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Winterize your life!

Learn to love that bastard snow. Or at least learn to tolerate it.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 15, 2013

What to look forward to in Maine arts, culture, and politics

We're thrilled the world didn't end in 2012 — aren't you?
In with a bang
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 28, 2012

Let it snow, a little bit

Well, the weather outside is ... unusual.
By DAVID KISH  |  December 07, 2012

April showers ...

The whims of the weather.
By DAVID KISH  |  May 04, 2012

Facing down Grim

We are now entering the eight-month-long conglomerate season I like to call Grim.
The very flavor of warmth graces the Nguyens' beef stew
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 18, 2011
Take Shelter 3

Review: Take Shelter

Shannon's got the crazy bit down pat, and director Jeff Nichols has an eye for turning everyday items — a pile of trash, a clear sky, a barking dog — into signs of immanent doom.
Mid-life breakdown
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 21, 2011


This is why we're so $%&*^# hot

During last week's heat wave, air-quality sensors along coastal New England recorded "unhealthy" levels of pollution baked into the hazy, humid air.
Weather Update
By CHRISTIAN MILNEIL  |  July 29, 2011
PHOTO: Hope your snow day was better than this guy's

PHOTO: Hope your snow day was better than this guy's

A little snowpocalypse strife spotted on Ashmont Hill this morning: OK, sure, wading through acres of white stuff en route to the T was a...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 12, 2011


Henry Santoro has the extended forecast and conditions with Breakfast Show News at :25 and :55 each hour.  CLICK HERE FOR CLOSINGS!
By FNXAdmin  |  January 12, 2011

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

At the Cable Car: The wind-lashed and sea-worn

On a recent Sunday, the usual grad school crowd at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence gave way to something different — the wind-lashed faces and sea-worn hands of Rhode Island’s oft-ignored surfing community.
Surf’s Up
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  May 14, 2010

A Weather at AS220

A Weather at AS220

Feathery pop from a band that has tickled Conor Oberst, A Weather's Everyday Balloons (Team Love) is one of those dreamy ruminations that seep into...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010

Review: Heavy Rain

Is Heavy Rain a game or a movie? Players have been asking the question since before its release.
A haunting thriller for PlayStation 3
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 12, 2010

Christmas Prelude Candlelight Caroling

At the Franciscan Monastery, Kennebunk, December 5
Music Seen
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  December 11, 2009

10 memorable moments from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an unapologetic, cross-promotional cheese-fest. But whether you love or hate it, you have to admit that its giant balloons are nearly as synonymous with the holiday feast as turkey, cranberries, and indigestion.
From historical to horrific to humorous, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  November 27, 2009

Looking back to climb forward

It's been four years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Its causes and ramifications, though, extend much farther into both the past and the future. So say Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, Brooklyn-based spoken-word and multimedia artis
Katrina's aftermath
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 11, 2009

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Back-to-school supplies

After a summer that started with a monsoon and coasted into its final lap with a heat wave, when we talked about Wilco, celebrity deaths, and Shakespeare in the park, when we feared tasers and crime sprees, and we consumed Mexican food and ice cream, w
What you won't find on your syllabus
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009

Tapperina's tales

The frontispiece of Shoot Me While I'm Happy reproduces a poster for a New York Tap Fringe Festival performance in 2005.
Jane Goldberg hoofs her way through
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 14, 2009

23. Bobby Jindal

As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devasta
As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devastatingly lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, here he will remain.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Sculpt by numbers

Nathalie Miebach's Brookline apartment looks like the home of a very talented madman.
Counting on the Weather
By IAN SANDS  |  March 04, 2009

Exit Mr. Excitement

How many people remember that John Ghiorse was reportedly the first $100,000-a-year weatherman in Rhode Island when he was lured away from Channel 10 to crosstown rivals Channel 6 in 1983?
John Ghiorse is hanging up his raincoat
By PHILIPE + JORGE  |  February 25, 2009


Hurtin' for a yurtin'

Safe to say, we weren't exactly roughing it.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 04, 2009

The kult of Al Kaprielian

It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 04, 2009

Freegans raid Whole Foods

A group of freegans took what they say are hundreds of eggs, hundreds of pounds of butter and cheese, soy milk and other soy products, and packaged frozen foods from Dumpsters outside the Marginal Way Whole Foods store in the aftermath of last week's i
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2008

Press releases: Looking up

  All three Portland-based stations are taking their weather forecasting into the 21st century, posting live (or near-live) weather maps and radar images on their Web sites.
  T hr umming, throbbing, foreboding musical themes
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2008

Sun-ny day real estate

People, show these guys some love. Or join them in worship.
Loverless deliver an electrifying third album
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 17, 2008


Review: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Early rocker turned country icon Cash hit California's Folsom like a lightning bolt on January 13, 1968, delivering two raw shows to a captive audience.
Legacy Edition
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 09, 2008

Four Christmases

Rather than the typical snowstorm that strands characters in a Holiday-themed comedy, it's heavy cloud cover that keeps San Francisco couple Brad and Kate from catching their flight to Fiji.
Tests the audiences' tolerance of grim cheer
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 25, 2008

On street level

It is impossible not to wonder how Louisiana might have fared after Hurricane Katrina, had Barack Obama been in office a term sooner. There are so many questions about what went wrong and how it could have been handled differently, which have gone unans
As Katrina hit New Orleans, filmmakers went to work
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  November 19, 2008

Blown up

Lamar’s voice both ravages and exults in the past 10 years of the Pained Male Pop Singer.  
Shoney Lamar proves there’s life after Florida
By MATT PARISH  |  October 08, 2008