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Bob's Karma: A little more red meat
What has befallen Republican State Representative Bob Watson — arrested for driving under the influence and caught with marijuana in his car — is not all that surprising to me.
Woe is Watson; the Chi Chi cha-cha; getting warmed up in East Providence
| April 29, 2011
Slideshow: Our Lives Begin to End the Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter
“Our Lives Begin to End the Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter” - Dr. Martin Luther King
“Our Lives Begin to End the Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter," at the Panopticon Gallery, until March 9
| March 05, 2010
Fast and loose
You're a cocky film-school grad with a drawer full of socko screenplays and Hollywood ambitions. But it's all California dreamin', as you're shivering in New England, cutting public-service announcements and digitizing educational videos, your only brush
Robert Altman's movie life
| December 11, 2009
Crossword: ''Bank job''
You're getting colder
You're getting colder
| December 04, 2009
It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
| October 30, 2009
Review: The Damned United
If you’re looking for an insufferable-underdog tall tale, then avoid director Tom Hooper’s soccer (er, football) drama.
No underdog tale here
| October 16, 2009
Interview: James Toback
"Eventually, I think Mike should work with kids who have backgrounds similar to his, because he'd be great with them. They'd look up to him."
Sparring over Tyson
| May 01, 2009
Mixed Magic's When Fate Comes Knocking
It's been said before and it'll be said again: the election of Barack Obama casts a new light on the Civil Rights Movement. Or, in Ricardo Pitts-Wiley's words, "We get to tell the story in a different way."
| February 10, 2009
Last Saturday night, fans of pulverizing hits had to choose between two options.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
| December 03, 2008
30 on 30
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2008
Scenes from childhood
His head is bowed and his eyes are closed. It was three days before he was gunned down at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.
The DeCordova’s classic kids photos, plus Pixnit’s graffiti, and Malcolm X
| February 12, 2008
“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
| January 15, 2008
The boxer and the Bard
Was it Muhammad Ali who advocated a lot of dancing before landing a punch?
Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds yields no winner
| November 27, 2007
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
| November 19, 2007
Can even the Greatest be free of the past?
Action Speaks! returns next week a focus on freedom.
| October 03, 2007
Heart of the matter
Even among the oddballs of the music business, Doc Pomus was unusual.
Doc Pomus’s blues
| April 03, 2007
Anyone who wants to understand the perils of being a citizen journalist in an age of DIY media should consider the case of Freeman Z.
One citizen journalist’s saga may bode poorly for the new arm of the press
| December 13, 2006
This article originally appeared in the June 17, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Jagger and company: to the manner reborn
| November 14, 2006
Ken Norton: A victim of tradition
This article originally appeared in the October 5, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Ali won, but his challenger didn’t lose
| November 14, 2006
Flashbacks: October 6, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966
| October 04, 2006
The return of trash talking
When French midfielder Zinedine Zidane pounded his bald, rock-hard noggin into Italian defender Marco Materazzi’s sternum during the World Cup final last Sunday, approximately 1.2 billion people gasped in unison.
Beavis and Butt-head
| July 14, 2006
The Dave Matthews Band are an interesting anomaly. Slideshow: Dave Matthews Band and Sheryl Crow at Fenway Stadium, July 7, 2006
Dave Matthews at Fenway Park
| July 10, 2006
The devil and his demons
Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| March 09, 2006
The lastest days of the Littlest Bar
The Littlest Bar sits slightly below ground at 47 Province Street, near the Granary Burying Ground and Old City Hall.
Four hundred square feet of history, camaraderie, and booze marches to its end
| January 29, 2006
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