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Straight talk(1)

Neurotic humor is Richard Lewis's style, as the series Anything But Love and Curb Your Enthusiasm, his many late-night-TV appearances, film roles, and cable specials, and his book, The Other Great Depression, all attest.  
Richard Lewis gets serious
By RICHARD ANTONE  |  February 18, 2011

Missing in action

Good-government advocates often breathe a sigh of relief when the legislature quits Beacon Hill.
The legislature vacations while crisis looms
By EDITORIAL  |  December 11, 2009

Paging Dilbert

What’s black and white and re(a)d all over? Certainly not the Providence Urinal, whose circulation has been falling faster than a 1000-pound safe pushed out of a sky-scraper window.
Fonting around at the Urinal. Plus, celebrity karaoke, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 06, 2009

Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009

Sleeping with the enemy

Who knew the azure waters off the Amalfi Coast flowed into the River Styx?
Tennessee Williams’s Milk Train stops in Hartford
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 03, 2008

Defending the universally loathed

Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008


Keepin' it realtor

There’s an old Saturday Night Live sketch — not, truth be told, one of the show’s funniest moments — called “Rock & Roll Real-estate Agent.”
Rock and rolling all night is tough with an unforgiving day job. That’s why the shredding set love real estate.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007

Who's Your Caddy?

In this big-screen vehicle for pop sensation Antwan Andre Patton, nearly every element of the plot rips off the mangy 1980 comedy Caddyshack .
The gamut of taste
By TOM MEEK  |  August 01, 2007

The Stool also rises

Dave Portnoy had described himself as the most average-looking guy imaginable, and he was right.
Parsing the lowbrow genius of Barstool Sports
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 10, 2007

Mooninite media mash-up

Slowly, mercifully, the agony of Mooninite-gate is fading away.
Praise and (mostly) blame for Boston’s Fourth Estate
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 07, 2007

Are you too old for school?

For anyone over 25 planning to go back to school, there is no shortage of things to worry about. Changing concentrations: As the world shrinks, schools expand their majors and programs. By Seetha Narayan
Even at age 30, your brain is different from the average student’s
By SAMANTHA HENIG  |  January 24, 2007


Route 666

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Natural Born Killers is Oliver Stone's comic debut
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006

Hyland avenues

It’s Friday night at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville, and the band on stage are facing a potential drum-kit disaster.
Headband and Appletown Gun Shop  
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  February 02, 2006