On The Download
Outside The Frame
Food + Drink
On The Cheap
Bars and Drinking
Arts & Entertainment
Museums & Galleries
Big Fat Whale
Big Fat Whale
The Big Hurt: The Year Ahead
Predicting the future is a little silly.
| December 21, 2012
Back to the future
Welcome to our new world. Or perhaps it's back to the future.
Letter from the Publisher
STEPHEN M. MINDICH
| September 21, 2012
The planet known as California
More future adventures with Karl.
| September 14, 2012
Pope Cat Visits the Future
"I will have had a long day of sunbathing on Mercury ... "
| August 17, 2012
Future Fatty Foods(1)
Heart disease, courtesy of ... the future!!
Big Fat Whale
| June 01, 2012
Review: Sound of My Voice
You've got to hand it to Brit Marling when it comes to audacious premises, both in Another Earth (in which she starred and co-wrote with director Mike Cahill), and in this high concept sci-fi head-scratcher, in which she also stars and co-wrote with di
| May 11, 2012
Karl's descendant, Karl VIII
In the year 2312 ...
| May 04, 2012
As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul
A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
| March 09, 2012
Review: Battle Royale (2000)
In a not-so-distant future society that has devolved into chaos, Japan's youth run amok, Clockwork Orange –style, and the government has passed an act decreeing that one unruly grade-school class will face off in a battle from which only one will emerg
A not-so-distant future society
| February 24, 2012
Interview: Wim Wenders takes 3D one step further
Some are surprised that Wim Wenders, like fellow veteran of the '70s New German Cinema Werner Herzog, has embraced something as newfangled as 3D.
| January 20, 2012
Meme forecast for 2012
When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice anima
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
| December 30, 2011
The 2011 "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Actor: the nominees
This has been a great year for performances on screen, especially from animals. Which makes the winner of the annual "Where's Whitey?" Award for Best...
| December 26, 2011
Gifts for the 1%
They say the best things in life are free. But you know what makes those things even better ? Swag!
Deck the halls with wretched excess
| December 05, 2011
Review: Real Steel
Charlie Kenton is America.
Boxing robots. Enough said.
| October 07, 2011
URI’s ''Are You Ready For the Future?'' colloquium in brief
The future is about more than the singularity, of course. It's about robots, lab-grown organs, and watching hopelessly as the Chinese pilfer our military secrets.
Robots and lab-grown bladders
| September 30, 2011
On carpentry and college
Age 30, I quit the Phoenix and ended up with a job as an apprentice to a carpenter. Sawing, chiseling, hammering, nail-gunning, tiling, sanding, slotting, framing, hauling, measuring, and sweeping are less obvious outcomes of an undergraduate career in
Finding reward - and real learning - in the ivory tower
| September 02, 2011
The future is boring
More dispatches from the year 2311.
| August 26, 2011
Just outside the Milky Way
In the year 2311.
| August 12, 2011
Review: The Future
First of all let me confess that I'm a sucker for a cute, sad little kitten, especially one with a bum leg; like little Paw Paw, a miserable shelter stray with renal problems and a tiny cast, whom I found the most appealing character for much of Miranda
Miranda July's shaggy kitten story
| August 05, 2011
Miranda July takes a cookie break
July had just nabbed a chocolate-chip cookie from a table set up for a conference of visiting doctors. She was surprised — not only by the fact that one of the physicians had recognized her — but that the woman had also already seen July's latest, which
| July 29, 2011
Review: Another Earth
Apparently it's getting harder to meet compatible partners these days in independent movies.
| July 29, 2011
Review: The Future
I think any movie with an ailing kitten wearing one of those little casts has won me over already.
| April 29, 2011
COMIC: The illustrated history of Boston's future, 2020-2100 AD
We approached this future-Boston project as a sort of moderated "jam comic." Result: post-singularity MBTA robots, Menino clones, Citgo aliens, and donut zombies.
Forget politicians, economists, or inventors -- the future of Boston belongs to the comics
BOSTON COMICS ROUNDTABLE
| January 21, 2011
Local experts predict the Boston of the future
There's more to imagining our city's future than placing bets on when Hizzoner will retire (which is just an exercise in futility at this point).
Best Decade Ever
| January 15, 2011
How To Be Good at the Future
One of these days, when the Doc Brown and McFly jokes dry up, you'll have no choice but to start thinking seriously about the future. Not just tomorrow, and the day after, but the next several hundred years, since lifespans are on track to skyrocket.
Tap into technology and make yourself a Master of Tomorrow
| January 14, 2011
Slay Bells: The world of Infinite Santa 8000
Episode #1 of Infinite Santa 8000 Go ahead, pick any character, any person (even this guy); put them in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, and you've got...
| October 29, 2010
Review: Steampunk at the Players' Ring
Since they began gaining mass popularity in the '80s, the antique copper laser-guns, cog-studded corsets and alternate electronic empires of the steampunk genre have been buzzing the cultural circuitry ever more.
| October 01, 2010
All aboard electro-pop's Mystery Machine
The experience of watching Stereo Total (pronounced "to-TAL") live is a little like watching one of those old Hanna-Barbera cartoons — say, Scooby-Doo , where one second the gang are driving along in the Mystery Machine and the next second a rock song i
Inside the retro-futuristic world of Stereo Total
| August 20, 2010
The price is right
For a guy sometimes compared to Philip K. Dick, Alex Irvine took his time in getting around to writing about the future.
Alexander C. Irvine sees a Buyout in your future
| April 01, 2009
See more deals
Copyright © 2013 Phoenix Media/Communications Group. All Rights Reserved.
Advertise With Us
Work For Us