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This Week in Geek, July 11-17: Sand sculptures, Slurpee’s, and tons of free stuff!

Some of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are...
By Wei-Huan Chen  |  July 11, 2011
Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival

Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival

Ever seen the Taj Mahal? The Eiffel Tower? How about a beach interpretation of the Trojan horse from the Aeneid? Well, you may get your...
By webteam  |  July 14, 2010

Review: Kelly's Roast Beef

In a city with hundreds of unreviewed independent restaurants, I generally avoid chains. But the new Kelly's in the former home of Marty's Liquors in Allston felt different.
A new Allston outlet captures the flavors, if not the charm, of the original
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 25, 2010

Must Flee TV?

If Jersey Shore and Last Comic Standing had a threesome with Curb Your Enthusiasm in the men’s room of Great Scott, the bastard issue might look a little something like Quiet Desperation .
With his new ‘reality sitcom,’ the artist formerly known as Robbie Roadsteamer tries to stop the Allston hipster brain drain
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010

Photos: New England Sand Sculpting Festival 2009

Photos from the New England Sand Sculpture Festival 2009 at Revere Beach
New England Sand Sculpture Festival 2009 at Revere Beach
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 24, 2009
New England Sand Sculpting Festival 2009

New England Sand Sculpting Festival 2009

Sure, you might hate wet weather just because it melts your newspaper, ruins your street-hockey game, and makes your shoes reek. But for the professional...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 08, 2009


Free and easy

With a beach season approaching in which most people will be squeezing quarters till the eagles fart, it's fair enough to ask aloud, "Is this going to be the worst summer ever ?"
10 cash-free ways to make summer not suck
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 12, 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

Robby Roadsteamer's good intentions

"He's beyond passionate — it's almost to the brink of sanity with him."
The Greater Boston Alternative-Comedy Festival
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2008

BarCasting about

The inside of the Silhouette Lounge in Allston is a bit like a pinball machine.
Beer and Cheesecake
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  August 06, 2008

Roll with it

I’m not alone in my lobster­roll love affair.

By LOUISA KASDON  |  July 27, 2007


Dice-k Dictionary

The Red Sox’ signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka bolster Boston’s starting rotation and spawned a burgeoning industry in Japanese signage around Fenway Park.
Translating the sudden explosion of Japanese signs in the Fenway
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 16, 2007

Resist the surge: enough is enough

This president fails to surprise anymore.
You’ve got to be kidding us
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 10, 2007

ID Check: The Best Thing Ever

It’s 11:15 pm on Monday night when Alex Billig enters the fancy men’s bathroom at the Top of the Hub lounge.
Men’s-room rockers
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 10, 2006

Planes, trains, & automobiles

Boston in winter: makes you wonder why you live here, right?
Your guide to winter-weekend escapes at any price
By NINA SCHWARTZ  |  March 01, 2006