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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
| September 17, 2010
Café Nuovo is one of those places you go to celebrate.
A celebratory eating adventure
| April 23, 2010
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
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| May 22, 2009
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
| December 03, 2008
Missed the bus
Letters to the Boston editor, November 21, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| November 19, 2008
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
| April 22, 2008
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
| August 15, 2007
The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards
Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
Silencing free speech
| July 10, 2007
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
| August 01, 2006
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
| May 10, 2006
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
| April 20, 2006
ID Check: Alex Brown-Whalen
Heavy-metal axe strapped over his shoulder, Alex Brown-Whalen sure knows how to shred.
| January 26, 2006
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