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Nudity throughout history

By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010

Interview: Jill Lepore and Jane Kamensky

Long-time friends Jill Lepore and Jane Kamensky didn't set out to write Blindspot, a novel complete with murder, scandal, slave stealing, and some very hot sex.
Two historians pen a bodice ripper
By CLEA SIMON  |  December 02, 2008

What? This old thing?

Glossy guidebooks often extol Boston as one of America’s most “European” cities, a euphemism that means that we’re . . . you know, wicked old.
A guide to Boston's secret trove of peculiar artifacts
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  August 27, 2008

January 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 31, 2007

Prodigious son

His work looks funnier than it is.
Justin Richel, American in Switzerland
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  August 22, 2007

Ben Franklin bespeaks himself

This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
On life, liberty and the pursuit of office
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  July 10, 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