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A bankrobber downsizes

There's nothing like an art heist to make a journalist spout hyperbole.
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By JOHN LARRABEE  |  April 15, 2011
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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.
History Dept.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 03, 2010
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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.
By LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN  |  June 18, 2010
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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 .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010
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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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 05, 2010
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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.
By IAN SANDS  |  July 24, 2009


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Crossing fingers

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 22, 2008
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Old trickster

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
By IAN SANDS  |  October 09, 2008
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Love us, don't leave us

Let’s skip the sugarcoating. Boston can be a tricky place.
Advice from sadder but wiser Bostonians
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 02, 2008
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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
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  August 27, 2008


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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
By MEG MUCKENHOUPT  |  June 11, 2008
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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
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 31, 2007
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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?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 11, 2007
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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 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.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  September 27, 2006
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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.
Retro, original-style
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  April 05, 2006
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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
By PHIL AMARA  |  March 15, 2006