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The Station fire: 10 years after

It's been 10 years since fire tore through a roadhouse in West Warwick — killing 100, injuring 200 more, and singeing thousands of New Englanders whose mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends died inside The Station or never quite figured out h
Four writers on the tragedy that disfigured Rhode Island
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 15, 2013

Out of the rubble: Torrent Engine 18, Boston's new art space

When an electrical fire tore through Pan9 six years ago, a handful of artists who lived and worked in the Warholian underground Allston art space (where the Dresden Dolls played their very first live show) were left homeless...

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 16, 2012

In Killer Show, Rhode Island gets its Perry Mason moment

We already know the story. On an icy night in 2003, a half-forgotten band in a half-forgotten club in a half-forgotten town ignited fireworks to kick off its set of 1980s nostalgia rock.
The Station Fire
By PHILIP EIL  |  October 12, 2012

Help! Our bands are on fire!

Brendan Burns and his 11 housemates were asleep early last Thursday morning when flames engulfed their three-floor Cambridge home around 3:15 a.m.
Fanning the flames
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 31, 2012
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Review: Bellflower

In addition to the flamethrower, they've also rigged up a whiskey-dispensing car dashboard, and as a piece de resistance have created the Road Warrior–inspired "Medusa," a 1972 Buick Skylark souped up to breathe fire.
Petal to the metal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011
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Review: If a Tree Falls

Director Marshall Curry's If a Tree Falls tells the full tale of the ELF's genesis in Oregon, and of the group's badass campaign of "economic sabotage" that left more than 1200 symbols of bourgeois excess (a Vail ski resort, an SUV dealership) burned to
A ggressive hippies
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011

the first avenger, short take captain america

Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston's adaptation of the Marvel comic book exalts the virtues of optimism, decency, and perseverance in a rousing adventure of old-fashioned adolescent exuberance.
Rueful innocence and sneaky humor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011
oracle engine eyeball flame

The Oracle Engine

The lizard of the wasteland, so dazzling to the eye, so rapid to flee or to strike, may grow to its full maturity only in the most brutal of deserts, where no dew falls to drink and where the sun is unrelenting. So, some say, was Marcus Furius Medullinu
Excerpted from the short story by M.T. Anderson
By M.T. ANDERSON  |  July 22, 2011

Fighting fire with smokescreens

I could barely see my own hands through the darkness and thick smoke — but I could hear.
Training day
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 01, 2011

Josh Fox's refreshing, vital eco-doc Gasland

Recently shortlisted for next year's Best Documentary Feature Oscar, and screening at SPACE Gallery on December 16, Josh Fox's Gasland feels, in a way, like the first hipster environmental documentary.
Water on fire
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 10, 2010

Mr. Moose's summer safety tips

When staring at the sun, always wear sunglasses.
Summer moose makes us feel fine
By DAVID KISH  |  July 09, 2010

Jordan's plant on fire on Middle Street

Black black smoke is pouring from the former Jordan's building, which is also home to Hugo's, Rabelais Books, Dean's Sweets, Pepperclub/Good Egg, and I think...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 06, 2010

El Pelón Taquería

A 2009 fire in the Fenway destroyed an entire block of beloved independent restaurants, including the very popular El Pelón Taquería. It was the second fire in two years to hit this Baja-style joint, prompting my comment, “If there is a God, he’s an ang
New home, same winning way with fish tacos
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 23, 2010
Fire in the Fens

Fire in the Fens

About an hour ago, a brushfire hit the Fens. Phoenix correspondent P. Nick Curran was on the scene to capture the blaze in progress, as...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 05, 2010

From the Office of Interdepartmental Cooperation

Hey, pal, where's the fire?
By DAVID KISH  |  February 26, 2010

Gritty's has a fire, still open

It was apparently a "pretty crazy" morning at Gritty's, whose building's roof had a fire earlier - smoke was visible around the downtown. But they're...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 16, 2009

Pop Trash, Investigations, Maura, WTF and The Finisher!

Pop Trash, Investigations, Maura, WTF and The Finisher!

Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, The Sandbox Investigates local news coverage, Maura John...
By Charlie  |  January 15, 2009

Photos: Fire near Fenway

Photos of the Fenway fire aftermath
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 06, 2009

Hot love

For once, a scantily clad goth woman swinging chains of neon-orange fireballs over her head isn’t doing so because I’ve pissed her off.  
Taste the flames inside Boston's secret world of fire artists
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008
Coachella Road Trip - Day 4 Part II - California

Coachella Road Trip - Day 4 Part II - California

It was bound to happen. Things were going far too well. We were making great time.  No one had been injured.  Then this... For some...
By Special Ed  |  April 24, 2008
SHOCKER! PA: On fire for nearly 40 years!

SHOCKER! PA: On fire for nearly 40 years!

 You've heard us talking about Centralia, PA for the last couple of mornings.  See the story for yourself!   
By Fletcher  |  February 06, 2008