Report on this past weekend's Freedom Rally coming soon from Faraone.
In the meantime, enjoy these images. All photos © Sarah Viera. More after the jump.
How do you get young people to fall in love with the ballet? Still hazy on that one. But if you want to get young men to fall in love with Boston Ballet dancers, all you gotta do is get them styled by KARMALOOP and turn them loose in the Liberty Hotel. The dudes we know who attended this jawn are still recovering from broken hearts and bruised jaws -- of the type you can only get from your chin repeatedly hitting the floor.
There's some interesting wording in this morning's Boston Globe article about the increased police presence in the Fens lately (and how some allege that it targets gay men). The third paragraph begins: "For the last few weeks, police in cars and motorcycles have patrolled
the Fens off Boylston Street for about 16 hours a day, a move that has
thrilled many of the gardeners, who want to tend their radishes,
tomatoes, and dahlias without encountering debris from some of the more
unsavory uses of the park
If you track 26 year-old writer Tao Lin’s
literary trajectory via his Internet presence and self-promotional
stunts, it’s easy to get the sense that he’s on the brink of something
really big. The Brooklyn-based author’s follower-to-followees ratio on
Twitter is steadily climbing, his MySpace account was recently
purchased for a ludicrous sum of $8,100 by an investment banker, and
the buzz surrounding his latest work, a novella called Shoplifting From American Apparel, appears to trump that of his prior writings (two poetry collections, a book of short stories and a novel called Eeeee Eee Eee) in both sheer volume and praise.
If Manhattan snots knew that Boston jams like it did at the Liberty Hotel last night, then a good number of Tribeca playboys would relocate to the Bean and chase the old money right off Beacon Hill. Then again; they might not understand how an event with such potential for pomposity can unfold without a lick of Zoolander pretension.
We got a new neighbor today -- for the next week, Ben Affleck and his crew will be kicking around downstairs from Phoenix HQ, filming The Town, a Boston-based crime drama Affleck is both directing and starring in.After
shooting all morning at Fenway Park, the crew set up shop
in the vacant Boston Billiards building at 126 Brookline Ave.
I hate to be that guy, but the only thing I'm allowed to say is that Bobbito Garcia (a/k/a DJ Cucumber Slice) is spinning a private Timberland event somewhere in the Boston area, and we have three guest list spots to offer readers. For those who don't know, Bobbito is an all-around hip-hop ambassador, having served as a biographer of sneaker culture, a link between basketball and boom bap, and, most importantly, a trusty co-host of the most important college rap radio show of all-time (I grew up on Stretch and Bob, so I'm partial).
Tomorrow the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston opens its latest blockbuster, "Damian Ortega: Do It Yourself." It is, in the words of our own Greg Cook, a "survey of work by a former political
cartoonist whose sculptures — like a tin space capsule and mobile
victory obelisk — often address political and social themes from his
In reference to the O.J. Simpson verdict, Chris Rock once brilliantly said that white people hadn’t been so mad since CBS cancelled M*A*S*H. He struck pop philosophy platinum with that comment; Caucasians sure do get attached to our television comedies. For proof of our obsession, one need not look past the regrettable tears that well for NBC sitcom finales, or the 3,000-plus It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia disciples who crammed the House of Blues last night to witness the cast’s live production about pedophilic sodomy (link goes to last week's Phoenix interview with cast member Glenn Howerton).
Jermaine Jackson's concert tribute honoring his late brother Michael was cancelled last Friday after press inquiries revealed the confused headlining acts didn't know they were headlining. Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, and "Beatdown" Chris Brown, all of whom were highlighted performers on the website for The Tribute, are busy with other commitments on Sept.
Last January, the Phoenix published "Defending the Universally Loathed," a piece in which we defended (what we believed to be) wrongly maligned music, books, people, and countries (among other things). My contribution was to grudgingly laud the former Boston University president/chancellor that everyone loves to hate: John Silber.
As reported in the Phoenix a few months ago, former Exile and New York Press reporter-editor Alex Zaitchik is heavy into writing what we predict will be the first diligent biography of Glenn Beck. Unlike the bi-polar Fox News thespian, Zaitchik likes facts, and has traveled around the country tracing Beck's roots collecting them.
The luxe Liberty Hotel in Beacon Hill was evacuated this morning after firefighters discovered elevated levels of carbon monoxide. According to The Boston Globe, among those evacuated were hundreds of guests, employees, and... two monkeys and a crow? WTF?
The Globe reports, "The evacuees that spilled out onto Charles Street included some unusual hotel
guests: two monkeys and a crow named "Shaft" staying with animal trainers for a
movie being filmed in Boston.
A couple years back, I wrote this hard-hitting expose about how bacon was taking over the world. Since then, those crispy strips of salt-cured pork belly have only advanced further on their march toward global domination.
Now comes more good news! Bacon is good for you.
At least according to this kid:
Let's cut the president some slack, OK?
President calls Kanye a jackass [mp3, via TMZ]
Obama: "Sorry ass motherfucker ain't got nothin' on me"