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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.
Boston bombers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 01, 2011
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Grave Spotting

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.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 18, 2010
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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
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 04, 2009
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Preliminary findings

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 10, 2009
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 12, 2009


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Search party

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008
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Photos: El Dia de los Muertos


Photos from the Day of the Dead ceremony at Forest Hills Cemetery
By KIMBERLY MOA  |  November 06, 2008
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Dead Alive

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
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 04, 2008
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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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 08, 2008
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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
By MATT PARISH  |  July 01, 2008


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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
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008
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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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 16, 2007
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Ch-ch-changes

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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 12, 2007
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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
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 20, 2007
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From her to eternity

As a consort of the elite, Nico ruled them all.
The real Nico emerges on The Frozen Borderline
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 10, 2007


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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
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 06, 2006
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Symbolic nature

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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 29, 2006
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Birdland

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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 20, 2006
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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
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006
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T-easing pollution

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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 17, 2006