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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

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

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

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