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Punch lines

Eddie Brill and the Boston Comedy Festival
A tide of laughter breaks over comedian Eddie Brill as his high-speed spiel about an antic bar pick-up recounted in a string of clichés halts.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 01, 2007


Profile polling

A look at the MySpace and Facebook profiles of the '08 presidential candidates
Facebook and MySpace represent the easiest and most efficient method of assessing compatibility for a friend, a potential hook-up, or a presidential candidate.
By: DAVID MASHBURN  |  September 27, 2007


I now pronounce you man and wi-fi

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon reading about the Bosnian man who began an adulterous affair in an Internet chat room, only to discover that the woman to whom he was chatting was his own wife.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  September 26, 2007


The best of Oktoberfest

Forget Munich. A local German beer expert offers a primer on the best Bavarian lagers to enjoy this Oktoberfest — and all autumn long.
To hear it told, Munich’s Oktoberfest these days is a circus.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 26, 2007


Off the field

The personal side of Tedy Bruschi
The New England Patriots may be the most tight-lipped organization in all of sports.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  September 25, 2007


Smells like mean spirit

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon reading that the Minneapolis airport bathroom in which GOP senator Larry Craig was arrested on June 11 has become a tourist attraction
By: JAMES PARKER  |  September 19, 2007


Angels in America

If the world’s saintliest woman can have doubts about God, surely the world’s most cynical man can also question his non-belief?
The publication this month of the selected correspondence of Mother Teresa has revealed that, for many years, the Saint of Calcutta entertained significant doubts about the existence of God.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  September 19, 2007


Slideshow: Goldenstash

Images of the ubiquitous stashed street art character
Around Boston, one mysterious, epidemic figure boldly sports a prominent handlebar mustache as if it were his entire raison d’etre.
By: K. BONAMI  |  August 01, 2008


Pipe-hittin’ kitten, emblem of the new Britain

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon seeing a photograph of the troubled English rock star Pete Doherty apparently administering a dose of crack to his pet cat
By: JAMES PARKER  |  September 12, 2007


White hunters, black hearts

Scambaiting turns the tables on Internet con men. But when the clever pranks turn dangerous and degrading, where does the moral compass point?
There are hundreds of faces in the “Trophy Room” of , and most of them are black.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007


The list is life

His name's not Earl
There’s a line in John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy,” favored by free spirits and Type-B thinkers: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 12, 2007


Wings of desire

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon reading that in-flight entertainment is exposing children to images of an increasingly violent and sexual nature.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  September 05, 2007


Streets of gold

Who is that stashed man?
The mustache seems to be making a comeback — in the popular imagination if not on upper lips.
By: CAITLIN CURRAN  |  September 05, 2007


Anna Wintour's hair tells all

Why an editor’s locks are more revealing than her covers
By the time you read this, the frenzied seven days that are New York Fashion Week will be drawing to a close.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  September 06, 2007


Welcome to Boston

Better than a Duck Tour
You’re one of us now.
By: KARL STEVENS AND GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 04, 2007


For a few dollars less

A gender-specific guide to cheap dating
Like a $20 hooker, college expenses can really suck you dry.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 04, 2007


Listen up, newbie

We will make you one of us — all you have to do is trust
Hey, kid. Yeah, you with the hat on backward. New in town? Big city, huh? Not at all like back home. Scary. Unfamiliar. Fraught! Want some advice?
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 04, 2007


Networking traps

A message for Facebook users: you’re being watched
Sure, 1984 was 23 years ago, but Big Brother’s still alive and well.
By: ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 31, 2007


Pore and pour

The reader’s guide to intoxicating literature
This is for the misanthropes and wallflowers.
By: NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 31, 2007


Ashes to ashes

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon learning of the Russian man whose penis was set on fire by his ex-wife as he sat naked in front of the TV, drinking vodka
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 29, 2007


Kundalini conjuror

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
Lines upon reading that Britney Spears may recently have spent the night with the heavy-metal illusionist Criss “Mindfreak” Angel
By: JAMES PARKER  |  August 23, 2007

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