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A spin in the Blues Mobile

A couple of years ago Jerry Carlson, owner of Auto Rust Technicians in Cranston, was driving through upstate New York when a white Chevrolet pulled up behind him and turned on the lights.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 18, 2011

The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

Raw brah

"My experience in college was that blunts started killing my lungs. I had to switch to joints. I mean, I was smoking like five or six blunts a day."
Why you need to shut up about Asher Roth
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 10, 2009

Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009

Murder in six degrees

You’ve probably never heard of Peter Ivers.
Peter Ivers — pals with john Belushi to the Circle Jerks — was killed in 1983. A new book recalls his fascinating life — and mysterious death.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 10, 2008

The 16 greatest stoner movies

We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Our favorite marijuana movies
By LANCE GOULD  |  August 11, 2008


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

Mother of convention

Having laughed more at The 40-Year-Old Virgin than at any other film in 2005, I expected much the same from Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up .
Women get screwed in Knocked Up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 30, 2007

John Belushi

This article originally appeared in the March 16, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By OWEN GLEIBERMAN  |  April 09, 2007

Clean and sober

Slow week in Reality Land. Yes, there was the premiere of Season #2 of The Hills , but what can you say about The Hills ?
The Hills , Shooting Sizemore , and more from The Apprentice: LA and I’m from Rolling Stone
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 23, 2007

The Cambridge Castle of Comedy

“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 02, 2006


A field guide to dorm posters

Some poster motifs come and go, but others are timeless classics, adorning students’ rooms generation after generation. But choose wisely: your prospective new friends — not to mention your prospective hook-ups — are looking at those posters with a criti
What’s on your wall can make or break you
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 06, 2006

32 worst lyrics of all time

The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne

The 100 worst lyrics of all time

"My lovely lady lumps," "She's my cherry pie," and other phrases that make you go "Ewwww."
It's in your hands, America

Not ready for prime time

With the release of yet another film starring former Saturday Night Live stars trying in vain to recapture the glories of their Lorne Michaels days - that would be The Benchwarmers starring David Spade and Rob Schneider
The 20 best and 20 worst performances from SNL alumni
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 13, 2006