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Good Theater premieres Death by Design

Someone doctors the Scotch early on, but it's brandy that playwright Edward Bennett (Rob Cameron) and his actress wife Sorel (Abigail Killeen) start in on first in Death by Design, by Rob Urbinati.
A theatrical mash-up
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 08, 2013

Taking aim

Sometimes even playwrights just wanna have fun.
A play within a play in Stoppard’s Hound
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2010

Review: A Perfect Getaway

David Twohy's film may be pulp, but it's well-crafted, entertaining pulp.
Well-crafted, entertaining pulp
By JEREMY MASSLER  |  August 14, 2009

Interview: Simon Pegg

Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.  
Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 01, 2008

Savoring slow food

The surest radar trap in southern Maine is the one the Scarborough police have set up where Route 207 enters Prouts Neck.
At a revamped seaside resort
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 01, 2007

Nancy who?

Back in the ’50s, when I was 10 or so, I must have read a dozen Nancy Drew volumes.
A sleuth for all seasons
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 13, 2007


Hot Fuzz

Picture Agatha Christie buggered by Michael Bay, with (old-school) Peter Jackson administering lube.
Laughs and piles of bodies
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 18, 2007

Faith-based antics

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took Comparative Religion and crack cocaine simultaneously, the answer may be Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon .
Miss Witherspoon at the Lyric; Theresa at Home at BPT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 27, 2007

Spirit voices

“Miss Witherspoon” isn’t really her name.
Making the dead come back to life
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 21, 2007

Cuba si, Cuban cinema no

This article originally appeared in the September 28, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Judging from this festival at least
By DAVID DENBY  |  November 14, 2006

Life after Cheers

I saw Twelve Angry Men , the black-and-white 1957 film, in high school in the 1990s.
George Wendt gets jury duty
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 31, 2006

Flashbacks: July 7, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966
By EDITORIAL  |  July 05, 2006

Big play played

Here’s a weird one, Boston sports fans.
Plus, the latest on the sad tale of Dwight Gooden
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 23, 2006