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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


Meeting Dad

They were in a circle chatting on the edge of the Harvard campus: a petite undergrad, her boyfriend, and her middle-aged alumni parents.
By: IAN SANDS  |  May 07, 2008


Wheeling through history

Vintage bicycles aren't just for lonely bike mechanics any more
Vintage bicycles, once an obscure subculture’s obsession, are gaining popularity as highly desired collectibles or cheaper, cooler rides.
By: ELIZABETH FLOCK  |  May 07, 2008


Don't go there

Local bike-mapping web sites help riders navigate Boston's treacherous traffic
Biking in Boston is a venture rife with obstacles — my daily, 2.4 mile commute between home in Cambridge and work near Fenway is proof of that.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 09, 2008


Underground art

Reviewing the MBTA’s subterranean aesthetic
Next time a smirking subway conductor cackles wickedly while closing the folding doors in your face, don’t get angry.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 30, 2008


The T and the Tube

London’s Underground is seething with danger. Boston’s T has cuckoo juice
From time to time, upon discovering that I moved here from my native London, a well-meaning Bostonian will make the conciliatory observation that our two cities are not, after all, so very different.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  April 30, 2008


Jobs with a future

With the job market in flux, how can colleges prepare students for any career?
A fifth/a quarter/a third of all jobs that people will be doing in 15/20/25 years have yet to be conceived, or the job you’re doing now won’t exist in 20 years, or not in the way you do it now.
By: F.S. WOLFE  |  April 28, 2008


Probing minds

You, too, can learn to tap into people's unconscious through hypnosis
In the 1999 cult-classic satire Office Space, disgruntled corporate lackey Peter Gibbons visits an occupational hypnotherapist to address burn-out, stress, and his antipathy to TPS reports.
By: NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 25, 2008


Nowhere to hide

College gossip blogs exposed
Google-fucked. That’s what you are when a potential employer searches your name and discovers that you — you of the 4.0 GPA, you of the charity work — are also the sluttiest person on campus.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  April 25, 2008


Tweens of yore

Blogging the Baby-Sitters Club
At age eight, Kimberly Hutt sent a manuscript to Scholastic Corporation.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  April 23, 2008


The bong show

Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing to criminalize Salvia. Is this a test-run for marijuana-law reform?
Some state legislators are using the flawed logic of prohibition to try to outlaw another plant they fear kids are using as a legal substitute for pot.
By: JAMES TIERNEY  |  April 23, 2008


The Best of Shopping 2008

This is Boston, not Paris, but we get by
This is Boston, not Paris, but we get by
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2008


A liberating experience

A liberating experience
In 1968, with the hippie Zeitgeist in full swing, a lively bunch of locals began meeting weekly on the Cambridge Commons to dance freeform to the wild drumbeats.
By: NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 16, 2008


Where raccoons dare

Our correspondent takes a walk on the Wildlife-Removal side.
Dark eyes in the darkness; quick, narrow hands working at an entrance; then the coarse slither of a heavy body through the freshly made hole.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  April 09, 2008


'Toon time

WCRB hosts the 10th annual Classical Cartoon Festival
The Waltham-based classical music radio station WCRB will host its annual Classical Cartoon Festival this coming Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm at Symphony Hall.
By: STACEY GALLOTTA  |  April 03, 2008


Confessional record

Let’s talk about sex, baby?
You don’t have to be best friends with Giulia Rozzi to find out that she hooked up in her Jersey Shore beach house with a guy who stole her fake ID.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 02, 2008


Crafty retailing

Making it by making stuff
Keara Sexton was born to make stuff.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 03, 2008


Stat man

Bill James teaches the Sox to play by the numbers
Three decades ago, Bill James would spend the skeleton shift at the Stokely-Van Camp bean factory in Lawrence, Kansas, pondering baseball’s imponderables.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  April 02, 2008


The 100 Unsexiest men of 2008

Our annual survey of the planet's least lust-worthy lads
Our annual survey of the planet's least lust-worthy lads
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 28, 2008


Dunkin' rage

They were siblings in a spat.
By: IAN SANDS  |  March 19, 2008


What is Filk?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the DIURNAL atmospheric DISEQUILIBRIUM
Filk’s not so much a genre as a state of being.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 20, 2008

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