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The house that Gonzo built

On a quiet street in Allston sits an unassuming home with an indoor hoops court, a pillow loft, a house band, and one main rule: leave things better than when you came
There’s a circus-like house in Allston — complete with an indoor basketball court, movie-projector room, pillow loft, and multiple art installations — whose ethos can best be summed up with a bit of poetry, which is printed out on labels on the wall of the second-floor bathroom.
By: SHAELYN DOLEN  |  April 01, 2009


Unsexiest Men 2009

Hold onto your nose and dive into our 4th annual list of the world's ickiest dudes
Our annual look at the most karmically bankrupt men on the planet  
By: BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 30, 2009


Epochalypse soon

The end is nigh! Or not.
The end times do indeed commence on December 21, 2012.  On that date, this fragile blue orb of ours will suddenly cease to be a very fun place to live.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  March 25, 2009


Firing back

A girl's best friend is her yogurt
"Yogurt is the official food of women." Or so enthuses TV writer Sarah Haskins in her sarcastic three-minute video "Target Women: Yogurt Edition."
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  March 26, 2009


Not-so-sure guys

Pseudoscience debunkers and original thinkers unite in their lack of faith
It’s a few days after Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and Rebecca Watson is posted up at the Asgard, a popular bar down the road from MIT, passing out leaflets promoting an upcoming “Skeptics in the Pub” event.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 19, 2009


Pioneer (Valley) convention

Web Comics Sellout
"Hey! Have you guys seen this Web comic?" shouts a pony-tailed stick-figure from her workstation in a recent installment of xkcd titled "Signs Your Coders Don't Have Enough Work To Do."
By: DAN MAZUR  |  March 18, 2009


The Milky Way takes it to the streets

A parade from dead end to new beginning
Nobody likes gentrification, but everyone loves a parade.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 18, 2009


Slideshow: Pi fight in the Commons

Boston Skeptics celebrated Pi Day, 3.14 or March 14, by throwing a pie fight in the Boston Commons
Pi Day brought out Boston Skeptics for a pie fight
By: KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 19, 2009


Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southie

Photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, March 15, 2009.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in the South Boston
By: GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2009


Cheer of a black planet

Hip-Hop Worldwide: More Than a Nation conference
It's hip-hop week at Harvard University. And while that statement is far less ironic than it would have been 15 years ago, it's still relatively humorous.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 11, 2009


Food fight at MIT

A battle to determine the superior of the Jewish treats
Latke or Hamantashen?
By: IAN SANDS  |  March 11, 2009


The Restaurant Week shuffle

Kitchen Stress
"Ready on table five," yells someone from the middle of the line. "Where's the lamb for table five?!"
By: EMILY GONZALEZ  |  March 19, 2009


Slideshow: Femmes Fatales

The future of funerals is fresh faced ... and female.
Photos of the death trade


Funeral recession

These days, practically nothing is immune to the economy's woes — not even the death industry.
These days, practically nothing is immune to the economy's woes — not even an industry that caters to what would seem to be the one recession-proof commodity: death.
By: JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  March 03, 2009


Really going green

Eco-friendly cemeteries
According to environmental activists, traditional funerary activities such as embalming, burial in concrete liners, and cremation are anything but planet friendly.
By: ALAN R. EARLS  |  February 25, 2009


Death becomes her

The future of funerals is fresh-faced . . . and female.
Like any other 20 year olds, Megan Peterson and Mackenzie Byles chatter like hyperactive squirrels, excitedly finishing each others' sentences as though they're alien twins with melded minds.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 27, 2009


The wrong change

A man driving a red sport-utility vehicle pulled up a few feet from the Cambridge Street firehouse in Inman Square.
By: IAN SANDS  |  February 11, 2009


The kult of Al Kaprielian

Not at all like the smooth-talking meteorologists on the air in Boston, Kaprielian looks more like an eighth-grade science teacher as he springs to life.
It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 06, 2009


Slideshow: Snowblind | Regeneration Tattoo

Snowblind @ the LAB Boston, through February 13, 2009
Artists Include: Cathy Johnson, Edwin Marquez, Brian Hemming, Daniel Bythewood and Brad Stevens
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 02, 2009


Flipping out

One local dance crew has stolen the spotlight . . . and pissed off a lot of people in the process
Status Quo is assuredly not a breaking crew. They do incorporate some breakin' and krumping in their sets, but, in their own words, they are entertainers first.
By: LISA SPINELLI  |  January 29, 2009


Word to the mother

Hip-hop moms serve waaay more than dinner
As a prepubescent thug, I often complained about the audio rotation on my father's car stereo, which primarily consisted of a steady mix of Moody Blues and books on tape.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 02, 2009

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