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Photos: Day 1 of SXSW Music 2012

Austin, TX | March 13, 2012
Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX and get hyped for the SXSW Music festival at the Austin Convention Centeron March 13, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 13, 2012

UrbanIditarod 2012

Photos: Boston Urban Iditarod 2012

Boston Urban Iditarod | March 3, 2012
Boston Urban Iditarod teams took over Cambridge roadways during the annual shopping-cart street race (which includes a costume contest, food drive, and bar crawl) on March 3, 2012.
By: JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  March 07, 2012


Photos: Boston Facial Hair Fiasco at Church

Church | Saturday, February 18, 2012
Facial fuzz afficianados gathered at Church for the Boston Facial Hair Fiasco's beard and mustache competition on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
By: JOSH BERLINGER  |  February 21, 2012


Love Hurts: Emo Valentine's Day Cards

Ease the pain of heartbreak with these clip-and-save Valentines
Sometimes it's hard to express how you feel to that special person. Well, womens' urban art collective Paint Pens in Purses has solved your problem with these lovely cards.
By: PAINT PENS IN PURSES  |  February 08, 2012


Photos: Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Burlesque at Club Cafe (NSFW)

January 25, 2012
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School hosts sketching of burlesque models at Club Cafe on January 25, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 02, 2012


You gotta fight for your right

. . . to evaluate the quality of various college parties (and assign a grade accordingly)
There are a lot of colleges in Boston, and they all have a lot of parties. I spent the semester trying to chronicle them for the purpose of science.
By: JOE DIFAZIO  |  January 26, 2012


Law & Disorder: The Best of Last Semester's Campus Crime Logs

Best time of your life? Hardly. Behold these stunning antics, ripped straight from the campus crime blotters.
Incident logs available online and/or at campus police stations display laundry lists of amateur-hour escapades and bike/backpack/wallet/gadget thefts. Here are some amusing, singular shenanigans and trends from last semester culled from public records
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 25, 2012


Photos: Arisia 2012

Arisia 2012 | Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel | January 13-15, 2012
Attendees of Arisia 2012 at the Westin Boston Waterfront on January 13-15, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 23, 2012


Photos: Shadow-casts of Arisia 2012

Westin Boston Waterfront | January 13-15, 2012
Performers in the shadow-casts of Arisia 2012, from Repo! The Genetic Opera to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to The Nightmare Before Christmas | Westin Boston Waterfront | January 13-15, 2012
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 23, 2012

Nominate your favorite people and places for Boston's Best!

 Tell us your favorite picks for Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, City Life, and Shopping.
Om nom nominations ...
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2012


All over Boston, artists, radicals, and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to work — together

Tearing down the cubicle
In these strange economic times, groups of young creatives around Boston have banded together to start nontraditional, cooperative work spaces.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 12, 2012


Photos: Kenji Nakayama's work

Signs of the times
Signs of the times
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 10, 2012


Kenji Nakayama takes an age-old craft to new places

Signs of the times
This winter, the Butera School of Art in Back Bay commences its last-ever sign-making classes, teaching students how to hand-letter everything from yachts to mom-and-pop shops.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 11, 2012


Photos: Juggalo Championship Wrestling at ICP's New Year's Eve Ninja Party

Juggalo Championship Wrestling | Worcester Palladium | December 31, 2011
The Insane Clown Posse host Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the 2012 New Year's Eve Ninja Party.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 05, 2012


In a quest to quit smoking, our reporter delves into the strange world of modern hypnosis

I sit with a group of 19 others in a semicircle in what looks like a living room in a brick Brookline walk-up. The smell of old cigarettes lingers on our clothes.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 05, 2012

the Solstice Circus winter 2011

Photos: Solstice Circus welcome winter at Plough & Stars

Solstice Circus | Plough & Stars | December 22, 2011
Solstice Circus celebrated this year's winter solstice at Plough & Stars in Cambridge on December 22, 2011.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 30, 2011

Top 20 Memes: 2011

Top 20 memes of 2011

An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes
An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 28, 2011

Memes: Success

Meme forecast for 2012

What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice animals, and Rebecca Black.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011


A Child Bride's Garden of Verse

The Year in Courtney Stodden Tweets
Although she seems to suffer from a very specific brain injury that turns every mundane object into a throbbing orifice, the intrepid Courtney Stodden retains her love for the written word.
By: @COURTNEYSTODDEN  |  December 22, 2011


Gadgets for both sides of the Occupy divide

Gearing up
Is Santa a one-percenter? Sometimes it seems that way.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  December 06, 2011

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