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Andrew Earles and Jeffrey Jensen shine the dim light of cultural obscurity on the prank phone call
Earles and Jensen’s calls, primarily perpetrated on unsuspecting denizens of Memphis and New York, are strange and wonderful specimens of telephonic performance art.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  July 16, 2008



Jimmy Tingle runs again
Comedian Jimmy Tingle is on the stump.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 15, 2008


Scarred for life

Writing through the pain of self-harm
There’s evidence that blogging is not merely comforting, but healthy.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 10, 2008


Socks appeal

Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 09, 2008


Rip off

The man, on this bright, crisp Saturday morning, stood facing a utility pole outside the Central Square Starbucks tearing down a flyer.
By: IAN SANDS  |  July 09, 2008


Slideshow: Tattoo you

Some of Boston's best tattoos
Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s current exhibition on Maori tattoos, we raised a call to adventurously inked souls in Boston.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 25, 2008


Virtual brotherhood

Uniting the world by two-way video
Three kids camped out in front of Brookline Booksmith’s storefront window in the middle of June and peered into a video screen broadcasting real-time views of a street corner in Dudley Square.
By: IAN SANDS  |  June 25, 2008


Summer Guide 2008

Fossil-free fun, a new look at the freedom trail, beach books, eco-tourism, and complete summer listings
Fossil-free fun, a new look at the freedom trail, beach books, eco-tourism, and complete summer listings
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 12, 2008


30 ways to have fossil-free fun in Boston this Summer

Pahk your damn cah
It’s tough to maximize your summer fun when, every time you start your engine, you realize that you’re strangling the last few breaths of life out of the planet’s 17 (or so) remaining white rhinos.


Remembrance of things crap

Millions of tourists walk the freedom trail each summer, bringing home ridiculous pieces of our proud city’s history
Boston’s historic Freedom Trail gift shops are, clearly, the manifestation of our confusing, conflicted, amusing past.
By: MEG MUCKENHOUPT  |  June 11, 2008


It's easy staying green

New England offers a variety of eco-friendly lodging options
This summer, don't leave home without your environmentalism.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 09, 2008


It is the heat

. . . though humidity plays its part. Either way, global warming means sweating it out this summer.
“Going green” may be an annoying trendy catch phrase, but there’s something to be said for turning down the global thermostat before we all drown in a pool of our own sweat.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  June 09, 2008


Guide to Pride

The parade route, the festival, the block party, a complete Pride calender, and more
The parade route, the festival, the block party, a complete Pride calender, and more
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 05, 2008


Pride Week 2008

Sustaining community: the fun never stops
Boston Pride Week 2008 is shaping up to be a joyous smorgasbord of celebrities, literati, dancing, singing, boozing, schmoozing, friends, family, and joyful noises galore.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008


Skipping gaily down the aisle

The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008


Rage against the machines!

Could robots take over the world? In many ways, they already have.
We’re on the cusp of a perilous era. Our pitiful carbon bodies are evolving much slower than the silicon and steel gizmos we’re inventing. And the guys in the lab coats and pocket protectors are starting to worry we’ve opened Pandora’s hard drive.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  May 28, 2008


Mile-high schlub

We recall the 10 things we miss most from the Golden Age of Air Travel
Look your children in the eye, globetrotter, and tell them the truth: the Golden Age of Air Travel is over.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  May 21, 2008


Out in left field

No-hit wonder
It was a freezing night at Fenway. I shivered as I filed silently onto the field with the rest of the chorus, and scooted closer to the girl in front of me for warmth.
By: RACHEL MAZZELLA  |  May 21, 2008


Steam dream

Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  May 19, 2008


Funny business

As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  May 08, 2008


Fashion gamut

SFD students strut their stuff
Near the end of the first act of the School of Fashion Design–run Collection 2008 show, I tensed in my seat, waiting for an emaciated little man in an unbelievably angular haircut to materialize from one of the wings of the stage and shriek, “Oh, no you didn’t!”
By: SHARON STEEL  |  May 08, 2008

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