-terrorist investigators.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

The Battery

Fried fish to make an Irishman misty
Standing in a long queue of Irish ex-pats at the Battery, a new counter-service fish-and-chips shop in Brighton Center, I pondered what local foods I'd miss if I moved overseas.
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 13, 2008

Racial healing

Former mayoral opponents Ray Flynn and Mel King discuss how far their city’s come, and how far it hasn’t, since 1983
To be sure, racism still exists. But the distance our culture has come in 50 years — from blacks fighting for basic civil rights to a black man running for the White House — is remarkable.
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 10, 2008

What rhymes with Barack?

Mr. Lif takes on the headlines
The story of underground hip-hop these days often seems like the inverse of Barack Obama’s story.  
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  October 29, 2008

City Hall domino effect

Sam Yoon starts the MayorMania
Political prospects are being reassessed inside the rumor-hungry walls of City Hall, all because of an invitation to a party 3000 miles away.  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 22, 2008

Mobile-home game

Cross the Mayor of Lansdowne Street at your peril, Sox fans: you might be jinxing your team in the process
The intersection of Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street, in the hours before, during, and after a Red Sox game, is not unlike a trading floor on pre-crash Wall Street: it’s chaotic, teeming with people, and everyone’s trying to make a buck.  
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 01, 2008

The truth is up there

Clouds, sun dogs, and the dream of an atmospheric education . . . How one former TV reporter brought his sky gospel to the people
The sky’s on the move again, he can feel it.
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 22, 2008

Roll credits

Mad Man Films finish what they started
“Boston has a way of being a little too comfortable for bands,” says Zak Longo as he sits in his Brighton kitchen.
By MATT PARISH  |  August 19, 2008

Twelve patties, no cake

A burger safari
Can one revive something that is, unlike barbecue, universally American, and steeped in personal nostalgia?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 13, 2008

Laugh at the end of the world

The grim punch lines of Clawjob
The two guys who make up Clawjob have an unnerving tendency to describe something as funny when it’s anything but.
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 19, 2008

Here we go, yo

Rock the Bells: Q-Tip reunites A Tribe Called Quest one last time
No Rock the Bells tour would be official without a godlike headliner at the helm.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 22, 2008

The friends of Jack Kelly

In the end, the adventure killed him
This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.


The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 27, 2008

Tazer rock

The rapid rise of Pretty & Nice
There’s a lot about Pretty & Nice that’s surprising.
By WILL SPITZ  |  September 04, 2008

Kate Walsh

Tim's House | Verve Forecast
Who is Kate Walsh?
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 28, 2008

Diamonds in the rough

Holocaust survivor Meyer Hack kept a special collection of jewelry secret for 60 years
In 1941, 27-year-old Polish Jew Meyer Hack was deported to Auschwitz along with his mother, two sisters, and brother.
By IAN SANDS  |  January 17, 2008

Boston music news: January 4, 2008

Notes on Lee Genesis and Antje Duvekot
“I am a new artist,” says 65-year-old soul/R&B/gospel singer LEE GENESIS .
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 02, 2008

Untrue north

This Compass doesn't point to Pullman
Just as there are many universes in the world of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass (published in Great Britain as Northern Lights ), so there are many movies in this New Line adaptation.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 05, 2007

Menino’s hit list

40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007

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