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pitcher Curt Shilling

Talking the art of pitching with Theo, Schill, and Peter Gammons

Payoff pitch
There's a saying in baseball: you can never have too much pitching. If that's the case, you've come to the right place.  
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 07, 2011


A Red Sox aural history

How I learned to face the music
Going to a ballgame for the music is like visiting a bus station for bouillabaisse. You shouldn't get your hopes up.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 07, 2011


Science writer James Gleick explains the physics that define new media in the ongoing communications revolution

Information man
After reading James Gleick's imaginatively conceived and staggeringly researched new work, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood , it is clear — to me at least — that Virginia Woolf needs updating.
By: PETER KADZIS  |  April 15, 2011

photos of steampunk convention

Photos: Steampunk Industrial Revolution Convention

 A collective urge to glorify the past was, for a change, used for good instead of evil
Photos from the Steampunk Convention in Nashua, NH
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 31, 2011

marizpan from mike's pastry

Fucking food trends: how do they work?

Mission to marzipan
What is it about food trends that so captivates our attention? Is it the hand of the market or the will of the people? Can any food achieve the ubiquity of the cupcake, or bacon's Olympian heights?
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 31, 2011


Photos: American History of Graffiti

Photos from Neelon and Gastman's American History of Graffiti
The Phoenix presents a small collection of works to be showcased in Caleb Neelon and Roger Gastman's American History of Graffiti .  


How staying different saved street art in the Bean

Boston bombers
Boston has a special place in graffiti history — and not just because one of our early marquee vandals, Popeye, was Jordan Knight of the New Kids on the Block.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 30, 2011


Built for two: Bike Porn 4

Sano — Portland bike enthusiast, ordained minister, and curator/instigator of the annual Bike Porn touring film festival — was released from Canadian custody not long after this alleged exchange (which he reported on his Facebook page). Which is lucky for us, since otherwise we'd be forced to resort to the internet for our bicycle-themed pornography.
By: TOM MEEK  |  March 30, 2011


Cambridge author Caleb Neelon traces graffiti's hidden history

It was written
'TAKI 183' SPAWNS PEN PALS, announced the headline in the July 21, 1971, New York Times .  
By: GREG COOK  |  April 04, 2011


Photos: Boston Flower Show at the World Trade Center

Boston Flower & Garden Show | World Trade Center | March 20, 2011  
The Boston Flower & Garden Show takes over the World Trade Center from March 16-20, 2011.
By: DAVE BARKER  |  March 21, 2011

James Reid-Cunningham

Book Squad 911

When your library's underwater, who you gonna call?
On January 24, around three in the afternoon, a sprinkler pipe broke in the ceiling of the first floor of the Boston Athenaeum.  
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 16, 2011


Photos: PAX East 2011 (Saturday)

At the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center | March 12, 2011
Giant rampaging Pikachus, Jedi knights, and garden-variety zombies
By: DAVE BARKER  |  March 16, 2011


Get Sprung: 20 things you should get out and do this spring

Get out and explore Boston
Bike erotica enthusiasts, freaks, geeks, big names in comedy and music, and pillow fights abound this spring.


Unemployed: My Diary of Spiritual and Emotional Decline

Two years of job-seeking takes a massive toll  
Just over two years ago, I lost my job. I knew what was happening the moment my boss's eyes broke contact with mine to glance outside his office window.
By: ANONYMOUS  |  March 10, 2011


A Deathwish comes true

Psycho Pirates Dept.
If you've lived in Boston for more than a few months, you've surely felt the pang of "Whoa" that runs up and down your spine the first time you see their trucks: huge black-and-gold behemoths stocked with intimidatingly jacked dudes all dressed in black, blazing down the street like Mongol hordes on the rampage.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 11, 2011


Gaming, rape culture, and how I stopped reading Penny Arcade

When Dickwolves attack
One September evening in 2005, I sat in a packed MIT lecture hall and watched as Mike Krahulik drew the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory on a blackboard.  
By: MADDY MYERS  |  March 07, 2011


Photos: Anonymous at 'Freedom of Information' Rally

Anonymous on the Boston Commons | February 19, 2011
Members of the protest group Anonymous hold a rally for 'Freedom of Information' at the Boston Commons on February 19, 2011.  
By: CHRISSY BULAKITES  |  February 28, 2011


How tough are those Boston Derby Dames, really?

Our intrepid reporter gets his ass beat for science
How to skate like a girl.
By: SCOTT FAYNER  |  February 23, 2011


Photos: Boston Derby Dames at Roller World

The Boston Derby Dames graciously bestow a savage beating upon our intrepid reporter
The Boston Derby Dames (plus one wipe-out-prone journalist) bring mayhem to Roller World in Saugus.
By: SCOTT M. LACEY  |  March 25, 2011


Axed and answered

Norse Code
The Vikings, as caricatures, are bulging, golden-locked brutes wielding two-handed axes, who chug from human skulls as they cruise the seas on a mission of mayhem.
By: SCOTT FAYNER  |  February 16, 2011


How the Boston rock scene grew up, got real jobs, and became — Freemasons?

The all-seeing eye of rock and roll
The Masons of Amicable Lodge have tattoos curling out from under their button-down shirts. They wear giant rings and waist aprons that look like oversize satin envelopes. They wear ties and medals and amulets. They carry staffs. Each month, they gather to practice secret rituals in Porter Square.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 25, 2011

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