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Evil urges

Fable II leaves it up to you
Those who've played the first Fable already know that being bad is a hell of a lot more fun than being good.
By AARON SOLOMON  |  November 04, 2008

Bringing up Baby

The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.  
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008

Ties that bind

Dr. Lovemonkey
I’ve been seeing this guy for almost six months, but I’m starting to suspect that he just might be “Mr. Wrong.”
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 10, 2008

For the dogs

Greyhounds to have their day
In June, seven greyhounds suffered broken legs within a six-day period at Massachusetts’s two racetracks.
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  July 31, 2008

All dogs (and cats, and iguanas) go to heaven

A Maine pet crematorium gives man’s best friends the goodbyes they deserve
If we pamper them in life, why shouldn’t we be expected to treat them extravagantly when they die?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 18, 2008

Never say die

Revisiting George M !
George M! is a trip back to a time when entertainers were bigger than life, and flag-waving patriotism set off applause as easily as puppies and cute babies prompt aaahs.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2008

Cute puppies are awesome

Puppies are the greatest creatures to roam the earth.
Many people hate puppies, but not us here at the Phoenix. We think puppies are awesome.
By IHEART DOGS  |  June 13, 2008

Sick leave

David Thorpe: The early writings
Because of an unforeseen medical emergency and resultant procedure, “Big Hurt” columnist David Thorpe was unable to furnish his regularly scheduled column to the Phoenix this week.
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 10, 2008

Why dogs speak to our souls

Goodbye, Friend
I had just returned from doing a few errands when the realization struck — again — that my faithful companion of the last 16 years was forever gone from the back seat.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 16, 2008

Ode to the Lonely Alumnus

Balls and pucks
Last Saturday my alma mater dropped a squeaker for the ages.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 27, 2008

Throwing Down Again

Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Middle East Downstairs, December 26, 2007
The air was thick with nostalgia and Boston pride, not to mention the more tangible sweat that was dripping from the pipes downstairs at the Middle East.
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 31, 2007

The other side of the mountain

New winter-sport challenges for snow-klutzes and hotshots
If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter is the longest, loneliest season.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 10, 2007

Cruella de Vil shows her softer, dog-loving side

Venue watch
It may come as a surprise that Glenn Close is a dog lover, given her history of playing characters who wouldn’t win any awards from PETA.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 14, 2007

Dark thoughts

Dr. Lovemonkey
Is this world so WITHOUT love? If so, I might just kill myself!
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 01, 2007

Excellent Italian interview

Steve Albini speaks
Steve Albini is a pretty nerdy guy.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2007

Dance Monkey: Paula Poundstone

A visiting comic in the hot seat
I’d rather elect a pit bull and get bitten by a Republican, because I’d have a better shot at affordable health care.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 25, 2007

Leader of the pack

Cesar Millan and Dog Whisperer
“When good dogs go bad,” goes the voiceover introduction, “there’s one man who’s their best friend. Cesar Millan.”
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 06, 2007

Dog lives

Jon Katz, Mark Doty, and their best friends
Dog Days , Dog Years , dog decades, dog centuries . . . where will this madness end?
By AMY FINCH  |  August 01, 2007

Letter to the Portland editor: July 13, 2007

Real ID is here
The reason conservatives don’t want everyone to get a passport is that they don’t want Americans to go overseas.

Guns and gloves

 Bramhall Square
I want a gun to protect my dog. I know it sounds crazy, against my politics, nuts.
By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  June 20, 2007

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