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The Big Hurt: Corgan vs. Malkmus: 15-year grudge

Feud reunions
As a child of the '90s, I sure find it heartwarming to see a classic feud of my youth re-form for a big festival appearance.
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 23, 2010


What would you add to a list of Massachusetts's 'intangible cultural heritage'? We asked, you answered — In 140 characters or less.
The things we're thankful for also tend to be the things that bind us together.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 24, 2010

The Book of Clouds

As books turn into data and tweets are archived for posterity, how will readers and academics cope with the detritus of a digital age?
A hundred years from now, how will literary historians deal with 21st-century authors like Tao Lin?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 17, 2010

Exploring Twitter: best thing since CB Radio @140 Character Conference

Series of Tubes Dept.
The traveling con hits Boston to tackle such topics as "Crowdsourcing Cancer."
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 08, 2010

Joe Pernice and Joyce Linehan's collected tweets

The Twitterary Life
Those who pre-ordered the new Pernice Brothers LP, Goodbye, Killer , received a slender paperback called Pernice to Me , authored and signed by Joe Pernice and Joyce Linehan. It consists of Linehan — Pernice's Dorchester-based manager, publicist, and co-owner of his label, Ashmont Records — documenting conversations the pair had on tour and while the band was recording the album.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 18, 2010

Lee’s Store and Bakery

Another worthy source for one of Boston’s best budget sandwiches
I’ve long relied on Web sites like Chowhound and Yelp for tips on new restaurants.
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 14, 2010

Spose, radio star

Apparently, smoking it all can be beneficial
Who knew? The era of the radio hit isn't completely over. Maybe five times recently, someone's asked, "Dude, have you heard that Spose song?"
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 03, 2010

The Bigmouth strikes again

Kanye acts like himself; nation loses shit
Given all the conflicting emotions, it was tough to form an opinion on Kanye West's VMA bum rush against Taylor Swift.
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 22, 2009

Hammer swings through Harvard

Ad lib department
When he was known as MC Hammer, the man born Stanley Burrell famously sold consumers Rick James samples and parachute pants.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 04, 2009

Defaming Twitter

Illogic and Cronyism Dept.  
Hate Twitter? Then you're probably loving a new, buzz-generating study — released last week by the Texas market-research firm Pear Analytics — which found that the vast majority of Twitter messages, a/k/a tweets, are pretty much worthless.
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 19, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: TMI?

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
About four months ago, my wife and I found out that the 19-year-old girl who lives next door (and who we have known since she was a little girl) had a Twitter account. It became a guilty pleasure for us to occasionally look at this account to see what was up in her life.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 29, 2009

Beat the Tweet

Social networking is ruining your summer vacation — just accept it already and go outside
Warm weather is supposed to be accessorized by lackaday, by a breezy sensibility best enjoyed with a frosty tall boy in one hand, the sloppy product of a back-yard barbecue in the other. Instead, I find myself struggling to balance my beer between my knees and my overstocked paper plate on my thigh as I furiously poke at my BlackBerry.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 22, 2009

Of Twitter and Cassettes

Global Watch
There has been plenty of breathless reporting on the goings-on in Iran. And rightly so. The protests surrounding the recent presidential election are historic — the heavy use of Twitter and social networking technology a breakthrough.
By CHRISTOPHER COLLINS  |  June 24, 2009

The Big Hurt: Durst pantsed, Michaels smooshed

Music news in brief
"This isn't a reunion, this is a comeback," quibbled the red-hatted irrelephant in a BBC interview.
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 23, 2009

Tweet-Fighting Man

To what extent did social media shape Iran's so-called Twitter Revolution?
Is Twitter driving the ongoing political crisis in Iran?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 06, 2009

Deal or no deal?

Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009

A fusillade of tweets ring in the new year in RI

New Media
The feed is like a collective stream of consciousness, served up in tidbits of 140 characters or less (this sentence, for perspective, is 100).
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009

Novel idea: Twitter fiction

Post-modernism, post by 140-character post
Inauspiciously, Tom Scharpling began his Twitter novel with a typo.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 14, 2009

The Year of the Nerd

Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 24, 2008


Is it time to dial down journalism’s latest fad?
Is Twitter bad for journalism?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 25, 2008
twitter list

From the Web to the Workplace

Polish your tweets and blogs with a course in online social networking
Nearly nine percent of the Massachusetts workforce is unemployed this summer, and with local colleges cranking out a glut of degree recipients in a lousy job market, many of them are inevitably lounging around on futons, blogging and posting on Facebook walls in between job applications.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 14, 2009

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