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An avid nomad, Lisa has lived and worked as a journalist all over the US and in Italy. She has also worked in a number of journalism mediums -- TV, trade publications, newswires, and weekly newspapers. Her work has been published by the Associated Press, Red Herring, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, DJ Times, URB, and, naturally, the Boston Phoenix, to name a few. She holds a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and likes to bust a move whenever possible.
Big waves, little ripples
There’s nothing more envy-inducing during a Boston winter night than watching a pack of surfers hit the pristine beaches of Tahiti. But beyond the warmth and beauty of the island, this film fails to deliver a cohesive message.
Avoid these fattening and just plain gross Thanksgiving foods
Thanksgiving is a time for gorging on food and hanging out with family, but really it's mostly about the food. There are some dishes that take it too far, however, and we are here to help you steer clear of those.
Don't bother cooking this Turkey Day; check out our best meal-deals around town and spare yourself.
Cooking a full Thanksgiving feast can be a huge energy-suck, especially for those of us who work all week long. If you're still dying to bite into a juicy turkey and stuff your face full of delectible stuffing, but don't have the energy to expend (or you just can't or hate to cook), consider going out to eat for one of these fantabulous Thanksgiving Day deals.
From lame, totally un-pc, and just plain wrong, our list helps make sure you're not dressed like an asshole this Halloween
Stay away from these costume choices this Halloween
It afflicts millions, yet no one talks about this nightmarish STD. Now one woman bares all.
The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and still terrified that I’ll get cancer.
The first half is pretty good
Paul Morrison's cross between School Ties and Brokeback Mountain is a captivating effort with a confused focus, unexplained moments, and a hurried second half.
The Other MIT Crew
You may have noticed, hip-hop dance has gone legit — or at least slightly commercial.
One local dance crew has stolen the spotlight . . . and pissed off a lot of people in the process
Status Quo is assuredly not a breaking crew. They do incorporate some breakin' and krumping in their sets, but, in their own words, they are entertainers first.