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Photos: Allston Footbridge Art Show

Artists bring their work to a showcase at the Allston Footbridge on June 26, 2010.
"Take It Outside" at the Allston Footbridge on June 26, 2010
By LINDSEY PAYSON  |  July 02, 2010

Pop-up pirate

I've written first-hand about trapeze lessons, smelt fishing, and cruise vacations (oh, my!), but as I headed toward surf lessons at Scarborough's Higgins Beach one morning in May, I had more butterflies in my stomach than usual.
A first-time surfer takes to the waves
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010

One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
Handicapping the Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010

Bike Week and beyond

Boston is a great bicycling city. Sure, you have to deal with sociopathic, maniacal motorists who’ve never heard of a turn signal. And yes, you have to contend with a bunch of inconsiderate, entitled pedestrians who act like they own the road and can wan
From bike week to bike month, a line-up of great rides, summits, and get-togethers are helping make 2010 the year of the bike in Boston.
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 14, 2010

Pedal promise

Boston has its fair share of deserving bad reputations: the sports fans whined for some 86 years about a “curse” because the Red Sox couldn’t seal the deal; the drivers are terrible; and, thanks in no small part to those driving skills, the city’s street
The ongoing perils and recent improvements en route to a riding renaissance.
By TOM MEEK  |  May 14, 2010


Photos: Bike Porn at the Brattle (NSFW)

Photos from Bike Porn 3: Cycle Bound, The Backlash Tour
Bike Porn III, a film festival at the Brattle Theater
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 07, 2010

Photos: Bike polo in Boston

Photos of Boston's bike polo matches
Urbanites horse around
By JEREMY STARK  |  April 30, 2010

Cycle killers

Clearly, this isn’t the sport of gentlemen unfolding at, say, the Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton, but rather urban bike polo at a street-hockey pit in Allston. Many are dressed in black and look like refugees from a club Goth night. Participants sometimes
With its own porn, polo, and personalities, bike culture in Boston isn’t just about getting to work any more
By TOM MEEK  |  April 30, 2010

Review: Theodore Treehouse at Slainte Wine Bar Mardi Gras

A few weeks back, Theodore Treehouse made a brief appearance in this spot, lending the band the quote that now appears on their MySpace page: "Even the bike punks couldn't resist bopping their heads."
Music Seen
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  February 26, 2010

Prince Rama of Ayodhya + Theodore Treehouse

At SPACE Gallery, February 1
Music Seen
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  February 05, 2010


Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009

Biker gang

You’re looking over the handlebars of a bike, down the narrow canyon between a pair of city buses heading right at you.
 ‘Procycle 2009’ at Machines with Magnets
By GREG COOK  |  November 13, 2009

Review: A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and his Blob got its start as a 1989 Nintendo game designed by David Crane, who also designed Pitfall! . This 2009 remake features Miyazaki-inspired art and cel-shaded animation, giving the maps a storybook quality. Unfortunately, the story its
Childhood memories, improved
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 30, 2009

A Dark Night with Mamet and a Mad Horse

Circling the central mystery of The Cryptogram are a camping trip, the provenance of a German pilot's knife, and a young boy's "sleep issues."
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2009

When a bicyclist falls in the city, does it make a noise?

Learning to cycle safely on Boston streets is a tempering process.
A look at the city's most dangerous intersections
By PETE STIDMAN  |  September 04, 2009


Blake babies

Nature is mysterious and mystical in "And the fair Moon rejoices" (at the BCA's Mills Gallery through August 16), as foreign as the wilds of New England probably seemed to its first English settlers. And maybe there are witches about.
New visions at the BCA and the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  August 07, 2009

White-knuckle thrill rites

Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009

Splash, on demand

A crippling (and, as we've discussed, utterly ridiculous) fear of sharks isn't the only thing capable of keeping us away from the beaches this summer.
Water parks that float our inner tube

Splash on demand

A crippling (and,  as we've discussed , utterly ridiculous) fear of sharks isn't the only thing capable of keeping us away from the beaches this summer.
Water parks that float our inner tube
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Adventure cooking

Cooking Indian food by myself for the first time felt like skydiving; it went against all my instincts.
Indian prawn curry breaks all the rules
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 08, 2009


The crash course

It was a sunny but brisk Friday afternoon in March when my bike was hit.
What to do when you have your next bike accident
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 08, 2009

Ready to roll

Whether you've been slogging through the streets on two wheels all winter, or are only now retrieving your bicycle, dusty and cobwebbed, from the basement, the extra light, the warm air, and the promise of snow-free roads are calling.
How to give your bike a proper spring cleaning
By CLEA SIMON  |  May 08, 2009

Casco Bay to Copley Square . . . via Hopkinton

When Boston Marathon runners cross the Copley Square finish line next Monday and sponge the diarrhea off their thighs, Will Thomas and Seth Bradbury will have even more to celebrate than their fellow soiled athletes.
Epic stupidity?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 17, 2009

Like riding a bike

Last week, glimpses of spring made me eager for the days when I can hop on my bike and go for a long ride without worrying about getting hypothermia or skidding out on salty, slushy roads.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 18, 2009

Branding our ourdoor tourism

Eventually, the folks at Maine Huts and Trails, a non-profit that operates in western Maine, hope to establish a 180-mile trail system between the Mahoosuc Range and Moosehead Lake.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009


Nature's way

Evoking the great outdoors with live jazz, live hoofing, and spoken text.
The atmospheric Jazz and Tap Odyssey
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009

Hurtin' for a yurtin'

Safe to say, we weren't exactly roughing it.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 04, 2009
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Old RI

Pawtucket-based artist Jason Mayoh recently published his third issue of Tales of Rocky Point Park .
Comic book brings Rocky Point Park back to life
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 29, 2008

Empowerment on Two Wheels

If you grew up, as I did, a privileged snot in a leafy suburb, chances are you took bikes for granted.
JP cyclists reach out to Africa
By IAN SANDS  |  November 05, 2008