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How a colorful Tampa talk show host might have been the most sane conservative in Tampa

There's a lot of shouting on the third floor of the Tampa Convention Center.
Good fella
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 07, 2012

Live Coverage: RNC 2012 updates

Live dispatches from the RNC.
David S. Bernstein and Chris Faraone cover the convention
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 24, 2012

Review: Natural Selection

So memorable as Ed Helms's harridan wife in The Hangover , Rachael Harris is a natural for a lead role.
Robbie Pickering's road movie
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 06, 2012
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Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed

People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
Dark rays
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  August 26, 2011

Cool killer

Ace Atkins’s new novel is what the movie Public Enemies should have been.
Ace Atkins runs down Machine Gun Kelly
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 21, 2010

A Soviet submarine finally meets its demise

Out on Allens Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island is finally saying goodbye to the Cold War.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 30, 2010


Shaking up the school system

Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
The Reformer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010

Ken Miller just can’t win

What’s an honorable man to do?
Brown biology professor attacked by Darwin-hating fundies and leftie atheists alike
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 05, 2010

Straight outta Tallahassee

Tallahassee transplant (via Toronto) Kylewilliam Campol absolutely loves to call Rhode Island home, having moved here last May to further his career as a musician and establish the world headquarters for his post-punk outfit Imadethismistake — a move som
Kyle Campol’s Imadethismistake
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 05, 2010

Documentary Man

If you think the polemic salvos Michael Moore churns out define the modern documentary, you've either succumbed to Moore's manipulative shenanigans or are unfamiliar with the works of Frederick Wiseman. No disrespect to the Roger & Me director, he
An interview with Frederick Wiseman
By TOM MEEK  |  December 11, 2009

Wall Street's death wish

If you read the front page of the September 6 New York Times , P+J hope you are either dumbfounded, appalled, frightened, or so pissed off that you went and got the Uzi from the attic and looked for the Amtrak schedule for the Northeast Corridor train
Investing in mortality; plus, getting it right, and wireless, in West Virginia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 11, 2009


There may, in the end, be no way to save the American metropolitan newspaper. Plummeting advertising revenue and competition from the Internet often seem forces too daunting for even the savviest of publishers.
The Projo 's ultra-local approach could save the paper — or spell its demise
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 28, 2009

Alt- together now

At some point during the recording of their new album, someone in the Broken Singles realized that Sarah Borges had been botching the chords to their cover of the Lemonheads' "Ride with Me."
Sarah Borges leaps ahead by getting back to basics
By MATT PARISH  |  April 10, 2009

Hangin' Tough

This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
By JASON GAY  |  September 26, 2008

New + old classics

As if freshly presenting stage classics isn’t challenging enough, new adaptations are in the lineups this fall at two companies, Trinity Repertory Company and the Gamm.
Life on the boards
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008

Pushing his buttons

“My number one priority is getting more of my music out there.” 
Joe Beats heads back to the lab
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 05, 2008


Ticket shock

When NESN periodically broadcasts a historic Red Sox game during the off-season, the vast swaths of empty seats are enough to cause a sharp sense of wistfulness for many fans.
Fans are paying the price for the Sox success: inside the Fenway fiasco
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 10, 2008

Illegal use of hands

It’s been a slow year so far for defensive-back arrests.
Sports blotter: "Personal foul" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 27, 2008

Cinematic blunders

Led Zeppelin have rarely missed a promotional opportunity, and the occasion of their current reunion is no exception
Getting through The Song Remains the Same
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2007

The song remains the same

At one point early on in last weekend’s anti-war rally in Washington, DC, a speaker instructed the crowd, which was facing en masse toward the Capitol Building, to turn around and look in the other direction — toward the White House, the State Department
Did last weekend’s march on Washington mark a new surge in street activism or the waning of an old-school protest style?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 31, 2007

When sportscasters attack

Each sports season carries a relatively small number of sportscaster arrests, but the ones we do get it are usually memorable.
Sports blotter: "From downtown!" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 24, 2007



In September the Museum of the Modern American Dream, an organization dedicated to commemorating the search for the American Dream by ordinary Americans, opened up an extension here in Portland.
The Museum of the Modern American Dream hits town
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  November 01, 2006

More pellet madness

I’m not sure if anyone knows what to make of this one.
Sports blotter: "something we don't condone" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 25, 2006

Shooting under fire

What began as an exotic summer job — shooting for the Israel-based photo agency Flash 90 — ended up being a crash course in combat journalism. Audio slideshow: Phil Sussman's photographs of Israel
Life during wartime: My summer in Israel
By PHIL SUSSMAN  |  October 04, 2006

Local heroes

In this, the ninth annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight four people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Bill Shuey, Valerie Tutson, Greg Gerritt, and Scott Wolf

Planes, trains, & automobiles

Boston in winter: makes you wonder why you live here, right?
Your guide to winter-weekend escapes at any price
By NINA SCHWARTZ  |  March 01, 2006


Quotes + numbers, February 17, 2006

Twelve: Number of US Olympians vying for spots in the sixth season of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice .
Just the facts on Wal-Mart, the Olympics, Barack at the Grammys, and more
By EDITORIAL  |  February 16, 2006