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The BPD adds insult to injury
At times, this kind of decision makes you wonder whether the BPD is saving its best awards for officers who've been involved in the death of civilians.
| February 08, 2013
Winners and losers at Cannes 2012
"KIDMAN PEES ON EFRON!" lacks the historic heft of "GARBO TALKS!", but that's one of the contextually apt things that happens in Precious director Lee Daniels's florid 1969-set The Paperboy.
Love Conquers All
| June 01, 2012
Photos: The Boston Phoenix's Best Awards Party
The Boston Phoenix hosts our first-ever awards show in honor of the Best issue at Brighton Music Hall on April 11, 2012.
April 11, 2012 | Brighton Music Hall
| April 20, 2012
The Phoenix cleans up
We're just back from the New England Newspaper & Press Association's annual awards gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers — $8 beers! — and we've got a nice little stash to report.
| February 17, 2012
The Big Hurt: Alex James's cheese, the Chili Peppers' video, Noel and Liam's suit, Nicole Scherzinger's Killer Love, Sammy Hagar's Chickenfoot III
James is on the vanguard of a truly extraordinary future: now that cheese has been infused with the flavor of ketchup, it's only a matter of time before entire cheeseburgers — with beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and all — are compressed into pre-s
Music news in brief
| September 02, 2011
Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy
There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
| August 26, 2011
AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
| August 19, 2011
Out: Good times a’Bruin
It was the first time the Boston Phoenix hosted an awards party for its 23-year-old Best Music Poll, but what erupted June 15 at Brighton Music Hall was a drunken shitshow that honored decades of Boston rock and roll, and was capped off by the Bruins' f
A celebratory night of Boston rock (and hockey) at the Best Music Poll awards
| June 24, 2011
The 13th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival
Henry Thoreau said of the song of the wood thrush: "Whenever a man hears it, it is a new world and a free country, and the gates of heaven are not shut. . . . " For some reason, Provincetown is full of these birds — appropriately so, given the avowed in
| June 24, 2011
Photos: 2011 Best Music Poll awards party
June 15, 2011 | Brighton Music Hall, Allston
The first-ever Best Music Poll awards party came to life at Brighton Music Hall emceed by DJ Paul Foley with Bodega Girls as the house band and an all-start cast of Boston music heroes including Bill Janovitz, Peter Wolf and Amanda Palmer.
| June 17, 2011
Photos: Best Music Poll 2011 Awards Party at the Met
Providence Phoenix staffers present Best Music Poll awards to local bands at the Met on June 14, 2011.
The Met Cafe | June 14, 2011
| June 17, 2011
Awards for the melancholy
Any gathering of journalists these days is, inevitably, a bifurcated affair: half-liquor-fueled bonhomie and half-dark talk of an uncertain future.
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| May 13, 2011
Photos: The Providence Phoenix Annual Best in RI Awards Show
The Providence Phoenix honors the Best in RI at the Met on April 20, 2011. Check out the winners here .
The Best of Rhode Island Awards | The Met | April 20, 2011
| April 22, 2011
Photos: The RIIFF Oscar Night at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) hosts their own Oscar Night at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, February 27, 2011.
Oscar Night | February 27, 2011
| March 04, 2011
The Forgotten Oscars 2011
It's Oscar time again, and, as usual, the Academy is trotting out the same old bullshit.
A slew of genre films that hold a special place in our hearts -- but not in the Academy's
| February 25, 2011
The Phoenix cleans up at NENPA
The Phoenix is always and inherently an odd, anomalous bird at the annual New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) conference and awards banquet.
Tooting Our Own Horn Dept.
| February 18, 2011
Review: Dancin' just thinkin' about it
Whether it was hilariously gruesome female assassins or the soft-touch smiles of a family enjoying daily life, the fifth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival spanned genres well. We had roller-skating, pantomiming, art-creating, cannibalist
Our fifth annual short-film festival really moves
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| November 26, 2010
The worst word
Then it happens: you look up at the TV screen and see Bono, the lead singer of U2, step up to the podium to accept a statuette for recording the Best Alternative Music album. "We shall continue to abuse our position," he says, "and fuck up the mainstrea
How F**K became our top taboo term -- and why we need it to stay that way
| April 03, 2009
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