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Interview: Mark and Jay Duplass

"We took our caveman process and our telepathic speak and we had to learn how to share it with 70 crew members and a studio . . . "
The  Cyrus writer-directors keep it simple
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010
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SXSW 2010: Lost in Austin

I can’t resolve an obsession with a sound until I find it live.
Two bikes, four chords, and the truth
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  March 26, 2010
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Is Homeland Security dough well spent?

“Because it is human nature to overspend on unlikely catastrophic events, it is likely that terrorists have succeeded in getting the world to overspend on counterterrorism,” they write.
Follow the money
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  April 02, 2008
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Surely you can't be serious

Early nomination for collegiate crime-dweeb of the year goes to Fresno State defensive lineman Jason Shirley.
Sports blotter: "Don't call me Shirley!" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 17, 2007
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The War is swell

Sometime in the late ’80s, I was sharing some Iron City with my father at the bar of a Pittsburgh American Legion post.
Ken Burns captures reflections in ‘Hell’s own cesspool’
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 18, 2007

Rise of psychosurgery

This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The new lobotomists
By STEVEN D'ARAZIEN  |  April 09, 2007


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Not quite through the fire

We know all about high-school-to-NBA athletes here in Boston.
Sports blotter: direct-to-NBA edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 08, 2006
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Lost in translation

They don’t make games like Earthbound anymore.
One man's quest to translate the sequel to Earthbound
By JOE BERNARDI  |  October 12, 2006
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Independent man

Congress gets about a 30 percent approval rating from the public -- recently down to 25 percent.
A letter from Rod Driver, Richmond  Independent candidate for Congress
By ROD DRIVER, RICHMOND INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS  |  October 11, 2006
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Bad Bolts

The San Diego Chargers are making a belated run at this season’s NFL arrest title.
Sports Blotter: "Not Just for Bengals Anymore" Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 11, 2006
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More taser madness

Please don't ignore CFL players who get tasered.
Sports Blotter: CFL edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 04, 2006


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Taserama

Okay, this is officially getting ridiculous.
Sports Blotter: Punter-Gatherer Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 20, 2006
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Milwaukee's best

The recent police interview of Latrell Sprewell in connection with charges that he spontaneously choked a woman while engaging in consensual sex with her on his boat poses a serious challenge to the comics of the sports-journalism world.
Sports blotter: Crime spree edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 06, 2006
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From Rio to Austin to Boston

Carnaval Brasileiro isn't a concert — it's a bacchanal, a dance party that surpasses the lunk-headed debauchery of New Orleans Mardi Gras and is more in the spirit of Rio.
Carnaval Brasileiro comes north
By JON GARELICK  |  February 16, 2006