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Photos: American History of Graffiti

The Phoenix presents a small collection of works to be showcased in Caleb Neelon and Roger Gastman's American History of Graffiti .
Photos from Neelon and Gastman's American History of Graffiti

Coney Island high

There are about 300 people here, it's 94 degrees, and Worcester's finest lo-fi frontman is singing about his cat beside a roller-coaster.
Dom take their act to NYC's Siren Festival
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  July 23, 2010

Jew note

Defining "Jewish" music is pretty much a fool's task — not much easier than defining jazz.
First Annual Boston Jewish Music Festival, plus the Klezmatics
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010

Simco's on the Bridge

Boston has hundreds of food blogs, with new ones appearing every day.
A worthwhile old-time roadside-stand experience
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 06, 2009

The End of the Yellow Brick Road

The Wiz wanders off course
The Wiz wanders off course
By STEVEN SCHIFF  |  July 03, 2009

Maria's Seaside Café

The recent mini-heat-wave that made us all optimistic that summer really would roll around again set us to thinking about seasonal restaurants along Rhode Island's shore.
The place to be in Misquamicut
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 29, 2009


Marco Polo and Torae | Double Barrel

Duck Down has reached beyond its Brooklyn-grounded rap roots in recent years, signing such acts as Kidz in the Hall and Boston's Special Teamz.
Duck Down (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 29, 2009

How weird is Stephon Marbury?

In 1994's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams , author Darcy Frey offers potent evidence that the matchlessly bizarre personality of new Celtic Stephon Marbury dates back at least to early adolescence.
Brace yourselves, Boston, for the Starbury show, starring Stephon Marbury — perhaps the strangest pro-athlete ever to suit up in a New England uniform.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 04, 2009

Southern exposure

Multi-instrumentalist and Beat Circus patriarch Brian Carpenter has made his share of escapist music, but he's also written dozens of songs that confront real life.
Beat Circus's Brian Carpenter returns to his roots
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 06, 2009

30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008

Beautiful Losers (2008)

A documentary, directed with Joshua Leonard, about an energized group portrait whose accessibility is abetted by the artists’ collectively keen sense of humor.
An energized portrait of Alleged Gallery artists
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 24, 2008


McCain’s crooked talk on torture

It might surprise some that McCain’s record in opposing torture and the Bush administration’s terror-war approach is more complicated than his comments suggest.
Critics, including a local former army interrogator, say he’s trying to play both sides of the issue
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 17, 2008

Beautiful Losers

Aaron Rose’s Beautiful Losers offers little more than a chance to see nice people talk about their nice-looking art.
Shallow, reverent
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 03, 2008

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

Schmaltz Coney Island Lagers

The latest offerings from New York’s Schmaltz Brewing Co. celebrate — as Elvis Costello once put it — the “other side of summer.”
Freaking delicious
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 13, 2008

Suvarnabhumi Kiri

Suvarnabhumi means “golden kingdom” and Kiri, “mountain,” meant to evoke a pastoral Xanadu, not a stale sandwich scarfed between security and boarding. That’s a relief.
Cambodian food takes off, with Thai and sushi in tow
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 05, 2008


Sideshow and tell

She goes by the name Baby Dee, even though she was born in Cleveland in 1953.
The strange and wonderful world of Baby Dee
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  January 28, 2008

Boston music news: January 11, 2008

BEAT CIRCUS release their new Dreamland on January 29.
Notes on Beat Circus and Johnny A.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 07, 2008

Pier pressure

When you go to Old Orchard Beach and ask Barbra Womack where she’s from, she says “down the street.”
Some unlikely players join the fight against the gentrification of Old Orchard Beach
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  August 08, 2007

Reaching climax

Ten years after the release of their classic debut, Homework , Daft Punk embark on a long-awaited tour across America with only seven dates on its roster.
Daft Punk, WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA, July 29, 2007
By VICKI SIOLOS  |  August 03, 2007

Junior miss

Former glam-rocker Jesse Malin’s 2003 solo debut not only offered proof that he could make it as a singer-songwriter — it was the best thing he’d put out.
Malin’s third solo CD goes over the top
By IAN SANDS  |  July 09, 2007


America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

'Tis the season

Yeah, yeah, summer . Go outside, hone your tan, toss a Frisbee, blah blah blah.
To stay inside and watch awesome movies
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 28, 2007

Out on a limb

Actors’ Shakespeare Project handles Shakespeare’s biggest bloodbath without turning on a single spigot.
Titus Andronicus  from ASP; Syncopation at MRT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 02, 2007

EXCLUSIVE: The truth about Theo's wedding

The story they put out about Red Sox manager Theo Epstein’s secret wedding was a hoax. FNX veteran news hound Henry Santoro has the real story. Henry Santoro reports on Theo Epstein's wedding (mp3)  
Don't believe what you read in the daily newspapers
By HENRY SANTORO  |  January 31, 2007

Café Fleuri’s Kobe-beef hot dog

Over the recent Fourth of July weekend, I ate many hot dogs: grilled to a brown-black crisp, tossed in a toasted bun, topped with watery squeeze-bottle relish — all chowed down in seconds.
One hot dog
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 19, 2006


Boston Music News: July 14, 2006

Ryan Lee Crosby wrote his newest, “Everyday Escape,” for his younger brother Adam, who now plays drums in Crosby’s backing band, the Mindless. Ryan Lee and the Mindless, "Obey Me" (mp3)
Notes on Ryan Lee and the Mindless, plus Somerville ArtBeat 2006
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  July 10, 2006

Beaches are good for the soul

A day at the beach offers the ultimate sensual experience, and it’s not just because everyone shows up half-naked. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Whether you want to relax or act up, there’s a New England beach just for you
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 14, 2006