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Photos: All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, NJ

Bands perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, New Jersey on September 30-October 2, 2011.
Ashbury Park, New Jersey | September 30-October 2, 2011
By K. BONAMI  |  October 07, 2011
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Flatbread Company at Sacco's Bowl Haven

A trip down Sacco's memory lanes
A trip down Sacco's memory lanes
By MICHAEL GOETZMAN  |  December 10, 2010
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Rain check

We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 18, 2010

Physics lesson for Diamon

Newton’s laws of gravity and motion are universally understood laws, not subject to anyone’s opinion.
Letters to the Portland editor, May 21, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 21, 2010
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Review: Crazy Heart

Every great actor has at least one washed-up, alcoholic, award-winning-country-singer role in him. For Jeff Bridges, it's "Bad" Blake, a former C&W legend now reduced to playing bowling alleys and dive bars in tiny towns in the Southwest.
Country discomfort: Jeff Bridges can't be beat
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010
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On a roll

When I go bowling with bands, it’s usually to extract them from their natural habitat and place them in a controlled environment for study. In the case of my recent bowling date with Hallelujah the Hills, though, my aim was true. I just wanted to bowl.
Hallelujah the Hills top themselves with Colonial Drones
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 25, 2009


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The Milky Way takes it to the streets

Nobody likes gentrification, but everyone loves a parade.
A parade from dead end to new beginning
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 18, 2009
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Vanishing Boston

The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.
A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
By MIKE MILIARD, ADAM REILLY, AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2008
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New moon

They blew down our Deli Haus, plucked our Lily’s, changed our Channel, exterminated our Rat, death-rayed our Man Ray, and (uh . . . ) union-busted our Local 186.
Everybody stop saying the Milky Way is closing
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 13, 2008
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Editors' pick: Place to bowl at 4 am

Okay, maybe it’s the only place to bowl at 4 am.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007
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The Mauss that roared

A month ago, Boston comedian Shane Mauss could barely get local comedy clubs to return his calls.
Meet the man who could put Boston’s comedy scene back on the map
By SEAN L. MCCARTHY  |  March 30, 2007


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Match points

For the anthology Year of the Thief , Thieves Jargon editor Matt DiGani selected "thirsty stories, tales whispered from traveling salesmen to wide-eyed youngsters in bowling alley parking lots."
A weekly web-lit journal pages its hustlers, dreamers, gamblers
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 15, 2006

Police on my back

Phillipe & Jorge hear unconfirmed reports that a taxi driver, in one of those Mideast countries run by hirsute sons of the dessert, was charged with being a terrorist, or infidel, or simply just a fan of oldies, for playing the Clash’s “Rock the Cas
Since when do you get busted for playing a Clash tune?    
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  April 27, 2006

Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day nine

Tanks! Helicopters!; Monsterface superfans; bowling-alley cuisine; a late-night discussion about zombies.
Totally sticking it to the man
By HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE  |  April 07, 2006