Last night eight brave souls (myself included) bared their teenage angst as part of the (now monthly) Boston chapter of Mortified, the "comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids." The Phoenix was there - at Mottley's Comedy Club - to catch Mortified in all its excruciatingly awkward glory.
It's Watchmen-mania this week, not only here but everywhere. For our part, we've got a review, an interview with the director, and from our archives, an appreciation of the graphic novel and an interview with its legendary, reclusive author, Alan Moore.
Above, take a look at a pitch-perfect opening from a fictional saturday-morning cartoon in the style of such shows as Thundercats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, complete with plenty of clever easter-egg style in-jokes for fans of the comic (I would list them, but I don't want to risk spoiling anything.
Governor Deval Patrick stopped in to hug some cute, cute bear cubs last Friday during a black bear population survey in Whatley. More pix -- but not as cute -- here.
TRASH TALK10 years agoMarch 5, 1999 | Seth Mnookin shadowed the National Enquirer’s executive editor David Perel at the publication’s offices in South Florida.“Perel spends much of his day on the phone with various Enquirer correspondents around the country. Around 11 a.m., he does his daily checkup with New York: ‘And then we always have the drugs to add to the other story.
This past Monday, Jimmy Fallon debuted as Late Night host on NBC. I didn't watch that night, when Fallon hosted Robert De Niro (normally a reluctant talk show guest to begin with, but I digress) and Justin Timberlake (always a pro), but I did watch Tuesday night, when he brought on his former "Weekend Update" co-anchor Tina Fey and Jon Bon Jovi.
is deliciously creepy.
In one of those quietly terrifying page-one stories in the March 3 New York Times, we learn that G.W. Bush's crack legal team advised him, after 9/11, that, among other unheard-of things, he could use the US military to conduct warrantless domestic searches in the name of fighting terrorists. (See Memos Reveal Scope of Power Bush Sought in Fighting Terror
-- Seen on the side of the bus stop in Central Square
Every little girl just got a little happier. We've seen pink birds, pink elephants, and now presenting the pink dolphin in Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana.
Photo: Charter News
This little guy is actually an albino bottlenose dolphin, which is very rare for this type of dolphin. The dolphin was first spotted as a calf two years ago, but was a much lighter hue of rose.