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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

Interview: Damon Wayans

"Right now, my intent is not to offend. I just want to laugh. I want to suspend reality."
Getting silly again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2010

Field guide to Facebook

Recently, CNN ran a short piece listing common Facebook personas. CNN ? After our collective jaws dropped, we asked the rhetorical question, "How instructive is the funeral-parlor-stopover of undead zombies like Lou Dobbs and Larry King going to be to t
Log on at your own peril! We take you on a surfing safari and break down the site's 19 most browser-busting bozos.
By KARA BASKIN  |  September 04, 2009

Same difference

"I grew so weary of playing by myself on the laptop. I felt so controlled by the computer."
It's a pleasure keeping the Field on repeat
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 15, 2009

Dance, Monkey: MC Mr. Napkins

Hats off to “snafu,” which allows you to sneak the word “fuck” into polite conversation.  
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 01, 2008


It’s no surprise that their sweet sophomore-sleeper-turned-instant-classic is being reissued with extras.
Fancy Footwork | Vice
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  July 01, 2008



Sweden's Axel Willner, better known as The Field, is one of minimal techno’s rising stars.
The Field and friends
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  June 02, 2008

Procrastination proto-hop

This Sunday, a shitload of important reading-period assignments will go seriously undone at Tufts, when Chicagoan proto-hop masterminds Yea Big and Kid Static roll up on campus.
Yea Big D and Kid Static want you to fail your classes
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 06, 2008

Illegal Art

Shrouded in mystery and allied with those subversive, copyright-infringing folks in Negativland, the Illegal Art label has been flaunting its liberal interpretation of “fair use” since 1998.
On the cutting edge of mash-up culture
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 30, 2007

Paler than thou

Comic-book-style superheroes have been a staple of TV since George Reeves put on Superman’s red cape and blue tights in 1951.
Jim Gaffigan’s off-white superheroes
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 19, 2007

The Field

Not since Akufen’s “My Way” has an album of microsamples achieved the status of high art.
From Here We Go Sublime | Kompakt
By DAVID DAY  |  June 19, 2007

Flashbacks: June 9, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 07, 2006