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The Big Hurt: Pratt falls

Spencer Pratt, one of the vacuous props on MTV's realityesque moron drama The Hills , has his beady eyes set on a rap career.
Plus Ringo shills, Yanni sucks
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 12, 2009

Rehearsing their choir

Epically twee, and then simply epic, "Comet Flies Over the Underbelly" — the fourth track on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's Samples for Handsome Animals — is, for a minute or two, almost unbearable.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper are easy to find, easy to love
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 31, 2008

The Big Hurt: Dr Pepper sickens Axl

Unless we act fast, the darkest chapter in American æsthetic history may soon be revisited.
Plus Creed threaten to exist again; Camp Freddy awful
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 09, 2008

Spare Us the Early Onslaught of Christmas!!

On the night of Saturday, November 1, I went to a house party in the Fox Point section of Providence. Standing in the beer line, flanked by Cruella DeVille and Catwoman, I was both confused and underdressed.
By PHILIP EIL  |  November 12, 2008

Hangin' Tough

This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
By JASON GAY  |  September 26, 2008

World War III

Devastating news: Boy George has been denied entry to the United States!
The Big Hurt: Boy George vs. America; Coldplay vs. some dude; 50 Cent vs. chalupas
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 30, 2008


The Big Hurt: Beef in brief

Ultra-classy rapper Khia, best known for urging America’s ladies to pop their anatomies and America’s men to lick her “crack,” is fixing to put me out of a job.

Guess whose guess-what is as raggedy as a mango seed

By DAVID THORPE  |  April 30, 2008

The Big Hurt: Chinese Democracy at last!

Reports have surfaced that Chinese Democracy , the long-awaited album by former rock gods Guns N’ Roses, has been completed and delivered to Geffen.

Why you should consider not caring

By DAVID THORPE  |  April 22, 2008

Digital strips

In the not-too-distant past, telling someone you were interested in webcomics was met with awkward stares and changes of subject.  (Trust me.)
The rise of webcomics and four artists leading the way
By JOE BERNARDI  |  July 10, 2007