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A nation hooked on cars
The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
| January 29, 2010
Music seen: Wilco
My first car was a big green Buick LeSabre, and my only options then for music were Extendo-Ride, who were awesome, and a mix tape my older sister had made, full of Wilco songs off Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Live at the Maine State Pier, July 18, 2009
| July 24, 2009
There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
| June 26, 2009
The big question with Top Gear, the popular British consumer-car show (in perpetual reruns on BBC America), is this: will it succeed in denting my colossal lack of curiosity about cars?
Top Gear hits heavy traffic
| May 08, 2009
24. Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis
If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of
If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of the American League. If that's not unsexy enough, until recently Youkilis was rocking the worst goatee in history, while Pedroia is still 5'7", bald, and buzzard-nosed.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
The new Transporter spills out in a jumble of frenetic action vignettes.
A poor man’s version of the latest James Bond outing
| November 25, 2008
Out for a spin
Driving a 2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder Limited Edition is an exercise in ridiculous, indulgent impracticality. But it's fun.
One week, one limited-edition Porsche — what to do?
| October 02, 2008
Hydrogen cars come and go
Despite a lingering lack of infrastructure and research dollars, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and their zero-emission technology are being hailed as our environmental saviors.
| August 05, 2008
For days post-late-merge, Vanderbilt had feelings of guilt and confusion.
A close look at driving
| August 04, 2008
She sang improvisational songs about converting vintage cars to hybrids, and turned familiar show tunes into pro-Obama ditties.
Music seen at Stone Mountain Arts Center, February 8
| February 27, 2008
What’s that, you say, front-wheel drive is unsafe?
Think front-wheel drive can protect you from the hazards of a snowy Boston commute? Not so fast.
ALAN R. EARLS
| January 23, 2008
Unfortunately, purchasing a Prius is out of the question — although a girl can dream.
| October 03, 2007
In search of Kerouac
Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
| August 29, 2007
Scooters get greener
Three bucks a gallon!
| June 20, 2007
Letters to the Portland editor: June 15, 2007
My love of racing and love of the environment have been at odds with each other as my environmental awareness has increased.
LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND PHOENIX
| June 13, 2007
Packin' 'em in on Lansdowne Street
Whoever told you that the post-punk revival is on the wane was wrong.
Best Music Poll Party, Lansdowne Street, June 6, 2007
| June 12, 2007
Getting dirty at the prom
Cape Elizabeth High School students are riding a bus to their “Green Prom” this Saturday.
| May 09, 2007
Taste of the sun
The Silversun Pickups visited the VW Green Room on March 28.
VIDEO: Silversun Pickups hit the VW Green Room
| April 10, 2007
Snakes in the grass
The Bleeding Queens, Coconut Riot, Fail and Fail Again . . . These are some of the names that will never be given to the competing tribes on Survivor .
Survivor 14 and The (White) Rapper Show
| February 13, 2007
Scores of critics have already hailed this San Francisco band as an up-and-coming Smashing Pumpkins.
Carnavas | Dangerbird
| October 10, 2006
For the first five minutes (no exaggeration) of Amos Gitai’s wayward road movie, Rebecca (Natalie Portman) sits in a parked SUV in Jerusalem, sobbing.
A real weeper of a performance from Natalie Portman
| July 05, 2006
When pigboys fly
For those of you old enough to remember the TV show Car 54, Where Are You? , it is time to do your best Gunther Toody impersonation, with an excited shout of “Ooh! Ooh!”
Is Karl Rove’s comeuppance at hand?
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| May 17, 2006
Slow + steady
On May 11, local artist and alternative car enthusiast C. Michael Lewis will compete in the 18th annual Tour de Sol Green Car Show and Competition.
Portland artist to race in Tour de Sol
| April 26, 2006
Southern Culture on the Skids
Boston has its own Redneck Fest, but here’s the real shit: a North Carolina band who’ve been preachin’ about drinkin’, lyin’, smokin’, drivin’ gun-rack pick-ups, and livin’ in trailers for more than 20 years.
Double Wide and Live | YepRoc
| April 04, 2006
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