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Can the geeks save Rhode Island?

The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009

Smooth operators

The year in Auto-Tune
The year in Auto-Tune
By RICHARD BECK  |  December 24, 2008

Year in Games: Where it's at

Succeeding on the strengths of their settings
This was a strange year for video games.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 31, 2008

A moral dilemma

State and local politics is paralyzed by fear
We need serious action and strong leadership — and a public trust that is unlikely to be given.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 26, 2008

The Big Hurt: The week in digital mishaps

Internets threaten Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, and sexy bits
Say what you will about Kid Rock, but I will not allow you to deny that the man is a fucking artiste .  
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2008

Will FairPoint run out of money?

Land-line woes
Wall Street’s melt down could burn consumers throughout Northern New England — especially those in Maine.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 17, 2008

Out of this world

Benjamin Rosenbaum’s The Ant King
The worlds Rosenbaum creates feel less like a separate or “alternate” reality and more like a colorful, if complicated, extension of the one we know.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 26, 2008

Schmaltz Coney Island Lagers

Freaking delicious
The latest offerings from New York’s Schmaltz Brewing Co. celebrate — as Elvis Costello once put it — the “other side of summer.”
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 13, 2008

We told you so

FairPoint’s phone-line takeover is as bad as regulators feared.
FairPoint’s transition has been slow, and is already four months behind schedule.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 02, 2008


Braving the risks of a technology fetish, the artists manage to ride a line of questions, not proselytizing.
Braving the risks of a technology fetish, the artists manage to ride a line of questions, not proselytizing.
By IAN PAIGE  |  June 25, 2008

Creating an online artistic community is for “anyone who creates a product or service with their hands or their mind,” Zito says, from boat-builders to Web programmers to painters.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 25, 2008

Sex, violence and video games

Reconciling the irreconcilable
Popular culture has always had a bogeyman. These days, it’s most often video games being accused of leading the nation’s youth astray.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 23, 2008

Unkindest cuts

Ninja Gaiden  suffers a lethal blow
Some advice for game developers: just because the Nintendo DS has a microphone does not mean you have to shoehorn the mic into every DS game.
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 22, 2008

Thinking small

A local collective subverts with the tiny
The collective of artists spread out through the museum and helped the ICA’s staff — scrubbing the lobby, counting visitors, standing guard, cleaning the café.
By GREG COOK  |  April 07, 2008

Learning not to kill

New techniques mean that medical students can learn without killing animals. So why won't BU get with the program?
This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By SARAH MCNAUGHT  |  February 28, 2008

Hack your life

New year, new semester, new you?
I’ve spent entire afternoons reading about how to stop procrastinating.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 30, 2008

Ace in the hole

Fairway Solitaire  is a stroke of genius
Fairway Solitaire ought to come with a warning label.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 14, 2008

December 29, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 26, 2007

Browsing ahead

You can’t do much when you’re dead   — but you can still send e-mail. That’s just one Internet innovation that will loom large in 2008
All that online talk (nine billion Google hits and counting) notwithstanding, “Web 3.0” won’t be happening any time soon.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 26, 2007

It parade

In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek  gets all 90210
There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 26, 2007

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