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Bouquets all around

While it is difficult to be very jolly during February, P+J are in a generous mood and are willing to salute a few people, rather than dissect them. Yes, we are just wonderful.
P+J spread the love; haigiography; hate-mongers in the Biggest Little
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 26, 2010

Not Nostradamus

I am always flummoxed over what to buy a new girlfriend for Christmas ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 04, 2009

Review: Knowing

Although he's an MIT astrophysicist, John doesn't use science to go at the mystery so much as pints of whiskey and lunatic calls to the FBI.
The plot is a sham, and Proyas's slick visuals do little to dress it up.
By TOM MEEK  |  March 18, 2009

Appearing Act

Barack Obama is ubiquitous.
Obama's 'personal presidency' is overexposing the Commander in Chief, and painting him into the corners of the Oval Office.
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 04, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

Judas Priest

It’s a ridiculous album, sure, but also the most grandiose metal record likely to be released this year.
Nostradamus | Epic
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 17, 2008


The ‘x’ factor

The Mystix want you to know they’re not fortune tellers.
The roots pedigree of Boston’s Mystix
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 06, 2007

Political cartoons

Among its hordes of firsts, The Simpsons helped transplant politicians from the cartoon funny pages to our television sets.
The 20 Best Animated Politicians in Cartoon History  
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  July 26, 2007

So you want to be fair and balanced?

To read the politics beat this past week, you’d think something really big took place when Michael Bloomberg announced that he was leaving the Republican Party.
How to cut through the illusions created by the Web and get a clear sense of the political news
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 27, 2007

Surprise, surprise

This sports-crime-column thing . . . most every week it’s some variation of the same old thing: dorm rape, huge bags of weed unearthed, an Indiana Pacer flashing a gun in a strip club parking lot at 3:30 am.
Sports Blotter: "Not a busy week" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 29, 2006

9/11: The original email conspiracies

With football cancelled, some Americans found themselves with little to do in the week after 9/11.
Nostradamus, the unlucky tourist, and Satan in the smoke
By BILL JENSEN  |  September 11, 2006

Bring it on - side

By  |  September 06, 2006