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Social Networking is Ruining Your Summernew

Warm weather is supposed to be about perching on a saggy lawn chair during a backyard barbecue, swatting at mosquitoes and waiting for a turn at the beer-pong table. Unfortunately, I find myself struggling to balance my beer between my knees and my overstocked paper plate on my thigh as I furiously poke at my BlackBerry.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  07-23-2009  |  Tech

Fetishists Are Flourishing in the Bay Statenew

Massachusetts' notorious Blue laws have chased local fetishists underground, where Spandex and spanking bunnies flourish.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  04-09-2009  |  Culture

Richard Goodwin's Universal Stage Shownew

JFK speechwriter and Renaissance man Richard Goodwin explores the roots of today's religious wars by channeling 17th-century anti-hero Galileo in a play called Two Men of Florence.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  03-05-2009  |  Theater

The Future of Funerals Is Fresh-Faced ... and Femalenew

Despite a long male-only tradition, women are at last breaking through that glass-coffin ceiling and entering the funeral business.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  02-26-2009  |  The War on Women

The Return of 'The Slutcracker'new

The Boston-based burlesque troupe's Nutcracker send-up was more amazing than anybody expected. So they're back for more shows. (Video included.)
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  12-18-2008  |  Theater

Funds Cut for Campus Assault Preventionnew

Combating sexual assault is especially tough if your workspace is the size of a professional basketball player's shoebox.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  12-12-2008  |  Education

Skiing on the Levelnew

Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  11-19-2008  |  Sports

Learning To Lindy Hopnew

In the Lindy Hop community, guys just start dancing, and gals -- no matter how many women's-studies classes they took in college -- follow respectfully.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone and Sara Faith Alterman  |  11-06-2008  |  Culture

Nursing the Post-Election Hangovernew

The time for obsessive-compulsive election monitoring has come to an end. Cupcakes, anyone?
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  11-06-2008  |  Commentary

A Cross-Country Messenger Collecting Messages for the Preznew

Since March 1, Massachusetts school teacher B.J. Hill has been walking across the country in near Kerouacian fashion collecting messages for the next U.S. president.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-30-2008  |  Politics

Sarahs for Obamanew

The "My Name is Sarah" web project offers pitches for Obama from swing-state voters named Sarah.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-23-2008  |  Politics

The Biz-School Widow's Lamentnew

It's hard to become a full member of the club when you're branded an academic "other."
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman and Kara Baskin  |  10-21-2008  |  Education

Wiccans Go to Collegenew

Campus witches have no brooms, no bleeding goats. Just cookies. Sorry.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-21-2008  |  Education

Are Rape Jokes Ever Funny?new

Irreverent comic Sandra Bernhard won't be shilling for the Boston women's shelter Rosie's Place this year. Are the rules of comedy different for girls?
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-16-2008  |  Performance

The Inside Story of the Great Schlepnew

Chances are, by now you've heard about the Great Schlep, the Sarah Silverman–endorsed political/social experiment to send Jewish grandkids to Florida to get out the yenta vote. But did you know, smarty pants, that the movement originated in Cambridge?
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-09-2008  |  Politics

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