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As a latecomer to the growing crop of food-industry exposés, Ana Sofia Joanes's even-handed documentary on the evils of factory farming doesn't live up to its title. Yet despite tilling familiar ground, its argument for sustainable alternatives intrigues
Really grows on you
| June 18, 2010
Never mind that Rupert Murdoch is shelling out better than $2 billion to buy Metromedia’s seven TV stations. Never mind that he’s then turning around and reselling Boston’s WCVB-TV, Channel 5 to the Hearst Corporation for an astounding $450 million.
The new brand of gonzo journalism
| May 07, 2010
It’s not easy being a rapper from Wisconsin. Just ask 23-year-old hip-hop lifer Juiceboxxx.
Juiceboxxx cares not for your nerdcore
| April 09, 2010
Tour of the Rust Belt
For more depression, see the Farm Belt
| January 22, 2010
THWAK! I swing with my right fist, trying to connect with my opponent's face. In a smooth motion, he deflects my punch with his forearm, which is protected with a black and metallic-plastic arm gauntlet. I swing with my left fist, and am again knocked
Move over, Clark Kent. All over New England, mild-mannered citizens are suiting up and doing their part to play the hero.
| December 11, 2009
With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
| November 27, 2009
Shuffle off . . . to jail
Die-hard Patriots fans will remember Joe Panos as one in a very humorous sequence of nearly washed-up interior linemen.
It was a rough week for he Buffalo Bills, past and present
| February 25, 2009
For the 11th consecutive year, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) are bringing stories and tellers from near and far for the eight-day FUNDA Fest (January 18-25).
Diane Macklin makes a difference at FUNDA
| January 13, 2009
They've dined you, they've wined you with meals both wonderful and offal.
There are foodie consumers and there are foodie creators, but they all appreciate something unusual
| December 08, 2008
Last Saturday night, fans of pulverizing hits had to choose between two options.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
| December 03, 2008
The 16 greatest stoner movies
We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Our favorite marijuana movies
| August 11, 2008
Eight is enough
Sometimes we’d rather root for the unknowns, the underdogs, and the uniques than the professional jerks who are only competing to sweeten their endorsement deals.
Olympians to watch
| August 06, 2008
Interview: The DeCordova’s new director holds forth
Dennis Kois (rhymes with voice) began work as the new executive director of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln on June 2.
Voice of Kois
| June 24, 2008
Since Masta Ace got his start with the legendary NYC Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, etc.), he’s had only a few minor hits.
Masta Ace and eMC fly without a Learjet
| March 18, 2008
“It’s better than a movie.”
FUNDA’s communal communication
| January 16, 2008
What would Grandma say?
Indie music and the internet have fueled an arts-and-crafts renaissance that would puzzle your grandmother
| December 10, 2007
The third album by this affable Milwaukee quartet is their handsomest, most assured outing yet.
Heresy and the Hotel Choir | Flameshovel
| November 19, 2007
High hopes for Boston Beanstalks’ weekend in Portland
As you wander through the Old Port this weekend, don’t worry that you’ve shrunk overnight. You’re the same height — it’s everyone else who’s taller.
| October 10, 2007
Devendra Banhart may have found his true calling at the Roxy last Tuesday as a small-time professional entertainer.
Devendra Banhart, Roxy, September 25, 2007
| October 01, 2007
There’s no business like Micheaux business.
Oscar Micheaux, plus El método
| July 11, 2007
Home of the Braves?
Fifty years ago this fall, a Boston team beat the Yankees in the World Series.
50 years after the Boston Braves' departure, it’s worth asking: did the wrong team leave town?
| May 09, 2007
Blog house in Basstown
The Internet. Just a series of tubes. When things get humming on the Web, however, they can start singing real quick. Jawn P's "Blood Count (Snippet)" (mp3)
Allston ’net sensations Plus Move, plus Jawn P
| April 25, 2007
Editors' pick: Sports-media watchdogs
In a city like this, where sports are our lifeblood, and where talking about sports gets our blood boiling, newspaper coverage of our pro teams takes on more importance than it might in, say, Milwaukee or Denver.
| April 23, 2007
What better way for different generations to connect than through storytelling?
Funda Fest showcases the art of storytelling
| January 17, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
The Boston Red Sox
This article originally appeared in the August 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Are they racist?
| November 14, 2006
Banned in Boston again?
This article originally appeared in the July 5, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Plans to upgrade the Combat Zone have been an utter failure — and there’s plenty of blame to go around
| November 14, 2006
Among the uninsured
Like many large-city governments, Boston is self-insured — that is, instead of paying for an insurance policy to cover its claims, it takes the risk of paying everything it gets hit with out of the city coffers.
How other cities handle their mistakes
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| September 27, 2006
Going on sale: September 14, 2006
Death Cab for Cutie, Paul Simon, Panic! At the Disco, Kid Koala, Bob Dylan, Los Lonely Boys, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| September 12, 2006
The recent police interview of Latrell Sprewell in connection with charges that he spontaneously choked a woman while engaging in consensual sex with her on his boat poses a serious challenge to the comics of the sports-journalism world.
Sports blotter: Crime spree edition
| September 06, 2006
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