Remember the Phoenix


The latest casualty in the decline of print media is the Boston Phoenix, a beloved alt weekly that is already sorely missed.

To help lay it to rest, Slate and compiled a list of some of the Phoenix‘s best stories about drugs, riots, legal trials, and of course, family.

“The Trials of Nadia Naffe,” published just last month, underscores how vital the Phoenix was until the very end.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →