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Love and friendship (Rhode Island-style)

An excerpt from Sarah Rainone's new novel, Love Will Tear Us Apart , in which six friends let the music do the talking
Cort is whispering something to me but she's trying to be all respectful or whatever so I can't make out what she's saying.
By SARAH RAINONE  |  May 22, 2009

Books tour

A guide to unofficial campus visits
While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  April 29, 2009

Space hot dogs

Really out there
EDITORIAL NOTE In a bad economy everyone needs more creative advertising, even the good folks at NASA, who just wrapped up their You Control the Hubble Contest.
By DAVID KISH  |  April 01, 2009

The house that Gonzo built

On a quiet street in Allston sits an unassuming home with an indoor hoops court, a pillow loft, a house band, and one main rule: leave things better than when you came
There’s a circus-like house in Allston — complete with an indoor basketball court, movie-projector room, pillow loft, and multiple art installations — whose ethos can best be summed up with a bit of poetry, which is printed out on labels on the wall of the second-floor bathroom.
By SHAELYN DOLEN  |  April 01, 2009

Slideshow: N.A.S.A., Madness 2012 and Big Digits

N.A.S.A., Madness 2012, and Big Digits perform at Harpers Ferry in Allston, March 11, 2009
Photos of N.A.S.A., Madness 2012 and Big Digits live at Harper's Ferry
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  March 13, 2009

All at once

N.A.S.A.’s gang bangers might be a little much
If nothing else, the release of The Spirit of Apollo (Anti-) a few weeks ago by the intercontinental hip-hop/baile/other duo of N.A.S.A. (that’s North America/South America) makes an encouraging, if not actually uttered, statement.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 03, 2009

Growing good air

Going green
What's greener than houseplants?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

N.A.S.A. | The Spirit of Apollo

Anti- (2009)
I could fill up my allotted space by simply listing the plethora of cameos, not to mention incongruous match-ups, stuffed within this Benetton ad of a debut by Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegan, a/k/a N.A.S.A.
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 18, 2009

Nice package

Poetry not prose
As the largest stimulus package in world history winds its way through Congress, the critics are already out in force.  
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 29, 2009

Novel idea: Twitter fiction

Post-modernism, post by 140-character post
Inauspiciously, Tom Scharpling began his Twitter novel with a typo.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 14, 2009

Fly Me to the Moon

Doesn't muster much buzz
First chimps and now bugs get to go into orbit — that’s right, the title of this film refers to the common housefly.
By TOM MEEK  |  August 13, 2008

Space Chimps

Witty and ingeniously conceived
Audiences may be ga-ga over WALL•E these days, but as far as space-faring animation for the family goes, Space Chimps is a respectable also-ran.
By TOM MEEK  |  July 16, 2008

Energetic Engineering

The man behind a far-out idea for providing solar power
This article originally appeared in the June 27, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By MICHAEL MATZA  |  July 01, 2008

License this!

There’s some Feist album left if anyone wants it
The living, breathing Holy Grail of contemporary music success stories has impeccably styled Birkin bangs and a floaty angel voice.
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 01, 2008

Time out of mind

Luisa Rabbia at the Gardner, ‘Polar Attractions’ at the Peabody Essex, And ‘Meat After Meat Joy’ at Pierre Menard
Luisa Rabbia created a slow-moving video work that offers a kind of travelogue of her own journey through Isabella Stewart Gardner's historic scrapbooks.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 17, 2008

Sputnik Mania

A brisk, informative documentary
The film underlines the political consequences of the space race.
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 11, 2008

Steam dream

Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 19, 2008

Kiss him deadly

Richard Kelly on The Box , the Jag, and the critics at Cannes
Bostonians flummoxed by the great whatsits of Richard Kelly’s vaguely Spillanean Southland Tales stand an outside chance of querying the puzzler himself.
By ROB NELSON  |  November 14, 2007

The highway kind

Politics and other mistakes
For critics of government excess, the Maine Turnpike Authority is a big target. You can even see it from outer space.
By AL DIAMON  |  October 17, 2007

The wisdom of crowds

Comic timing
Well before the appointed hour, nearly a thousand people had gathered at tiny Reverend Thomas J. Williams Park in North Cambridge, waiting for . . . well, no one really knew.
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  September 26, 2007

In the Shadow of the Moon

Gorgeous high-def space
For a moment, the Earth was unified: “we” had gone to the moon.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007

Hot topic

Chill out, global warming is a lie
In the August 19 Boston Globe , conservative op-ed contributor Jeff Jacoby wrote his fifth column in eight months denying climate change.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007

Geek power

Techies and digital innovators are injecting fresh life into the Rhode Island economy
Like a lot of people, Soren Ryherd and Vida Jakabhazy were drawn to Providence by their fondness for the city.
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 18, 2007

Heaven and hell

Paul toodles off to Starbucks while Ozzy goes to war
Feel, feel for Sir Paul McCartney.
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 12, 2007

Fact and fiction . . .

The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007

Coffee lids by design

Four artists explore Intelligent Design
Sage Lewis makes pinpricks on white paper, a constellation of dots, interrelating references or access points to dualistic planes of existence.
By IAN PAIGE  |  May 23, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 70-61

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Newsmakers

The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
Who are the unsexiest newsmaking men of 2007?
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Curiously refreshing

Digging deep at the Boston Underground Film Festival
The pickings this year at the ninth Boston Underground Film Festival are relatively slim.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 21, 2007

The Astronaut Farmer

99 minutes too long
Mark and Michael Polish showed a surreal eye in Twin Falls Idaho , and their The Astronaut Farmer has one dreamlike scene to recommend it.
By PETE KEOUGH  |  February 21, 2007

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