WPRI reports that the Providence Phoenix will publish its final issue next Thursday, ending nearly 36 years of service to Rhode Island. The Boston Phoenix stopped publishing in March 2013.
With the Providence paper's closing, only the weekly Portland Phoenix remains of what was once a large regional media empire: Boston Phoenix, Providence Phoenix, Portland Phoenix, Worcester Phoenix, Stuff@Night magazine,...Read more
Jill watched yesterday as some guy went down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, hauling away Phoenix boxes.
You can read articles from what would have been this week's issue on the Phoenix site (scroll past the big box where the...Read more
Charles Pierce remembers the Phoenix:
What's the prayer of thanksgiving for a hundred days of fellowship, drunk on words, all of us, as though there were nothing more beyond the next word, the next sentence, the next paragraph locked into place? Please say that the muse is something beyond the balance sheet, something beyond technology. Tell me that sheâ€™s alive the way she once...Read more
This week's Phoenix carries an article headlined:
Fresh Blood: Meet Boston's new culinary muscle
It features a photo and bio of Doug Rodrigues, executive chef at Clio, strike that, the now former executive chef at Clio, who was fired for stabbing a man at a Back Bay bar last weekend - accidentally, he says. His alleged victim lost so much blood a bystander ...Read more
The shrinking Phoenix Media Group still has one possible ace in the hole - a patent lawsuit against Facebook that, if successful, would give it ownership over one of the most fundamental parts of social networking.
People2People, then known as Tele-Publishing,...Read more
Oops, they did it again. The New York Times, which hates when people post copies of its work, posted a copy of a Boston Review article without permission. The Phoenix's Carly Carioli, who called out the Gray Lady for posting a story now owned by the Phoenix just the other day, does the honors again:
How many more examples of this hypocrisy will...Read more
The day before ex-Times editor and current Times thumbsucker Bill Keller blasted people who reprint Times content without its permission, the Times reprinted a PDF of a Real Paper story without permission from its current copyright owner, our very own Boston Phoenix. Not just the words, but the actual pages from that long-ago alt-weekly, whose remnants the Phoenix bought.
Phoenix Editor Carly Carioli has a short reply to the Dig item - which we, being good little media sponges, sucked right in - about how Entercom might be thinking of buying and shutting down WFNX to move WEEI to FM:
For the record: it's total bullshit.
No doubt Jeff Lawrence is formulating a response at this very moment....Read more
Last fall, the Phoenix sued Facebook, alleging the social network violated patents owned by a Phoenix subsidiary for creating user profiles online. Facebook yesterday returned the favor, suing the Phoenix for alleged violations of patents it owns on equally fundamental parts of the Web.
In its lawsuit, like the Phoenix suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Facebook charges search engines on the...Read more