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Everything Is Terrible sics ''DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!'' on the Coolidge

For a concise introduction to Everything Is Terrible, look up "Nightmare on Drug Street" on YouTube.
Worst in show?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 23, 2012
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Cruelty, compassion, and a capuchin, a decade later

I had tried not to look at the monkey's tits — the result, Janet told me later, of a glandular disorder. They bounced whenever the monkey moved. If you shaved them, they would have been a pretty nice set.
The baby in the box
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  August 05, 2011

Karl's cat dreams big

Karl's cat is too lazy and distracted to get anything done.
By KARL STEVENS  |  May 06, 2011

Raising chickens within city limits

Six-year-old Fuchsia Harmon races around the soggy backyard rounding up the family's flock of chickens.
Backyard pets
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  April 29, 2011

Review: The Elephant In the Living Room

There are more tigers in Texas than in India, according to Michael Webber's award-wining documentary, The Elephant In the Living Room , which plays next weekend at Movies at the Museum at the Portland Museum of Art.
Documentary investigates the suburban animal kingdom
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 15, 2011
Meet the Mayor: The Boston Cat Hospital

Meet the Mayor: The Boston Cat Hospital

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. The Boston Cat HospitalElizabeth Sullivan How did you...
By Barry Thompson  |  September 30, 2010

Maine's banned breeds

I'm a dog slut. I admit that's not an attribute I'm proud to list on my resume, but it still beats being called a "dog person."
Pariah dogs
By AL DIAMON  |  September 03, 2010

Review: The Good Heart

Lucas (Paul Dano), an angel-faced homeless man who sings a lullaby to a stray kitten, might be too kind-hearted to live. Jacques (Brian Cox), an apoplectic prick who owns a Bowery bar, is too mean to die.
Misanthropy and meticulous espresso brewing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010

Nondeductible charities

"Thanks for the foie gras!"
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  April 09, 2010

Dogging it

There isn't much that's cuter than little doggies, except maybe kittens and babies, but try getting them to parade in a line.
The 101 Dalmatians Musical has legs
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2010
Cute-overload alert: Cambridge, co-op's ducks in a row

Cute-overload alert: Cambridge, co-op's ducks in a row

 Last September, New Yorker staffwriter (and former Phoenix staffer) Susan Orlean laid out the case for keeping fresh poultry in the backyard: it's cheap, it's...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 09, 2010


The power of Cesar

The funniest moments of Cesar Millan's PackPower Tour show at Agganis Arena last Sunday came during intermission, when the three big video screens showed a snippet from "Tsst," the South Park parody episode where the Dog Whisperer goes up against Cartm
Leader of the Pack
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Interview: Cesan Millan

"Pit bulls are not bred for healing people, or for healing dogs. But because I channel the energy into something more humane, they're using all this pit-bull energy into really making it happen."
The Dog Whisperer comes to Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009

The Rolling Stones | Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert

This live 1969 Madison Square Garden set was released at the band's peak, following Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed , preceding Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street , and recorded a week before the disaster at Altamont.
ABKCO (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  December 11, 2009

Over the top pet products

Dog-cat suits
By DAVID KISH  |  October 30, 2009

Bozzio's a somewhat missing person on the west coast

As she awaits a retrial on animal-cruelty charges in New Hampshire, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio’s troubles continue in Southern California, where she faces eviction from her San Fernando Valley home over $4400 in missing rent payments.
Cat Crazy Dept.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 23, 2009


Freudian trip

Hip-hop is faker than Vince McMahon's business plan and tan combined. Pussy-whipped MCs who sling Whoppers rhyme about bagging blow and smacking ho's; even cats who actually do poison their communities exaggerate their hood credentials.
Esoteric drops reality rap on Saving Seamus Ryan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009

Photos: King Richard's Faire 2009

Photos from King Richard's Faire 2009
King Richard's Faire in Carver
By MADDY MYERS  |  September 11, 2009

Stonewalled: what a riot!

I was excited to read the “Trail of Tunes” feature about outdoor music festivals in the Phoenix Summer Guide.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 26, 2009

Bozzio appeals jail sentence, goes on tour

The bizarre animal-cruelty case of Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio is far from over.
Reappearing Person
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 19, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: May 15 2009

One of my oldest friends is getting married soon and she is having a major party where those invited are expected to bring gifts.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions  
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  May 15, 2009


Dale Bozzio's life is so strange

With her bold style, high-pitched voice, multicolored mop-top, and MacGyver-like ability to make mesmerizing bras out of things like electronic parts and bubble wrap, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio planted herself firmly in the spotlight in the
Can an '80s pop icon find peace in New Hampshire in a house full of feral cats? Apparently not.
By BY ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  April 24, 2009

Review: Mine

Early in Geralyn Pezanoski's documentary, a news clip shows George Bush proclaiming, "The world saw this tidal wave of disaster descend upon the Gulf Coast, and now they're gonna see a tidal wave of compassion."
Watch, animal lovers, and be stupefied.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 17, 2009

Review: The Unborn

'Tis the season of the Hollywood dumps.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 13, 2009

Doggie benefits

Can't share
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By Dr. Lovemonkey  |  January 06, 2009

Evil urges

Those who've played the first Fable already know that being bad is a hell of a lot more fun than being good.
Fable II leaves it up to you
By AARON SOLOMON  |  November 04, 2008


Bringing up Baby

Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.  
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008

Ties that bind

I’ve been seeing this guy for almost six months, but I’m starting to suspect that he just might be “Mr. Wrong.”
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 10, 2008

For the dogs

In June, seven greyhounds suffered broken legs within a six-day period at Massachusetts’s two racetracks.
Greyhounds to have their day
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  July 30, 2008

All dogs (and cats, and iguanas) go to heaven

If we pamper them in life, why shouldn’t we be expected to treat them extravagantly when they die?
A Maine pet crematorium gives man’s best friends the goodbyes they deserve
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008