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designing education

Graduate programs in visual design teach more than just software skills

For me it was important to go back to school because while I had a BA in communication arts, I did not have the design history and foundation necessary to create designs that communicate effectively.
Designing a future
By BRITTANY KEARNAN  |  August 05, 2011

Review: Ondine

Love in a Neil Jordan film is almost always impossible: a guy falls for another man’s wife, or for his own mother, or (unwittingly) for another guy, or for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mysterious mer-woman takes up with a fisherman
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010

Throwing strikes

For us New Englanders, Chuck Knoblauch was always kind of tough to take.
Chuck Knoblauch chokes in the clutch. Plus, the SUNY-Binghamton story gets worse.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 09, 2009

Wild, Wild West

Former Celtic Delonte West has long been known as a clutch shooter, but he's apparently taking that reputation a little too literally.
Delonte West tries out for the Washington Bullets. Plus, SUNY-Binghamton is at it again.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 02, 2009

Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait

"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 04, 2009

Mixed and mismatched

Oh those Elizabethans, those cutups, those bawdy scamps. If we had only William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to go by, we'd wonder how the Brits ever built an empire between all the misidentifications and panicked confusions.
Errors are still comical in the bucket
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2009

Play by play: August 14, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 14, 2009

Play by Play: August 7, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 07, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Slideshow: Portland Museum of Art 2009 Biennial

For it’s 2009 Biennial, the Portland Museum of Art whittled down 970 applicants to just 17 Maine (or at least Maine-affiliated) artists.  
The 2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, April 8 to June 7, 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 01, 2009


Celtic crossed

It was nice knowing ya, Gabe Pruitt.
If a certifiable crazy man is signed to your position, here is what you don't do: act weirder than him
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 04, 2009

Dig it!

According to the invoice, 500 copies of the Diamond Mines’ brand new EP, Pave the Whales for Oil , were sent from Syracuse to Boston on January 6 — two whole days ahead of the projected ship date!
Diamond Mines shine all month at the Plough
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 27, 2009

Blount's blunts

Let’s just say it’s been a while since we’ve seen a pound-worthy entry to the annals of pot busts, as we did this week.
Sports blotter: "Gone to pot" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 17, 2008

Shattered Plax

Sports blotter: Burress edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 10, 2008


You do a thing often enough, you tend to get good at that thing.
Sports blotter: "Absolutely fell out of my chair" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 03, 2008


A different Empire

I grew up in central New York, and I can confirm that anyone who grows up in upstate who wants to do something interesting or awesome usually winds up doing it somewhere else
The many sounds of upstate
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008

Bad idea jeans

Sports blotter: "You’re looking at some years, son" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 25, 2008

Magnum farce

Sports blotter: "CSI: Binghamton" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2008

He choked big time

Sports blotter: "Ugly incident" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 12, 2008

Fest lite

From Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23, the International Pop Overthrow (IPO) makes its annual trek to Boston.
The return of the International Pop Overthrow
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 12, 2008


Quiet before the storm

There have been a lot of mysteries surrounding the Patriots in the Bill Belichick years, not surprising given the intense effort the team puts into maintaining airtight clubhouse and organizational secrecy in general.
Sports blotter: "Good call, coach" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 05, 2008

BBs and b-balls

A few years ago, it looked like college athletes shooting strangers with BB guns was going to be the boutique sports offense of the 21st century.
Sports blotter: "Inducing panic" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 29, 2008

Hello, Larry

Absolutely nothing is funny about the Lawrence Phillips case, so let’s not even go there — there isn’t a single laugh to be found in this past week’s news that the onetime Next Jim Brown was sentenced to 10 years in Cali.  
Sports blotter: "End of an era" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 16, 2008

More bad news for the Mets

Look, it just isn’t seemly for us non–New Yorkers to laugh too much about the continued suckdom of the New York Mets, specifically their bullpen.  
Sports blotter: "Very bad times" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 09, 2008

The Express

Ernie Davis may be the greatest running back never to play in the NFL.  
Football bio-pic offers a reflection on our not-so-proud past
By TOM MEEK  |  October 09, 2008


Husker don't

Details right now are still sketchy, but Thunder Collins, a former University of Nebraska running back who was once considered a sure-fire NFL star, has been charged with murder.  
Sports blotter: "Next Lawrence Phillips" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 02, 2008

Hello, old friend

There was a recent arrest of a onetime member of the Patriots defensive backfield — old friend Lawyer Milloy.
Sports blotter: "Past Pats" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 25, 2008

Zero hour

Everyone knows there is a double-standard in the NFL when it comes to arrests.
Sports blotter: "Credit where credit's due" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 17, 2008

Astro naught

Always a darned shame when we hear that the Clemens family has fallen on hard times.
Sports blotter: "More trouble for the Clemens family" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 10, 2008