The Phoenix Network:
In Memoriam: Magnus Johnstone, 1952-2013
Paying tribute to the unlikely uncle of Boston hip-hop
On February 22, 2013, Boston lost a legend.
| March 13, 2013
Fresh Blood: Meet Boston’s new culinary muscle
Whether behind the line of a critically acclaimed kitchen, holed up in a basement pumping out some of the best nosh in the city, or braving Boston’s pothole-filled roads to bring you ass-kicking bites, these chefs are fast becoming ones to watch.
| February 21, 2013
From the Phoenix, with love: Clip-and-share Valentines
Valentines for the craft-impaired: print, clip, and spread the love.
MANY TALENTED ARTISTS
| February 07, 2013
Q&A: Harry Belafonte on a narcissistic America
Singer Harry Belafonte, now 85, has engaged in a social activism of extraordinary breadth.
| January 30, 2013
Dropkick Murphys: Talking punk, place, and parochialism with the last gang in town.
The day after the world didn't end — and a couple of weeks before the January 8 release of their new album Signed and Sealed in Blood — I met up with Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey, Matt Kelly, and James Lynch at Mul's Diner in Southie.
MICHAEL PATRICK MACDONALD
| January 10, 2013
Learning about Nigerian cuisine and culture
A ticket to Africa
I was thrilled recently when the director of the Museum of African Culture offered to add another country to Immigrant Kitchen's culinary world tour.
| December 12, 2012
The Big Hurt's obligatory holiday gift guide
Is the anxiety of seasonal consumer obligation weighing heavy upon your soul?
| December 07, 2012
You're famous. Now what?
Look Here! C'mon, Really!
If you missed last Friday's discussion on "microfame," or if you've ever felt that strange compulsion to get the hell off Facebook, listen up.
| November 21, 2012
Guide to Newbury Street
Drinking, dining, shopping, and culture
Drinking, dining, shopping, and culture
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| November 16, 2012
No neigh-saying War Horse at the Opera House
War Horse's puppet Joey, all chestnut mesh and cane and repurposed bicycle parts, could become America's biggest equine sensation since Secretariat.
| October 17, 2012
Review: Keep The Lights On
Ira Sachs's picture is many things: a snapshot of gay culture at the turn of the century, a brutally personal dramatization of his relationship with author Bill Clegg, a messy look at the realities of addiction, a formally audacious work in the tradition of New York indie cinema.
| October 10, 2012
Billie Joe's crackup, Muse's truth
Jeers this week to regrettable behavior -- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is seeking treatment for substance abuse following a tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
| October 02, 2012
Pop and culture in brief
The Big Hurt
Last month, a peculiar scrap of music history went up for auction in England: a framed pair of ELVIS PRESLEY's husky briefs — "unwashed," according to the BBC, and still "soiled with stains."
| September 18, 2012
The 10 TV premieres to DVR this fall
Last Resort, The Mindy Project, American Horror Story, and more
With new projects from Andre Braugher, Mindy Kaling, Michael Chiklis, and, uh, Lucy Liu?
| September 19, 2012
Interview: Andre Braugher talks about ABC's ''Last Resort''
Full speed ahead
Mention the name Andre Braugher to any fan of serious television over the age of 30, and you're likely to get a reverential reaction.
| September 25, 2012
GSC commits Crimes of the Heart
It must have seemed a guilty pleasure to dramatist Beth Henley to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Crimes of the Heart.
| September 05, 2012
Fall 2012 TV Preview
Big Fat Whale
Stay tuned for "Sports Yell"
| September 05, 2012
A view of gay and lesbian culture at Kymara
Sex in public
The Kymara Gallery, the curatorial project of the ambitious and audacious Kymara Lonergan, is the location of a stirring exhibition titled "Two Loves," containing works from the permanent collection of New York's prestigious Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
| August 22, 2012
SLIDESHOW: The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art | Through October 14
Most of our classic children's books are set in the country or magical foreign lands. Keats's work, instead, shows us urban America as we live it — but nudged toward an ideal.
| August 15, 2012
SLIDESHOW: Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered
At the Norman Rockwell Museum | Through October 28
A retrospective of the brilliant American painter of manly adventure.
| August 15, 2012
How one man unites old folks, babies, and hipsters through the power of easy listening
The last auteur of terrestrial radio
Bob Bittner, the last auteur of terrestrial radio, presides over an 11-by-11-foot room in a Cambridge storage facility near Fresh Pond Mall.
| August 01, 2012
Attack of the Hipster Conservatives
They want limited government and fixed-gear bicycles — and your best friend might be one of them
Arthur Brietman thinks of it as the "Oh no" moment.
| July 23, 2012
Conservatives to watch out for
Last summer, lefty comedian Michael Ian Black and conservative pundit Meghan McCain took a cross-country road trip together so they could write a book about it.
| July 18, 2012
SLIDESHOW: ''Marsden Hartley: Soliloquy in Dogtown'' + Cristi Rinklin's ''Diluvial''
Through October 14 + through September 9
''Marsden Hartley: Soliloquy in Dogtown'' is at the Cape Ann Museum through October 14. Cristi Rinklin's ''Diluvial'' is at the Currier Museum of Art through September 9.
| July 11, 2012
Review: The Matchmaker
Arik (Tuval Shafir), a restless Israeli teenager, struggles against the cultural limits of Haifa in 1968 — it's a provincial prism untouched by rock music or the sexual revolution.
| June 19, 2012
A new documentary explores immigrant youth and their place in Maine and America
The weight of the world
"Back in the Congo, we heard rumors that America is paradise — where everything is perfect, money flows like water, you can eat as much as you want, whenever you want, you can get anything," says Emmanuel Muya, one of 15 immigrant high school students featured in a new documentary, The Whole World Waiting , which will premiere at SPACE Gallery on Thursday.
| May 23, 2012
Queering the party with the DJs of Nu Life
Beyond Gay Night
Growing up gay on Long Island, Brian Friedberg went out dancing almost every night: at all-ages clubs, raves, dancehall nights, gay hip-hop nights, gay clubs, straight clubs, and late-night joints. But he couldn't find the party he was looking for.
| May 25, 2012
Getting real with Tumblr’s favorite editor
GIF it away now
The relationship between an editor and her writers can be a complicated one.
| May 16, 2012
Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary
Morgan Spurlock's latest nonthreatening documentary fails to find much point in its subject: men's grooming.
| May 15, 2012
Lizzie Stark explores the worlds of live-action storytelling
The Art of LARP
For the uninitiated, the word "LARP" conjures burly beardos hitting each other with foam swords in the woods and corseted women in capes flouncing around hotel ballrooms, all for entirely inexplicable reasons.
| May 14, 2012
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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