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Wandas Never Ceasenew

Boston's 'best live band' takes stage sound to the studio
Colorado Springs Independent  |  L. Kent Wolgamott  |  09-22-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Remembering Clif Garbodennew

The life and times of an alternative-media true believer.
Boston Phoenix  |  Boston Phoenix Staff & Contributors  |  02-18-2011  |  Media

Experts Predict the Boston of the Futurenew

Over the past few weeks, we asked several dozen trendsetters and soothsayers to fondle their crystal balls, and tell us when we might be able to follow bike paths from Franklin Park to Park Street, shop at a glistening new Filene's, and sip drinks on a waterfront that resembles downtown Dubai.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  01-25-2011  |  Commentary

'The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist' is Superbnew

The Boston metal band Junius, whose superb The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist has the frustrating distinction of arriving too late to qualify for any best-of-year lists, is indeed among the more precise and scientific of recent hard rock bands.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  J. Edward Keyes  |  01-05-2010  |  Reviews

Boston City Council Hopefuls Get Candid During “Speed Candidating” Eventnew

The eight remaining at-large City Council candidates have shaken more hands and kissed more behinds than anyone probably should in swine-flu season. When they first embarked on the campaign trail, however, they surely didn't imagine they’d have to get this intimate.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  10-30-2009  |  Politics

Boston's Most Notorious Neighborhood is Looking Gayer and Gayer Every Daynew

Thirty years ago, South Boston was an internationally recognized symbol of raging, violent intolerance. So, would you believe that Southie is now quickly becoming one of the gay-friendliest neighborhoods in Boston?
Boston Phoenix  |  Erica Corsano  |  10-14-2009  |  Culture

Russell Freeland Gave Up Everything in Pursuit of His Risky Art Projectnew

Abstract artist Russell Freeland gave up everything -- that's everything -- to go from Boston to Austin and see if he could survive solely on his art. His homeless and hungry saga is told in the Absolute Zero Project.
Boston Phoenix  |  Ian Sands  |  10-07-2009  |  Art

The Race to be Boston's Number Twonew

City councilors Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty are battling to bring change to Boston. Can Mayor Menino be moved?
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  08-12-2009  |  Politics

Boston's Caribbean Riddims Are About to Burst Back into the Mainstreamnew

While reggae fell out of favor with the mainstream, it continued to be nurtured in Boston. Now, the local scene is poised to rise again -- if it can find agreeable live venues in town.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-22-2009  |  Music

Turkey Terror Talenew

It was anything by Tom foolery for an alternative journalist attacked by wild turkeys in an historic Brookline, Massachusetts park. Film at 11.
Boston Phoenix  |  Lance Gould and Emily Mello  |  05-14-2009  |  Comedy

Two Boston Poets Use Their Art for the Good of the Tribenew

What if a poem were a social force? Boston poets Rafael Campo and Franz Wright have laid bare a live wire between poetry and isolation.
Boston Phoenix  |  James Parker  |  11-26-2008  |  Books

Old-Time Religion in New Locations Infiltrate Bostonnew

The congregation of Fenway Church, which is composed largely of young adults in their 20s and 30s, started worshipping at a new venue on October 5th. It doesn't have pews or an organ, but it does offer a stage, surround sound, plasma TVs and a bar.
Dig Boston  |  Alexandra Dednah  |  11-20-2008  |  Religion

Boston's Dropkick Murphys Find Success in 'The Meanest of Times'new

As Elvis is to Memphis and the Beatles are to Liverpool, the Dropkick Murphys are to Boston, Massachusetts. Need proof? Check out The Departed.
San Antonio Current  |  Johnston Farrow  |  11-13-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Horror Ride Through Boston's Undergroundnew

For the past few months, multimedia artist Kevin Banks has risked comfort and sanity to document the hellish underbelly of the Boston subway system. His pictures, raw and undoctored, bear witness to what happens to ordinary folks once the escalator deposits them in the nether-passages of the city.
Boston Phoenix  |  Kevin Banks  |  10-29-2008  |  Commentary

Boston's Secret World of Fire Artistsnew

Of the four elements of nature, fire is by far the sexiest, druggiest, and rock-and-rolliest -- and Boston's fire spinners know how to use it.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-09-2008  |  Culture

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