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You're Doing It Wrong: Competitive Eating

Since the closest we've come to competitive eating was battling our dining companions for the last spring roll over late-night takeout (victoriously, we might add), we thought it best to consult a seasoned professional before entering one of McGreevy's
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 16, 2012

Bands from the blogosphere

There were nearly 100 bands, artists, or acts nominated in the Boston edition of this year's Best Music Poll, and yet there was still a healthy debate over omissions.
BMP 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 15, 2012
UrbanIditarod 2012

Photos: Boston Urban Iditarod 2012

Boston Urban Iditarod teams took over Cambridge roadways during the annual shopping-cart street race (which includes a costume contest, food drive, and bar crawl) on March 3, 2012.
Boston Urban Iditarod | March 3, 2012
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  March 09, 2012

The 2012 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

March is upon us (already?) — let the 'BRU bracketology commence!
March madness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 02, 2012
Review - Miss Bala

Review: Miss Bala

Gerardo Naranjo's superb new feature, Miss Bala , brilliantly draws on the conflicted personality of a young beauty pageant contestant as a tragically stark emblem of Mexico's all-enveloping drug wars.
Gerardo Naranjo's superb new feature
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  January 27, 2012
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Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy

There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
Strange tales
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 26, 2011


At AS220, how to spell T-E-N-S-I-O-N

It's a typical night at the AS220 performance space, but with white-sticker name tags and an undercurrent of desperation.
Words, Words, Words
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  June 04, 2011
Podcast: Intern F/X 4-28-11

Podcast: Intern F/X 4-28-11

 Listen as new intern Brian makes noises for everyone to try and identify!DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Intern F/X 4-28-11 To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."...
By MorningIntern  |  April 28, 2011

Worst Public Art Manifesto No. 1

Long-term public art has a greater responsibility to the community, to the public, than regular gallery art.
Taking the stuffing out of stuff we have to look at
By GREG COOK  |  September 10, 2010
One more chance to win free tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale tomorrow night

One more chance to win free tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale tomorrow night

For the last two days, we've given away pairs of tickets to see PASSION PIT live at Royale (presented by Bowery Boston and American Express)...
By webteam  |  June 25, 2010
We have more tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale

We have more tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale

 So, you may recall that yesterday we asked you to guess how many words wound up in our big interview with Michael Angelakos. Surely most...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2010

2010 Rock Paper Scissors Competition

2010 Rock Paper Scissors Competition

Back in the day, a simple "Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!" could determine everything from who had to take the dog out to who ruled the...
By Ian Sands  |  January 20, 2010
Free Grizzly Bear Tickets: Text Us!

Free Grizzly Bear Tickets: Text Us!

The Museum of Fine Arts has just released its fall indie-rock schedule -- killer, as usual -- whic...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 09, 2008
Mp3(s) of the Week: djBC’s Holiday Mash-ups

Mp3(s) of the Week: djBC’s Holiday Mash-ups

  Yes, boys and girls, it’s time once again for Santastic!, the third-annual installment of h...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 21, 2007

Contest: win the new Arctic Monkeys 12-inch

Pretty stoked about the Arctic Monkeys show this weekend, would be even more stoked if it wasn't...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 10, 2007

Pimping their ride: Dresden Dolls selling band Volvo on eBay to benefit

Pimping her ride: Amanda prepares to part ways with a longtime friend So we get this crazy email ...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 04, 2007

Cribs ticket giveaway

The Cribs: "Men's Needs" It's possible a few of you haven't seen the latest video from UK indie ...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 02, 2007

Bad Plus: the winning YouTubes

The Bad Plus, "Physical Cities" The Bad Plus, "And here we test our powers of observation...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 24, 2007

Win tickets to the Bad Plus at the MFA!

IF YOU GO: The Bad PlusSunday, February 25 Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston7:30...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 22, 2007

Win ANDREW WK tickets!

OTD's President's Day Ticket Giveaway marathon continues.... Some of you may have heard about Clo...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 19, 2007

Win Under Byen Tickets!

Under Byen, "Af Samme Stof Som Stof" Pretty stoked for the next leg of the Museum of Fine Arts...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 19, 2007

Win CLIPSE tickets!

Oh no they didn't. Oh yes we did. We had our dude Jef Czekaj, of Nickelodeon Magazine fame, dunc...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 19, 2007