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Cars and Car Design
A nation hooked on cars
The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
| January 27, 2010
Music seen: Wilco
Live at the Maine State Pier, July 18, 2009
My first car was a big green Buick LeSabre, and my only options then for music were Extendo-Ride, who were awesome, and a mix tape my older sister had made, full of Wilco songs off Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
| July 22, 2009
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady Eleanor Roosevelt did.
| June 24, 2009
Top Gear hits heavy traffic
The big question with Top Gear, the popular British consumer-car show (in perpetual reruns on BBC America), is this: will it succeed in denting my colossal lack of curiosity about cars?
| May 05, 2009
25. DUSTIN PEDROIA AND KEVIN YOUKILIS
INFIELD NOT-SO-FLY RULE
We love us some Sox — we can see the majestic green of Fenway’s stadium walls from all our Phoenix restrooms, and it just gets our hearts afluttering. That is, until we contemplate the mugs of the one-two combo of Youkilis and Pedroia. Don’t misunderstand us — they’re good guys (though Youk seems to have an eensy-weensy anger-management issue) — but their visages are perhaps better suited to a sport like football, where one’s entire face is sheathed in a helmet.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 25, 2009
A poor man’s version of the latest James Bond outing
The new Transporter spills out in a jumble of frenetic action vignettes.
| November 26, 2008
Out for a spin
One week, one limited-edition Porsche — what to do?
Driving a 2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder Limited Edition is an exercise in ridiculous, indulgent impracticality. But it's fun.
| October 02, 2008
Hydrogen cars come and go
Despite a lingering lack of infrastructure and research dollars, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and their zero-emission technology are being hailed as our environmental saviors.
| August 05, 2008
A close look at driving
For days post-late-merge, Vanderbilt had feelings of guilt and confusion.
| August 04, 2008
Music seen at Stone Mountain Arts Center, February 8
She sang improvisational songs about converting vintage cars to hybrids, and turned familiar show tunes into pro-Obama ditties.
| February 27, 2008
Think front-wheel drive can protect you from the hazards of a snowy Boston commute? Not so fast.
What’s that, you say, front-wheel drive is unsafe?
ALAN R. EARLS
| January 23, 2008
Unfortunately, purchasing a Prius is out of the question — although a girl can dream.
| October 03, 2007
In search of Kerouac
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
| August 29, 2007
Scooters get greener
Three bucks a gallon!
| June 20, 2007
Letters to the Portland editor: June 15, 2007
My love of racing and love of the environment have been at odds with each other as my environmental awareness has increased.
LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND PHOENIX
| June 13, 2007
Packin' 'em in on Lansdowne Street
Best Music Poll Party, Lansdowne Street, June 6, 2007
Whoever told you that the post-punk revival is on the wane was wrong.
| June 12, 2007
Getting dirty at the prom
Cape Elizabeth High School students are riding a bus to their “Green Prom” this Saturday.
| May 09, 2007
Taste of the sun
VIDEO: Silversun Pickups hit the VW Green Room
The Silversun Pickups visited the VW Green Room on March 28.
| April 10, 2007
Snakes in the grass
Survivor 14 and The (White) Rapper Show
The Bleeding Queens, Coconut Riot, Fail and Fail Again . . . These are some of the names that will never be given to the competing tribes on Survivor .
| February 13, 2007
Carnavas | Dangerbird
Scores of critics have already hailed this San Francisco band as an up-and-coming Smashing Pumpkins.
| October 10, 2006
A real weeper of a performance from Natalie Portman
For the first five minutes (no exaggeration) of Amos Gitai’s wayward road movie, Rebecca (Natalie Portman) sits in a parked SUV in Jerusalem, sobbing.
| July 05, 2006
When pigboys fly
Is Karl Rove’s comeuppance at hand?
For those of you old enough to remember the TV show Car 54, Where Are You? , it is time to do your best Gunther Toody impersonation, with an excited shout of “Ooh! Ooh!”
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| May 17, 2006
Slow + steady
Portland artist to race in Tour de Sol
On May 11, local artist and alternative car enthusiast C. Michael Lewis will compete in the 18th annual Tour de Sol Green Car Show and Competition.
| April 26, 2006
Southern Culture on the Skids
Double Wide and Live | YepRoc
Boston has its own Redneck Fest, but here’s the real shit: a North Carolina band who’ve been preachin’ about drinkin’, lyin’, smokin’, drivin’ gun-rack pick-ups, and livin’ in trailers for more than 20 years.
| April 04, 2006
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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