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Wanting more — or less — for summer

I don't think it's even possible to hula hoop with your ass sticking up that high in the air.
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By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  June 08, 2013
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26 Things to Do When the Students Leave Town

Nobody can fault us for heaving a sigh of relief come the annual May exodus, when we see the suitcases, futons, and mini-fridges stacked up along Mass Ave. That sight heralds sweet freedom for the rest of us.
How you can take back Boston this summer, and rediscover New England while you're at it
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO, JOE DIFAZIO, CASSANDRA LANDRY, PATRICK MCDERMOTT, LIZ PELLY, AND ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 08, 2012
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Stars of the Western (Mass) Hemisphere

No matter how many Wahlburgers Mark and Co. open, Boston can sometimes feel a little devoid of A-listers. But who needs Hollyweird? Drive just a couple hours west, and suddenly you're surrounded by famous people and the ghosts of dead famous people.
Glamorous Western Mass is home to a surprising number of minor celebrities, living and dead
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 08, 2012
Best. Summer. Ever: The only thing better than a cold beer is a cold beer in the warm sun. Check out our summer picks for bars with the best patios

Best. Summer. Ever: The only thing better than a cold beer is a cold beer in the warm sun. Check out our summer picks for bars with the best patios


It's supposed to be one hell of a nice weekend. Thanks be to the weather gods for granting us yet another two days of sunshine...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 08, 2011
Best. Summer. Ever: Get your pale, white ass to the beach this 4th of July weekend, with our help

Best. Summer. Ever: Get your pale, white ass to the beach this 4th of July weekend, with our help


We compiled New England's best beaches, by T or by car....by land or by sea....for our Summer Guide. Check out a few of our favorites-...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 01, 2011
The Illustrated Animal Collective: Hipster Animals spotted in the Phoenix!

The Illustrated Animal Collective: Hipster Animals spotted in the Phoenix!


Ah, summer -- when herbivores and carnivores cast aside their differences to cordially converge on a picnic blanket for feasting, soaking up the sun, and...
By Nate Homan  |  June 15, 2011


Stonewalled: what a riot!

I was excited to read the “Trail of Tunes” feature about outdoor music festivals in the Phoenix Summer Guide.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 26, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 26, 2009