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16 comedy events to heckle this fall
What are you laughing at?
From Andrew Dice Clay to Kids in the Hall, Fall heaves a bucket of yuks at Boston
| September 16, 2011
Interview: Bob Saget
Bob Saget introspects
| January 14, 2011
The weird get weirder; all about rubbers; farewell to Mr. Burke
When you consider the Democrats' disunity, ineptitude, and near-complete inability to present voters with a coherent program, it would seem that the pundits who have been predicting a Republican tsunami have a strong argument. But wait! Just in time, th
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 15, 2010
Thank you for the article “A Weed Grows in Boston.”
Letters to the Boston editor, December 25, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| December 25, 2009
Greg Epstein, Atheist Superstar
Once an intellectual taboo, atheism has become one of the great growth industries of the third millennium.
Can Harvard's humanist chaplain save nonbelief from itself?
| November 27, 2009
Interview: Bill Maher
"If liberals act like pussies, then they are pussies."
Bill Maher's new rules to live by
| October 16, 2009
Now Showing at the Wilbur Theatre: BOOZE
What's wrong with this picture? Give up? It's of a concert at the Wilbur Theatre (home of Boston's Comedy Connection), and nobody is drinking. They're...
| October 09, 2009
Interview: Judd Apatow
Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
| July 31, 2009
Phoenix Staffer Chris Faraone (a/k/a Ol' Dirty Needle) Drops Dis Track and Video Attacking Fox News Rappers the Young Cons
You didn't misread that headline. I was so disturbed by this Young Cons performance on Fox News th...
| July 09, 2009
The California State Supreme Court just upheld Proposition 8, denying gay people the right to marriage. This should disabuse the complacent of the illusion that the religious right has relinquished its death grip on America. So, too, should Kirby Dick's
Outrage isn't outrageous enough
| June 05, 2009
Play by Play: March 27, 2009
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
| March 24, 2009
Dance, monkey!: Bobby Collins
Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is....
Bobby Collins on crazy-eyed Limbaugh
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| March 12, 2009
Michael Denham, come on down!
And don't let the fact that you were the only person to actually play diminish the luster of your wi...
| March 10, 2009
Maher v. Coulter: yours for free!
Image by Kevin Banks Plans tomorrow night? If not--or if they're negotiable--DQM is sitti...
| March 09, 2009
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 24, 2008
I was greatly disappointed to read your recent issue of the Portland Phoenix on the subject of abortion. Please allow me to provide a response.
Losing a reader
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
| October 22, 2008
He’s as cocky and smarmy as Michael Moore, but somehow Bill Maher is also more endearing and credible, as he prances about the globe making jest of sanctimonious true believers.
Unabashedly agnostic and skeptical
| October 02, 2008
Bringing up Baby
Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
| October 01, 2008
Making us stronger
I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
| September 17, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
With regard to this whole nouveau vampire thing, this revitalized appreciation for the undead, I should declare myself at the outset a more or less complete philistine.
HBO does the ‘Southern Vampire’
| September 02, 2008
Let’s talk about extremists.
Politics and other mistakes.
| June 18, 2008
The 100 unsexiest men in the world
Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART
| March 27, 2008
Charlize Theron likes to ugly herself up for roles, hiding her beauty behind dishwater hair and puffy eyes.
| March 19, 2008
It’s easy to be flip about the deep implications of the Writers Guild of America strike, which is now stretching into its fourth week.
Why the Writers Guild strike could affect the presidential race
| November 28, 2007
Going on sale: May 11, 2007
White Stripes, Kelly Clarkson, Lightning Bolt, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| May 08, 2007
Thanks for the interesting article, but I disagree with your stance on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) contest.
Letters to the Boston editor
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| May 02, 2007
For hard rock, heated debate, child-care tips, and latex puppetry, 2006 was a banner year in television. Who says the culture’s going to the dogs?
A year in television
| December 18, 2006
Not that there’s anything wrong with that
Want to make the mainstream press squirm? Suggest that a major public figure is gay.
Big media’s big gay baggage
| November 21, 2006
Man of the Year
“The free world will be led by a comedian,” intones pundit Chris Matthews in Barry ( Wag the Dog ) Levinson’s latest fusion of humor and politics. Watch the trailer for Man of the Year (QuickTime)
Not the movie of the year
| October 11, 2006
A/K/A Tommy Chong
“I’m a doper comedian and I’m here because I made a stupid joke about a bong being the only Weapon of Mass Destruction the Bush administration found,” says Tommy Chong at the start of his nine-month sentence in a federal pen.
New doc chronicles stoner comedian's jail term
| June 21, 2006
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