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Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall com
Class acts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010

Café Nuovo

Café Nuovo is one of those places you go to celebrate.
A celebratory eating adventure
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2010
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Sox trump comedy

"Being bitter is poison and bitter will kill you. Bitter is a root that will grow a poopy tree of death."
Local Boy Does Better
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 22, 2009
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Graffiti wars

Even though he’s headed to prison, SPEK will still be visible in Massachusetts.
Cops and taggers play a high-stakes game of cat and mouse
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 03, 2008

Missed the bus


Letters to the Boston editor, November 21, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 19, 2008
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Local culler

For peddling some not-for-sale DVDs to a dubious Internet customer, local critic Paul Sherman found himself in the middle of an FBI sting, removed from his reviewing posts at the Boston Herald and the Improper Bostonian , and under voluntary house arr
Paul Sherman’s Big Screen Boston
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 22, 2008


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Senior years

These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  August 15, 2007
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The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards

Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2007
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The ocean blue

Lots of folks take their sketchpads or easels to the shore, but it’s a different thing to try to capture the visual experience of the ocean while bobbing in the midst of it, or after sailing to a port halfway around the world.
‘Sketched at Sea’ and ‘Yachting Photography’ at PEM, ‘Personal Assistance’ in P’town
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 01, 2006
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Caffe Italia

There are actually two restaurants called Caffe Italia in East Boston: this one, behind the tunnel entrance, between Central and Maverick Squares; and Caffe Italia II, in Jeffries Point, on Bennington Street.
Three restaurants in one
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 10, 2006
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The odd couple

Four days after being released from prison, the Whitey Bulger’s protégé was singing like a canary to a grandmother from Newton.
The unlikely story of how a BU professor and a Southie hit man stormed the bestseller charts
By JULIA DENNIS  |  April 20, 2006


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ID Check: Alex Brown-Whalen

Heavy-metal axe strapped over his shoulder, Alex Brown-Whalen sure knows how to shred.
Flying-V prodigy
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 26, 2006