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V66 revisited

A new film looks fondly back on 'the poor man's MTV'
A new film looks fondly back on 'the poor man's MTV'
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 05, 2010

Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009

Owing muses

A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009


South County screamo quartet Verbana Darvell recently finished their latest EP, Brought Out the Waiting , produced by studio whiz Mike Poorman at Strangeways Recording in Providence.
The return of Verbana Darvell
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 13, 2009

¡Vamos a rock!

'Rock en Español 2' rides a new East Coast wave of Latino music
'Rock en Español 2' rides a new East Coast wave of Latino music
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  December 09, 2008


Molten ’core

You might not buy this, but Fitchburg was pretty happening 15 years ago.  
The triumphant return of Shudder To Think
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 08, 2008

Head case

Who is Jim Marzilli, exactly? Is he a predatory letch? Or is he a deeply troubled man who needs to be kept from harassing women — but also from hurting himself?
Media coverage of a State House sex scandal reveals the pitfalls of reporting on mental illness
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 23, 2008

As goes Gloucester?

Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood   disappear
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2008

June 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 30, 2008

May 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 01, 2008



Picture it: Sicily, 1914 . . . no, no, wait, sorry, make that Cape Cod, 1994.

Robots have a MySpace page

By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 08, 2008

April 2008

April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 01, 2008

March 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 03, 2008

February 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2008

Tritown flashback

Except for its art museum, Fitchburg is generally off the Phoenix radar.
The return of Hollis the Mountain Man
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  January 09, 2008


If we had our way . . .

However tempting, I do not wish for movie stars.
Three wishes for improving winter sports in New England
By ELLEE DEAN  |  November 14, 2007

Locomotion commotion

The DeCordova Museum’s “Trainscape: Installation Art for Model Railroads” is a great, wild, flawed 14-artist circus.
Trains at the DeCordova, the Kabakovs’ Utopia at Tufts
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007

June 29, 2007

Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  June 27, 2007

Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007

Local color

It’s an art-world misconception that, to champion local art, you have to grade on a curve.
The 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
By GREG COOK  |  May 08, 2007

Three in the Third

This article originally appeared in the November 7, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Drinan, Linsky, and Jack
By JAMIE ROSENTHAL  |  February 02, 2007

February 2007

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2007

List of shame

Those who voted to allow a referendum of the right of gays and lesbians to marry
By EDITORIAL  |  January 03, 2007

December 22, 2006

Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 20, 2006


Art — like music, physics, literature, dance, and other creative pursuits — rarely springs forth from the imagination in its final form. 
Artists’ notebooks at the Fogg, issues of extinction at the Gardner, and ‘Photographing Great Horses’ at the Fitchburg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 19, 2006


Fine China

In the fall of 1947, a small group of senior students and faculty from Boston’s Museum School and the Massachusetts College of Art held the first meeting of the Boston Printmakers.
Boston Printmakers’ ‘Echoes of China,’ Somerville and Medford artists at Tufts, ‘Egyptian Myths and Magic’ in Fitchburg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 24, 2006

Flashbacks: April 28, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 28, 2006

Dear Ketel One drinker

That weird Gothic lettering, the direct yet formal tone — what exactly are Ketel One Vodka’s ads supposed to signify?
Guyton/Walker; Andrea Fraser: Baring-Gould: and ‘New England/New Talent’
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 08, 2006

Tea for 10,000?

Massachusetts is the most socialist, hippie-liberal moon-bat enclave in the country. So why then, on April 14, will the ultra-conservative Our Country Deserves Better PAC be bringing its fiercest metaphorical firearm — former Alaska governor-turned Fox N
A re-loading Sarah Palin takes aim at Boston Common
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 1900