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September 14, 2012

Look inside this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix
Look inside this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
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46 Years of Phoenix Covers

We look back at some of our greatest hits.
A trip through the Phoenix cover archives
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
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A new beginning

Many reading this edition of the Boston Phoenix already know that after 46 years of publishing as a newspaper, we are changing formats, saying goodbye to newsprint, hello to glossy pages, and folding the content and sensibility of our sister publicati
Letter from the Publisher
By STEPHEN M. MINDICH  |  September 14, 2012
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Photos: Crowd shots from the 2012 Best Music Poll Awards Party

Crowd shots from the 2012 Best Music Poll Awards Party | June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 15, 2012
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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
By MICHAEL YOUNG  |  April 20, 2012

Ten (or 11) years later: The Globe, The Phoenix, and the story that brought down Cardinal Law


This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer-winning series of stories that explored the extent of the Catholic Church's complicity in a...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 04, 2012


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The Phoenix's Greatest Hits of 2011

We have to admit it: we're a little bit awesome. It's true.
Self-Aggrandizement Dept.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 23, 2011
Watch: Krusty the Klown shouts out Boston Phoenix on The Simpsons

Watch: Krusty the Klown shouts out Boston Phoenix on The Simpsons


Oh, Krusty: we heart you too, big guy.In last week's episode of The Simpsons (full episode now watchable here), Krusty gets a show on a...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 16, 2011
Disorder of the Phoenix: Watch us dismantle our newsroom over Thanksgiving weekend on Tumblr

Disorder of the Phoenix: Watch us dismantle our newsroom over Thanksgiving weekend on Tumblr


This weekend, after sleeping off the turkey, we here at the Boston Phoenix will be putting in a few extra shifts to begin the laborious...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 23, 2011
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Filling in the blanks

I believe that Stevens is missing some people on his list: Elliott Spitzer (Douchebag), John Edwards (Asshole), Anthony Weiner (Douchebag), Bill Clinton (Coward), Nancy Pelosi (Simpleton), and Barney Frank (Coward).
Letters to the Boston editors, August 19, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 19, 2011
Download 40 free songs on iTunes!

Download 40 free songs on iTunes!


Our hats are off to Southwest Airlines.  They are turning the big 40 and we reap the benefits as they've partnered with iTunes to give...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 06, 2011


Podcast:  Chris Faraone on Digital Death

Podcast: Chris Faraone on Digital Death


This morning Chris Faraone of the Boston Phoenix talked about what happens to your digital life when you reach the afterlife. Read it in this...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 02, 2011
A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers

A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers


 If you're doing a double-take on the way past one of our red Boston Phoenix boxes this week, you're not alone -- Faraone amused himself...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 19, 2011
Podcast: Amanda Palmer talks Rethink Music 4-21-11

Podcast: Amanda Palmer talks Rethink Music 4-21-11


This morning Fletcher and Henry spoke with Amanda Palmer about writing 8 songs in 8 hours and releasing them for free, all part of the...
By FNXAdmin  |  April 21, 2011
Former Boston Phoenix staff writer Ellen Barry wins Pulitzer Prize

Former Boston Phoenix staff writer Ellen Barry wins Pulitzer Prize


Before ELLEN BARRY became a world-famous Moscow correspondent for the New York Times, she spent a couple of years as a features writer for the...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 18, 2011
Podcast: Bob Pfeifer of the Cleveland Confidential Book Tour 4-7-11

Podcast: Bob Pfeifer of the Cleveland Confidential Book Tour 4-7-11


Legendary musician Bob Pfeifer rolls into Brookline tomorrow night for The Cleveland Confidential Book Tour.  For more information on the free event click here.  DOWNLOAD: ...
By FNXAdmin  |  April 07, 2011


Podcast:  Serj Tankian 3-10-11

Podcast: Serj Tankian 3-10-11


Serj Tankian joined The Breakfast Show to talk about hangin' in Cambridge, another solo record, and his musical contributions to "Prometheus Bound" at the A.R.T. DOWNLOAD: ...
By FNXAdmin  |  March 10, 2011
Podcast: Chris Faraone on Roc Dukati 3-3-11

Podcast: Chris Faraone on Roc Dukati 3-3-11


DOWNLOAD:  Chris Faraone on Roc Dukati 3-3-11.mp3To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."  
By FNXAdmin  |  March 03, 2011
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Remembering Clif Garboden

He was the damndest combination of kindness and gentleness and dyspepsia there absolutely ever was. He was old and young, all at once.
The life and times of an alternative-media true believer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 18, 2011
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Clif Garboden, 1948-2011

Clif Garboden, who spent virtually all of his professional career affiliated with the Boston Phoenix , died last week. He was 62.
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By PETER KADZIS  |  February 18, 2011
Podcast: Meet the Masons in the Boston Phoenix 2-17-11

Podcast: Meet the Masons in the Boston Phoenix 2-17-11


This morning Ginie Williamson and J.R. Roach were in the studio to talk about the cover story in this weeks Phoenix.  How did J.R. get...
By FNXAdmin  |  February 17, 2011


We Never Got Rich, But We Are Going To Heaven: Farewell, Clif Garboden (1948-2011)

We Never Got Rich, But We Are Going To Heaven: Farewell, Clif Garboden (1948-2011)


If you knew Clif Garboden, who for many years was the managing editor the Boston Phoenix and a guiding spirit of alternative press, then you'd...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 11, 2011
Podcast: 3-2-1 Henry w/David Bernstein of the Phoenix 1-14-11

Podcast: 3-2-1 Henry w/David Bernstein of the Phoenix 1-14-11


DOWNLOAD:  Podcast 3-2-1 Henry 1-14-11.mp3to save podcast, right click and choose "save link as"  
By FNXAdmin  |  January 14, 2011
Meet the Mayor: The Boston Phoenix

Meet the Mayor: The Boston Phoenix


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Boston PhoenixTJ Miller Has anyone ever confused...
By Barry Thompson  |  December 31, 2010
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2010: The year in Boston Phoenix articles

If ever there was an indulgent time of year, late December would be it — and not just in the washing-down-fistfuls-of-sugar-cookies-with-flagons-of-eggnog sense, either.
Shameless Self-Promotion
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2010

Bieber or Bust: A Rally to Restore Sanity Video Road Trip Diary


In the wake of Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity, everyone has pretty much agreed that nobody agrees on what the fuck happened in Washington....
By Chris Faraone  |  November 05, 2010


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A good walk

Before Caroline Knapp died of lung cancer — in 2002, at age 42 — she'd gone bestseller with the most private of torments: her alcoholism (in Drinking: A Love Story ) and her anorexia ( Appetites: Why Women Want ).
Gail Caldwell remembers Caroline Knapp
By AMY FINCH  |  August 06, 2010
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AAN 2010: Where Failure is a winner

Bragging Rights
Bragging Rights
By SHAULA CLARK  |  July 23, 2010
Is Boston’s toughest restaurant critic going soft?

Is Boston’s toughest restaurant critic going soft?


Holy crap. For foodies who read our pages, it must look like a streak of DiMaggio-like proportions. First came Basho: a rare four-star review from...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 15, 2010
Podcast: Phoenix Music Editor Michael Marotta 7-14-10

Podcast: Phoenix Music Editor Michael Marotta 7-14-10


Boson Phoenix music editor came in to talk about the Phoenix's new issue which includes the music special: 50 bands from 50 states, one new...
By MorningIntern  |  July 14, 2010