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Cheap thrills

They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
By GREG COOK  |  April 23, 2010
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Murderabilia

Incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in Cranston, Rhode Island, Jeff Mailhot grabbed a pen and a sheet of stationery and traced an outline of his beefy left hand.
A serial killer seeks a payoff
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  April 02, 2010
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Review: A Prophet

Visionaries thrive behind bars: Dostoevsky, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X. "The truth is ugly," explains one would-be sage, Charles Manson. "So we put our prophets in prison."
Jacques Audiard's Scarface for the new millennium
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010
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Scientology defector tells all

If every last allegation that Church of Scientology (CoS) defector Nancy Many charges in My Billion Year Contract is true, then her book should inspire several FBI raids and a Lifetime mini-series to rival any Charles Manson documentary.
Many's Rivers to Cross Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 15, 2010

Warren Jeffs

This pedophile former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints is no better than a wannabe David Koresh or Charles Manson. And when you want to be one of those guys - you are beyond unsexy.
This pedophile former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints is no better than a wannabe David Koresh or Charles Manson. And when you want to be one of those guys - you are beyond unsexy.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Charles Manson at 74


Charles Manson at 74 Raymond Guay at 60 ...
By Charlie  |  March 20, 2009


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Robert Crumb at MassArt

R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt
The beast in me
By GREG COOK  |  February 03, 2009
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Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 19, 2008
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Part-time villain

As much as Ill Bill eschews clichés, the Brooklyn rap goon is either a righteous friend or a torrential enemy.
Ill Bill gets nice
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2008
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Killing grounds

Chekhov wrote to a friend while composing The Seagull , first of his Big Four, that he was writing a “comedy with three female parts, six male parts, four acts, a landscape (a view of the lake), much talk about literature, and five tons of love.”
The Seagull flies at the Publick; Company One knocks off Assassins
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 15, 2008
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Last man standing

In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007


The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 90-81


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Music

Who are the unsexiest music men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Oh ... uh, wow ... thanks?

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, holiday shopping was a fairly straightforward enterprise.
The Internet is a vast trove of very strange gifts
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 07, 2006

Waters runs deep

This article originally appeared in the June 23, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Lunch with director John Waters
By OWEN GLEIBERMAN  |  November 15, 2006
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John Waters runs deep

Lunch with director John Waters. The menu: delicately-spiced Vietnamese eggrolls. The conversation topic: eating shit.
The director discusses Pink Flamingos
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  June 21, 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?
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  May 17, 2006
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How to blow your tax refund

For the first time in seven years, this penurious typist will be receiving tax refund instead of having to fork over a check to Uncle Sam.
There’s a lot of weird crap out there. We’re here to help you wade through it.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 01, 2006
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Freak-out

Famous punks lent their voices to a cartoonish retelling of the bloody ’60s saga.
John Roecker's Live Freaky, Die Freaky  does the Manson family  
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 24, 2006