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Community’s state of play
By the time you read this, NBC's brilliant, neglected stepchild of a sitcom will back on the air, having survived its creator's firing, various scheduling debacles, and the epic flouncing-off of Chevy Chase.
| February 08, 2013
Already this summer we’ve seen Richard Pryor and Sylvester Stallone turn up in tailor-made celluloid, and now here’s Chevy Chase in a fashionable conveyance of his own.
Fletch is a midsize star vehicle
| June 04, 2010
White losers rejoice: Fletch celebrates 25 years
This holiday weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Fletch , the uneven but wildly enduring 1985 Chevy Chase comedy about a wisecracking reporter embroiled in a potboiler mystery.
Thrill of the Chase Dept.
| May 28, 2010
The Funn(k)y Drummer
Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
| August 14, 2009
State of the art
You could find just about any kind of jazz you wanted on the three stages at the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport last weekend.
Newport's Jazz ID check
| August 12, 2008
The 100 unsexiest men in the world
Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART
| March 27, 2008
Say you’re at a party and some guy comes up to you.
Can Frank TV save a tired comedy staple?
| November 19, 2007
Democratic pig pile
Oh, are the other Democratic candidates “piling on” poor little Hillary Clinton?
Hillary’s victimization rap is Clintonian politics at its best and worst
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 07, 2007
Keepin' it realtor
There’s an old Saturday Night Live sketch — not, truth be told, one of the show’s funniest moments — called “Rock & Roll Real-estate Agent.”
Rock and rolling all night is tough with an unforgiving day job. That’s why the shredding set love real estate.
| August 01, 2007
This article originally appeared in the March 16, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| April 09, 2007
Gerald Ford, Betty’s husband
It is the great irony of Gerald Ford’s public life that he is remembered so fondly in death because he lost an election. James Brown: 1933 - 2006. By Ted Drozdowski
The 38th president got a lot of things right
FRANCIS J. CONNOLLY
| January 03, 2007
The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
| November 15, 2006
We like to imagine that somewhere there exists an Elks-Club-like organization of the slightly-less-famous brothers of celebrities.
The career of Brian Doyle-Murray
| August 18, 2006
Peter Hewitt, the sadistic director of Garfield: The Movie , gives us Tim Allen as a burned-out superhero coerced by the government into training a new group of wacky child recruits. Watch the trailer for Zoom (Quicktime)
A snooze fest
| August 16, 2006
Flashbacks: June 9, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| June 07, 2006
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