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The Phoenix makes history

The Massachusetts Cultural Council announces its first-ever media award.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2013


Joe Kearns Goodwin's Celebrity-Studded War Chest

Team of Donors
A typical Massachusetts State Senate candidate raises around $70,000, according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF).
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 05, 2012


Deep Dive at the ICA

Free Falling
Fine craftsmanship and finesse are nothing new at the Institute of Contemporary Art, though usually they're contained within the Seaport District's monolithic museum.
By: MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 31, 2012


Help! Our bands are on fire!

Fanning the flames
Brendan Burns and his 11 housemates were asleep early last Thursday morning when flames engulfed their three-floor Cambridge home around 3:15 a.m.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  August 29, 2012


Pax Bostona

The thin blue byline
After years of enduring the bigoted prose of their own union newsletter, members of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO) now have their own publication.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 08, 2012


What WikiLeaks cables reveal about Mitt

Ugly Americans Dept.
Mitt Romney's recent trip overseas left the impression that the putative Republican presidential nominee was even more clueless abroad than at home.
By: PAUL IORIO  |  August 10, 2012


Lehane's talent show

Into the Mystic
"The pejorative ghettoization of mystery writing has become pretty laughable," says Dennis Lehane. "It's just not working."
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 01, 2012


Brute-y pageant

As the World Turnbuckles Dept.  
When professional wrestling gets brought up in the mainstream media, it's almost always because something awful happened.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 01, 2012


Our AWOL Security State

Where are they when we need them?
News reports of James Holmes's deadly assault in Aurora, Colorado, should call to question the federal government's failure to get an inkling of Holmes's preparations to inflict mass terror.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 27, 2012


Three Strikes: Governor, you’re up

Prison-Industrial Simplex
Clergy members and community activists gathered near the State House Tuesday to condemn more than just the "three-strikes" criminal-sentencing bill that currently sits on Governor Deval Patrick's desk.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 25, 2012


Bedford to the Rose

Turning over a new leaf?
Turning over a new leaf?
By: GREG COOK  |  July 18, 2012


Cloudy with a chance of Skrillex

Summer camp
Anything that can go wrong at Camp Bisco, will go wrong. I've been attending the annual festival in upstate New York since 2007, and every year there seems to be a hitch: torrential rain begetting knee-deep mud, eight-hour traffic backups, and even those neon-clad dubstep kids on my damn lawn.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  July 18, 2012


Tierney: brother-in-law’s charges ''bizarre''

Tisei Anything
Tisei Anything
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 03, 2012


Obama's Boston lovefest

Boo Birds in the Hand Dept.
I have always contended that Barack Obama is an inferior public speaker when compared to Deval Patrick, and I thought he demonstrated that truth again this week at a large fundraiser at Boston's Symphony Hall.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 27, 2012


Rocky Horror shadow-cast says goodbye

Body Blow
Harvard Square's alt-goth scene took a major hit last week when Ryan Noonan, a spokesman for the Harvard Square AMC theater, announced via an e-mail that the cinema would close its doors on July 8.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 02, 2012


Booking shakeup in the Fens

Dan Millen named new talent buyer of Church
Dan Millen named new talent buyer of Church
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 20, 2012


Courtney Love slept here

Boston’s most famous rock and roll crash pad is up for sale
Boston’s most famous rock and roll crash pad is up for sale
By: CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 20, 2012


Panic! at the Palladium

Prepare to get wrecked?
This past week, rumors flew that the Palladium, the stately concert hall in downtown Worcester, was due for imminent demolition.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 13, 2012


Dumb sports bets

Let's make it interesting  
The Bruins have been on vacation for a month, the NBA Finals have started without us, the Sox are playing .500 ball, and the Patriots aren't even in pads yet.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 13, 2012


Celestial Update

This brief transit
Back in the 18th century, observing the Transit of Venus took a ridiculous amount of effort, involving ships, draft animals, wagons with wooden wheels, and telescopes made by the best optics engineer in the world. Today — say it with me — there's an app for that.
By: JEFF INGLIS  |  May 30, 2012
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