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The plight of a seagull.
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 13, 2012

Photos: Rhode Island surfers

Wet and wild
Wet and wild
By JASON EVANS  |  July 06, 2012

Rhode Island surf culture: punk rock, gangbangers, and the search for the ultimate wave

Surfing has been a Rhode Island fixture for decades now. But wander north of Second Beach and terms like "point break" and "south swell" fall out of the vernacular pretty quickly.
Wet and wild
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 06, 2012

Deep sea thoughts

Beach meditations on great cosmic mysteries.
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 15, 2012
Silent Souls 3

Review: Silent Souls

This is probably the only film we'll encounter about the Merja culture of West Central Russia, a Finno-Ugric tribe in which even the most modernized people pay allegiance to ancient customs.
Magic realism and Chekhovian melancholy
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 20, 2012

Beach reads that don't suck

Lists of beach reads — though as reliable as summer itself — are, generally speaking, a sham.
Summer reading that stands the test of time
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 22, 2011

Deheny and Clams

Are Logan Airport pollution and Massport indifference killing Boston's proud clam-digging tradition?

Denehy and other Boston clam farmers have come to face two seemingly impervious hurdles: a safety expansion at Logan Airport that will deplete two of their richest beaches, and a jet-fuel spill from last October that some allege wiped out half of Boston'
Shucking fit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2011

Sampling summer standards

Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth offers a chance to experience two varieties of summer dining.
Two beachside meals, compared
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 17, 2011

Review: Summer Blink

If autumn and your imminent mid-30s are starting make you feel too sluggish, static, or reasonable, you might consider viewing Summer Blink , a new Seacoast-area movie that limns volatility and sexual curiosity circa age 18.
Lovemaking, confrontations, and unanswered calls
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 22, 2010

Review: Pasta Beach

The name of this popular Italian eatery conjures up several images. Do you drop by for take-out pasta or pizza and take it down the hill to First Beach?
A winning combination of spaghetti and sand
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 06, 2010

Beach Fossils | Beach Fossils

There are currently no functioning synonyms (ask Thesaurus) for the term “lo-fi,” so I’ll spare us all the agony of trying to find a more nuanced way to pigeonhole this band.
Captured Tracks (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  May 21, 2010