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Hey cranks, peep what the ballists are playing!
With the Boston Red Sox sitting in fourth place and virtually all their players struggling or injured, it really couldn't be a finer time for baseball fans to rediscover what we actually love about the sport.
Return to Tradition
| June 29, 2012
Review: Grown Ups
For a scant idea involving a potpourri of SNL alums, Grown Up s is a lot funnier than it should be.
Puerile adult humor ensues
| June 25, 2010
Slideshow: The Maya And The Mythic Sea at Peabody Essex Museum
Mayan works of art at the “Fiery Pool: The Maya And The Mythic Sea,” exhibit
“Fiery Pool: The Maya And The Mythic Sea,” Peabody Essex Museum through July 18
| May 21, 2010
Review: Fish Tank
Scottish director Andrea Arnold rushes in where most other directors — male ones, especially — fear to tread.
Andrea Arnold's unsentimental education
| January 29, 2010
Maritime after time
There's no question about the Peabody Essex Museum's unwavering love of all things nautical. How many other museums employ a curator of maritime art and history (in this case, Daniel Finamore)?
Dutch seascapes at the Peabody Essex
EVAN J. GARZA
| June 05, 2009
Shirts off their backs
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
| November 19, 2008
When third-grade boys have crushes, they often irk and abuse the objects of their erections to mask their affection.
Thou shalt not so hastily dismiss Scroobius Pip
| September 16, 2008
Spreading the words in Salem
| July 16, 2008
The Barn Summer Playhouse is currently staging a snappy rendition of some of the most original and intellectually entertaining theater in the English language.
A snappy Inspector Hound
| June 24, 2008
Katy Fischer's art points to the darker forces in nature, where clouds threaten rain and rivers carry people off.
Katy Fischer at Proof, ‘Paper Quilt’ and Rainey at the Essex Art Center, and ‘Ink & Steel’ at Space 242
| June 24, 2008
The folk and the fine
Here in Massachusetts, our old ways tend to reside in ethnic islands and pockets. They may be famous on their street or in their neighborhood or town, but they’re often unheard of outside it.
‘Keepers of Tradition’ and Alexis Rockman
| June 16, 2008
New York–based artist Joanne Mattera wrote the book (literally) on encaustic, an ancient method of painting with pigmented wax.
Joanne Mattera and encaustic painting plus sculpture At Montserrat; Ceci Méndez at the Center For Latino Arts
| June 03, 2008
The addicted city
This article originally appeared in the April 1, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Why is it that one out of 125 Gloucester residents is a junkie?
| April 03, 2008
Even though the dollar has taken an international whupping of late, there remains at least one place where the love of the greenback remains strong: Beacon Hill.
Many things changed this year on Beacon Hill, but not the power of the almighty dollar
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 30, 2008
Figaro and Count Almaviva are holed up in a sacked mansion opposite the Bastille.
Figaro at the ART; The English Channel at Suffolk
| September 12, 2007
“You’re not going to turn into a wanker?” It’s 1985, and homie Spencer is worried that his pal Brian is going to put on airs when off at university.
The predictable curve of Starter for Ten and Islander
| March 07, 2007
Banned in Boston again?
This article originally appeared in the July 5, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Plans to upgrade the Combat Zone have been an utter failure — and there’s plenty of blame to go around
| November 14, 2006
The diptych is a device you almost never see used properly these days.
Henry Wolyniec + Melanie Essex at Whitney Art Works
| August 17, 2006
Kaze is Boston’s most elaborate presentation yet of the Mongolian hot pot, or “shabu-shabu” in Japanese.
Dip into a fun, flavorful date spot
| July 05, 2006
Healey gets it wrong
First the good news: the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives have voted to legalize over-the-counter pharmacy sales of hypodermic needles to those over 18 years old who provide adequate proof of their age.
By opposing needle legalization, the Republican lieutenant governor plays politics with life and death
| June 28, 2006
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