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  • Get ready to ramble: 21 shows you need to see before September

    One solid summer
    Every summer, in addition to swarms of mosquitoes and fanny-packed tourists, New England hosts a massive invasion of live music.  

    By PHOENIX STAFF

  • Exit the King

    All Shook Up is all screwed up
    The Elvis Presley–themed musical All Shook Up has all the makings of an entertaining train wreck: a bunch of Elvis songs strung together with inane dialogue; silly characterization; an implausible plot.

    By BRETT MILANO

  • Photos: Best.Summer.Ever.

    Photographer Mike Pecci and crew shot an inspired collection of photos to accompany our summer guide.

    By MIKE PECCI

  • Photographer: Mike Pecci

    Stylist: Nicole Fisher

    Props: David Lynch

    Assistant: Tony Fernandez

    Models: TJ Horn, Bert Meyer III, Kayla Harrity, Kimberly Ann Huerth, Anastasia Kry

    Living Images Developed by Mike Pecci

  • Summer fiction

    Hot type
    Summer is a good time to suspend some disbelief.

    By PHOENIX STAFF

  • Our guide to the great outdoors

    Patios patois
    We picked five neighborhoods and visited two patios in each that highlighted the scene contrasts in those communities.  

    By CHRIS FARAONE

  • Make way for cornhole

    How the Midwest's stupidest sport is taking Boston by storm
    When I left Chicago for Boston three years ago, I expected to leave a few things behind. Friendliness, for one, and deep-dish pizza, and modernist architecture, and perfect hot dogs, and . . . cornhole.

    By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON

  • The best of Boston's mobile cuisine

    Truck nuts
    Summer in Boston traditionally means exploring the city, getting sunburned, and ironically (but totally seriously) drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. But now that meals-on-wheels mania has put the boot on our fair city, it also means chasing down every foo

    By DAVID EISENBERG