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The Big Hurt: 10-year glitch

It boggles the mind that as recently as a decade ago, if you wanted to hear "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town (and you did, believe me), you'd have to perform a primitive prayer ritual: you'd call some creepy guy with a really deep voice and beg him to play
The Big Hurt: A major decade for music — minus the music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 18, 2009
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Deal with It

When I was seven, I had a winter coat with flashes of neon so bright they glowed in the dark.
Revisiting the nightmares of a four-hour, made-for-TV Stephen King miniseries
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 30, 2009
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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Beginning? Or end?

Let me get this straight up front: I didn't go to Woodstock. But I was teaching a "student-initiated course" in pop-music history at Antioch College at the time, and a number of my students announced that they were going to miss a couple of classes beca
Woodstock 40 years later
By ED WARD  |  August 14, 2009
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Beginning? Or end?

Let me get this straight up front: I didn't go to Woodstock. But I was teaching a "student-initiated course" in pop-music history at Antioch College at the time, and a number of my students announced that they were going to miss a couple of classes beca
Woodstock 40 years later
By ED WARD  |  August 14, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Dress you up in my love

Huh?
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By Dr. Lovemonkey  |  June 26, 2009


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A Visual Buffet

The RISD Museum offers work by more than 175 staffers in its "RISD Biennial Faculty Exhibition 2009."
A visual buffet sampling RISD's faculty; Laska and Kupferschmidt at Stairwell.
By GREG COOK  |  February 25, 2009
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Peter Morgan's Frost-Nixon

Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon at the Colonial
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By STEVE VINEBERG  |  February 03, 2009
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Down and out at Thanksgiving

In a time of widespread layoffs, decimated retirement accounts, and uncertainty about the fallout of the ongoing fiscal crisis, downsized requests for help are a sign of the times.
Social needs are rising across Rhode Island, and things will get worse before they get better
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 19, 2008
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Back Beat

On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.  
At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks , resurfaces
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  October 22, 2008
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Get over it

Okay, you survived the college-application process; you filled out the miserable FAFSA forms; you sweated out the wait for acceptance letters; and cut your best financial-aid deal.
What every freshman should know about going to college in Boston
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 02, 2008


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Scout's honor

In the popular imagination, the spy is always cool, sophisticated, elegant — in other words, European.
Burn Notice ’s honest con job
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 26, 2008
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Dysfunction junctions

“Have you ever been in a gymnasium in the round before?” asks one of the participants toward the top of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at North Shore Music Theatre.
Spelling Bee in Beverly; The Goatwoman in Lenox
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 19, 2008

The sunny side of smut


Sex makes the world go 'round in Without Wax: A Documentary Novel
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 05, 2008
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All at sea

The Ocean State is a character as colorful as any of the ragtag denizens of Side by Each.
Local color spices Side By Each at the Rhode Island Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 05, 2008
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She will become like birds

On what’s already a very personal album, the finish makes the piece of art itself seem a living, breathing thing.
Vanessa Torres touches fertile ground with Witness
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 19, 2008


A child of Hitler

This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)


By ALFONS HECK  |  January 30, 2008
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Seal of approval

Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a safe, easy choice for the new ICA’s first big artist retrospective.
The ICA plays it safe with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
By GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2007

The League: A short history



By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 28, 2007
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Pressing the issue

That The Race Beat works on so many levels — and reads like a novel, despite being laden with facts — testifies to the talents and pedigrees of its authors.
The abiding lessons of civil-rights-movement-era journalism
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 27, 2007

Flashbacks: November 10, 2006


The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 08, 2006


Flashbacks: August 11, 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  |  August 08, 2006
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Write to life

The Weakerthans’ story-songs are as much poetry as lyrics, the sort that get written only after verses choked by fastidious drama are thrown away.
Greg Graffin and the Weakerthans at the Paradise
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 17, 2006
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Stoli Bar and Restaurant

In some ways the owners of Stoli are wonderfully naïve about American culture; in others, wonderfully sophisticated and knowing.
Plenty of ways to describe good food
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 07, 2006
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The Dems are coming

Here are three admittedly subjective, shoot-from-the-hip snapshots of the three Democratic candidates for governor.
Can any of these guys take back the Governor’s office?
By ADAM REILLY AND DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 02, 2006
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Hopes and fears

Not everyone is an inveterate theatergoer, so many of you have not seen the most celebrated play of the last decade and a half.
URI’s admirable Angels in America
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 26, 2006