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Visionary tech: Adlens eyewear

The round glasses worn by John Lennon and legions of hippies may soon be more than throwback fashion statements, if British eyewear brand Adlens has its way.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  March 08, 2013

Style buzz in brief

When the ICA hosted Shepard Fairey's first-ever museum survey in 2009, Boston rolled out the welcome mat — and then promptly pulled it out from under him: the BPD arrested Fairey for outstanding graffiti warrants on his way to the opening.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  March 08, 2013

Keeping Time with Fashionably Late

Some — ahem, everyone in NYC — would say Boston isn't a fashion-forward city.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 08, 2013

The EDMmys

We just wrapped award-show season — so to prevent withdrawal, we asked some top DJs, representing diverse sounds, to nominate favorites within some creative categories.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  March 01, 2013

Fashion: Dress like there’s no tomorrow

Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
By MIKE PECCI  |  December 21, 2012


There she blows: Boston's blow-dry bars

We suspect we'll learn how to perfectly style our own hair right around the time we grow a third hand.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 21, 2012

15 signs of the apocalypse we probably should have heeded in 2012

As the date of the alleged Mayan doomsday drew nearer, we found ourselves looking back over the past year. And it's not looking good.
Maybe the Mayans were on to something...
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 21, 2012

Fresh Ink: The Tattooed Youth Librarians Calendar

A sexy fireman calendar? Please. These days that's about as antiquated as the concept of the prim, buttoned-up spinster librarian.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 07, 2012

The Sartorialist, IRL

Heads up, street-style connoisseurs: this week, Scott Schuman, founder of the influential blog the Sartorialist, will finally pay a visit to the Boston area.

By RENATA CERTO-WARE  |  December 07, 2012

Hold the Stuffing: Super-trendy leggings

Well, you did it — you polished off an entire pumpkin pie during Sunday Night Football , and the button of your pants has jumped ship.

By RENATA CERTO-WARE  |  December 07, 2012


You're Doing It Wrong: Getting Engaged

It's easy to fall in love with Jujubee.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  December 07, 2012

A new crew keeps watch over the spirits of Boston

Joe "Jiggy" Webb is talking to dead people.
Haunted 'Hood
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 26, 2012

A good move

On a single shelf, a 1960s bell jar sits next to 19th-century ceramics, nestled inches from brand-new pottery handmade by New England artisans.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 12, 2012

Shopping with Kitty Pryde

A few weeks ago, Florida’s Kitty Pryde — everyone’s favorite red-haired teen-girl rapper — stopped by Brighton Music Hall for her much-anticipated first Boston show.

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 05, 2012

PHOTOS: Outtakes from Kitty Pryde's Thrift Excursion

Florida rapper Kitty Pryde hit up Allston thriftstores during her stay in Boston.

By CHARLOTTE ZOLLER  |  October 05, 2012


You're doing it wrong: International Travel

Ever thought about how awesome it would be to quit your job and backpack around the world with your buddies?
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 28, 2012

Got something to say about your favorite album? 33 1/3 just might print it

David Barker does not know exactly how many proposals he has read since he started 331/3, the esteemed series of small, somewhat flimsy, uniformly sized books about records. He doesn't know how he wants to commemorate its 10-year anniversary next spring.
Liner notes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 22, 2012

As schools struggle to get better, is selling out to big money the answer?

The idea of education reform has become so much of a universal social imperative that even hard-nosed liberals mindlessly dance to its alluring tune without considering the consequences of their gallivanting.
The price of change

Bon Mots

During a late-night car ride, three friends from Boulder, Colorado, began regaling each other with stories, as people trapped in a car for hours are wont to do.
A little salt of the earth with a whole lot of sexy
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  May 18, 2012

Save a car, ride a pedicab

Before this assignment, I had never even considered riding in pedicab, even though I work in the pedicab mecca of Kenmore Square. I always thought there was something extremely icky about making someone sweat while I sit there like a pasha.
The Pedi Cure
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 11, 2012


Zombies ripped my flesh

I died too quickly in the zombie apocalypse. It was the last, fatal bite I remember most clearly: I had just zigzagged to safety through a grove of lurching undead. As I slowed to bask in my success, I felt the gruesome rip of Velcro at my hip — and it w
How I didn't survive the walking dead
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  May 11, 2012

Photos: Boston Facial Hair Fiasco at Church

Facial fuzz afficianados gathered at Church for the Boston Facial Hair Fiasco's beard and mustache competition on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
Church | Saturday, February 18, 2012
By JOSH BERLINGER  |  February 24, 2012

In a quest to quit smoking, our reporter delves into the strange world of modern hypnosis

I sit with a group of 19 others in a semicircle in what looks like a living room in a brick Brookline walk-up. The smell of old cigarettes lingers on our clothes.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 06, 2012

Photos: Selections from Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Used with permission from Science Ink by Carl Zimmer, Sterling Publishing © 2011.
Science Ink
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 16, 2011

My life in Boston's kinky grappling scene

So there I was, face-down in a low-lit room in a disused factory building, pinned to a mat by a slender blonde wearing a lacey bra, panties, and a wicked smile.
Rough and tumble
By S.E. BOITANO  |  November 12, 2010