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Responses to the Unsexiest Men of 2011

After we posted our list of the 100 Unsexiest Men of 2011, defenders and detractors of our rogue's gallery came pouring out of the woodwork from all corners of the Web to let us know what they thought of our rankings.
Letters and comments to the Boston Phoenix editors, December 16, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 16, 2011
American Gods comes to American TV

American Gods comes to American TV


  Neil Gaiman is about as ubiquitous as a modern fantasy writer can be. He's written comic books, and an impressive stack of novels for...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 22, 2011
Watch Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Damian Kulash, and Ben Folds unveil #8by8 at #Rethink Music

Watch Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Damian Kulash, and Ben Folds unveil #8by8 at #Rethink Music


rethinkmusic on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free They made it: Almost. What was supposed to be an eight-hour ninja album session at Mad Oak Studios -- christened...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 26, 2011
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Doing It Ninja Style(1)

Take three notorious singer-songwriters and one famous author. Give them eight hours to write and record an eight-song album. Broadcast the session on the internet. Release the album online the next morning, and perform it live in front of an audience t
The music industry is slow to change. Here's how four stars are speeding it up.
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 22, 2011
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The man in the yellow fur coat

The cultural critic Mark Dery worked as a clerk for Manhattan's Gotham Book Mart in the early '80s. One afternoon, he was taken by surprise.
As the Boston Athenaeum stages an Edward Gorey retrospective, his biographer reflects on the artist's lasting legacy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 04, 2011

Weird Science: the Ig Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 2010


The Ig Noble Awards Ceremony, Prize for Public Health 2009 Tonight, September 30th, at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, the purveyors of parody at Improbable Research regale the...
By Michael Goetzman  |  September 30, 2010


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Amanda Palmer bares all

I knew Amanda Palmer would show me her breasts. It was just a question of when.
Former Dresden Doll pulls the strings in the ART's Cabaret
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 20, 2010
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Pattern sounds

I'm not sure how many of us ever outgrow the need for reassuring redundancy.
Jaggery's experimental art-rock familiarity
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 23, 2010
Interview: Amanda Palmer on Neil Gaiman, Frances Bean Cobain, and why her people think Evelyn Evelyn is career suicide

Interview: Amanda Palmer on Neil Gaiman, Frances Bean Cobain, and why her people think Evelyn Evelyn is career suicide


 We're going to start this off with a huge tease. The biggest news to come out of our interview with AMANDA PALMER can't be printed...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 12, 2010
Amanda Palmer: "terror," "unstoppable joy" over wedding engagement to Neil Gaiman

Amanda Palmer: "terror," "unstoppable joy" over wedding engagement to Neil Gaiman


 Somone's finally gonna make an honest woman out of AMANDA PALMER. And, according to a blog post the two co-signed on his blog yesterday, that...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 16, 2010
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52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010


PODCAST: Gregory Mone, "The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve" [MP3]


The Truth About Santa author Gregory Mone speaks at Google's Boston headquartersPlenty of authoritative geeks have weighed in on Christmas and its patron saint of...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 09, 2009
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The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2009
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Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008
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Let me see your grill

If there’s one thing the new horror flick Teeth teaches us, it’s that nothing sours a romantic soirée like a vagina dentata.
The origins of the vagina dentata
By GREG COOK  |  January 25, 2008
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PJ Harvey

As the next 10 songs in this cryptic gothic fairy tale unreel, she experiences a drug-induced nightmare, a moon tide of guilt, and, seemingly, death.
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By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 24, 2007


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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Nothing's sacred

“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
Biting art at AIB
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 05, 2007
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Stardust

Who knew that Matthew Vaughn had an inner Narnia?
A visually lush adaptation
By TOM MEEK  |  August 07, 2007