The Phoenix Network:
About  |  Advertise
Adult  |  Moonsigns  |  Band Guide  |  Blogs  |  In Pictures


Latest Articles


Remembering 9-11

Eight years later
Eight years ago, on a sunny Tuesday September morning in New York City and Washington, DC, a sickeningly well-orchestrated terrorist attack took flight, in part, from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 15, 2009

Patrick's latest train wreck

Plus, an Israeli diplomat does the right thing
There is no doubt that Governor Deval Patrick had — and has — much better ideas about reforming and restructuring the state's transportation infrastructure — including the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority — than the legislature.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 12, 2009

Attention passengers . . .

Awesome job MBTA!
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 15, 2009

Boston in the 70s: Part 3

Photos of the MBTA in the 70s
Photos of the MBTA from the Boston Phoenix archives
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 13, 2009

The dark knight

Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
By IAN SANDS  |  July 08, 2009

Review: O'Horten

Norwegian would
In Bent Hamer's sub-Arctic shaggy-dog story (with a real, non-shaggy dog), the vehicle for soon-to-be-retired Odd Horten, engineer for the Bergen-to-Oslo run, is not a flying house but a bullet train.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2009
hyson list

Getting green

Small state, big push for sustainability
With Rhode Island's industrial sector in its death throes and the state in desperate need of a new economic engine, political leaders are talking with new urgency about wind and solar and all things green.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 03, 2009

Mixed messages

Letters to the Boston editor, May 29, 2009
I’ve always thought it bizarre that an aggressively conservative, Republican-channeling TV network such as Fox would be so enthusiastic about featuring sex (and other sensationalism), but I guess they know their audience.

Roast pork

As our state's bumbling, craven, and inept elected officials stumble toward summer, we get a few good laughs out of their promises for reform
Back in January, Governor Deval Patrick declared a "season of significant government reform" on Beacon Hill.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 27, 2009

Corner Pub of Chinatown

Sometimes upgrading a beloved old dive is a good thing
Some folks bemoaned the closing of Weggie's, a Leather District dive that slung drinks for years to Big Dig workers (which presumably accounts for some of the workmanship).
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 27, 2009

The crash course

What to do when you have your next bike accident
It was a sunny but brisk Friday afternoon in March when my bike was hit.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 06, 2009

Dance, Monkey!: Jess Sutich

On beachfront property in Ohio, idealistic pizza, and interspecies relations
Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is...
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 01, 2009

26. Vince Offer

Vince’s face is a throwback to the movie stars of yesteryear — mainly Stripe from Gremlins . This beady-eyed pitchman, born Vincent Offer Schlomi, is more schlemiel than sales genius, and that Britney headset he wears when he’s yapping about the Sham Wow looks like that full-head retainer your mom made you wear in the ’80s. Lately, he’s been seen on television offering stay-at-home MILFs the worst pickup line ever: “You’re gonna love my nuts.” But his pitchman schtick may be nearing its end.  The Smoking Gun just dug up a police report  from last month in which Vince admitted to punching a woman he'd paid $1000 for sex. According to his arrest report, Vince told cops   that after forking over a grand in $20 bills to one Sasha Harris, she "bit his tongue and would not let go," whereupon Vince "began to strike [Harris] numerous times in the face area."
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 30, 2009

Like riding a bike

Going green
Last week, glimpses of spring made me eager for the days when I can hop on my bike and go for a long ride without worrying about getting hypothermia or skidding out on salty, slushy roads.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 18, 2009

Sports blotter: Steamrolled again

Brian Bosworth gets leveled by John Law, and Marshawn Lynch hops on the Chris Henry express
Brian Bosworth gets a DUI; Marshawn Lynch pleads guilty to a gun charge
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 12, 2009

Making a musical connection

Commingling cultures
In 1998, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma envisioned connecting artists and audiences around the world by focusing on the cultures along the historic 4000-mile Silk Road trade route.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009

Burritos and Tacos to Go!

Healthy bargains for starving strap-hangers
I travel to Manhattan a lot, and since 9/11 have found Amtrak's Acela service out of Back Bay Station a far more pleasant and hassle-free way to get there than flying.
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 11, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009

Turnpike tolls go up - again

Cost of living
As if living in Maine wasn't expensive enough, on Sunday, tolls on the Maine Turnpike will increase for the second time in four years, and a year earlier than originally planned.
By KATRINA BOTELHO + JEFF INGLIS  |  January 28, 2009

Search party

MBTA cops never stopped inspecting your bags
These days, the morning commute is hardly complete without a newspaper, coffee, and potential violation of one's Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure .
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 31, 2008

The Year in Green

Going Green
I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008

Review: Ciao

A most gentle and civil gay film
The set-up in Yen Tan's most gentle and civil of gay films is that Dallas twentysomething Mark dies in a car accident just as his year-long Italian e-mail flirtation, Andrea (Alessandro Calza), is due to visit him from Genoa.
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 16, 2008

Road hog

Politics and other mistakes
I got the idea for this week's column from somebody I was talking to on the phone a couple of months ago. Trouble is, I can't remember who.
By AL DIAMON  |  December 03, 2008

Downhill economy

How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008

Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

A redundant, overlong documentary
The story has been told already, and vividly, in Piers Paul Read's Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors .
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 11, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

An uninspired sit-com packed with Hollywood stars
It’s a light entertainment that can cash in with election-weary audiences.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 05, 2008

Scars and souvenirs

Politics and other mistakes
The campaign is over. Now for the fun stuff.
By AL DIAMON  |  November 05, 2008

The Doyle-Grebien mayoral fight energizes Pawtucket politics

Outside Providence: Two democrats square off in the Pawtucket mayoral election.  
The race between incumbent Pawtucket Mayor James Doyle and Councilman Donald Grebien has largely turned into a clash over style rather than substance.  
By MATT JERZYK  |  October 22, 2008

By  |  January 01, 0001

PACTS priorities are a green-transport victory

Reality-based community
Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee showed that Southern Maine’s transportation priorities are rooted in our current economic conditions.  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 09, 2008

RSS Feed of for the most popular articles
 Most Viewed   Most Emailed 

  |  Sign In  |  Register
Phoenix Media/Communications Group:
Copyright © 2009 The Phoenix Media/Communications Group