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Review: Soul Surfer
What are Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Craig T. Nelson doing in this movie?
Cheese instead of heart
| April 08, 2011
I've written first-hand about trapeze lessons, smelt fishing, and cruise vacations (oh, my!), but as I headed toward surf lessons at Scarborough's Higgins Beach one morning in May, I had more butterflies in my stomach than usual.
A first-time surfer takes to the waves
| June 18, 2010
At the Cable Car: The wind-lashed and sea-worn
On a recent Sunday, the usual grad school crowd at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence gave way to something different — the wind-lashed faces and sea-worn hands of Rhode Island’s oft-ignored surfing community.
| May 14, 2010
Photos: Vanna and Our Last Night in Bangor
Photos of the two bands performing during the Skate Against Drugs 2010 Tour
Vanna and Our Last Night, live at Bangor Skatepark, May 1, 2010
| May 07, 2010
Ride that wave
Like a killer wave or a lousy metaphor, success can really sneak up on you.
Are Surfer Blood the only band from Florida?
| February 26, 2010
Review: The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D
There’s nothing more envy-inducing during a Boston winter night than watching a pack of surfers hit the pristine beaches of Tahiti. But beyond the warmth and beauty of the island, this film fails to deliver a cohesive message.
Big waves, little ripples
| February 19, 2010
Photos: Mayhem Fest 2009
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Cannibal Corpse, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Behemoth live.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage and more live at Comcast Center, August 4, 2009
REVEREND AARON PEPELIS AND JOE HARRINGTON
| August 14, 2009
The Intelligence | Fake Surfers
With more and more blasted lo-fi nerd bait polluting the record bins and stolen-music blogs these days, it's gotten increasingly difficult to sort out the real deal from the hangers-on.
In the Red (2009)
| May 22, 2009
Review: Skate 2
Skate 2 is legit
Chairman of the board
| January 26, 2009
No longer is there an off-season or even a chance to catch our breath after the fall deluge.
A blizzard of new games
| December 29, 2008
Snow sports shred the space-time continuum this winter, with new styles that push technological boundaries for form and function.
Ski and snowboard gear refined, not redefined
| November 18, 2008
Skatepark design picked
| October 01, 2008
Beautiful Losers (2008)
A documentary, directed with Joshua Leonard, about an energized group portrait whose accessibility is abetted by the artists’ collectively keen sense of humor.
An energized portrait of Alleged Gallery artists
| September 24, 2008
Vote for your favorite design online
Slowly but surely, the city’s skaters (and bikers) are moving closer to getting the skatepark they need.
Skatepark rolls forward
| September 17, 2008
Sometime between the advent of rollerblades and the invention of those irksome Heelys, America forgot about roller-skating.
Struggling Chez Vous keeps it on the wheel
| September 16, 2008
The best moments came when Eso ran down his action-figure collection — from Silver Surfer to Storm Shadow — while wearing an X-Wing commander helmet.
7L + Esoteric at the Middle East Downstairs, June 14, 2008
| June 16, 2008
Off the beaten path, the fringes of Boston's gallery scene are seeing new development, and even expansion.
Galleries off the beaten path
| June 10, 2008
Smoking the terrain with a heavily radical nose-wheelie
This article originally appeared in the May 30, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In which we try to understand the skateboarding subculture
| June 02, 2008
Ignoring the void
A deceptively conventional, open-minded documentary.
Surfwise leaves the ties that bind knotty and frayed
| May 21, 2008
Oddballs and noisemakers
Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
| May 07, 2008
Jump to it
Tax reform is the Evel Knievel of political issues. It gives us the most pleasure when it crashes and burns.
Politics and other mistakes
| March 19, 2008
The memory plays tricks, but not enough to change the past.
Van Sant takes time for a ride in Paranoid Park
| March 12, 2008
Hot for teacher
Jack Black may have popularized the notion of a fantasy school of rock, but for 3200 students at 40 schools around the country, the School of Rock is very real.
Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes joins the School of Rock
| February 12, 2008
“Mountains have the last say,” explains his stoic wife. “Sometimes they swallow you up.”
Reckless and soulful
| January 16, 2008
Merry Christmas . . . not
A holiday gift should say something about the giver.
Passive-aggressive gifts for the asshole who has everything
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| December 10, 2007
The other side of the mountain
If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter is the longest, loneliest season.
New winter-sport challenges for snow-klutzes and hotshots
| December 10, 2007
Evel Knievel certainly wasn’t the first person to become a superstar by risking life and limb to entertain the masses.
Balls and pucks
| December 05, 2007
You don't have to go to the Rockies or the Alps or jump out of a helicopter skis-first to get a chilling thrill this winter.
New England resorts embrace extreme skiing and riding
| November 14, 2007
If looks could thrill
The world of snow sports merges with the world of art in completely unique way.
Graphic design meets boards and twin tips
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| November 14, 2007
We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
| November 07, 2007
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