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Staying 'classy' over food

As many problems as there are in society over racial and ethnic hang-ups, I've long maintained that the bigger separator of people in this country (and probably most nations) is socioeconomic class.
Trader Joe's comes to Portland
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 07, 2011
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Review: Post Grad

Vicky Jenson's grainy Little Miss Sunshine spawn starts promisingly, with Carol Burnett as a caftan-clad coffin dodger inhaling oxygen and a bag of Cheetos.
Kooky!
By ALICIA POTTER  |  August 21, 2009
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Return of the big fatty

It's nice to know that Michael Phelps isn't the only prominent athlete getting the shaft lately for sparking up.
The sumos get stoned . . . again. Plus, an early leader in the 2009 Justin Miller-Award race.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 11, 2009
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Junk-food judges

The Internet can help you answer any question these days.
The Best of the Bad
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 30, 2008
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Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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Torturous portraits

If you’d gone downstairs to pee during a movie two Wednesdays ago at the Somerville Theatre, chances are you stumbled upon a gallery opening in the works.
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By IAN SANDS  |  May 21, 2008


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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie

From the Bible-hugging brain trust at Big Idea Productions comes another do-the-right-thing morality tale for kids.
Righteous and garden-fresh
By TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008
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Swamp gas

Shrek has metastasized into a symptom of and metaphor for the entertainment industry and modern culture in general.
Shrek the Third   gets bloated
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 16, 2007
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Five more video game injuries

"As players spend more time with the [Nintendo] Wii, some are noticing that hours waving the game’s controller around can add up to fairly intense exertion — resulting in aches and pains common in more familiar forms of exercise," so writes the Wall Str
War wounds
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 29, 2006
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Post-primary revelations

Pernod and grapefruit in hand, Phillipe & Jorge offer a little public policy overview while hanging out of our chauffeur-driven Bentley, screaming, “Mira, mira,”
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By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 13, 2006
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In the footsteps of the devil

On top of everything else that day, there was this.
Why did Mohammed Atta choose to spend his last night on Earth in my hometown?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 11, 2006


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Good night, Mr. White

Phillipe and Jorge were mightily saddened last week when we learned of the death of longtime friend, confidante, and jokester Doug White right after our deadline.
A fond farewell to a local legend  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 23, 2006

The Boston Phoenix J.R. rider bail-hearing incident of the week!

Folks in my line of work — cataloguing weekly the crimes of professional athletes — have a built-in rainy-day strategy.
Plus, deadbeat-daddy jocks and Master P's firearms
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 16, 2006