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2009: The year in dining
This was an unusual food year for me, in that the recession did not have the expected effect on the local dining scene.
My year in food
| December 25, 2009
Bozzio's a somewhat missing person on the west coast
As she awaits a retrial on animal-cruelty charges in New Hampshire, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio’s troubles continue in Southern California, where she faces eviction from her San Fernando Valley home over $4400 in missing rent payments.
Cat Crazy Dept.
| October 23, 2009
Three-year-old ethnic bargain spot Con Sol snuck under reviewers' radar with an Iberian menu that draws mostly on Portuguese-American food — a cuisine that feels native to long-time Cantabrigians, but otherwise is little known north of New Bedford and F
Shining light on a secret Iberian bargain
| October 09, 2009
Sweet storyline here: Magnolia's goes along for years serving inexpensive Southern-style food, then Hungry Mother opens to vast acclaim, perhaps stealing a few foodies away.
A sweet convergence of Cajun comfort and perfect pies
| September 11, 2009
EXCERPT: King Creole
Gerald Perry writes on King Creole' s neverending B list movie status.
| October 30, 2008
Rhapsodies in blues
“There are a lot of people that play the blues with too much reverence. And that’s the reason that most blues sucks,” says Scissormen frontman (and Phoenix contributor) Ted Drozdowski.
Scissormen razor sharp on Luck in a Hurry
| October 15, 2008
Trouble at the top
The back of our limo has one of those yellow ribbon decals that say “Support Our Troops” — just above the “Impeach Bush” sticker.
The Walter Reed fiasco is a national disgrace
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 14, 2007
A hero in the works
This article originally appeared in the December 16, 1980 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| November 15, 2006
Weird Evelyn’s Navy
360 band names you'll never hear again.
If I had a band I'd name it . . .
| November 10, 2006
Diamond in the rough
If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon li
Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
| August 01, 2006
It’s four in the morning and raining. I’m 27 today, feeling old, listening to my records, and remembering that things were different a decade ago.
Growing young with rock and roll
| May 19, 2006
Somewhat quietly, Doug Cowan’s band, Bullyclub, has stuck around long enough to become one of the Portland scene’s elder statesmen.
Doug Cowan’s club emphasizes the literate indie pop they’ve always done best
| February 16, 2006
New to DVD for the week of December 27, 2005
New DVD releases for the week of December 27, 2005
| January 17, 2006
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