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Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?
Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
| September 23, 2011
Review: RWU's rollicking Lucky Stiff
If Lucky Stiff were any funnier, doctors would have to be standing by to attend all the knees being overenthusiastically slapped. The farcical musical is playing at Roger Williams University Theatre through March 5, and the production doesn't waste ma
Life's rich pageant
| March 04, 2011
Interview: Michael K. Williams
This Sunday will mark the premiere of Boardwalk Empire , HBO’s newest epic drama series.
On trading Baltimore for Atlantic City in Boardwalk Empire
| September 17, 2010
Trail of jeers
As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN
| June 18, 2010
Review: Casino Jack And The United States Of Money
Had someone fire-bombed an annual college-Republicans meeting in the early 1980, he would have spared this country a lot of pain and strife.
Peering into evil conservative souls
| May 21, 2010
At the G.I. Joe Convention: The Baroness and a ‘slice of Americana’
Roadblock flew in from Miami, and Tunnel Rat took the train from Jersey. But it was Baroness, aka Penelope Pappas, who got the cameras clicking at the 17th annual G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention.
| May 07, 2010
When March Madness tips off tonight, Kevin Mackey will be in the stands taking notes. As a professional-basketball scout, he's looking for tomorrow's NBA stars.
More than two decades after Kevin Mackey pulled off the then-biggest upset in NCAA Tourney history, he made it to the NBA.
| March 19, 2010
Worth the gamble?
Just three years after Rhode Island voters killed plans for a full-scale, Vegas-style casino, big-time gambling is in the cards again.
A push for full-scale Vegas-style casinos is in the cards again. Can poker and craps save a state in freefall?
| December 18, 2009
Judgment night for Doomsday
Two men circle the middle of a 24-foot-wide, black chain-link cage in Allston’s Wai Kru gym.
Roxbury-born fighter John Howard is climbing the ranks of mixed martial arts, one chokehold at a time
| June 25, 2008
I wonder if Peary realizes just how detrimental his dismissive panning of this movie could be?
Letters to the Boston editor, April 4, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 02, 2008
Rustic hit the road
Sure, you Portlanders are used to cool things like live in-store appearances from your favorite local bands, but those of us who get our pipeline of culture from the Windham Bull Moose are rarely as lucky.
| March 26, 2008
Bases very loaded
Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
| March 19, 2008
We're all the Hold Steady
When’s the last time you fell so hard for a band you drove 339 miles — alone — to see them?
Fans’ notes on the band that’s sharing joy and changing lives, one gig at a time
| October 17, 2007
Bubba's filled with fans eager to hear tributes to the heartland-rocker-in-chief, the gravel-voiced singer wrapped in the American flag.
Music seen at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, September 22, 2007
| September 26, 2007
Robbing a bank ain’t what it used to be
Bank robbers have long encapsulated the American penchant for high-stakes gambling, fast getaways, and a go-your-own-way ethos of living.
High-stakes crime has moved online, but a desperate few still seek bundles of cash
| August 22, 2007
Playwright Mike Batistick stirs the melting pot in Ponies, a brief, Mametesque dark comedy that’s getting its New England premiere at Gloucester Stage.
OTB meets the INS at Gloucester Stage
| July 03, 2007
Editors' picks: Food
Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more.
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2007
We'd recently been on a roll.
The pizza matrix, reloaded
| January 10, 2007
Banned in Boston again?
This article originally appeared in the July 5, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Plans to upgrade the Combat Zone have been an utter failure — and there’s plenty of blame to go around
| November 14, 2006
The tale of the tape
Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter: Red Sox-Yankees Edition
| August 21, 2006
32 worst lyrics of all time
The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne
BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART
| June 08, 2006
Why no festival excitement at Sundance for Jay Duplass’s endearing road comedy, The Puffy Chair with its comely, talented, camera-comfortable leads?
Sitting down with the Chair man and woman
| June 02, 2006
Driving Mr. Kennedy
Where the hell was the chauffeur when US Representative Patrick Kennedy needed him?
A plurality of JFK and Jesus portraits shore up Patrick’s base
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| May 10, 2006
When Tom Thumb, aka Andy Arch, last put a record out, it was a solo acoustic outing, bedroom folk music, one guitar and one voice.
Andy Arch and the Latter Day Saints’ masterful EP
| May 02, 2006
The devil and his demons
Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| March 09, 2006
Canadians gone wild
“BETZKY” screamed the inevitable New York Post headline, seemingly minutes after word leaked out that none other than the great Wayne Gretzky, his troublemaking big-haired wife Janet Jones, and Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Ric Tocchet had been invei
Gretzky's bets, plus Clarett's woes
| February 15, 2006
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