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Governor Fuzzy: Has Deval Patrick lost his edge — already?

Some folks — including this newspaper — who supported Governor Deval Patrick's re-election and wish him well as he wrestles with the daunting task of steering Massachusetts through the next four years are scratching their heads.
Plus, Boston City Council president Stephen Murphy.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 07, 2011

Rest in Beats, T Banga

This past Sunday, the Bean rap scene lost one of its most enthusiastic supporters and most hard-working executive producers.
Let the tributes begin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010

Not your cup of tea?

David S. Bernstein asserts that Glenn Beck fans his audience’s fears, yet the headline for his piece on the Tea Party is “ ‘Tea’ Is For Terrorism.”
Letters to the Boston editor, April 30, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 30, 2010

Menino, again

At a time when Americans are racked by anxiety about the uncertain future of a weak economy, Boston voters handily returned Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to an unprecedented fifth term.
Plus: Latino gains, same-sex defeat, and a buzz for pot
By EDITORIAL  |  November 06, 2009

Coming home

Terri Lyne Carrington gives the BeanTown Jazz Fest the blues
Terri Lyne Carrington gives the BeanTown Jazz Fest the blues
By JON GARELICK  |  September 25, 2009

Feel the beat

A single set of precise, thundering beats fills the modest rehearsal space of Woburn's American Chinese Art Society. The sound rattles the flooring and shakes my guts. It emanates from a petite woman holding two thick wooden sticks and walloping a pair
Odaiko New England turns 15, wails on huge drums
By ANNE VICKMAN  |  May 29, 2009


Neil comes to Fenway

First song: “Sweet Caroline”— that Fenway anthem that booms throughout the park in the middle of every eighth inning. An hour later, Diamond  played the thing again “for anyone who came late to the show.” And then, one more time .
Hot Diamond-on-Diamond action
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 27, 2008

The kids are all right

There is an outstanding possibility that your high-school band sucked.
Teenage kicks courtesy of Mindwalk Blvd
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 26, 2008

Springtime for Darwin

There are two stories, and two stories only.
The wars of evolution are louder than ever. What Ben Stein, Bad Religion, and a physics professor from Quincy can tell you about where you came from.
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 07, 2008

Politicos Latinos

This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1983 issue of the  Boston Phoenix.

The growing clout of the Hispanic community

By ALAN LUPO  |  February 22, 2008

Murder in the streets

The sad news, the truly disturbing and troubling news, is that Boston is a long, long way from curbing street violence, gun play, and murder on its troubled streets.
It is more than just a political problem. Plus, former State Senate President Robert Travaglini strikes a classy chord.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 23, 2008


Ph? #1

The Vietnamese noodle soup ph? is a cheap-eats wonder.
Beautiful beltway beef broth
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 17, 2008

Soft pedaling

If you commute to work every day, you have to wonder: wouldn’t this be better if I were on a bike?
Urban bikers need to be careful, prepared, and paranoid
By SAMANTHA HENIG  |  May 03, 2007

Go for the gelt

Much has been made of how Mitt Romney has been courting evangelical-Christian support for his presidential ambitions. But Romney is also seeking friends — and, more important, money — among Jews.
Romney woos the jews. Plus, The Mass GOP fails to anoint a leader; negative funding in ’06; and a slow start to the at-large city council field
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 10, 2007

Night song

I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for " The Late Show ” story in the most recent Phoenix .
Letters to the Boston editor, September 29, 2006
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 27, 2006

The veal deal

I love veal, and for years I’ve been looking for a way to eat it without apologizing to the staff of Animal Planet.
Call off the PC police: there’s a new meat in town
By LOUISA KASDON  |  September 22, 2006


Wilkie works it

When people think of house DJs, they generally conjure an all-out party character set on dropping tracks and staying up until sun-up. Eli Wilkie leads a double life.
Boston’s homespun house guru mixes business with pleasure
By DAVID DAY  |  June 14, 2006

Howie Carr blows up

It’s Friday, and Howie Carr Incorporated is in full flog for his new book, The Brothers Bulger (Warner Books).
As Whitey makes him famous, the Bulger -scribe doesn’t have to worry about facts
By DAVID BOERI  |  March 16, 2006

The lastest days of the Littlest Bar

The Littlest Bar sits slightly below ground at 47 Province Street, near the Granary Burying Ground and Old City Hall.
Four hundred square feet of history, camaraderie, and booze marches to its end
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 29, 2006