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Sexiest video game studs of 2010

Shameless objectification. That’s what gamers like to see: toned, fit bodies performing fantastic physical stunts in skimpy outfits. Thing is, the games industry isn’t just pandering to their straight male audience these days. We’re starting to see som
A banner year for pixelated pieces of ass
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 24, 2010

Golden goofballs

Yet another major-program football player walked the Taser plank this past week, though this one was called back from the edge just in time.
Minnesota football teams produce twin dummies
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 13, 2009
crime list

Crime stats

Over the past two weeks, Portlanders have felt less safe in the Forest City. Especially in the downtown area between the East and West Ends, there have been reports of assaults and robberies, some of them armed — and that's not counting the incidents tha
Beatings, robberies sweep downtown Portland
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 03, 2009

I don't know...

whether to be offended, amused or blown away by this video. By the way, this is not the "radio edit" of the song, so there's...
By Charlie  |  August 20, 2008

Common cents

Our government is now taking its cues from late-night infomercials.
Free money? Well, sort of.
By DOUG HEYE  |  March 12, 2008

Trading for my sorrows

My reputation as a problem solver is a little on the shabby side.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 03, 2007


Remembering Mr. Butch

Harold "Mr. Butch" Madison, the self-proclaimed King of Kenmore Square, died July 12, 2007 of injuries sustained in a scooter crash. He was, by various accounts, in his late 50s.
VIDEO: The Kenmore Square folk hero on life and death, in music and words
By BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO  |  July 12, 2007

Cop or drug dealer?

Meet Roberto Pulido, 41.
Roberto Pulido’s story shows how easily the divide between law-keepers and law-breakers can break down — if nobody is paying attention
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 09, 2006

Nouvelle Vague

If it’s possible to give a one-trick pony legs, then French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libau have found the secret.
Bande À Part | Luaka Bop
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 11, 2006

Rainer Maria

The best thing that’s happened to Rainer Maria over the past decade has nothing to do with Rilke.
Catastrophe Keeps Us Together | Grunion
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 08, 2006

Ways not to lose

In most legislative districts, frontrunners can admit to any indiscretion short of a fondness for Osama bin Laden and still win.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 12, 2006

Worthy Cause

Live Fast, Die Young celebrates Rebel’s 50th
By  |  October 24, 2005