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Rapture, ruptured

May 21 came and went, and nobody got lifted naked skyward into Heaven.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  May 27, 2011

Letters to the Boston editor, May 27, 2011

When I first read your issue of May 20 with all the hue and cry about the Rapture due the next day, I thought it was a lot of nonsense.
The end is here
By  |  May 27, 2011
"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions

"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions

 So now all that bullshit Rapture hoopla is far behind us, it's time to revel in a little schadenfreude. While we laugh at those on...
By David Eisenberg  |  May 23, 2011
Goodbye, cruel world: Farewell from the Raptured remains of the Boston Phoenix

Goodbye, cruel world: Farewell from the Raptured remains of the Boston Phoenix

"We never got rich, but we are going to heaven."-- Clif Garboden Boston Phoenix writer and online content coordinator Maddy Myers gets raptured
By Pat D on Sports  |  May 21, 2011
staff writer chris faraone rides the rapture bus

Photos: Staff writer Chris Faraone's ride on the Rapture bus

There were nine days left
The Rapture Bus | New York City | May 12, 2011
By PAUL QUITORIANO  |  May 20, 2011
Eternal Earth-Bound Pets

Interview: Eternal Earth-Bound Pets founder Bart Centre

Pets — no matter how cuddly — lack souls. While their pious masters are frolicking with Jesus, loyal puppies, adorable kitties, and stalwart goldfish will find themselves alone in a terrifying hell on Earth.
 Because there’s no doggie door to Heaven
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 20, 2011

rapture pets comic

COMIC: Meet the rapture pets!

After the Rapture, God will reward the suffering of the righteous with infinite, indescribable joy.  
The adorable adventures of the lil 'est left-behinders

Larry Flynt on the end of days, and why politicians can't keep it in their pants

Larry Flynt is no stranger to religious freaks. He's been one himself — converted aboard his private jet, back in 1977, by Jimmy Carter's sister.
Great hustle
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  May 20, 2011

Storming New York with Harold Camping's Rapture warriors

I'm riding shotgun through Times Square in a flatbed truck draped with placards, advertising the impending End of Days: HAVE YOU HEARD THE AWESOME NEWS?
There were nine days left
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 20, 2011

All good things must come to an end

Gayle looked up at Oprah from the cool stone floor. This idea struck her as . . . mostly bad.
My favorite things
By JOE KEOHANE  |  May 20, 2011

God Hates FAQS

Editors' note: We selected David S. Bernstein to serve as our resident Rapture expert, on account of his having seen all three Kirk Cameron Left Behind series film adaptations.
Everything you always wanted to know about the Rapture, but were afraid to ask
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 20, 2011


Bliss of Rapture

Okay, I'm not happy , exactly, that, as a Jew, I am excluded from Saturday's date with Heaven's eternal rewards, and will instead be left to suffer through great tribulations before perishing, with the rest of the Army of the Antichrist, as a dismemb
Farewell, Christians — don't let the gates of paradise hit you on the ass on your way out
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 20, 2011

Letting our imaginations run wild

There was a priceless article in last week's Portland Press Herald about the "Platter Ensemble," a new "invention" — a slotted plate that fits over a deep-dish platter in order to catch the juices that sometimes squirt out of a freshly cracked lobste
Patent pending
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 20, 2011

Drat, it's the 21st already?

Make sure your date this Saturday night is with an atheist.
By KARL STEVENS  |  May 20, 2011

Review: MotorStorm: Apocalypse

If the billboards are to be believed, Judgment Day is coming on May 21 — and for a while it looked like Christ might return before the PlayStation Network.
Racing to the end
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 20, 2011
A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers

A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers

 If you're doing a double-take on the way past one of our red Boston Phoenix boxes this week, you're not alone -- Faraone amused himself...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 19, 2011

Free party with the Rapture on Aug. 4

Free party with the Rapture on Aug. 4

Royale is becoming the home base for free mega-parties. While we're still a tad hungover from Passion Pit's romp on Tremont Street a few weeks...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 29, 2010

Daddy issues

When Andrew Ryan said this to your player in BioShock , it was part of a plot twist of surprising power — about halfway through the game, you realized you'd been taking orders from your antagonist.
BioShock 2 dives under the surface
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 26, 2010

Review: Waiting For Armageddon

Much scarier than 2012 is this documentary about the death grip that fundamentalist religious groups have on American politics.
Here are all the crazies
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
Tonight: Videfest postponed, the Rapture DJing at Estate

Tonight: Videfest postponed, the Rapture DJing at Estate

We just got word that tonight's scheduled Vidfest in Union Square has been postponed due to the threat of rain -- they'll try it again tomorrow, same massive lineup of bands and video projection artists. In the meantime, that frees us all up to head over to the Estate, where half of the Rapture will be spinning alongside Atlanta turntable wizard/paawrty-rocker DJ Klever and our own DJ Die Young. Download Klever's latest mixtape after the jump!

By Carly Carioli  |  August 08, 2008