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The Battle of Midway

Have you heard the one about the artists, the defense contractor, and the landlord they all don’t like?
To understand what happens when a defense contractor moves into an artists' enclave and isn't the strangest thing to happen there, one only need look at the saga of Midway Studios.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 30, 2012


Photos: Danny O’Connor and 'Irish' Micky Ward do a boxing demo at McGreevey's

March 14, 2012
Danny O’Connor addresses the media about his plans for 2012 and beyond, joined by the Dropkicks who'll be supporting him in his pursuit of a world title. "Irish" Micky Ward joins Danny for a boxing workout demo with Danny after the talk.
By: JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  March 26, 2012


Photos: A tour of the steampunk works of ModVic founder Bruce Rosenbaum

Head full of steampunk
"We love antiques, we love salvage," he says. "[But] we didn't want pieces just to sit there and look pretty like in a museum. We wanted them to do something, we wanted them to be relevant, functional."
By: RYAN MCMAHON  |  March 23, 2012


Photos: St. Patty's Day Parade 2012

South Boston | Sunday, March 18, 2012
The St. Patrick's Day Parade rolled through South Boston on Sunday, March 18, 2012. 
By: JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  March 22, 2012


Bruce Rosenbaum: steampunk interior design’s unlikely leader

Full steam ahead
There's a porthole on Bruce Rosenbaum's toaster.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 26, 2012


Photos: SXSW 2012 booths at the Austin Convention Center

Austin TX | March 16, 2012
SXSW 2012 attendees, bands, and booths on display at the Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 20, 2012


Photos: Tom Morello's Occupy Austin Dance Party at SXSW 2012

Austin TX | March 16, 2012
Tom Morello heads up an Occupy Austin flash mob/dance party at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 19, 2012

Photos: Day 3 of SXSW Music 2012

Austin TX | March 15, 2012
Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 15, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012


Photos: Day 2 of SXSW Music 2012

Austin TX | March 14, 2012
Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 14, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012


Photos: Day 1 of SXSW Music 2012

Austin, TX | March 13, 2012
Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX and get hyped for the SXSW Music festival at the Austin Convention Centeron March 13, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 13, 2012

UrbanIditarod 2012

Photos: Boston Urban Iditarod 2012

Boston Urban Iditarod | March 3, 2012
Boston Urban Iditarod teams took over Cambridge roadways during the annual shopping-cart street race (which includes a costume contest, food drive, and bar crawl) on March 3, 2012.
By: JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  March 07, 2012


Photos: Boston Facial Hair Fiasco at Church

Church | Saturday, February 18, 2012
Facial fuzz afficianados gathered at Church for the Boston Facial Hair Fiasco's beard and mustache competition on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
By: JOSH BERLINGER  |  February 21, 2012


Love Hurts: Emo Valentine's Day Cards

Ease the pain of heartbreak with these clip-and-save Valentines
Sometimes it's hard to express how you feel to that special person. Well, womens' urban art collective Paint Pens in Purses has solved your problem with these lovely cards.
By: PAINT PENS IN PURSES  |  February 08, 2012


Photos: Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Burlesque at Club Cafe (NSFW)

January 25, 2012
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School hosts sketching of burlesque models at Club Cafe on January 25, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 02, 2012


You gotta fight for your right

. . . to evaluate the quality of various college parties (and assign a grade accordingly)
There are a lot of colleges in Boston, and they all have a lot of parties. I spent the semester trying to chronicle them for the purpose of science.
By: JOE DIFAZIO  |  January 26, 2012


Law & Disorder: The Best of Last Semester's Campus Crime Logs

Best time of your life? Hardly. Behold these stunning antics, ripped straight from the campus crime blotters.
Incident logs available online and/or at campus police stations display laundry lists of amateur-hour escapades and bike/backpack/wallet/gadget thefts. Here are some amusing, singular shenanigans and trends from last semester culled from public records
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 25, 2012


Photos: Arisia 2012

Arisia 2012 | Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel | January 13-15, 2012
Attendees of Arisia 2012 at the Westin Boston Waterfront on January 13-15, 2012.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 23, 2012


Photos: Shadow-casts of Arisia 2012

Westin Boston Waterfront | January 13-15, 2012
Performers in the shadow-casts of Arisia 2012, from Repo! The Genetic Opera to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to The Nightmare Before Christmas | Westin Boston Waterfront | January 13-15, 2012
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 23, 2012

Nominate your favorite people and places for Boston's Best!

 Tell us your favorite picks for Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, City Life, and Shopping.
Om nom nominations ...
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2012
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