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Brave new world

How many marriages are born or nursed in our city’s bars?
Styxx’s management sets an oddly pleasant menu
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 30, 2009

Weathering the weather

Sweltering summer heat is finally upon us, along with how-to-keep-cool considerations.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 07, 2009

Bob & Timmy's

Okay, technically Bob & Timmy's, but actually Rick & José's. I thought that food writer Alan Richman was joking on MSNBC when he renamed the Providence pizza institution, but nope. José Sanchez and Rick Remeika bought the place two years ago, a
World-class pizza in your own backyard
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 17, 2009

Interview: Jonathan Katz

The moment I step into the Newton home / sound studio of comedian Jonathan Katz, he warns me that he's a show-off and invites me to admire his kitchen.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 17, 2009

Dear Dr. Lovemonkey: Labor pains

I graduated from college last year and, so far, have been unable to find a job in a field related to my degree.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 26, 2009

Prison food

Unfortunately, getting out of prison doesn’t necessarily mark an end to a life of crime.
Inmate rehabilitation served on a platter
By BEN TERRIS  |  May 07, 2008


Craigie Street Bistrot’s Spanish octopus à la poêle

When was the last time you cooked an octopus that came out of a washing machine?
Wrap your tentacles around this one
By KENJI ALT  |  December 14, 2007

Cosmic debris

On paper, it was the greatest game ever. And then it crash-landed.
The little things sink Mass Effect
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 03, 2007

''Things'' we love

Until I was 14, I spent nearly every Saturday evening wading through a wealth of antique objects in my grandmother’s small apartment in the Baltimore suburbs.
Writers extol sacred objects of everyday use — and uselessness
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 24, 2007

When worlds collide

We humans are quick to anthropomorphize the non-human.
The Collision Collective at AXIOM, Stencils at NESAD, and Alice Neel on film
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 07, 2007

The long crawl

I've got a sneaking suspicion that my editor likes getting me drunk.
One woman, one night, seven bars
By HEATHER BOUZAN  |  July 27, 2007


Risky business

If none of the above translates to the page as comic, trust me, you had (have!) to be there. 
Cutting loose at Friday Night Live
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 08, 2007

Faith-based antics

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took Comparative Religion and crack cocaine simultaneously, the answer may be Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon .
Miss Witherspoon at the Lyric; Theresa at Home at BPT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 27, 2007

Cheap cuts both ways

“Think big-box stores and bargains are synonymous? Think again,” declared a report on buying appliances in the September 2005 issue of Consumer Reports . Inside the box: Portland author Stacy Mitchell explores the real cost of faceless corporate retai
Excerpt from Big-Box Swindle
By STACY MITCHELL  |  November 08, 2006

Sonic Youth

We’re allowed to like albums about getting old but never being old, so I don’t know why this one works.
Rather Ripped | Geffen
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 06, 2006

Wet, hot American summer

On June 2, 2106, it’s hot.
What Boston will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 02, 2006