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Chimp, Hipster, or Republican?

Similar to Simians Dept.
Can you tell chimps, hipsters, and Republicans apart? Take this quiz and find out.


Monkey Fancy

Do you subscribe to Monkey Fancy magazine?
Take a peek at an upcoming cover for Monkey Fancy .
By: BUDDY DUNCAN  |  August 05, 2011


PETA on primates

The animal-rights organization's case against the labs
We spoke with Justin Goodman, associate director of PETA's laboratory investigations, about the use of primates for experimentation in schools and labs around Boston, the US, and the world.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  August 04, 2011

designing education

Graduate programs in visual design teach more than just software skills

Designing a future
For me it was important to go back to school because while I had a BA in communication arts, I did not have the design history and foundation necessary to create designs that communicate effectively.
By: BRITTANY KEARNAN  |  August 05, 2011

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A study in anarchy

With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 01, 2011


Midsummer Guide

Roller coasters, summer jams, beach reads, and other adventures
Roller coasters, summer jams, beach reads, and other adventures
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 22, 2011

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Rudy Hypolite brings Push back home

Beyond hoop dreams
I asked Hypolite what it was like to film a train wreck in real-time, and about his opportunity to screen Push for the home team at this week's Roxbury International Film Festival.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 20, 2011


The best coasters on the East Coast

Pimp your rides
Caution: if you're under 48 inches tall, just skip this page.
By: DAVID EISENBERG  |  July 18, 2011

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Wizard Justice

Harry Potter fans are fighting the forces of evil. No, for real.
Andrew Slack is the co-founder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a globe-spanning nonprofit that draws parallels between the Potter books and real-world problems to get young people engaged in social justice.
By: STEVE MILLER  |  July 19, 2011


Photos: World Naked Bike Ride at Boston Common

Biking in the buff
Boston-based bicyclists take part in the  World Naked Bike Ride  at Boston Common on July 9, 2011.
By: ANGELA OWENS  |  July 11, 2011


Photos: Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen unveils Wall of Hope at the Fourth Wall

 July 6, 2011 | Fourth Wall, Boston
Ray Allen unveiled the "Wall of Hope" and walked guests through a timeline of his basketball career in shoes.  
By: K. BONAMI  |  July 07, 2011

boston weekend events

Make a plan and get out!

 Check out our editors' picks for the scoop on where the fun is happening throughout your holiday weekend.
Fireworks and a steak fry, clam chowder, extreme sailing, experimental music super-group and more.  
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 05, 2011

We Like Bikes - a lot.

We Like Bikes

There has never been a better time or place to be a cyclist
I Love My Bike, a book of street photography by Matthew Finkle, with text by Brittain Sullivan, has captured the imaginations of people in far-flung lands.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 15, 2011

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Photos: 2011 Boston gay pride parade

Boston Pride hosted its 41st annual Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2011
Boston Pride hosted its 41st annual Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Photos: Arcade revival at Funspot in New Hampshire

 Analog junkies descend on New Hampshire
June 5, 2011 | Funspot, Laconia, New Hampshire
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 14, 2011

Dog Show Photos

Photos: SomerMutt mixed-breed dog show in Union Square

See contestants in this year's dog show at SomerFun
June 11, 2011 | SomerFun, Union Square, Somerville
By: ANGELA OWENS  |  June 13, 2011

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 New England's Best Summer Guide
Explore what's happening around Boston and New England for a kickass summer!
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 13, 2011

fun events to do this summer in new england

20 Things To Do This Summer in New England

Whether close to home or far afield, New England has much to offer explorers
Amusements parks, bike tours, pirates and more!


The secret history of the claw machine

Mark of the claw
You can find them next to the Kiddie Room at Funspot in Laconia, NH; in the dark depths of the Dream Machine Arcade in the Walpole Mall; and 24 hours a day in the Boston Bowl Game Room.
By: ALEC ERNEST  |  June 10, 2011

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Photos: Best.Summer.Ever.

Photographer Mike Pecci and crew shot an inspired collection of photos to accompany The Boston Phoenix Summer Guide.
Photographer Mike Pecci and crew shot an inspired collection of photos to accompany The Boston Phoenix Summer Guide.
By: MIKE PECCI  |  June 13, 2011


Make way for cornhole

How the Midwest's stupidest sport is taking Boston by storm
When I left Chicago for Boston three years ago, I expected to leave a few things behind. Friendliness, for one, and deep-dish pizza, and modernist architecture, and perfect hot dogs, and . . . cornhole.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 09, 2011

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