Last September, New Yorker staffwriter (and former Phoenix staffer) Susan Orlean laid out the case for keeping fresh poultry in the backyard: it's cheap, it's safe, it's fun, and it's environmentally sound. You would think that would be enough for the city fathers of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Kells, the bar on Brighton Ave in Allston notable for catering to the frattier college types in our fair city, is reportedly closing. In its place, the Tavern in the Square restaurant chain will expand to its fourth area location. Hopefully, this will mean fewer stabbings.
QUESTION 1. Why are there only five nominees under "Movie Theater, Art House," but six for everything else?
The Somerville Theater writes: Well the nimrods over at the Phoenix put us in the 'movie theater/best art house' category when we should have been in the 'movie theater/wide release' category. We're a movie-house, and most of our bookings are wide-release, with the occasional indie or art film thrown in for balance.
For the second year in a row, a Boston Phoenix staff writer was named Journalist of the Year, and the Phoenix took home 18 awards -- including 11 first-place prizes -- at the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Awards.The mammoth haul included awards for design (including overall design, photos, illustrations, and photo
illustrations), writing and reporting (in arts, news, editorials, and
features), and multimedia (a convergence award for best mix of print and web storytelling).
Wasn't that Google Super Bowl ad sweet? Boy meets internet search engine, boy travels to France, boy meets French girl, boy marries French girl, boy and girl have a baby. As virginal forays go, this was not bad: and by virgin, we're talking about Google's dip into television advertising, which in cultural terms is perhaps bigger than the Saints winning the Super Bowl.
As a designer you might think this is an easy profession in which to practice green-like living, but it's not as easy you might think. There are hardly any resources out there that help illustrators like me find answers to their sustainable design questions. But a new site has changed all that, re-nourish.
When the tome on Boston hip-hop finally gets written, there will no doubt be a thick chapter on The Kreators. They're one of the few Bean crews that warrant a best-of album (they actually dropped one a few years ago), and the work they've yielded separately has also impressed.
All of that might begin to explain why so much top notch Boston talent is swinging through The Western Front tonight in support of XL, who has a rare and costly health condition (read excerpt below for an interview he did with promoter Edu Leedz).
Tomorrow night the fine fine folks from Magners are filling me with Irish Cider and having me judge the competition part of their comedy fest, which goes down from Thursday (2/4) through Saturday (2/6). It's quite a gala: two separate ten-man stand-offs at Tommy's Comedy Lounge and Nick's Comedy Stop on the first night; a New York vs.
This is really too crazy adorable to pass up reposting, and a bit weird.
Have you ever been so full that your favorite food doesn't even look appealing?
Eat me Seymour!
See more crazy cute photos of this impala and a pack of cheetahs getting snuggly
Sorry! I couldn't resist...
The otherwise frighteningly weird idea of a Snuggie pub crawl
-- in which grown adults pay to traipse from bar to bar to bar wearing
fleece blankets with sleeves and getting sloshed with strangers --
somehow seems perfectly legitimate in Somerville's Union Square during
one of the most wretchedly cold weekends of the year.
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Did anybopdy else notice how quickly Wawa flew to New England for an up-close-and-personal interview with our super-hunky new senator? Well I did; in fact I keep an eye on her whenever she's around any of our upper statesmen.
In this pic above Walters shows Brown exactly how big former Senator Edward Brooke's testicles are.
It's become Democratic manna that MARTHA COAKLEY blew the biggest statewide race in 21st-century Massachusetts politics by running an historically awful campaign.
But it's kind of getting annoying to watch people act like they saw it coming. Especially out-of-state experts. To be sure, there were a few people on the left who were prescient -- including the folks in the White House who leaked, as early as the Sunday before the election (while Obama was rallying in Boston), that it was pretty much over.
Over the weekend, in addition to ripping Martha Coakley, Saturday Night Live also welcomed the new Senator from Massachusetts by casting Jon Hamm (a/k/a Mad Men's Don Draper) as him in a sketch that played on his well-documented heartthrob past. Hamm, who recently shot The Town with Ben Affleck right in our neighborhood (seriously -- he was in the same buidling as the Phoenix's offices) gets the Massachusetts accent down pretty well.