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From the Phoenix, with love: Clip-and-share Valentines

Valentines for the craft-impaired: print, clip, and spread the love.

By MANY TALENTED ARTISTS  |  February 08, 2013

The Big Love Hurts: Valentine's Day press releases

Valentine's Day brings an enormous opportunity to squeeze money from the most lucrative demographics: the frustrated, the clingy, the lonely, and the stalky.
Spoil the mood with terrible dates, familiar faces and sex toy surprises
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 08, 2013
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The challenge? Turn Valentine’s candy into haute cuisine — no desserts allowed

As adults, we find ourselves missing those halcyon years when Valentine's Day was just a Halloween knock-off with no pressure and lots of processed sugar.
Out of the Box
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 08, 2013

Pirate ISO Robot for LTR

There are lots of good reasons to hit up the Westin this weekend for New England's biggest science-fiction and fantasy convention.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  January 18, 2013

Review: Mario’s Risto/Bar

We don't usually think of Mario's when we're passing through Knightsville.
Excellent dining in Knightsville
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 09, 2012

On Valentine's Day, a toast to a man wronged

They raised a toast this Valentine's Day at McBride's Pub in Providence to John Gordon, much-remembered these past 167 years.
Justice Dept.
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  February 17, 2012


Valentine's Day for the Frugal and Savvy Diner

On the Cheap thinks you should take your honey out to a fabulous dinner in February. But fine dining on Valentine's Day, with its overpriced prix fixes, cheap Champagne, and harried servers is a rookie choice, like clubbing on New Year's Eve.
Avoiding the V-Day fine-dining shit-show
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 10, 2012

An intimate guide to dining in — and eating out — this Valentine's Day

Food and sex have long been intimate bedfellows. What's the endgame of a dinner date but the prospect of the coital desserts waiting at home?
Erotic Potluck

‘Valentined’ showcases geek love at Craftland

These missives don't have the swooning, steamy, bodice-ripping passion of romance novel covers.
By GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day cards for cut-ups

You probably shouldn't give anyone any of these. But, c'mon.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 10, 2012
Review: New Year's Eve

Review: New Year's Eve

Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011

LePage kisses the Phoenix

We are savoring the moment. It won't last long.
Valentine's Day
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 25, 2011
Meet the Mayor of Condom World

Meet the Mayor of Condom World

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.   McKenzie LawtonCondom WorldWhy not just buy...
By Barry Thompson  |  February 11, 2011

Interview with the BDSM vampire: Lord Ramirez's guide to life

We know from TV and movies that vampires have more aphrodisiacal allure than almost any other type of magical creature. So, to sex up the Phoenix 's Valentine's issue, I decided to ask a vampire a bunch of questions.
Evil love
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 11, 2011

Recipe for disaster: Valentine's Day horror stories from Boston restaurant insiders

These restauranteurs have seen more than a few funny valentines.
Recipe for disaster: Valentine's Day horror stories from Boston restaurant insiders
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  February 11, 2011

14 clip-and-send Valentines from the ladies of Paint Pens in Purses

Sometimes it's hard to express how you feel to that special person.
Light cards for heavy crushes
By PAINT PENS IN PURSES  |  February 11, 2011


Phoenix Mad (In Love) Libs presents: The Trashy Date

We met at the romantic intersection of [blank] and desire ...
The ____ Boston Date Ever!
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2011

20 Astoundingly Bad Romance Novel Covers

Sure, we all love contemplating glistening Adonises, swashbuckling buccaneers, and loincloth-straining savages — but not as much as Uncle Walter does.
Moaning, groaning, and oiled-hunk-boning with Uncle Walter & Co.
By UNCLE WALTER AND THE WIFE  |  February 11, 2011

Valentine's rhymes

Roses are rose ...
By DAVID KISH  |  February 11, 2011

A Freudian Analysis of Cupid

The Valentine's Day mascot gets psychoanalyzed.
By DAVID KISH  |  February 11, 2011

Sparkle on Valentine’s Day

There are three basic Valentine's Day tactics: You can forget it and be forced to sleep outside with the large furry dog. Second, you can go out to dinner. Or, you can cook dinner in with a bottle of bubbly accompaniment.
Wine love
By LAYNE WITHERELL  |  February 11, 2011


Ask A New England Porn Star

Things are different here. More refined. After all, we gave the world the corn muffin, Harvard University, and Emily Dickinson. It stands to reason that our porn stars would also be more genteel, well-bred, and cultured. As the day sacred to St. Valenti
How to dip your yankee candle
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  February 11, 2011

Under $20: Romantic Valentine's Day dining on the Cheap

Want a lousy place to celebrate Valentine's Day? Try a fine-dining restaurant. These frugal alternatives will make for memorable dates nights throughout the year.
Because romance needs great food, not a $15 glass of crummy sparkling wine
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 11, 2011

Agents of change

The highly publicized turmoil at Central Falls High School is but the leading edge of a major crisis in urban education in this state.
City Year Rhode Island is engaged in an ambitious assault on the urban education crisis. But the push has required the group to engage in a transformation that raises unsettling questions about diversity and public service
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 04, 2011

2011 Valentines

Please take this Magic: The Gathering card as a token of my affection.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 04, 2011

Review: Tegan and Sara at the Orpheum

Considering that it was Valentine's Day eve and identical twins Tegan and Sara are currently the indie pop darlings of the gay world, one would expect to find a whole lot of grrrl power flowing at the Orpheum last Saturday night.
Tegan and Sara, live at the Orpheum, February 13, 2010
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  February 19, 2010

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at our Flirt issue lingerie fashion shoot

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at our Flirt issue lingerie fashion shoot

Who needs a valentine when you've got Stuff's FLIRT issue to keep you company on the internets? If you couldn't get enough of this issue's...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day 2010

"Well, I love you more ... "
From Hoopleville, with love
By DAVID KISH  |  February 12, 2010

10 least romantic places in greater Boston

If you're in a relationship, Valentine's Day is reasonably okay — as greeting-card-company-manufactured holidays go.
Plenty of options for lonely hearts this Valentine's Day
By MEG MUCKENHOUPT  |  February 12, 2010

What a prick!

Saint Valentine, it is said, would pick the violets that grew outside his prison cell window. The third-century martyr would write little notes of love on the violets' leaves with ink that he made from the flowers' petals.
The not-so-pretty secrets of the pretty-flower business.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  February 12, 2010