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Photos: Allston Footbridge Art Show

Artists bring their work to a showcase at the Allston Footbridge on June 26, 2010.
"Take It Outside" at the Allston Footbridge on June 26, 2010
By LINDSEY PAYSON  |  July 02, 2010

As Fast As at the Empire, Grand Hotel's new album, and more

AS FAST AS are playing a reunion show of sorts July 3 at the Empire.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 25, 2010
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Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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Rain check

We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 18, 2010
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Pop-up pirate

I've written first-hand about trapeze lessons, smelt fishing, and cruise vacations (oh, my!), but as I headed toward surf lessons at Scarborough's Higgins Beach one morning in May, I had more butterflies in my stomach than usual.
A first-time surfer takes to the waves
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010

Graceless grandma

My husband and I have a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old daughter; two years ago we all went on a vacation with my mother-in-law ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 11, 2010


One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
Handicapping the Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010
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Bike Week and beyond

Boston is a great bicycling city. Sure, you have to deal with sociopathic, maniacal motorists who’ve never heard of a turn signal. And yes, you have to contend with a bunch of inconsiderate, entitled pedestrians who act like they own the road and can wan
From bike week to bike month, a line-up of great rides, summits, and get-togethers are helping make 2010 the year of the bike in Boston.
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 14, 2010
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Photos: Bike Porn at the Brattle (NSFW)

Photos from Bike Porn 3: Cycle Bound, The Backlash Tour
Bike Porn III, a film festival at the Brattle Theater
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 07, 2010
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Cycle killers

Clearly, this isn’t the sport of gentlemen unfolding at, say, the Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton, but rather urban bike polo at a street-hockey pit in Allston. Many are dressed in black and look like refugees from a club Goth night. Participants sometimes
With its own porn, polo, and personalities, bike culture in Boston isn’t just about getting to work any more
By TOM MEEK  |  April 30, 2010


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Photos: Bike polo in Boston

Photos of Boston's bike polo matches
Urbanites horse around
By JEREMY STARK  |  April 30, 2010

Review: Theodore Treehouse at Slainte Wine Bar Mardi Gras

A few weeks back, Theodore Treehouse made a brief appearance in this spot, lending the band the quote that now appears on their MySpace page: "Even the bike punks couldn't resist bopping their heads."
Music Seen
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  February 26, 2010
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Review: The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

There’s nothing more envy-inducing during a Boston winter night than watching a pack of surfers hit the pristine beaches of Tahiti. But beyond the warmth and beauty of the island, this film fails to deliver a cohesive message.
Big waves, little ripples
By LISA SPINELLI  |  February 19, 2010

Prince Rama of Ayodhya + Theodore Treehouse

At SPACE Gallery, February 1
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By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  February 05, 2010
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Short-form Portland

I can hear the snarky comments already: "What?!? Rustic Overtones put out an album this year and Pfeifle hasn't fallen all over himself naming it #1? The sky is green!" But this isn't 1999. It's 2009. And it isn't all that strange for a phenomenal albu
The 10 best LPs and EPs of 2009
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 18, 2009


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Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009
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Biker gang

You’re looking over the handlebars of a bike, down the narrow canyon between a pair of city buses heading right at you.
 ‘Procycle 2009’ at Machines with Magnets
By GREG COOK  |  November 13, 2009
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Review: A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and his Blob got its start as a 1989 Nintendo game designed by David Crane, who also designed Pitfall! . This 2009 remake features Miyazaki-inspired art and cel-shaded animation, giving the maps a storybook quality. Unfortunately, the story its
Childhood memories, improved
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 30, 2009
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Going for 'Distance'

To get an idea of the remarkable sprawl of supplies, clutter, and chaos involved in SPACE Gallery's forthcoming exhibit by Swoon and guest collaborators, "Distance Don't Matter," there are two good places to look: the gallery itself, and SPACE Executiv
From the Dumpster to the Gallery
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 16, 2009

A Dark Night with Mamet and a Mad Horse

Circling the central mystery of The Cryptogram are a camping trip, the provenance of a German pilot's knife, and a young boy's "sleep issues."
Mini-Reviews
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 16, 2009


Pawtucket calling

The long weekend starts THURSDAY (the 3rd) with a 7 pm set from local singer/songwriter GREG LATO at Hot Topic in Providence Place Mall. He's touring the region behind his recent full-length debut Monday Morning Breakdown .
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 04, 2009
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Ain't life Grand

Bands come and go. Especially local ones. The money's not great, personalities clash, young and single people tend to move around a lot. Kyle Gervais with Cosades had a band a lot of us in Portland will remember for a long time, but they broke up last
A debut EP worth more than a one-night stay
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 14, 2009
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Blake babies

Nature is mysterious and mystical in "And the fair Moon rejoices" (at the BCA's Mills Gallery through August 16), as foreign as the wilds of New England probably seemed to its first English settlers. And maybe there are witches about.
New visions at the BCA and the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  August 07, 2009
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Larry's Kidney

In this nonfiction account pretty accurately described by the book's subtitle, Daniel Asa Rose accompanies his nebbishy but mobbed-up relative on a mission for a Chinese two-fer: to get the organ he desperately needs and — why not, as long as we're here
Being the true story of how I found myself in China with my black-sheep cousin and his mail-order bride, skirting the law to get him a transplant — and save his life
By DANIEL ASA ROSE  |  July 24, 2009
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Sollilaquists of Sound | No More Heroes

I've heard that the occasional rose is known to grow from concrete, but from tourist-trap strip malls like Orlando?
Anti- (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 10, 2009


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White-knuckle thrill rites

Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009
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Budget summer vacation ideas

Do your shopping one town over
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 12, 2009
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Splash on demand

A crippling (and,  as we've discussed , utterly ridiculous) fear of sharks isn't the only thing capable of keeping us away from the beaches this summer.
Water parks that float our inner tube
By SHAULA CLARK AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 12, 2009

Splash, on demand

A crippling (and, as we've discussed, utterly ridiculous) fear of sharks isn't the only thing capable of keeping us away from the beaches this summer.
Water parks that float our inner tube
By SHAULA CLARK AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 12, 2009