The Phoenix Network:
About  |  Advertise
Adult  |  Moonsigns  |  Band Guide  |  Blogs  |  In Pictures


Latest Articles


Photos: JP vs. Somerville dance-off

 Civic pride on the line at Fourth Wall Project
 Civic pride on the line at Fourth Wall Project
By JAMES CHOCA  |  November 24, 2010

Photos: One Night in Boston 2010

Fifteen photographers. Nine hours.
STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over nine hours on the night of August 22, 2010; here are a few of our favorites
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 15, 2010

Mix Flavor Brazilian Grill

Mastering the hearty, diverse, and frugal pleasures of churrasco
The churrascaria is a great friend to the tight-fisted carnivore.
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 05, 2010

Deval Patrick and the mosque

Letters to the Boston editor, July 2, 2010
I was extremely disappointed to read your close-minded, ignorant, and bigoted position on Governor Deval Patrick’s meeting with Muslims at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury.

Bang Ganger

The explosive lives of pyrotechnical professionals
Fireworks in summer — gazing to a blazing sky, mouth wide, sparkle-eyed, the "ahh"s and "oh man"s passing your lips unbidden.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 16, 2010

Ruse music

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’s front may be a front
Not that they’d be the first band to pad their résumé in their one-sheet, but even by industry standards, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’s backstory tests the threshold of plausibility.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 18, 2010

Where the wind blows

Letters to the Boston editor, May 21, 2010
Thank you for the first nonpartisan, fact-based article I have read regarding the Cape Cod wind-farm project.


A perfect complement to Somerville — or, for that matter, anywhere
I guess the experimental-chef thing isn’t over, after all. At least not at Somerville’s Bergamot, the chosen sobriquet of which is “progressive American cuisine and a warm neighborhood setting.”
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 24, 2010

Voodoo economics

What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010

Pedal promise

The ongoing perils and recent improvements en route to a riding renaissance.
Boston has its fair share of deserving bad reputations: the sports fans whined for some 86 years about a “curse” because the Red Sox couldn’t seal the deal; the drivers are terrible; and, thanks in no small part to those driving skills, the city’s streets were thrice voted by Bicycling Magazine as some of the worst in the country for cyclists.
By TOM MEEK  |  May 13, 2010

Rent a ride

Zipcar-like bike rentals headed to Boston
Last August, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council announced that a public bike-sharing system would be coming to Boston, possibly as soon as this summer. The bikes were to come from Public Bike Systems, the creators of Montreal’s Bixi Bike program.
By PATRICK ELLIOT  |  May 13, 2010

Review: The Church at the Somerville Armory

The Church, live at the Armory in Somerville, April 21, 2010
The night's entertainment was, as they say, high concept: on the eve of their 30th anniversary, Aussie new wave lifers The Church played 23 songs, one from each of their albums, in reverse chronological order, beginning with last year's Untitled #23 and ending with 1980's self-titled debut (in the U.S., it was eventually released as Of Skins and Heart). 
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 26, 2010

This must be the place

A short paper on Harvard Square's roots
It is a place so confident, so much an institution, as to presume to call itself by its last name. When someone says they’re going to the Square, nobody expects them to turn up at the Statler Building in Park Square or under the CITGO sign in Kenmore Square or in Elmer N. Buswell Square.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  April 23, 2010

New magazine tells Boston’s war stories

Crime Journal Dept.
It’s not too surprising that Kung-Fu Video owners James Bennett and Aaron Crawford are venturing into another retail niche that is largely considered commercially destitute.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 26, 2010

Slideshow: ''The Beast In Me - Johnny Cash''

Artworks from "The Beast In Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man" at the Nave Gallery
Artwork from "The Beast In Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man" at the Nave Gallery
By NAVE GALLERY  |  April 20, 2010

