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Life on the level

Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward
At the tippity-top of my teetering list of irrational neurosis? Skiing, of course.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 18, 2008


Lindy city

It takes two to tango, but apparently only one to lead a good Lindy Hop
Guys just start dancing, and gals — no matter how many women's-studies classes they took in college — have to counter with appropriate reflexes.


Freaks come out at night

  Halloween costumes around Boston
  Halloween costumes around Boston
By: THE PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  October 07, 2010


Photos: Halloween in Salem

 Halloween freaks come out at night in Salem
 Halloween freaks come out at night in Salem
By: THE PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  October 26, 2011


Aren't you cold in that?

Halloween costumes spotted in Allston
Photographer Darcy Hofmann snapped photos of a few early Halloween costumes on the streets of Allston
By: DARCY HOFMANN  |  October 31, 2008


Beyond the polls

Electoral-entertainment guide
The presidential election got your knickers in a knot?
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 31, 2008


Drawing attention

Of pints and pens
If you drop by a Cambridge bar this Saturday afternoon and ask the bartender to draw you a pint, be forewarned: the guy on the next stool might take you literally.  
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  October 24, 2008


Biz-school widows lament

It’s hard to become a full member of the club when you’re an academic ‘other’
Some, these days, would have harsh words for the culture of business schools, as if, perhaps, B-school grads were just a teensy bit responsible for, like, the collapse of the whole fucking world.  


Living la vida Republican

Because at America’s colleges, even the dangerously misguided have a right to be heard
Trying to find college Republicans in Boston is like looking for a flattering pair of jeans: they’re elusive — either too stiff or completely out of style.  
By: KARA BASKIN  |  October 22, 2008


Spelling lessons

Campus witches have no brooms, no bleeding goats. Just cookies. Sorry.
A fair number of college students are turning to Wicca for spiritual identity.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 31, 2008


Space cowboy

For more than 50 years, UConn physics professor Ronald Mallett had a secret. Now that it's out, we may be one step closer to traveling back in time.
Ronald Mallett wanted to build a time machine.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  November 14, 2008


Hot love

Taste the flames inside Boston's secret world of fire artists
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.  
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 27, 2008


Old trickster

At age 78, able-bodied Alan Abel’s life is still one big joke
On New Year’s Day 1980, telegrams sent from Utah arrived at the New York Times and the Daily News announcing that 50-year-old media hoaxter Alan Abel had suffered a heart attack at a ski resort near Orem, Utah. He left behind a wife, Jeanne, and daughter, Jennifer.  
By: IAN SANDS  |  October 09, 2008


Scars & stripes

American vets discover that their military uniforms — like their service — look better on paper
“Dude, that shit right there? That’s Iraq.”
By: JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  September 25, 2008


Photos: Boston Fashion Week 2008

Lingerie on the runway and more
Photos from the La Perla's fashion show, and Launch Party and Fashion Show, at Boston's Fashion Week 2008.
By: JOHN NIKOLAI  |  September 18, 2008


Fallopian follies

While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  September 10, 2008


Night of the living geeks

Romancing the nerds
I’ve never dated a geek. Nor have I ever envisioned myself doing so.
By: NEELY STEINBERG  |  September 10, 2008


A Bathroom Tour of Boston

Stall-by-stall through 33 of the city's most distinctive restrooms
Stall-by-stall through 33 of the city's most distinctive restrooms
By: K BONAMI AND GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 04, 2009


Ask me anything

A  free instant answer to any question is just a text away. But what do ChaCha’s guides have that , say, librarians don’t?
It used to be that, if you had a burning question, you had to a) ask your mom; b) consult a Magic 8 Ball; or c) trek to the top of a mountain to seek out a sagacious, all-knowing guru.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 03, 2008


Unhinging the binge

Some drinks are just too good to chug
I have a possible solution for the binge-drinking quandary: be more discerning about what you pour down your throat.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  August 21, 2009


Get over it

What every freshman should know about going to college in Boston
Okay, you survived the college-application process; you filled out the miserable FAFSA forms; you sweated out the wait for acceptance letters; and cut your best financial-aid deal.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  August 21, 2009

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