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The Second Coming
Christ returns, and he has big plans!
| November 30, 2012
True Stories from History
Did you know that Jesus didn't really die on the cross?
| June 01, 2012
God listens to Santorum's speech
The Almighty follows the progress of the GOP candidates.
| March 16, 2012
Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable
We're still trying to figure out what awful thing the good people of western Pennsylvania did to deserve God's wrath, in the form of yet...
| January 09, 2012
The Twelve Aposticles
Sample all 12 flavors!
| April 22, 2011
SPACE to screen video banned from Smithsonian
A video banned from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week in the wake of threats from conservative politicians will be on view in the front window of SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) this week and next, as part of a nationwide s
| December 17, 2010
Holiday Gifts for People We Hate
The North Pole has become the most depressing and perverted hole on Earth.
When a lump of coal just won't do
SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS
| December 10, 2010
My religion teaches me that I have a responsibility to work to create a better world for humanity and for all living beings in the world that God created.
Letters to the Phoenix editor, July 2, 2010
| July 02, 2010
Decades and Days of the new
After the bombast of Grace , Gypsy Tailwind’s sophomore record, full of strings and horns and big arrangements worthy of a Nashville studio, the opening to their brand-new Decades and Days seems decidedly intentional.
Gypsy Tailwind’s with Gervasi, and don’t skip a beat
| June 18, 2010
Review: Zombies Of Mass Destruction
What microcosm of mankind shall desperately resist the zombie plague this time around?
A parody that's eat-your-face subtle
| May 07, 2010
As advocates of higher education and living as long as medically possible, we were sad to read that, according to new-media-powerhouse Web site the Daily Beast, Greater Boston is home to not one but five of the most stressful colleges in the United Sta
We love you, stressed-out college kids! So relax, and remember how good you have it.
| April 30, 2010
Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010
In a scene in Çagan Irmak's IN DARKNESS (2009; April 3 at 3 pm), one of several provocative films in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, a woman explains to a TV interviewer that her political party is neither for Shari'
Divine madness rules the ninth annual Turkish Film Festival
| March 19, 2010
OMG, blame him
With religion being responsible for so many of the conflicts currently plaguing the world, it's good to see that some people are finally pointing the blame finger skyward.
| March 05, 2010
Pouring it on
Like most of us around here, 75orLess Records founder and Six Star General frontman Mark "Slick" MacDougall would like to put 2009 to bed.
Six Star General’s raucous Take Your Teeth Out
| December 18, 2009
The Pythons' Gonzo Gosepl
The scene is familiar: the vast blue sky, the expanses of sand, and, atop a distant hill, Jesus delivers the Sermon on the Mount to a rapt throng. But on the fringes of the crowd, His listeners behave like rowdies at a rock concert, yelling at one anot
Jesus never had a chance
| October 02, 2009
After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF
| August 28, 2009
The odd couple
Apollo Sunshine's Jesse Gallagher recently announced that Biff Rose would be traveling from the Big Easy for a rare, one-night-only show this Wednesday at the cozy Lily Pad.
Jesse Gallagher meets Biff Rose
| July 10, 2009
Hail, Deer Tick!
Heady days for Deer Tick.
The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
| June 19, 2009
The long good-byes
Some time in the late 90s, Trent Reznor holed himself up in a house near the ocean. Ostensibly, he was there to write some music. And while he did use that time to begin piecing together some of the songs that would become Nine Inch Nails's 1999 double-a
Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
| June 05, 2009
Henry Santoro: 180 Face Transplant
There you go! ...
| May 21, 2009
Rock n' Roll saves the day
One way to keep dry, academic art theorizing from getting too, well, dry and academic is to inject some rock and roll.
'Inappropriate Covers' at Brown's Bell Gallery
| May 08, 2009
Another damn study
Some people argue that scholarly inquiry about profanity is pointless, and even laughable.
Timothy Jay, PhD, discusses words his colleagues won't
| April 10, 2009
How much does God love Tim Tebow? More than He loves you, obviously.
New England football fans unable to stomach watching the 8-8 Chargers and 9-7 Cardinals win home playoff games while their 11-5 Pats hit the golf...
| January 07, 2009
What if a poem had the power to heal loneliness?
Two Boston poets use their art for the good of the tribe
BY JAMES PARKER
| November 25, 2008
The politics of division as practiced by lame-duck president George W. Bush at the connivance of his onetime Svengali Karl Rove are not dead.
Equal marriage rights suffers a setback, but there is hope. Plus, young voters.
| November 12, 2008
A smoker’s tale
Somehow one is surprised — if one is a semi-conscious literary journalist like me — by the discovery that Will Self has continued to produce books.
Will Self’s The Butt
| October 08, 2008
Sex on wheels
Subcultures all need their touchstones: entities that over time assume the stature of full-fledged institutions.
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult just never get old
| September 16, 2008
Marilynne Robinson’s Home is haunted.
Marilynne Robinson’s Home
| September 09, 2008
The truth is up there
The sky’s on the move again, he can feel it.
Clouds, sun dogs, and the dream of an atmospheric education . . . How one former TV reporter brought his sky gospel to the people
| August 20, 2008
The Philip K. Dick phenomenon might be petering out.
Philip K. Dick's second Library of America volume
| July 28, 2008
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