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Review: Redbones Barbecue Food Truck
With food trucks slowly taking over our streets, we get Redbones on wheels around Copley Square five days a week.
Southern comfort goes mobile
| October 07, 2011
Book it over
Starting a book club isn't as easy as it sounds. Sure, it felt like a smart, grown-up replacement for "Thirsty Thursdays" around the time when...
| October 03, 2011
Photos: Caspian at Old South Church
After eight months away from Boston and some 160 worldwide shows in between, Beverly’s Caspian had returned to cement the ties between their brand of instrumental post-rock and transcendence by performing in the cavernous sanctuary of Old South Church in
Caspian lead a post-rock church service at Old South, on October 22, 2010
ADDISON A. POST
| October 29, 2010
Review: Caspian’s musical spell at Old South Church
On October 22 in the Back Bay, Caspian led a post-rock church service.
Sea of sound
P. NICK CURRAN
| October 29, 2010
Photos: Scenes from the Boston Book Festival 2010
A horde of book lovers get lit in Copley Square. (Sweet owl tat on slide #12.)
Tote bags, owl tattoos, and Tom Perrotta on parade
| October 22, 2010
Photos: PETA Fashion Week protest [vaguely NSFW]
PETA members protest fur as fashion at Copley Square on September 30, 2010, as a response to Boston Fashion Week.
PETA Fashion Week protest in Copley Square | September 30, 2010
KELSEY MARIE BELL
| October 08, 2010
War of the Words
Antiquarians, consider this a call to arms! We are in the midst of a literary revolution, one that threatens to replace our gray matter's finest...
| October 04, 2010
Fall Books Preview: Reading list
Even if you’re not back in the classroom, autumn inspires a desire to learn, to restore the intellectualism that was fried by too many beers and barbecues and sunburns. Fortunately, Portland is full this fall with opportunities to spark your smarts.
Smartening up the seasonal transition
| September 17, 2010
Photos: Immigration activists at Copley Square
Activists against Arizona's SB1070, plus some Jan Brewer supporters, rally at Copley Square on July 10, 2010.
Immigration rally | Copley Square | July 10, 2010
KELSEY MARIE BELL
| July 23, 2010
Immigration activists miss a chance
New England activists had what may have been their biggest opportunity to thrust immigration front and center this past weekend — and some local activists are disappointed that the movement didn't make a better showing.
| July 16, 2010
Save the pool
Noble architecture makes Boston a living work of art. Visitors flock to view Bulfinch's State House, Richardson's Trinity Church, and McKim's Copley Square Library, to name just the obvious.
Plans to alter the magnificent reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center should not be allowed
| June 25, 2010
Scientology defector tells all
If every last allegation that Church of Scientology (CoS) defector Nancy Many charges in My Billion Year Contract is true, then her book should inspire several FBI raids and a Lifetime mini-series to rival any Charles Manson documentary.
Many's Rivers to Cross Dept.
| January 15, 2010
52 ways to leave 2009
Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
| January 01, 2010
Boston Book Festival 2009
This is already an uncommonly literate week without the unmissable Boston Book Festival. For eight hours, 90 authors will be in the Copley Square area...
| October 20, 2009
Boston Book Festival | October 24
Amid all the twitter (pun totally intended) about how the wide world of the Web, social networking sites, and new mobile technologies are forever changing...
| October 19, 2009
Jack and the Bean Bowl
A tasty vegetarian/vegan cart sneaks past the Back Bay's guardians of dullness
A tasty vegetarian/vegan cart sneaks past the Back Bay’s guardians of dullness
MC SLIM JB
| June 12, 2009
Livin' la Vida Locavore
Winter has always traumatized New Englanders, but because of the economy (thanks, rapacious mortgage-bundling douche bags!), this past season was particularly grim.
If farmers and artisans are packing their best goods and schlepping them to your 'hood, cheap, what's your excuse for not consuming them?
| June 10, 2009
Market Forecast: Opening of the Copley Square Farmers Market + SoWa Open Market
Atone for a winter of KFC Famous Bowls and Grilled Stufft Burritos by hitting the opening day of the Copley Square Farmers Market | St...
| May 13, 2009
Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton
When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
| April 17, 2009
Dear Mr. President . . .
Since March 1, Massachusetts school teacher B.J. Hill has been walking across the country in near Kerouacian fashion — though, unlike Sal Paradise, Hill has a greater mission than apple pie and Mexican trollops.
Redefining ‘Road Trip’
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 29, 2008
Tatte Fine Cookies + Cakes’ cookies
Self-taught baker Tzurit Or has been plying her patissier trade, in some form or other, since she was 12.
What you knead
| July 23, 2008
State of hock
Kenmore Station looks as if it has just survived an act of God, the Orange Line hasn’t seen a new car since the Reagan administration, and the head of the Transit Police union says there are only five cops riding the rails at any given time.
If the MBTA wasn't in debt, these items would be at the top of its new wish list.
| April 30, 2008
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
| February 27, 2008
Unpleasantness at the BPL
Why would the library’s trustees give the boot to a leader who has proved to be a triple-threat talent?
How one of the nation’s leading librarians got axed by City Hall
| November 07, 2007
Mobilize against the war on Saturday
Several buses will take Mainers down to Boston Common on October 27 to participate in one of 11 anti-war demonstrations planned nationwide for that day.
| October 24, 2007
They stare from faded photographs like ghosts: faces ashen, eyes doleful and accusatory.
Sacco and Venzetti, 80 years later
| August 22, 2007
This article originally appeared in the July 27, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Leaves from a crimestopper's notebook
| July 23, 2007
The fairies are creeping on their bellies along the carpet of the Wang Theatre rehearsal-hall floor.
Bringing the Bard to Boston Common
| July 17, 2007
Where are all the street vendors?
Street vendors in Boston come with the sun
| June 21, 2007
That dirty water
Much of the heart and soul of historic Boston is in danger of sinking into the marshy ooze on which it was built over the centuries.
Why doesn’t the Patrick administration think that’s an environmental issue?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 11, 2007
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