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Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 17, 2009

Photos: Sunday at Bonnaroo 2009

Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 18, 2009

Why we live here

Tell us your story at
By now, we've all heard what the people at Forbes magazine have to say about why Portland is at the top of its annual "America's Most Livable Cities" list. We apparently scored a lot of points on a "leisure index."
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 22, 2009

Review: Hannah Montana: The Movie

Never gets too heavy
Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for Miley Cyrus and her Hannah Montana TV persona.
By TOM MEEK  |  April 15, 2009


If Chuck Turner is innocent, why is he aligning himself with a coterie of disreputable African-American leaders?
Turner might want to avoid hitching his fortunes to those of such utterly disreputable pols as former DC mayor Marion Barry, ex-Newark mayor Sharpe James, and Dianne Wilkerson.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 10, 2009

Speak no evil?

Why tightening up on anti-Obama speech is a bad idea
Anthony Lewis's free-speech credentials are impeccable: among other things, the former New York Times columnist is James Madison Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia University's Journalism School
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 14, 2009

Freedom watch: Jailhouse bloc

The real reason law-and-order types love mandatory-minimum sentencing? It's money in their pockets.
With aromatic puffs of change, Bay State stoners rejoiced on Election Day.

Surly you jest

The other side of Big Shug’s game
 He might be the toughest veteran on Boston’s hip-hop scene, but Shug is a phenomenal dinner guest.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 24, 2008

Bridesmaids' banter

In Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
At this upper-crust Tennessee wedding, we never see the bride, but her quintet of reluctant bridesmaids gets down to some deep and dirty truths in the sassy, irreverent Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, an early comedy by Alan Ball.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 19, 2008

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Power talk

Going green
Two upcoming debates  will likely address environmental topics and how they impact jobs, climate change, and our national priorities.  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 02, 2008

Hoot and challah

Silver Jews, Middle East Downstairs, September 5, 2008
Watching Berman on stage, you couldn’t be sure. Is he into it? Does he like this?
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 10, 2008

Crossword: ''I'm surrounded by idiots''

To the left and right, as shown
To the left and right, as shown
By MATT JONES  |  September 03, 2008

Laurels for a Boston media vet

Breaking down barriers
Congrats to Boston University journalism professor Caryl Rivers, who’ll receive the Society of Professional Journalists’ Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement.
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 27, 2008

Return of the U

Sports blotter: "Plant City, indeed" edition
Remember the days when the University of Miami dominated college football?
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 30, 2008

Street cred

Sports blotter: "This year's Xbox" edition
Sports blotter: "This year's Xbox" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 23, 2008

Backyard barbecue basics

Blake Smithson shares smoky secrets
The intricacies of barbecue as a method, a meat, and a meal are several. Thankfully, Smithson is generous with his seasoned advice.
By TODD RICHARD  |  June 25, 2008

Chafee for governor?

Running as an independent, he could thumb his nose at the worst of both parties
For now, Lincoln Chafee has the luxury of discussing his political future as a riddle wrapped up in an enigma.
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 10, 2008

Corporate welfare state

A little change in the tax law with big consequences
In 2006, state lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to give away millions of tax dollars a year for decades to some of Maine’s biggest corporations.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 20, 2008

Super preview

Clinton and McCain shouldn’t write their acceptance speeches just yet
“We came back,” he says. “We came back . . . dear God, [but] not far enough!”
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 30, 2008

A compendium of regional recipes and tasty tales

May your head dance with visions of sugarplums.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007

Born again

The return of Scarce
When fondly remembered bands get back together, they usually say they’re just playing a couple of shows and not thinking about the future.
By BRETT MILANO  |  December 11, 2007

Wising up

Edwards must count on Democrats voting with their heads in the primaries
According to the latest conventional wisdom, Hillary Clinton is threatening to turn the Democratic presidential-nomination race into a rout.
By STEVEN STARK  |  October 03, 2007

Comings and goings

Low Anthem, Scarce, Johnny Lingo, and more
Low Anthem’s new record is a barnwood-built corncrib of pastoral vibes.
By BOB GULLA  |  October 02, 2007

Punch lines

Eddie Brill and the Boston Comedy Festival
A tide of laughter breaks over comedian Eddie Brill as his high-speed spiel about an antic bar pick-up recounted in a string of clichés halts.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 01, 2007

Common ground

Ann Patchett’s Boston allegory
Like the American naturalists of the last century, Ann Patchett examines race and class in her new novel, Run .
By DANA KLETTER  |  September 18, 2007

Mayor mistake

Letters to the Boston editor, August 24, 2007
Stark’s argument falls flat and fails to explain the threat Bloomberg poses.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 22, 2007

Taking tolerance overseas

Stemming hate violence
Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007

Rudy's mayor problem

Giuliani’s campaign-trail fortune could lay in the hands of New York City’s pesky other Hizzoner, Michael Bloomberg
The biggest threat to Giuliani’s campaign can be summed up in two words: Michael Bloomberg.
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 08, 2007

Factoring in Gingrich

Newt’s expected entry into the race will unsettle the GOP field
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich promises he’ll let us know officially early this fall whether he’ll be a GOP presidential candidate this election.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 11, 2007

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