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Review: Skate 2

Chairman of the board
Skate 2 is legit
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 29, 2009

The pile-up

A blizzard of new games
No longer is there an off-season or even a chance to catch our breath after the fall deluge.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 31, 2008

Technically improved

Ski and snowboard gear refined, not redefined
Snow sports shred the space-time continuum this winter, with new styles that push technological boundaries for form and function.
By CLEA SIMON  |  November 18, 2008

Skatepark design picked

By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 01, 2008

Beautiful Losers (2008)

An energized portrait of Alleged Gallery artists
A documentary, directed with Joshua Leonard, about an energized group portrait whose accessibility is abetted by the artists’ collectively keen sense of humor.
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 24, 2008

Vote for your favorite design online

Skatepark rolls forward
Slowly but surely, the city’s skaters (and bikers) are moving closer to getting the skatepark they need.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2008

Fringe festival

Galleries off the beaten path
Off the beaten path, the fringes of Boston's gallery scene are seeing new development, and even expansion.
By GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2008

Smoking the terrain with a heavily radical nose-wheelie

In which we try to understand the skateboarding subculture
This article originally appeared in the May 30, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By D.C. Denison  |  June 02, 2008

Memory laps

Van Sant takes time for a ride in Paranoid Park
The memory plays tricks, but not enough to change the past.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 16, 2008

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

Insane fun

New England resorts embrace extreme skiing and riding
You don't have to go to the Rockies or the Alps or jump out of a helicopter skis-first to get a chilling thrill this winter.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  November 14, 2007

If looks could thrill

Graphic design meets boards and twin tips
The world of snow sports merges with the world of art in completely unique way.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 14, 2007

Pure idiocy

Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 07, 2007

Strummer vacation

Guitar Hero 3  is on its own
The first two installments of the enormously popular Guitar Hero franchise were designed and developed by Harmonix, a Cambridge-based company famous for employing a horde of musicians.
By RYAN STEWART  |  November 06, 2007

Board meeting

EA’s latest is no cheap Skate
Competition is a good thing.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 09, 2007

War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007

And one

Sports blotter: "NBA Street" edition
Let’s play a game — it’s called “Celebrity Take-the-Hint.”
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 05, 2007

With a blank slate, anything’s possible. Plus, Art on Decks

Skate park
Today, the cracked and faded tennis courts off St James Street are nothing much to look at.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 05, 2007

Listen up, newbie

We will make you one of us — all you have to do is trust
Hey, kid. Yeah, you with the hat on backward. New in town? Big city, huh? Not at all like back home. Scary. Unfamiliar. Fraught! Want some advice?
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 04, 2007

At long last, light at the end of the skate ramp

Skate park
Portland skateboarders finally know where their new skate park will be located.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 18, 2007

Skate or die

SLIDESHOW: Red Bull's skateboarding competition at City Hall Plaza
Skateboarding on public property still falls under the Banned in Boston category.

The waiting game

Skate park
What’s one more month when we’ve been deliberating for two years?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 20, 2007

Requiem for a game console

A look back at the ultimate PlayStation 2 games
With the release of God of War II this week, the book is all but closed on the PlayStation 2.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 20, 2007

Guitar Hero gets a new developer

On January 16, Neversoft, the video-game developers known primarily for the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise, posted a job opening for work on their latest project, Guitar Hero III , thereby inciting a stir in the video-game blogosphere.
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 07, 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

Tear the club up

How Baltimore and Aaron LaCrate are going to save club music
"What Samir and I bring to the table is that we were both coming from a real street hip-hop sentiment," says LaCrate, "and that’s where club in its origin came from. As much as it may have been comprised of rave breaks, there was nothing rave – I always say there was nothing white-boy about it." Lily Allen, "Smile (Aaron LaCrate Gutter Remix)" (mp3)
By MIKE MCKAY  |  August 22, 2006

Chicken hawk?

Larry Clark’s Wassup Rockers
Who would have expected such a sweet, good-natured movie after the chic ugliness and depravity of Kids and Bully ?
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 05, 2006

Flashbacks: June 16, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966 .
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Hannah Van-Susteren, Doug Fleischer and Sam MacLaughlin.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2006

Stick It

The writer of Bring it On does it again
Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym resembling a cute, female version of Ashton Kutcher) is a contemptuous punk-rock rebel whose extreme sports derring-do would catch the eye of Tony Hawk.
By TOM MEEK  |  May 03, 2006

A galaxy far, far away

Is the Empire defining the current avant-garde?
Recently I found myself aboard the Air Chair, a padded seat atop what looks like a riding lawnmower, at the Museum of Science’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.
By GREG COOK  |  March 27, 2006

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