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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012

Four weather-proof shows to kick off 2012

Four shows worth abandoning the safe haven of home for.
Although new records are sure to warm the soul this winter, some of us do eventually need to leave the house
By MICHAEL MAROTTA AND LIZ PELLY  |  December 30, 2011

Real Estate | Days

"Easy," the rousing opener from Real Estate's sophomore studio effort, certainly has an appropriate title.
Domino (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  October 21, 2011
UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?

UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?

Peabody Square's Sleeping Moon (which snoozes on the plaza outside the Ashmont T station in Dorchester) is no stranger to festive adornment. The Santa hat...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 08, 2011

Please, Mayor Menino, talk to Chiofaro

When Boston Mayor Thomas Menino took his oath of office for an unprecedented fifth term this past January, he made a promise that raised many eyebrows.
You promised. There is too much at stake not to do so.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 17, 2010
Kurt Vile and Real Estate at Harpers Ferry

Kurt Vile and Real Estate at Harpers Ferry

Two up-and-coming critics' darlings top the bill in Allston this weekend: Philly singer/songwriter Kurt Vile, backed by a full band, and Jersey psych-pop outfit Real...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010


How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness

Making it a reality is a matter of political will.
The concept is as simple as it is radical: give the homeless a place to live, with no strings attached
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 14, 2010

Foreclosure frontline

The 72 Hours project, which I and others have been developing in the effort to help those fighting eviction in Boston, uses video projection to bring public awareness to the struggles of those undergoing foreclosure.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 16, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 16, 2010

Real Estate | Real Estate

Real Estate’s buzzed-about debut speaks the language of the season, its slow sunset of sound flush with twinkling Stratocasters, drum kits that trot off into the distance, and anemic vocals that, as with Grizzly Bear or Beach House, magnify the fragility
Woodsist (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 27, 2009

Affordable housing in a wealthy redoubt

Barrington, not exactly known for its welcome mat to working poor families, now has its first affordable housing project in living memory.
At Home
By RICHARD ASINOF  |  October 23, 2009

How gay is Southie?

Welcome to the gayborhood.
Once unthinkable, Boston’s most notorious neighborhood now sports a welcoming face. How the hell did that happen?
By ERICA CORSANO  |  October 16, 2009


Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

In his new film about the Wall Street meltdown, Michael Moore — surprise! — denounces capitalism and its exploitation of the working class. Not that he's above doing a little exploiting himself.
Moore of the same: Capitalism fails to make a prophet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009

Photos: Sunny Day Real Estate at House of Blues

Photos of Sunny Day Real Estate plus Jealous Sound at the House of Blues in Boston
Sunny Day Real Estate and the Jealous Sound , live at HoB on September 28, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  October 02, 2009

How it feels to be something (back) on

Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
By LEOR GALIL  |  September 25, 2009

Review: 24 City

Developers tear down a factory to built the massive residential and commercial complex of the title, tossing out those who had worked there for decades.
A complex and lucid cinematic poem
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 14, 2009

Scup's in the Harbor

Scouting out great cheap restaurants takes me down some strange byways, but I almost never make it to Boston's waterfront. Most places with water views tend to be overpriced or mediocre. Perhaps it's the high cost of picturesque real estate, or that own
How refreshing: a waterfront joint that's actually quite good
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 26, 2009


Racism in real estate

After more than a decade in the business, the real-estate agent knew that many landlords had very narrow ideas about whom they did and didn't want living in their apartments and houses. Most of them were fairly subtle about it. "I want the right people,
Keeping the neighborhoods white
By SEAN FLYNN  |  May 15, 2009

Quincy council plays with dolls

Local burlesque group the Boston Babydolls are getting their tasseled titties twisted by Quincy Ward 6 City Councilor Brian McNamee.
All they want to do is dance
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 24, 2009

Review: Of All the Things

Dennis Lambert may be the biggest hit machine you never heard of.
A touching portrait of a forgotten songwriter
By TOM MEEK  |  April 17, 2009

Fighting the good fight

As Rhode Island's poor and working-class citizens face a shrinking job market, social program cuts, and an avalanche of home foreclosures, a leading low-income advocacy group faces major changes.
DARE faces major changes and challenges
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  April 01, 2009

Rafaello Follieri

Anne Hathaway's greaseball ex-boyfriend isn't just guilty for his role as a star-screwing real estate con man – even though he duped the Pope and wound up bunking alongside Bernie Madoff for misappropriating billions in so-called investments. We just hat
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: March 6, 2009

It was refreshing to read an article ("Hope For Young Homebuyers," by Deirdre Fulton) that portrays what truly is happening with today's real-estate market.
Truth is — it is a great time to jump into real estate and purchase a home.

Hope for young homebuyers

Good news if you're in a sufficiently stable financial situation to think of bailing from greater Portland's rental-housing morass.
The lousy economy — and Obama's stimulus package — has a silver lining
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

The nature of nesting

The homeowning frontlines
The homeowning frontlines
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

Some people have real problems

Mainers are facing grievous financial burdens. Stores and factories are shutting down. Businesses that stay open are laying people off. Unemployment is rising as fast as the foreclosure rate on homes. And housing prices are sinking like the value of ret
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 11, 2009


Artists get the shaft

On a tour of the studios at 337 Summer Street, Jen Mecca, a textile artist, points out some of the spaces recently vacated by artists and craftsmen, including a pair of furniture makers who left for Somerville.
The city gives Fort Point's creative residents the finger
By TED SIEFER  |  January 28, 2009

Good news, bad news

It will be the best of times. Or, perhaps, it will be the worst.
Fear and loathing? Or happy days? The only thing we know for sure about the coming year is that we're all in this together.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 30, 2008

Dianne's special deal

Undeterred by her Democratic primary loss to opponent Sonia Chang-Díaz, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson is forging ahead in a sticker campaign to win re-election of her Second Suffolk seat in the state legislature.  
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson already has amassed a list of embarrassing political pratfalls. The Phoenix uncovers two more situations that should cause concern on the cusp of the election.
By TED SIEFER  |  October 22, 2008

Stock stupidity

In my wildest dreams, I never thought my stock-market ignorance would be something to brag about.  
Self-declared financial ignoramus revels in the fact that investing ‘geniuses’ probably know less than she does
By KARA BASKIN  |  October 01, 2008