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Jocktail Party

This past Sunday night, behind Fenway Park, a subtle yet symbolic changing of the Boston sports-media guard occurred, giving unprecedented power to the people.
NESN reaches out to rivals in a sports blogfest. Hugs all around.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010
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SXSW 2010: British Invasion

These four bands from the UK left me hungry for more.
WFNX honcho rates his four best English bands at SXSW
By MIKE TIERNEY  |  March 26, 2010
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Photos: PHX team arrives @ SXSW

Photos from the Phoenix's first night at SXSW 2010
Our team's first night in the Austin music trenches
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 19, 2010
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Past perfection

Everybody please stop calling Alan Palomo "nostalgic." When I check in with him last Friday, the dude seems far more interested in whatever is on the horizon than whatever's in the past.
The radiant, repressed pop of Neon Indian
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 05, 2010
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Right Click

Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressi
While conservatives have ruled radio, liberals have dominated the net. But as the rise of Red Mass Group demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure thing.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 19, 2010
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Fiorella's

Friends are always asking me for my latest cheap-eats "discovery." But amid a million food blogs, 24/7 food television, and amateur-review Web sites like Chowhound and Yelp, I'm rarely the first to sing a good restaurant's praises.
A solid Italian-American trattoria with dynamite pizza
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 04, 2009


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Simco's on the Bridge

Boston has hundreds of food blogs, with new ones appearing every day.
A worthwhile old-time roadside-stand experience
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 06, 2009
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The importance of being Ernie

Media feuds don’t come any nastier than the metastasizing spat between Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr and one “Ernie Boch III,” the pseudonymous blogger at the liberal Web site Blue Mass. Group. (Note: the blogger is no relation to the car dealer.)
What drives Howie Carr’s anonymous tormentor?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 16, 2009

From Jester to Esther

During the presidential campaign last fall, the Phoenix took note of a curious undercurrent in the annals of Sarah Palin fandom: the notion of Palin as a modern-day Queen Esther.
Sarah Palin sees self as a religious legend, not a political football
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 17, 2009
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Bibio | Ambivalence Avenue

Since this new record by Wolverhampton's Stephen James Wilkinson (a/k/a Bibio) has done nothing but delight me, I'm going to honor the sentiments posted to his MySpace blog and spare him the f-word and all variants thereof.
Warp (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 03, 2009

Going Green: June 12, 2009

Back when I started this column in May 2007, I sought inspiration from several blogs. Among my daily reading material was Colin Beavan's  NoImpactMan.typepad.com  (a New York dad's attempts to remove himself from the grid),  Treehugger.com  (a catch-al
Sleeping naked
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 12, 2009


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Photos: Grizzly Bear at Berklee Performance Center

Grizzly Bear, live at Berklee Performance Center, June 3, 2009
Grizzly Bear, live at Berklee Performance Center, June 3, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  June 12, 2009
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The Intelligence | Fake Surfers

With more and more blasted lo-fi nerd bait polluting the record bins and stolen-music blogs these days, it's gotten increasingly difficult to sort out the real deal from the hangers-on.
In the Red (2009)
By MARTIN PAVLINIC  |  May 22, 2009
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Deal or no deal?

When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009
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Dodging shots

In politics, and with the media, it's the outcome, and not the intention, that matters. That's fortunate for Senator Susan Collins, who got lucky twice in the same week.

By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 08, 2009

Stage blogging

The main characters of the play Speech and Debate, three Oregon high school misfits, do a lot of their living among the modern technologies of chat rooms, Google, and personal video blogs.
A chat room sex scandal
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009


Hammer

His non-stop Twittering is fine with us, but we find it ironic that the man who once famously hocked his gold shower knobs is now rolling deep with Ed McMahon and asking the rest of us to sell our bling. We had to say it Hammer - you can't touch this.
His non-stop Twittering is fine with us, but we find it ironic that the man who once famously hocked his gold shower knobs is now rolling deep with Ed McMahon and asking the rest of us to sell our bling. We had to say it Hammer - you can't touch this.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

John McCain

Now that John McCain has proven that he's as effective a campaigner as he is a power forward, it's time he shuts his yap once and for all. Watching this shipwreck adulterer sound off on the Senate floor is like watching a bag lady scream at ducklings; an
Now that John McCain has proven that he's as effective a campaigner as he is a power forward, it's time he shuts his yap once and for all. Watching this shipwreck adulterer sound off on the Senate floor is like watching a bag lady scream at ducklings; and the idea of him Twittering is funnier than imagining Stephen Hawking popping wheelies.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Digital language at the PRC

How important would you say Ansel Adams is to the modern trends of digital art? If your first inclination is to answer, "Not at all," you're probably right.
"Syntax," at Boston University's Photographic Resource Center
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 11, 2009
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Live Blogging the Oscars 2009

The Boston Phoenix's Chris Faraone and Sara Faith Alterman go blow-for-blow -- and shot for shot -- as the 2009 Academy Awards unfold live. Plus, follow real-time feedback from fellow viewers on our live #Oscars Twitter feed!  
Follow the Academy Awards in real time with our #Oscars Twitter feed and talk back live!
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 24, 2009
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Interview: G. Xavier Robillard

There just aren't many career options for a washed-up superhero these days.
Of politics, capes, and fame-whoring
By MARY PHILLIPS-SANDY  |  February 18, 2009


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Crowley to succeed Jerzyk at RI's Future

Earlier this year, Matt Jerzyk revealed he would be selling his almost four-year-old blog, Rhode Island's Future.
Blog worthy
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 23, 2008
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From Russia, with vlog

Wearing a crisp blue suit and tie in his first video blog post, Medvedev, jokingly referred to as geek-in-chief, talked about his agenda for the Evian political conference in France.
It's a Small World Dept.
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  November 25, 2008
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Rise of the political bogeyman

The Republicans appear headed to a second straight national pummeling, which will leave it marginalized in the federal government and an increasing number of state houses. Many party faithful are already noting the need for the GOP to move back toward t
Impotent on the issues, the GOP turns to scare tactics. Be afraid!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

Palin around

Sarah Palin's trip to Bangor drew a lot of positive attention from Maine's TV stations, who mostly left the criticism to bloggers.  
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 22, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Nick Prueher

I'm wearing Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth.  
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008


Post-daily

After leaving daily newspapers, where do journalists go?
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2008

In crisis, there is opportunity

The news about the news business is bleak.
Jobs are out there, even with the Internet remaking the media business
By A.J. PACITTI  |  August 27, 2008
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Green initiative

In an era when the major labels ignore just about everybody without a nickname that rhymes with “sleazy,” it was no small feat for Wale to land a deal with Interscope Records earlier this year.
Hip-hop’s heads go on Wale watch
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 21, 2008
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Scarred for life

There’s evidence that blogging is not merely comforting, but healthy.
Writing through the pain of self-harm
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 09, 2008