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Soft thrusts

 Players’ Ring’s Master is a tease
Seeking the gore-porn stimulations of mutilations, leather, and fellatio to get your Halloween on? Well, Players’ Ring is offering severed fingers, wanton women with whips, and a very, very demanding master, not to mention a mordant punchline. Rolling Die Productions does it all in the spirit of the early 20th-century French horror spectacles of the Grand Guignol Theater.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 28, 2009

Be afraid

The Dunlap horror
This Halloween, if you want to scare the crap out of your favorite political activist — liberal or conservative — skip the fright mask, fake blood, and glowing green goop.
By AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 2009

Halloween Weekend Overdose

34 Sugar-Fueled Hours of Halloween
Halloween is in six days and you still have no idea what party you're going to. You simultaneously feel as though you have everything to do and nothing to do. You haven't even got a costume anymore, because your lazy stoner friend stole your zombie  Billy Mays schtick .

Tomorrow never dies

 A new full-length from Dave Rowe (and Trio)
For a Halloween party with substantially less gore, check out the newest release from Dave Rowe (and sometimes his Trio), The Music Never Dies .
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 28, 2009

Haunted Shipyard

Jodi Explodi deliver ghosts of Halloween past
Guitar World recently gave credit to KISS for turning “party” into a verb.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 28, 2009

Meat hands, and other truly disgusting Halloween treats

You might want to reconsider making your guests nauseous with these food choices before serving them tons of alcohol.
Remember Halloween back in simpler times, when Mom would bake bat-shaped cookies and trick you and your friends into reaching into a bag full of spaghetti “worms”? Good times.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 29, 2009

Photos: Halloween costumes not fit for public

From lame, totally un-pc, and just plain wrong, our list helps make sure you're not dressed like an asshole this Halloween
Stay away from these costume choices this Halloween
By LISA SPINELLI  |  October 28, 2009

Stuck in his Throat

Suburban, family-oriented David Bertolino has a dream: to stage a play about  Deep Throat , one of the most controversial films of all time
Growing up in Sudbury, David Bertolino’s upbringing was strictly G-rated.
By JON HART  |  October 28, 2009

Can the Rhode Island tea party brew a revolution?

 The movement strives to be a coherent force for change. But is it just blowing steam?
The Rhode Island Tea Party, local wing of the national uprising against all things Obama, has some reason for hope.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 21, 2009

Halloween tips and tricks

Big Fat Whale
What you need to know to keep the kiddies safe
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  October 21, 2009

Emotional traffic

A love disconnection in Boy Gets Girl
As Halloween approaches and a frisson of fright chills the air, URI Theatre is presenting a psychologically taut staging of Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl .
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 21, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

This week's theater listings
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 14, 2009

Seasonal sipping

Fall cocktails at local restaurants
If you’ve got special reason to drown or celebrate this fall, Portland’s mixologists offer several autumnal elixirs that take advantage of the flavors and clean-slate feeling of fall.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 14, 2009

Photo: Russell Freeland's Absolute Zero Project

Photos of Russell Freeland's Absolute Zero Project
By RUSSELL FREELAND  |  October 07, 2009

October already!

Folk + blues + noise + alt-pop + Mr. Young
Only 11 weeks and counting of Christmas shopping remain, so head out to some budget-friendly shows in the meantime.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 30, 2009

Seasonal fare(well)

The chef of Five Fifty-Five bids adieu to summer
With Labor Day weekend behind us, so goes the high tourist season here in Maine. While this means less crowded beaches and the possibility of finding a weekend parking space in the Old Port, it signifies a major transition for restaurateurs around the city.
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 09, 2009

Labor of Love

No rest for these union activists
Most of us will sleep in on Labor Day. Not the Southern Maine Labor Council, who will be working hard to remind us what the holiday's actually all about.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 02, 2009

Labor of Love

No rest for these union activists
Most of us will sleep in on Labor Day. Not the Southern Maine Labor Council, who will be working hard to remind us what the holiday's actually all about.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 02, 2009

For the sullied and the bullied

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey: When he was younger, my brother was a very popular and attractive guy. He was lucky with the ladies and dated quite a wide variety of them. In the past few years, however, he seems to have fallen apart.
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 02, 2009
everything list

Firehouse No. 13 shakes up summer slump

The Everything Parties
To wake the city from its summer slumber, Firehouse No. 13 has been programming, well, everything.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 03, 2009

Where was everybody on St. Patrick's Day?

Where's the (political) party?  
We piled into a car, we three intrepid journalists, and set out from the Back Bay Sunday morning to find our way to Royal Bolling’s party. “Roxbury’s Salute to St. Patrick’s Day,” as Bolling called it, should be easy to find, we reasoned. After all, the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. A.F. & M., was located at 18 Washington Street. All we had to do was follow Washington Street, right?
By MICHAEL RYAN  |  August 31, 2009

Music Seen: Man-Witch CD-release at Geno's

Anyone who doesn't like Man-Witch either didn't watch enough Saturday-morning TV as a kid, or is an incurable sourpuss.
By DAN CLARK  |  August 05, 2009
deer list

Hail, Deer Tick!

The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
Heady days for Deer Tick.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 17, 2009

Father's Day gifts for Dads and mannish Moms

Big Fat Whale
Father's Day
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 17, 2009

Practice makes precious

Jenny Lewis + Deer Tick, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
After seeing her do her thing at the House of Blues on Wednesday, I think I can safely conclude that something about Jenny Lewis just doesn’t do it for me.
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 12, 2009

Interview: Kathy Griffin

D Girl
"I think Ryan Seacrest and Oprah will finally be together, and it will be like one of those great '70s cover-up movies and I'm playing the body."
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 11, 2009

Can't escape Snape at LeakyCon

Pottering Around
Sure, Figawi Race Weekend is a blast, but how many times in my life would I have the opportunity to mingle with more than 750 J.K. Rowling devotees? So, this past Memorial Day weekend, I decided to skip Nantucket and join the all-ages, international assembly of Potter-heads at Boston's Park Plaza Hotel for LeakyCon 2009.
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  May 27, 2009

Tours of duty

John Clifford and Billy Bang's Vietnam; plus Icons Among Us and bye-bye Jazz Brunch
Clifford and Bang will celebrate Memorial Day weekend together at Highland Kitchen in Somerville this Sunday in a program called "Basic Training: An Evening of Art, Music, and Poetry."
By JON GARELICK  |  May 18, 2009

They said what?

Republican lawmakers sound off on global warming
GOP leaders have a reputation for shunning science in favor of politics: on stem-cell research, evolution, and of course, climate change. As the global-warming battle heats up, so has their often-nonsensical rhetoric.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 06, 2009

A bug in your ear

Deer Tick neither bite nor suck
Back in the summer of 2004, John J. McCauley III was out for a hike with some friends in the woods of his native Rhode Island.
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 19, 2009

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