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A bankrobber downsizes
There's nothing like an art heist to make a journalist spout hyperbole.
Annals of Crime
| April 15, 2011
Pimping his ride
This week, the Paul Revere Memorial Association and the Old South Meeting House kick off a free, month-long lecture series to take place at the latter.
| September 03, 2010
Trail of jeers
As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN
| June 18, 2010
Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids
The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
| March 05, 2010
Spose, radio star
Who knew? The era of the radio hit isn't completely over. Maybe five times recently, someone's asked, "Dude, have you heard that Spose song?"
Apparently, smoking it all can be beneficial
| February 05, 2010
Only the awesome need apply
What if Eli and Edythe Broad, two important financial backers of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, had gone batshit crazy back in the early '00s and decided to go in a different direction with their philanthropy?
Free Money Dept.
| July 24, 2009
When Red Sox World Series trophies need buffing, third-generation Downtown Crossing silversmith Mike Davis gets the phone call.
A long-time Downtown Crossing shopkeeper sees the neighborhood’s silver lining
| April 10, 2009
Choosing my religion
There’s nothing that strikes me as heroic or important about Gregg Housh’s farcical jihad against Scientology.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 24, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 22, 2008
On New Year’s Day 1980, telegrams sent from Utah arrived at the New York Times and the Daily News announcing that 50-year-old media hoaxter Alan Abel had suffered a heart attack at a ski resort near Orem, Utah. He left behind a wife, Jeanne, and daug
At age 78, able-bodied Alan Abel’s life is still one big joke
| October 09, 2008
Love us, don't leave us
Let’s skip the sugarcoating. Boston can be a tricky place.
Advice from sadder but wiser Bostonians
| September 02, 2008
What? This old thing?
Glossy guidebooks often extol Boston as one of America’s most “European” cities, a euphemism that means that we’re . . . you know, wicked old.
A guide to Boston's secret trove of peculiar artifacts
| August 27, 2008
Remembrance of things crap
Boston’s historic Freedom Trail gift shops are, clearly, the manifestation of our confusing, conflicted, amusing past.
Millions of tourists walk the freedom trail each summer, bringing home ridiculous pieces of our proud city’s history
| June 11, 2008
The best of Boston's gift shops
| June 11, 2008
On Portland’s poet
It’s a testament to much of what’s good about America that one of her first and most popular poets had such reverence, and such affection, for so many of her stories.
Celebrating Longfellow’s words
| October 31, 2007
That dirty water
Much of the heart and soul of historic Boston is in danger of sinking into the marshy ooze on which it was built over the centuries.
Why doesn’t the Patrick administration think that’s an environmental issue?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 11, 2007
Sticking it to the man
In 1969, Harvard University students rallied to support the creation of a black-studies program and protest the Vietnam War, the presence of ROTC on campus, and the university’s expansion into surrounding communities.
Five centuries of protest art at Harvard
BY GREG COOK
| January 02, 2007
Flashbacks: September 29, 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.
| September 27, 2006
Paul Revere Restaurant
It’s the kind of place you’d expect to stumble upon on the rural roads of Missouri or the congested byways of suburban New Jersey.
| April 05, 2006
The Green Dragon Tavern
Whigs and Tories no longer butt heads here: it’s just Bostonians hoisting frothy pints of stout and talking about what makes the world go ’round.
History and hamburgers
| March 15, 2006
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