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Cheatin' hearts and depleted synapses

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
Here's my dilemma: I know a woman at work who is married ...
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 29, 2009

Hot controversy over sexuality center in Pawtucket

Pleasure Dept.
Too hot for Pawtucket?
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  September 30, 2009

Doom predictions

Gays into the crystal ball
Plenty of seemingly unemployable people manage to make decent livings even though they're consistently wrong.
By AL DIAMON  |  September 30, 2009

Young love

Marie Moreshead proves she's the permanent kind
For a girl with such a professed affinity for monogamy, Marie Moreshead is a bit of a tease.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 23, 2009

Newbie nudies

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I have a wonderful relationship with a man. We have been living together for four years and we are happy in many ways. There is one thing that he does that I am not so comfortable with ...
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 22, 2009

Plain talk

Jesse Sheidlower gives the f-word its due
Jesse Sheidlower, an editor-at-large of the Oxford English Dictionary , an expert in slang, and the author of The F-Word , can't stop talking about fuck.
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  September 15, 2009

'Sleepover? I thought you said rapeover!'

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey: My name is Sheila and I'm 17 years old. I met a guy through a dating website. He thinks I'm 18 and I actually will be 18 in five months. We have arranged to meet ...
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 15, 2009

I could have been a blowjob

I wonder....
By KARL STEVENS  |  September 16, 2009

Embracing humanness

Stevie Jay's Life is a work in progress
Don't go listen to Stevie Jay if you want demure talk about sex, less than X-rated language about relationships, or polite, unemotional monologues about anything else he cares to tell you about.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 08, 2009

Review: Betty Blue, The Director's Cut

Well-remembered arthouse film gains an extra hour
"I had known Betty for a week," a voiceover intones. The voice is that of Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade), an unpublished novelist, whom we see fucking Betty (Béatrice Dalle in a star-making turn) in the slow zoom that serves as the opening shot of Jean-Jacques Beineix's well-remembered contribution to erotic cinema.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2009

Living with HPV

It afflicts millions, yet no one talks about this nightmarish STD. Now one woman bares all.
The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and still terrified that I’ll get cancer.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009

Puppy lovin', chicken-chokin', and cougar prowlin'

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
Who would have thought that James J. Angleton, the legendary chief of counter-intelligence for the CIA who "supposedly" died in 1987, is alive and well in Pawtucket?
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 25, 2009


Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I am a female senior in college and good friends with a guy I've known since high school. He and I have become even closer over the course of our college years. Earlier this semester, we went out for a few drinks and ended up making out back at my apartment. We decided not to talk about it and to pretend that nothing ever happened.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 18, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Commitment-phobes, rude dudes

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
My boyfriend of a year and a half, "Bill," recently asked me to move in with him. For the most part it's been good, but there's one problem.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 12, 2009
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Ain't life Grand

A debut EP worth more than a one-night stay
Bands come and go. Especially local ones. The money's not great, personalities clash, young and single people tend to move around a lot. Kyle Gervais with Cosades had a band a lot of us in Portland will remember for a long time, but they broke up last year for the reasons that bands break up.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 13, 2009
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Bottle rocket

Charlyne Yi is a hot date
Who exactly is Charlyne Yi? Two years ago, she appeared — seemingly from out of nowhere — in a brief but memorable turn in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up. A closer look at Apatow's new Funny People , however, might provide a clue as to where he discovered her.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 07, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: D-bags and dateables

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I cannot stand my best friend's husband. Yesterday, he told me that I was the biggest loser in their group of friends because I made the least amount of money. He remarked that his sister is stupid for staying in a marriage with a man dying of cancer. In short, he's a Class A misogynist and treats his wife worse than anyone. He sees all this as being "humorous."
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  August 04, 2009
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Granite grind

Same-sex marriage ignites partisan battle in New Hampshire
Much of New England joined the march toward marriage equality this year, but in the comparably conservative Granite State, its legalization has heated up a partisan battle for control of the governorship in 2010, promising that this political war isn't quite over.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 04, 2009
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Marrying into history

One woman's wait — and drive — for equality
 remember the day Vermont legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. I was in college at the time and I remember thinking out loud that I could move there and get "Civil Union-ed" someday. It didn't sound the same as my previous dreams of getting "Married."
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 04, 2009
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Solid foundation

A promising debut from Big Tall Buildings
When Big Tall Buildings guitarist Jared Mann sent in a disc of six demos earlier this year, the raw potential behind songs "Natalie" and "Something with a Semicolon" had me dropping monthly emails on him with the subject header "WHERE'S THE ALBUM?"
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 29, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Cross dressing and criss-crossing with exes

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I'm a 48-year-old man who is a closet crossdresser. I love to dress and take pictures of myself in women's clothes. I've joined some free CD Web sites where you can correspond with other CDs through private messaging as well as post pictures
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 14, 2009

Cheney's latest crime

Plus, Coakley's welcome move against DOMA
As if there were any doubt, the latest CIA scandal once again reminds the nation that whatever former vice-president Dick Cheney touched turned to slime.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 15, 2009
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Go back in time

Gay and lesbian Mainers revisit the last 25 years
Last weekend was Pride weekend here in Portland, and though rain made its own appearances occasionally, it didn't stop hundreds — even thousands — of people from, well, coming out and celebrating.

Dr. Lovemonkey: Dress you up in my love

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By Dr. Lovemonkey  |  June 23, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Trouble calling

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
I'm a 27-year-old woman who has been happily married for two-and-a-half years. Before I got involved with my husband, I went with a guy we'll call "Joe." We went together for only a short while. It was not what I would consider a "serious" relationship.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 16, 2009

Obama's date nights hurt America

Idiot Box
He's been taking the wifey out
By MATT BORS  |  June 17, 2009

Mixed emotions

The beautiful mood swings of Camera Obscura
When at the end of the title track of her band's new My Maudlin Career (4AD) Camera Obscura vocalist/songwriter Tracyanne Campbell coos "I don't want to be sad again" over a bed of ethereally jaunty chamber pop, you'd be wise to take that with a grain of salt.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 18, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Jailbait and Jailbirds

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
Is there something I'm missing?
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 09, 2009

Surviving the econopocalypse

Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 11, 2009


Paul Heyer and Anna Schachte at Proof, Langdon Graves and Alex de Corte at LaMontagne
Break out your hottest moves — a forthcoming exhibition in South Boston asserts that the path to abstraction could go through dancing.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  June 11, 2009

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