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To have and to hold

Stephen Prina is many things: artist, musician, Harvard professor, socialite, bon vivant. His artwork extends across a number of media, with multifarious influences.
Stephen Prina at Barbara Krakow, 'Architecture of Fragments' at The New Art Center
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  April 01, 2009

Ray J

Ray J got his own reality show, For the Love of Ray J, by banging Kim Kardashian, who (we presume) got her own reality show by banging scores of dudes around Hollywood. Too bad the chicks who bang him won't get anything but syphilis.
DORK DIGGLER
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Dance, Monkey: Dan Sally


Is he the father of Clay Aiken’s child?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 15, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Fire sales

The world’s largest collection of recorded music has gone up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $3 million.
Plus, this week in tedious headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 04, 2008
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Fool's Gold

As for Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, they should have a sit-down with their agents.
Ever shirtless, ever silly
By TOM MEEK  |  February 13, 2008
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Who I am

She answers my questions in a Valley Girl vixen voice, with a languid aplomb that characterizes the way she approaches life.
Paris speaks
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 13, 2008


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The Estate’s first

She’s the 21st century’s best example of someone who’s famous for being famous, but she’s also a good sport and, up close and semi-personal, kind of sweet.
Paris Hilton helps celebrate a local anniversary
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 11, 2008
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The Hottie and the Nottie

It’s a shame you can’t auto-tune acting talent the same way you can manufacture vocals in the recording studio.
Total makeover madness
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 06, 2008
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It parade

There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek  gets all 90210
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 26, 2007
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Memory Lane time for Leo’s

There is certain to be a run on Botox injections, Grecian Formula, and William Shatner rubber corsets.
Old-line Providence hipsters to regroup over hard stuff
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2007
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Aesthetic genius

When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 30, 2007


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Explicitly yours

The easiest way out with R. Kelly — as with Bill Clinton or Paris Hilton — is sex jokes.
R. Kelly after the sex jokes
By RICHARD BECK  |  August 07, 2007
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Bruce Willis lets loose

I n the middle of my conversation with Bruce Willis at the Four Seasons, the lights inexplicably go out and we’re plunged into darkness.
On the Die Hard films, Paris Hilton, and what scares him
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 29, 2007
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Circus maximus

The clown show at Little Rhody’s State House is the Greatest Show Not on Earth. This is due to how our politicians behave like they are on another planet.
The greatest show not of this Earth
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 09, 2007
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One hell of a socialite

Summer of ’63 with Sinatra, three-times a divorcee, and a gold cape cut from the curtains of the old San Francisco opera house.
Pat Montandon's eccentric new memoir
By ELLEE DEAN  |  April 13, 2007
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Random forecast

One thing that’s sure to happen in the coming year is that people will make erroneous predictions about what will happen in the coming year.
Coming in 2007: More tech, more fear, less Paris, and some time travel
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 29, 2006


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You and your tech-chic

You must’ve already heard that you were named Time magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year.
 As of 2006, new media isn’t just for geeks anymore
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  December 20, 2006
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Sweet information!

John Hodgman is a very intelligent man. He is also a very strange man. John Hodgman on the 51 States John Hodgman on the paperback release of Areas of My Expertise (YouTube)
John Hodgman holds forth on eels, mole men, and Macs
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 21, 2006

Dancing with the devil

Regarding the August 18 issue’s cover “ America’s Next Musical Genius ”: have you all lost your souls?
Letters to the Boston editor: August 25, 2006
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 23, 2006
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On the racks: August 22

Eric Bachmann, David Pajo, the Mountain Goats, Paris Hilton, and more.
Bachmann Hilton overdrive
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 23, 2006
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America’s next musical genius

Can  Paris the album win over the haters who wrote off Paris the person ages ago? Paris Hilton, "Stars Are Blind" (YouTube) Hate club: Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006


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Made in the Ocean State

From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 03, 2006
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Heatseekers

When in 2002 Francisco "Luny" Saldana and Victor “Tunes” Cabrera left their jobs at a Harvard University cafeteria to make music full-time as Luny Tunes, the word “reggaetón” meant nothing to most English speakers. Listen to five Luny Tunes classics
The rise and triumph of Luny Tunes
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  July 25, 2006