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Everything Is Terrible sics ''DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!'' on the Coolidge

For a concise introduction to Everything Is Terrible, look up "Nightmare on Drug Street" on YouTube.
Worst in show?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 23, 2012

Susan Orlean gets the dirt on Rin Tin Tin

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean has been busy talking up her latest book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend (Simon & Schuster), a biography of the most popular animal actor in history, and his impact on American culture.
By JOHN J. KELLY  |  December 02, 2011

Barfield and friends

Further adventures of Barfield and friends.
By KARL STEVENS  |  November 18, 2011

Young activists explore police department

There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
Portland 101
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011

Practice makes perfect

Karl gets hardcore about his sketching practice.
By KARL STEVENS  |  September 23, 2011

A breed apart?

I'm about to stand up for dogs. It must be the heat this weekend, because I'm soooo not a dog person.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 22, 2011


Dog years

An aging dog gets existential.
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 22, 2011

Portland's neighborhood prosecutor cleans up the city

When Portland Police Chief James Craig announced at a June 28 press conference that he was leaving the city to become Cincinnati's chief, he took a moment to list what he considered to be the highlights of his two-year tenure.
Sweating the small stuff
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 15, 2011

All dogs go to probate court

It's funny: while Massachusetts is considered a vanguard in the struggle for same-sex marriage and mellower pot laws, it has been way behind the pack in implementing pet trusts. But no longer.
In dog we trust
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  May 13, 2011

Photos: Myopia Sled Dog Races

Dog teams test their speeds at the Myopia Sled Dog races at Appleton Farms in Ipswitch on January 15, 2011.
Myopia Sled Dog Races | Appleton Farms, Ipswitch | January 15, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 28, 2011

Review: My Dog Tulip

A must for the mutt-obsessed, Paul and Sandra Fierlinger's animated adaptation of the beloved memoir by J.R. Ackerley (1896–1967) is a skillfully told man-dog love story.
Good dog!
By  |  October 09, 2010

VIDEO + PODCAST: Gail Caldwell reads from Let’s Take the Long Way Home [MP3]

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerFriendship is a tough thing to capture. Especially in words. But friendship is even harder to capture in time. It's an...
By Steve Miller  |  September 27, 2010

Google: The ultimate cockblocker

You'd never believe how many times my debauched past has come back to bite me in the ass.
Or, how internet search engines are ruining my life
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  September 24, 2010

Maine's banned breeds

I'm a dog slut. I admit that's not an attribute I'm proud to list on my resume, but it still beats being called a "dog person."
Pariah dogs
By AL DIAMON  |  September 03, 2010

A good walk

Before Caroline Knapp died of lung cancer — in 2002, at age 42 — she'd gone bestseller with the most private of torments: her alcoholism (in Drinking: A Love Story ) and her anorexia ( Appetites: Why Women Want ).
Gail Caldwell remembers Caroline Knapp
By AMY FINCH  |  August 06, 2010

The Big Hurt: Reed goes to the dogs

More evidence of the sickening barbarity of America’s penal institutions: Lil Wayne is being hassled because officers found headphones and the charger for an MP3 player in his cell.
Plus Weezy debudded, Ant derided, Michaels bandanna’d
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 28, 2010


Dogging it

There isn't much that's cuter than little doggies, except maybe kittens and babies, but try getting them to parade in a line.
The 101 Dalmatians Musical has legs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2010

The power of Cesar

The funniest moments of Cesar Millan's PackPower Tour show at Agganis Arena last Sunday came during intermission, when the three big video screens showed a snippet from "Tsst," the South Park parody episode where the Dog Whisperer goes up against Cartm
Leader of the Pack
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Interview: Cesan Millan

"Pit bulls are not bred for healing people, or for healing dogs. But because I channel the energy into something more humane, they're using all this pit-bull energy into really making it happen."
The Dog Whisperer comes to Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009

Dogged by Rovers, virginity-thieving girlfriends

Let me start off by admitting that I have a pretty jaded view of men ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 27, 2009

Freudian trip

Hip-hop is faker than Vince McMahon's business plan and tan combined. Pussy-whipped MCs who sling Whoppers rhyme about bagging blow and smacking ho's; even cats who actually do poison their communities exaggerate their hood credentials.
Esoteric drops reality rap on Saving Seamus Ryan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009


Photos: Patriots cheerleaders at MSPCA Paw Wash

Photos from the 5th Annual MSPCA " Paw Wash" with the New England Patriots cheerleaders.
Patriot cheerleaders wash down some doggies at the MSPCA - Angell in Jamaica Plain
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  August 28, 2009

Stonewalled: what a riot!

I was excited to read the “Trail of Tunes” feature about outdoor music festivals in the Phoenix Summer Guide.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 26, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: May 15 2009

One of my oldest friends is getting married soon and she is having a major party where those invited are expected to bring gifts.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions  
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  May 15, 2009
Dog Wake!

Dog Wake!

 Pay your respects to Kross Monsta Giles on February 22nd in Melrose! More info here....
By Charlie  |  February 13, 2009

Review: The Unborn

'Tis the season of the Hollywood dumps.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 13, 2009

Doggie benefits

Can't share
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By Dr. Lovemonkey  |  January 06, 2009

Tension and animal attractions

Tension and animal attractions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 29, 2008

Evil urges

Those who've played the first Fable already know that being bad is a hell of a lot more fun than being good.
Fable II leaves it up to you
By AARON SOLOMON  |  November 04, 2008

Bringing up Baby

Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.  
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008