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50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  January 28, 2011
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The worst and best of Boston sports in 2010

The Patriots are 12-2, the Red Sox won Hot Stove season, the Bruins are skating off skeins of wins thanks in part to the pickup of an 18-year-old Wunderkind who may be the second coming of Jesus on ice skates, and the Celtics have twice dunked the Heat.
Jock strapped
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 24, 2010
Five things Shaq brings to the Celtics (that have nothing to do with basketball)

Five things Shaq brings to the Celtics (that have nothing to do with basketball)


By now you've all probably heard the news that The Big Aristotle has touched down in Boston. And while the Shaq of yesteryear (pictured above)...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 06, 2010

Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''

But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
By MATT JONES  |  February 26, 2010

Crossword: ''Bank job''

You're getting colder
You're getting colder
By MATT JONES  |  December 04, 2009
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Monster mash

As high points of comedy go, the "Putting On the Ritz" routine in Mell Brooks's Young Frankenstein has to be one of the avalanche-inducing helpless-laughter pinnacles.
Young Frankenstein lumbers into PPAC
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2009


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Personal fouls

The biggest story in sports media last week was the discovery of surreptitiously shot nude-video footage of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, whose comeliness has made her a favorite — and sometimes a fetish — of the online sports commentariat.
ESPN's odd double standard on sex
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 31, 2009
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A long time comin'

Says Slaine, "When I get high I want to get higher, and when I get low I just want to get lower. I can't seem to find that place in the middle."
La Coka Nostra's been prepping this debut for a minute
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 17, 2009
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The other white beat

In the home of Slaine, Esoteric, Sullee, Bomshot, Lyrical, and about 10,000 other pale MCs who can hang with brothers of all shades and styles, the notion of prolific whiteboys is hardly novel.
Four random caucasian MCs better than Asher Roth
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 10, 2009
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Hail, Deer Tick!

Heady days for Deer Tick.
The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 19, 2009
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Practice makes precious

After seeing her do her thing at the House of Blues on Wednesday, I think I can safely conclude that something about Jenny Lewis just doesn’t do it for me.
Jenny Lewis + Deer Tick, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 12, 2009


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Novel idea: Twitter fiction

Inauspiciously, Tom Scharpling began his Twitter novel with a typo.
Post-modernism, post by 140-character post
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 14, 2009
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The Year of the Nerd

Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008
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Streetball spectacle


The other end of the court
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  June 18, 2008

Crossword: ''Out with the old''


You know the rest
By MATT JONES  |  May 28, 2008
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Desert session

For nearly two decades, Josh Homme has had countless irons in the rock-and-roll fire.
Josh Homme’s lullabies of love
By WILL SPITZ  |  October 22, 2007


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Minnesota dreaming

If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007
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Good Shaq, bad Shaq

Say this for Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal: in Shaq’s Big Challenge , signs abound that his intentions are good.
Is O’Neal’s fat-camp show kind or cruel?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007
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Da did, Ron-Ron-Ron

The 2007 sports-crime season has its first repeat offender.
Sports blotter: "More from Artest" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 07, 2007
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A little bit Louder Now

Having risen from post-hardcore bands that even your mom has taken to calling “emo,” they’re now a band with a rock and roll work ethic and aspirations to pop greatness.
Taking Back Sunday's Matt Rubano on flying mics, MySpace, Boston, and playing bass with Shaq
By VICKI G. SIOLOS  |  June 22, 2006
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Six story lines to follow

Now that the World Cup is upon us, here are six things you should know. "Don't Mention the World Cup"
Open wide for some soccer
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 12, 2006


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Scary Movie 4

The horror-spoofing franchise has risen from the dead under the guidance of David Zucker ( Airplane! and the Naked Gun series).
Revitalized parody franchise hits War of the Worlds, Fahrenheit 9/11
By TOM MEEK  |  April 19, 2006