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How staying different saved street art in the Bean
Boston has a special place in graffiti history — and not just because one of our early marquee vandals, Popeye, was Jordan Knight of the New Kids on the Block.
| April 01, 2011
I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
| June 18, 2010
A girl's guide to Boston boys
Autumn opens itself wide with possibility. And Boston begins to crackle with fresh energy (you'll feel it), as the city spreads its arms to thousands of new humans. New brains and bodies abuzz with all sorts of anticipation. The feeling of fall: poten
Stop looking for love in all the wrong places
| September 04, 2009
Even knowledgeable City Hall insiders know they're better off scratching lotto tickets than wagering on Boston politics.
Handicapping the 15-headed horse race that is Boston's at-large City Council election
| August 14, 2009
Boston in the 70s: Part 3
Photos of the MBTA from the Boston Phoenix archives
Photos of the MBTA in the 70s
| July 10, 2009
Free and easy
With a beach season approaching in which most people will be squeezing quarters till the eagles fart, it's fair enough to ask aloud, "Is this going to be the worst summer ever ?"
10 cash-free ways to make summer not suck
| June 12, 2009
These days, the morning commute is hardly complete without a newspaper, coffee, and potential violation of one's Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure .
MBTA cops never stopped inspecting your bags
| December 30, 2008
Photos: El Dia de los Muertos
Photos from the Day of the Dead ceremony at Forest Hills Cemetery
| November 06, 2008
There's something surreal about following a trail of flickering lanterns into serene Forest Hills Cemetery, only to be greeted by a roaring bonfire, a gaudily shrouded ziggurat, and skull-masked children dancing in the twilight.
La Piñata bring the Day of the Dead to Forest Hills Cemetery
| November 04, 2008
Everybody get together
The 808 Gallery is a BIG space to fill.
‘Boston Young Contemporaries’ at 808 Gallery, ‘Big Bugs’ at Garden in the Woods, and the 10th Annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery
| July 08, 2008
Here comes the neighborhood
The Midway Café occupies what could be the most remote location of any club in Boston.
The Midway Café stretches its legs
| July 01, 2008
Defending the universally loathed
Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
| January 14, 2008
Smoke on the water
People of all stripes spent $10 on a lantern that they then inscribed to their departed loved ones and placed upon the lake.
Forest Hills' Lantern Festival
| July 16, 2007
McKenzie’s humorous examination of self and society also led him to create a giant Bill Clinton mask.
Dave McKenzie at the ICA, ‘Sculpture Walk’ at Forest Hills, ‘ArtBeast!’ in Somerville, and summer Fridays at the MFA
| July 12, 2007
A rare thumbs-up
When two of the Boston Globe ’s three metro columnists left the paper earlier this year there was talk that Editor Marty Baron might simply leave their jobs unfilled.
The Globe turns out two good choices
| June 20, 2007
From her to eternity
As a consort of the elite, Nico ruled them all.
The real Nico emerges on The Frozen Borderline
| April 10, 2007
Who’s the real Dem?
Here in Massachusetts, Congressman Stephen Lynch has a primary challenge from a guy named Phil Dunkelbarger.
Phil Dunkelbarger’s challenge to Steve Lynch could be a referendum on Democratic values — if anyone pays attention
| July 06, 2006
The flowering landscape is more than just beautiful and awe-inspiring for East Asian artists and poets, who have always attributed layers of symbolic meaning and to nature’s blooms and branches.
East Asian botanical motifs at the Sackler; Eighth Annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills
| June 29, 2006
Our fragile and threatened natural environment weighs on the mind of Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson, who takes a biologist’s approach to artmaking .
Henrik Håkansson at the Gardner, ‘Dwelling’ at Forest Hills Cemetery, Marilyn Minter and more at AIB
| June 20, 2006
Take it outside
Okay, you like art, but you also want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors . Y ou can have your cake and eat it too at these outdoor sculpture parks. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Have some fresh air with your art
| June 14, 2006
The T: we love to hate it; we hate to take it; we take it everywhere.
A series of air-clearing public-transit projects, mapped out in the early ’90s, remain controversial — and incomplete
| January 17, 2006
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