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Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a local hallmark of the holiday season.
| November 16, 2012
A house is not a home
The Maine State Housing Authority has such an off-putting name that it prefers to use a pseudonym.
Politics + Other Mistakes
| June 08, 2012
Review: Silent House(1)
Shot in a single, continuous take, Chris Kentis and Laura Lau's Silent House crackles with a gnawing anxiety like that which defined their debut, Open Water .
| March 09, 2012
Compared to the non-stop trauma of Precious , or even Gun Hill Road , Dee Rees's first feature plays like an episode of The Cosby Show .
Dee Rees's first feature
| January 06, 2012
Circumstance begins like an early Kiarostami film, but with schoolgirls in hijabs instead of schoolboys in sweaters.
Schoolgirls in hijabs
| September 09, 2011
Grace Bonney’s epoch-defining design blog becomes a book
Design*Sponge at Home , the first book by the founder of the blog Design*Sponge, Grace Bonney, is a breathtaking, byzantine 390-page encyclopedia of eclectic home décor.
| September 02, 2011
Review: Don't be Afraid of the Dark
Katie Holmes plays Kim, a wannabe stepmom, in this lame remake of the 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark .
Don't call it a comeback
| August 26, 2011
In 2012, collections on homes, buildings, and private infrastructure will feed more than 65 percent of Boston's $2.4 billion budget.
More than any other city on the East Coast, Boston is addicted to property taxes. Could the Hub be hitting a crippling tax-levy ceiling soon?
| August 19, 2011
A friend in need
For the last 15 years, Aliza Shapiro has been the heart and brains of Truth Serum Productions, the rabble-rousing outfit behind the irreverent TraniWreck cabaret.
Community comes together to support Aliza Shapiro
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| August 05, 2011
From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells
There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
Temple of gloom
| July 29, 2011
For Chris Monti, Home is where the heart is
After a few spins through the latest solo release from blues/country/folk maestro Chris Monti, it's clear the man can spin a darn good, engaging tale with guitar (and harmonica and kazoo and fiddle) skills to match.
| March 04, 2011
Home at Slainte
Another dance opportunity is a new third Friday event debuting at Slainte at 7:30 pm. The downtempo/dub/house night Home is hosted by Marcus Caine, Ryan...
| August 18, 2010
Coachella 2010: Ed Sharpe
Ed Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros perform "Home" at the WFNX Sapporo Coachella House
| April 18, 2010
Year in Books: Word plays
Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that the Phoenix wrote about in 2008.
Of werewolves and wastelands
| December 22, 2008
Set Sale, July 15, 2008
Alo (58 JFK Street, Cambridge, 617.576.0948): ongoing, 20 to 70 percent off all labels. Diseño (35 Fay Street, Boston, 617.423.2008): through August 31, 20 to...
| July 11, 2008
Vessel delights with sensible and stylish housewaresIf variety is the spice of life, then versatility is the sweetener. You’ll find the latter in many of...
| June 23, 2008
Ace of vase: A pretty line of vessels offers Fringe benefits
NOW THAT IT'S finally spring, we're all about brightening up our apartment with fresh flowers. (No, we don't wait for someone to buy them for...
| May 05, 2008
Nice Rack: Stash your wine in style
A) Kartell Infinity Wine Rack, $81 at Bliss Home (121 Newbury Street, Boston, 617.421.5544). B) Areaware Pile Wine Rack by Harry Allen, $69 at Vessel...
| March 10, 2008
'Head of the Class: A Back Bay green boutique outfits the eco-friendly with élan
IT'S BEEN a few months since we last checked in with Carol Smith Miller, who opened gifts-and-housewares boutique Fiddlehead (292 Newbury Street, Boston, 617.247.1120) in...
| February 25, 2008
Sipping Kitsch: Get casual with your cocktails
SOMETIMES WE feel a little silly sipping inexpensive booze from the pricey set of cocktail glasses on which we blew more than a week's grocery...
| January 28, 2008
Ain't life Grand
It's an LA lifestyle boutique, only more approachable. It's New York City exclusive, but down home and neighborhood-friendly. Grand (374 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, 617.623.2429), the...
| January 28, 2008
Cooler Wine: Dress up your favorite bottles
NO MATTER how dreadful your lingering post-holiday hangover, it's inevitable that you'll be roped into attending some January fête or another. And of course you...
| January 08, 2008
Resolution Reads: Bookshelf help for New Year’s promises
Resolution: to get your eating habits on track. It's not imperative that you subscribe to their vegan ideals, though foul-mouthed Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin,...
| December 12, 2007
Strings Attached: Shield your party clothes in retro-fabulous style
A) Vintage apron, $48 at the Velvet Fly (424 Hanover Street, Boston, 617.557.4FLY). B) Hey Alice! vintage table linen apron, $48 at Aunt Sadie's (18...
| November 14, 2007
Click and clink
"Let me buy you a drink." Those words are always magic to our ears. Now, a new online service, www.BuyYourFriendADrink.com, lets us make - and...
| October 29, 2007
Meet up like a man
Your girlfriend's out of town and you're looking to have the guys over for a boys' night: cheap beers, football, some kind of debauchery. But...
| October 17, 2007
Party of One, Your Table is Ready
When cooking alone, what are your go-to dishes? Peanut butter, jelly, and pickles? Hard-boiled eggs with a side of Cheerios? Whether you're perpetually single or...
| September 07, 2007
SEPTEMBER 1 has come and gone. If you’re like a good percentage of Boston’s population, you’ve probably endured a hellish move to a new place....
| September 06, 2007
At home with home
Women may dominate the pop charts from time to time, but in the annals of acknowledged rock/pop greatness, they are few in number.
Sara Cox arrives at domesticity with Crowded Is the New Lonely
| May 30, 2007
Portland scene report: March 23, 2007
Like we didn't know that already.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| March 21, 2007
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