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Dr. Lovemonkey: Cautionary Tales

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I've been going out with this guy at work for about four months and, although I love him dearly, he seems distant while we are at work.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 22, 2009

72. MC Frontalot

Now that dweebitude is all the rage in mainstream circles (see: the popularity of Marvel comics movies, video-game sales, etc.), all that separates real geeks like nerdcore hip-hop king MC Frontalot from everybody else are his unfortunate accessories. And his shitty rapping.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

18. Joe the Plumber

An overnight sensation in unsexiness, this shiny skulled, pea-brained blue-collar worker has reverse-Midas powers: everything this faker touches — from the McCain campaign to Pajamas Media — turns into a substance that folks in his profession unhappily know all too much about. Of course, as was pointed out numerous times during the campaign but which still amuses, his name is not really Joe (he’s Samuel Wurzelbacher) and he is not registered to operate as a plumber in his home state of Ohio, which means that, er, he isn’t actually a plumber.  
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009


As endearingly grungy and careworn as the Mos Eisley cantina in the original, pre-digitized, puppets-and-all 1977 print of Star Wars
Bonus points to director Kyle Newman for upping Kristen Bell's already solid geek cred (and for squeezing her into Princess Leia's gold bikini).
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 19, 2009

Buy Nothing Day: A good cause for tough times

During the 11 previous years in which Buy Nothing Day has been staged in Rhode Island, there have been economic downturns and times when the national economy was humming.
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 25, 2008

Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 20, 2008

Slideshow: Peabody Essex Museum exhibit highlights

Images from "Wedded Bliss," "Painting Summer in New England," "Joseph Cornell," and more
Images from "Wedded Bliss," "Painting Summer in New England," "Joseph Cornell," and more
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 25, 2008

Working girl

In Plain Sight’s straight talk
On USA’s nifty summer series In Plain Sight , Mary McCormack, as federal marshal Mary Shannon, joins the select league of those who’ve made jeans, tank tops, boots, and leather jackets into an American fashion statement.
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  July 15, 2008

What to eat in a bikini

Brazilian fried chicken + potato salad + rice
Brazil isn’t all about major wax jobs and itsy-bitsy bikinis.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 02, 2008

Infectious thinking

Dr. Lovemonkey
My live-in boyfriend of the past three years has herpes.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 24, 2008

Bra Boys

Awkward and amateurish take on hooligan surf tribe
A cheaply produced Australian documentary of local interest, now exported to America.
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 17, 2008

Crossword: ''Fools on film''

All is not as it seems
All is not as it seems
By MATT JONES  |  June 11, 2008

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantánamo Bay

Too much melodrama
The tone shifts erratically, but not enough to blunt the appeal of a bottomless bikini party or Neil Patrick Harris downing ’shrooms and ravaging a whorehouse.
By TOM MEEK  |  April 30, 2008

Redstone’s red-carpet revelry

Comm Ave Walk of Fame
Boston University is rolling out the red carpet again . . . literally.
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  February 06, 2008

Artificial flavor of the month

The Spice Girls test their shelf life
There is a part of me that sympathizes with Victoria Beckham.
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 22, 2008

The princess bride

Disney weds girlish fantasy with adult desire for, er, girlish fantasy
When it comes to weddings, at this point in my life, I have no idea what I should want.
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 12, 2007

T-shirt trendsetters’ holiday sale

Maine’s very own little taste of couture, Rogues Gallery, will have another of its wildly popular sample sales on Saturday at SPACE Gallery.
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  December 12, 2007

Pop’s fairer image

Fantasy Mirrors take a good long look at themselves
After the Fantasy Mirrors show at Great Scott last Thursday, singer Nathanael Bluhm wasn’t feeling so hot, and since he was already wearing pajamas, I offered him and his bike a lift home.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 04, 2007

Used but not abused

Are you afflicted with mall madness? Escape the suburban mobs at these 11 incredible vintage stores
The Maginot Line of vintage clothing is most assuredly underwear.
By SHARON STEEL  |  November 20, 2007

Green is the new black

How to be socially responsible in a $240 pair of pants
Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide each year.
By SHARON STEEL  |  November 08, 2007

Prudish publication makes its debut

Return to modesty
You won’t see any bikinis in Eliza’s swimsuit spread, just one-pieces and a few belly-covering tankinis.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007

Artful lodger

Dr. Lovemonkey
Yesterday, they stopped by and asked if their son could live with us.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 06, 2007

'Please kill me'

The open-casket look vs. plastic punk
This article originally appeared in the August 16, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By D.C. DENISON  |  August 20, 2007

Simply the breast

One woman mourns the disappearing B-cup
I’ve seen my fair share of boobs in my day.
By JEANNIE GREELEY  |  June 29, 2007

Good vibrations

The 15 dirtiest dancing music videos  
In honor of dancing dirty, as well as Patrick Swayze’s open-shirt-pelvic-thrusting summer camp fantasy, we offer this list of the dirtiest dancing music videos we could find.
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 24, 2007

Editors' picks 2007: Arts and Entertainment

Best moving art farm, best locals discount
Mobile Gallery Space, and Rogues Gallery
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007

The Stool also rises

Parsing the lowbrow genius of Barstool Sports
Dave Portnoy had described himself as the most average-looking guy imaginable, and he was right.
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 10, 2007


Bramhall square
Finding the perfect wedding dress is a little bit like imagining yourself as Cinderella.
By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  February 14, 2007

Pop goes a Neptune

Pharrell Williams raps his way into a corner
Pharrell is a fascinating rapper when he lets himself go — so why does In My Mind blow so hard? Listen to the best of the Neptunes throughout the years
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 24, 2006

Messin’ with TX

Greater Tuna isn’t  
Pity the poor Texas redneck.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 17, 2006

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