The question of Iran

Plus, Tim Flaherty for State Senator
Once again, Washington’s gunslingers are agitating for a war with Iran. Cheered on by Fox News and enabled by uncritical talking heads such as NBC’s David Gregory and PBS’s Charlie Rose, the let’s-bomb-or-invade-or-maybe-do-both-to-Iran brigade is busy softening up public opinion for a war they seem to think is inevitable.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 07, 2010

Unsexy Appeal

Letters to the Boston editor, April 9, 2010
The annual “Unsexiest Men” survey (April 2) panders to and cultivates negative, cheap-shot male bashing.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 07, 2010

High concept

‘Artadia Boston’ at the BCA, plus terracotta at the Gardner
The stars of the “Artadia Boston” exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery are Raúl González’s manic-Injun drawings.
By GREG COOK  |  April 06, 2010

Hello, we’re Johnny Cash

Stacked all-star tribute/benefit at the RISD Auditorium
The Nave Gallery in Somerville kicks off its month-long salute to the Man in Black next week.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 31, 2010

Lynch’s left flank

The Southie Congressman may have pushed progressives too far this time.
US Representative Stephen Lynch has held Massachusetts’s ninth congressional district since 2001 — a fact that has irritated the state’s liberals ever since.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 02, 2010


More than two decades after Kevin Mackey pulled off the then-biggest upset in NCAA Tourney history, he made it to the NBA.
When March Madness tips off tonight, Kevin Mackey will be in the stands taking notes. As a professional-basketball scout, he's looking for tomorrow's NBA stars.
By JON HART  |  March 17, 2010

10 things to do on St. Patty's Day 2010

You don't have to be Irish to score some fun this St. Patrick's Day
Places to go, food to eat, and where to have fun on this Irish holiday.
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB TEAM  |  March 18, 2010

Old man riffer

T-Model Ford turns 90 . . . or thereabouts
Bluesman James "T-Model" Ford is a survivor, and has been for a very long time.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 25, 2010

Bull McCabe's

A sweet little neighborhood pub with modest food at nice prices
I asked a friend who lives in Union Square, Somerville, if he'd checked out the nearby Bull McCabe's. "No, I'm still in mourning for Tír na nÓg [its predecessor]."
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 18, 2010

The Bicycle Feat

Jungle Fever
In the corner of the lab of Shire Human Genetic Therapies in Cambridge, you'll find a guy with DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST written across his lab coat, unassumingly purifying proteins.
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  February 17, 2010

These two bearded dudes walk into a bar

 Battle of the beards in Somerville
Ever wonder what the world would be like if growing facial hair were a professional sport?
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 19, 2010


More than 1500 miles from the epicenter of the Haitian quake, its effects rippled through Boston's teeming Haitian community
From the second that the Richter scale registered at 7.0 in Haiti, a desperate grief rippled through Hyde Park, Dorchester, and other corners of this region, which is home to the third-largest Haitian population in America.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2010

Menino's promise

Realizing his pledge of flexibility is the key to Boston's future success
Boston's political tribes checked their traditional hostilities at the door this week when they trooped into Faneuil Hall for the inauguration of Mayor Thomas Menino, who took the oath to serve an unprecedented fifth term.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 06, 2010

Dane Cook is funny

In defense of the local comedian, who plays TD Garden on New Year's Eve
There are two things that non-comedians feel the need to tell me when discussing comedy. One is "Bob Saget is filthy." The other is "Dane Cook is not funny."
By STEVE MACONE  |  December 30, 2009

Spring fever

Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 30, 2009

 Friends' Activity   Popular   Most Viewed 
[ 12/22 ]   Great Lakes + Ghost Thrower + Save Ends + Choke Up  @ Middle East Upstairs
[ 12/22 ]   The Christmas Revels  @ Sanders Theatre
[ 12/22 ]   Boston Ballet  @ Opera House
 More Topics . . .
RSS Feed of for the most popular articles
 Most Viewed   Most Emailed 

  |  Sign In  |  Register
Phoenix Media/Communications Group:
Copyright © 2010 The Phoenix Media/Communications Group