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Karen Finley won’t be naked, or covered in chocolate. Candied yams will not be involved. If there are neighborhood morality-watch squads in Salem, they’ll have the night off.
Karen Finley does Jackie
| May 28, 2010
Greasing the skids
Things could have been different for Ben Maitland-Lewis.
Berklee grad Ben Maitland-Lewis had a successful music career and a high-powered job at a major record label. Then he gave it all up for Boston and a beat-up, vegetable-oil-fueled van.
| February 26, 2010
Photos: Boston in the 70s: Part Six
Photos of Harvard Square from the Boston Phoenix's archives
Harvard Square from the Boston Phoenix's archives
| August 21, 2009
Equal scary people
I have nothing against people who've had the misfortune of being born in other nations. Unless they're from Chad.
Should foreigners -- like folks from NH -- vote in Maine?
| April 10, 2009
East meets West
The paintings in "Shôwa Sophistication" at the Museum of Fine Arts are like the dreamiest travel posters you've ever seen.
'Shôwa' at the MFA, and Mrs. Gardner's Asian tour
| March 24, 2009
Digital language at the PRC
How important would you say Ansel Adams is to the modern trends of digital art? If your first inclination is to answer, "Not at all," you're probably right.
"Syntax," at Boston University's Photographic Resource Center
EVAN J. GARZA
| March 11, 2009
Another Leo president. That's what we're getting with Barack Obama, and it's even good news on an astrological level.
Astrological musings on our next President and other political movers and shakers
| December 30, 2008
They seem like something dreamed up by a mad-scientist Martha Stewart tinkering in her cellar late at night.
Tara Donovan's mad-scientist magic invades the ICA
| October 15, 2008
World War III
Devastating news: Boy George has been denied entry to the United States!
The Big Hurt: Boy George vs. America; Coldplay vs. some dude; 50 Cent vs. chalupas
| June 30, 2008
Keara Sexton was born to make stuff.
Making it by making stuff
| April 03, 2008
There’s a lot about Pretty & Nice that’s surprising.
The rapid rise of Pretty & Nice
| February 20, 2008
Ring of fire
An ugly squabble between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the nation’s biggest phone companies has, in one nasty blow, recast the image of all the entities involved.
The deadbeat FBI fails to pay its phone bills and jeopardizes its wiretapping program
| January 23, 2008
Memory Lane is a blocked road for high-school senior Katia, who’s asked to pound on the barricade for a college-application essay that must be postmarked by midnight tonight, New Year’s Eve.
Trinity looks inside Memory House
| December 12, 2007
“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
Biting art at AIB
| September 05, 2007
In 2005, author Barbara Kingsolver moved her family from Tucson to a farm in Virginia to embark on a year-long experiment of returning to nature.
Barbara Kingsolver grows her own
| June 27, 2007
In the Land of Women
If Mrs. Robinson had been played by Martha Stewart and had suffered breast cancer, The Graduate might have played out like In the Land of Women .
A tidy suburban melodrama
| April 18, 2007
Culture war games
Karen Finley sat at the edge of the stage of Emerson College’s Cutler Majestic Theatre last week and spoke about a woman who got off on war.
Karen Finley moves on, ‘It’s Alive’ goes after bio-tech, ‘Personal Computer’ gets Webby
| March 27, 2007
Getting Justice back on track
There’s been more than a little political posturing over the latest Bush-administration scandal.
| March 21, 2007
Puccini For Beginners
More like Woody Allen for beginners.
Name-dropping, self-analysis, revelatory strangers...
| February 07, 2007
You say 'bizarre'
I stood in front of the Plain Mabel table for a full five minutes, gripping a super-soft zipper pouch fashioned out of fabric that featured a pink bunny rabbit hunting for lady bugs, deliberating.
I say 'bazaar'
| December 21, 2006
In her third novel, Newton writer Suzanne Berne plumbs the rich possibilities of a few juicy literary ingredients.
Suzanne Berne's holiday tale
| November 28, 2006
Sports blotter: special Baghdad edition
Historical aside to the rain-soaked folks of New England: the Blotter this week comes to you from the scorching climes of pad 14 in Camp Liberty, Iraq, where I am embedded with the 615th MP “Bloodhounds” on assignment for Rolling Stone .
A tale of Little League corruption most foul
| May 22, 2006
Finley provocatively pairs George and Martha
In the world according to Karen Finley, George W. Bush’s Oedipal complex propelled the US invasion of Iraq, and the infantile president carries on an imagined long-running affair with domestic diva Martha Stewart.
| April 12, 2006
Don’t get too hip
Officials at the Maine Department of Agriculture and Assorted Other Kultures are still reeling from the news that TV celebrity Homer Simpson has endorsed Maine potatoes.
Politics and other mistakes
| March 08, 2006
Weld’s college try
Bill Weld has hit rocky shoals in his attempt to become the first person since Sam Houston to get elected governor of two states.
An obscure school in Kentucky may cost Bill Weld an election — and maybe more
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE
| February 18, 2006
Attack of the 50-foot Oprah
David Letterman is by no means the first one to realize that the road to success — or forgiveness — entails planting a kiss somewhere on Oprah’s oft-fluctuating anatomy.
Why America’s most powerful celebrity should be more feared than loved
| February 09, 2006
CBS wins Wednesday viewers race with crime shows
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS was hot to trot Wednesday with strong showings from dramas "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY."
| December 18, 2005
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