Lisa Spinelli

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Review: The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

There’s nothing more envy-inducing during a Boston winter night than watching a pack of surfers hit the pristine beaches of Tahiti. But beyond the warmth and beauty of the island, this film fails to deliver a cohesive message.
Big waves, little ripples
By LISA SPINELLI  |  February 19, 2010

2009: The year in Phoenix blog posts

Our most popular blog posts from 2009
Michael Jackson, meteors, WBCN, and one very angry Obama
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Photos: Gross Thanksgiving food to avoid

Thanksgiving is a time for gorging on food and hanging out with family, but really it's mostly about the food. There are some dishes that take it too far, however, and we are here to help you steer clear of those.
Avoid these fattening and just plain gross Thanksgiving foods
By LISA SPINELLI  |  November 27, 2009

Photos: Halloween costumes not fit for public

Stay away from these costume choices this Halloween
From lame, totally un-pc, and just plain wrong, our list helps make sure you're not dressed like an asshole this Halloween
By LISA SPINELLI  |  October 30, 2009

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009

Beating HPV

When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 25, 2009

$@&! the word police

I like to think of myself as a progressive and far from a prude.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 18, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 18, 2009

Comic: HPV doesn't discriminate

One lesbian's story, through her own comics, on being diagnosed with HPV
How could this happen?
By KATIE MEGAPHONE DIAMOND  |  September 04, 2009

Living with HPV

The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and
Getting the news that one has human papilloma virus can seem like a cancer-causing death sentence. Our reporter disregards the stigma and shares her most intimate experiences.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009

Photos: New England Sand Sculpting Festival 2009

Photos from the New England Sand Sculpture Festival 2009 at Revere Beach
New England Sand Sculpture Festival 2009 at Revere Beach
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 24, 2009

Taking the B-boys to School

You may have noticed, hip-hop dance has gone legit — or at least slightly commercial.
The Other MIT Crew
By LISA SPINELLI  |  April 24, 2009


Flipping out

Jayjion Greer runs up a wall and flips over back onto the floor.
One local dance crew has stolen the spotlight . . . and pissed off a lot of people in the process
By LISA SPINELLI  |  January 28, 2009