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The Chuck Turner conspiracy?

Unheard Voices
Sure, some news outlets have competently covered City Councilor Chuck Turner's recent arrest for allegedly accepting a cash bribe in exchange for a liquor license — and then lying about it.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 28, 2008

Vanishing Boston

A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.

Primordial stages

Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
By MATT PARISH  |  November 24, 2008

Menino's mosque

The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

Friends remember Alan Lupo

The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.  
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 22, 2008

Winged feet

Dance around town
Dance highlights from the fall season.
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 11, 2008

That’ll learn ya

Kabir schools other MCs, little kids
In eighth grade, I decided that school and hip-hop should exist separately.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 26, 2008

Twelve patties, no cake

A burger safari
Can one revive something that is, unlike barbecue, universally American, and steeped in personal nostalgia?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 13, 2008

Street art

Boston’s Caribbean Carnival at 35
The exhibit’s 37 color photos from 2005 to 2007, plus three plumed headdresses, serve as an appetizer for the Carnival, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this month.
By GREG COOK  |  August 12, 2008

Will race enter the race?

Dianne Wilkerson and Sonia Chang-Díaz don’t talk about the racial split in their Senate showdown, but it’s likely to make its mark
Two years ago, when Dianne Wilkerson inexplicably failed to submit the necessary signatures to get her name on the Democratic primary ballot for re-election as state senator, a 28-year-old upstart seized the opportunity.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 30, 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

Judgment night for Doomsday

Roxbury-born fighter John Howard is climbing the ranks of mixed martial arts, one chokehold at a time
Two men circle the middle of a 24-foot-wide, black chain-link cage in Allston’s Wai Kru gym.
By JONATHAN SEITZ  |  June 25, 2008

School days

Fred Woodard’s post-grad life, plus ‘KGBG’ at the Lily Pad
Fred Woodard graduated from Berklee in 1983 — and that’s when he really started to go to school.
By JON GARELICK  |  June 17, 2008

Fringe festival

Galleries off the beaten path
Off the beaten path, the fringes of Boston's gallery scene are seeing new development, and even expansion.
By GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2008

Chinese Laundry

Exotic and erotic
Very Hong Kong street stall, kind of Blade Runner without the rain.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 22, 2008

The accidental gangsta

Elemental Zazen has been through some shit
Elemental Zazen wears Sauconies on stage and has “World Peace” tattoo’d on his forearm.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 21, 2008

Boston music news: May 23, 2008

Notes on the Submarines and two great local benefits
There are two worthwhile benefits coming up this week.
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

The Blarney Stone

A Dorchester bar transfomrs, with mixed results
What’s the unlikeliest restaurant transformation?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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

So to speak

Letters to the Bostone editor, May 2, 2008
The article attacking House Speaker Sal DiMasi by David S. Bernstein was offensive character assassination based on ethnic stereotyping and cute political correctness.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 30, 2008

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