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Review: Machine Gun Preacher

Jesus does funny things to people: one day you're sitting on a toilet shooting heroin; the next you're building an orphanage in war-torn southern Sudan.
White-savior storyline
By ANN LEWINSON  |  September 30, 2011
Boardwalk Empire TV

Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?

Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
Easy livin'
By JON GARELICK  |  September 23, 2011
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011

Nikki Sixx faces his doppelgangers

Nikki Sixx remains a live wire when onstage with LA dirtbags Mötley Crüe.
Still shouting
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPER  |  July 15, 2011

The Curious Case of Junk That Eats Junkies: Flesh-rotting drug “krokodil” grips Russia

George Romero himself couldn't make this shit up. But after reading about the horrors of the newly popular Russian street drug known as krokodil (see:...
By Nate Homan  |  June 29, 2011

Strange world

Bob Pfeifer's debut novel, University of Strangers (published by Power City Press, the print arm of the punk label Smog Veil Records), is a fictionalized retelling of a sensational, true-life murder case, as related in the voices of real people.
In his stream-of-consciousness thriller University Of Strangers , former punk rocker, label head, and convict Bob Pfeifer turns real life into something really weird
By BOB PFEIFER  |  February 18, 2011


Lady of Leisure’s Prison Memoir

In prison, Piper Kerman had to get used to, among other trials, a bathroom infested with insects.
Crook Book Dept.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  May 07, 2010
Scott Weiland Pictures

Scott Weiland Pictures

Click the image, or here, for pictures of Scott Weiland performing live at the Hard Rock Cafe in...
By Charlie  |  January 26, 2009
Cares, WTF and The Finisher!

Cares, WTF and The Finisher!

Cares or Who Cares, featuring Meredith Goldstein on vocals, Big Jim on guitar and Lance Gould on drums! There's also the WTF Line and The...
By Charlie  |  August 29, 2008
Steven Stark, Chris Forsberg and WTF?

Steven Stark, Chris Forsberg and WTF?

Sandbox Senior Political Correspondant Steven Stark weighs in on the DNC, Chris Forsberg from the Boston Globe sits in on Special Ed's sports and we...
By Charlie  |  August 28, 2008
Cares or Who Cares, Sportz, WTF and The Finisher!

Cares or Who Cares, Sportz, WTF and The Finisher!

Cares or Who Cares with our panel of experts (and Lance Gould), we bust on Paul Byrd, Red Sox pitcher and check the WTF Line,...
By Charlie  |  August 22, 2008


The failure of ‘tough-on-crime’ tactics

It was after midnight, and Dawn Jacques lay sleepless in her cell at the Adult Correctional Institutions, shuddering. Bathed in sweat, she stared at the ceiling for hours until it blurred.
Left untreated, drug addicts pose greater costs for everyone else 
By TE-PING CHEN  |  May 08, 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?

By RIC KAHN  |  April 03, 2008