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Fashion: Dress like there’s no tomorrow

Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
By MIKE PECCI  |  December 21, 2012
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You're Doing It Wrong: Hats

Does anybody really look good in a winter hat? Yes, says haute hat designer Marie Galvin of GALVIN-ized Headwear.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 30, 2012
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Here’s the pitch: clothing is broken

If you're one of the investors who received an invitation to Betaspring's Demo Day September 8, you might see Jamal Motlagh threatening to turn the clothing industry on its head with a blast of light.
Markets
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 09, 2011

Nerd Nite Tonite: Cyberduds, Superdoves, and Potentially Life-Changing Protips


It's the last Monday of September, which means another Nerd Nite is upon us. This monthly casual, coffee-house-style dorkjam provides us all a much-needed the...
By Micah Hauser  |  September 27, 2010
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The surreal world

Corey Grayhorse offers a style of synthetic glitz that seems to channel our society’s plastic, superficial heart.
Dreamworks by Corey Grayhorse at AS220
By GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010
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Review: The Runaways

The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
Doesn't quite take them back home
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010


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Review: Neil Young Trunk Show

If a Neil Young neophyte can find himself rocking in a cinema seat to the spirited, soulful music performed in this second of a rumored triptych of Demme-directed, Young-starring concert documentaries, long-time fans are bound to break their armrests.
Traveling down no "No Hidden Path"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 19, 2010
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'Herring in a fur coat'

This time of year I look at myself in the mirror and shrink. My face looks like it belongs on the canning shelf with the beans, asparagus, and cukes.
Tasting a Russian party dish
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  March 12, 2010
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Magpie and copyist

If you were going to recount the evolution of hippie guy fashion, you might say that what began with psychedelic ruffled shirts and corduroy pants in 1968 has in late middle age split into two streams: collarless white button-down shirts, usually buttone
Iris Apfel at PEM, Mary McFadden at MassArt
By GREG COOK  |  November 27, 2009
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The digerarti

Strapped into Erik Conrad’s electronic vest, I stood waiting for the personal digital assistant, attached by a wire to the outfit, to make a GPS connection.
 ‘Pixilerations’ plugs in Providence art
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2009
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Review: The Walkmen at Middle East

It was strange to see the sparse instrumentation from which NYC’s The Walkmen drew their atmospheric, honey-dipped sound last Friday at the Middle East.
 The Walkmen, live at Middle East downstairs on September 18, 2009
By DAVID BOFFA  |  September 25, 2009


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Back-to-school supplies

After a summer that started with a monsoon and coasted into its final lap with a heat wave, when we talked about Wilco, celebrity deaths, and Shakespeare in the park, when we feared tasers and crime sprees, and we consumed Mexican food and ice cream, w
What you won't find on your syllabus
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009
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Musical power

The Man in the Chair (Charles Abbott) is a man of a certain age who wears both a sweater vest and a cardigan, feels pangs of a "non-specific sadness," and harbors an abiding nostalgia for the musical theater of yesteryear.
MSMT's lively Drowsy Chaperone
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 21, 2009

Review: Big Meat Hammer at Geno's Rock Club

On my way to the club, I walked hunched in the drizzle behind a fellow in a leather jacket with white paint on the back: "Punks not dead." I pondered this idea and assumed we were heading to the same place, only to watch him pass by Geno's without a gl
Music Seen
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  July 03, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Durst pantsed, Michaels smooshed

"This isn't a reunion, this is a comeback," quibbled the red-hatted irrelephant in a BBC interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 26, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Cautionary Tales

I've been going out with this guy at work for about four months and, although I love him dearly, he seems distant while we are at work.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 24, 2009


30. Joe the Plumber

Possibly the least sexy blue collar worker on the planet, Samuel Wurzelbacher is a medusa who believes that he's an alchemist. Everything this fraud touches – from the McCain campaign to the financially doomed Pajamas Media – turns to something that folk
Possibly the least sexy blue collar worker on the planet, Samuel Wurzelbacher is a medusa who believes that he's an alchemist. Everything this fraud touches – from the McCain campaign to the financially doomed Pajamas Media – turns to something that folks in his profession should know lots about.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

MC Frontalot

Now that dweebitude is all the rage in mainstream circles (see: the popularity of Marvel movies, video game sales, etc.), all that separates real geeks like nerdcore hip-hop king MC Frontalot from everybody else are his unfortunate accessories. And his s
Now that dweebitude is all the rage in mainstream circles (see: the popularity of Marvel movies, video game sales, etc.), all that separates real geeks like nerdcore hip-hop king MC Frontalot from everybody else are his unfortunate accessories. And his shitty rapping.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Fanboys

Bonus points to director Kyle Newman for upping Kristen Bell's already solid geek cred (and for squeezing her into Princess Leia's gold bikini).
As endearingly grungy and careworn as the Mos Eisley cantina in the original, pre-digitized, puppets-and-all 1977 print of Star Wars
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 19, 2009

Buy Nothing Day: A good cause for tough times

During the 11 previous years in which Buy Nothing Day has been staged in Rhode Island, there have been economic downturns and times when the national economy was humming.
Consumerism
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 25, 2008
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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


Slideshow: Peabody Essex Museum exhibit highlights


Images from "Wedded Bliss," "Painting Summer in New England," "Joseph Cornell," and more
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 23, 2008
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Working girl

On USA’s nifty summer series In Plain Sight , Mary McCormack, as federal marshal Mary Shannon, joins the select league of those who’ve made jeans, tank tops, boots, and leather jackets into an American fashion statement.
In Plain Sight’s straight talk
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  July 15, 2008

Set Sale, July 15, 2008


Alo (58 JFK Street, Cambridge, 617.576.0948): ongoing, 20 to 70 percent off all labels. Diseño (35 Fay Street, Boston, 617.423.2008): through August 31, 20 to...
By Erica Corsano  |  July 11, 2008
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What to eat in a bikini

Brazil isn’t all about major wax jobs and itsy-bitsy bikinis.
Brazilian fried chicken + potato salad + rice
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 02, 2008
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Infectious thinking

My live-in boyfriend of the past three years has herpes.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 24, 2008


Set Sale:July 1, 2008


Alo (58 JFK Street, Cambridge, 617.576.0948): ongoing, 20 to 70 percent off all labels. Diseño (409 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 617.423.2008): through August 31, 20 to...
By Erica Corsano  |  June 23, 2008
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Bra Boys

A cheaply produced Australian documentary of local interest, now exported to America.
Awkward and amateurish take on hooligan surf tribe
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 17, 2008

Crossword: ''Fools on film''


All is not as it seems
By MATT JONES  |  June 11, 2008
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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantánamo Bay

The tone shifts erratically, but not enough to blunt the appeal of a bottomless bikini party or Neil Patrick Harris downing ’shrooms and ravaging a whorehouse.
Too much melodrama
By TOM MEEK  |  April 30, 2008