Well, not really -- but, look, it's not completely out of the question. The rest of the Boston Phoenix staff is off on a summer picnic today, boating out to the Harbor Islands en masse for several hours of reflection and contemplation. We haven't heard from them in a few hours, so it's entirely possible that they've been eaten by crocodiles.
LISTEN UP5 Years Ago June 27, 2003 | Michael Bronski explained the meaning behind the Blessed Virgin Mary's appearance on a window at Milton Hospital. "...Obviously, the BVM has a message for us today. The trick is in deciphering it. Fortunately, her appearance in Milton is easy to interpret.?xml:namespace>
Let's talk about street art, shall we? "Street art," as a term, is so broad (as is the concept it represents), and there are so many different types of street art out there that it's easy to forget that some street art - a lot of it, in fact - has a point. Sometimes that point is direct and profound, and sometimes it's open to interpretation.
SLEAZY DOES IT5 Years AgoJune 20, 2003 | Carly Carioli profiled hip-hop baiting rappers of Gravy Train.“Gravy Train...are a quartet of three self-described ‘rap bitches’ (Chunx, Funx, and Drunx) and one gay boy (Hunx) who apply riot grrrl’s postfeminist mandate to the Fat Beats and Bra Straps (Rhino) girlschool of ’80s hip-hop.
DOWNLOAD: Teletextile, "Safer Two" (mp3)
It’s always a bummer when a perfectly good Boston band sneak off and become all Brooklyn before we even get a chance to develop a crush on them. The good news is that the latest from Teletextile is chock full of remote-crush fodder: ambient electronics, sumptuous arrangements brimming with pianos and strings, ambitious melodies, and, most notably, the enchanting feather-light vocals of Pamela Martinez — who has inched away from the overwrought idiosyncrasies that had us blurbing her as the American Björk.
All this seems so long ago now, doesn't it?
When we think back to where we were as fans a year ago coming off a lost season, it really seems all the more amazing that this team just won the NBA title. Really, we'd love to say we saw this coming all along. Unfortunately for us our thoughts on the subject are on the record.
late for the traditional 8 a.m. start time, but feel free to pick it up at Episode 9.)
Episode 1 - Telemachus. Breakfast. Shave. Take a dip at Carson
Beach in Southie.
God, he said quietly.
Isn't the sea what Algy calls it: a grey sweet mother? The snotgreen sea. The
As we write this, MSNBC is into its seventh hour of sitting shiva for Tim Russert, who died suddenly this afternoon after suffering a coronary thrombosis while recording promos for the upcoming Fathers' Day edition of Meet the Press. Russert's friends and colleagues have been queueing up to offer stories to Keith Olberman, who wonders over and over whether we ought to fold up our tents and go home, as the last real journalist has left the building.
All you need to know about how the Finals has been going so far (hat tip, Sons of Sam Horn):
THEY’RE STRETCHY PANTS, DUH5 Years Ago June 13, 2003 | Peter Keough wondered why Bruce Banner’s pants stay on when he undergoes transformation into the Hulk.“To his credit, director Ang Lee broaches this question on his own. ‘People always ask, including myself, how come the pants always stay on? I wanted my Hulk to be naked.
STEP OFF5 years agoJune 6, 2003 | Susan Ryan-Vollmar shared her reactions to the Catholic Church’s attack on gay marriages (including her own) from the altar. "I didn’t think I’d get worked up about it. When I read reports last week that the Catholic Church’s four bishops in Massachusetts were directing parish priests to issue a call to arms against same-sex marriage from the altar this past weekend, I wasn’t so much angry as flabbergasted.