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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 20: A newspaper box offers copies of The Boston Globe on February 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The New York Times Company, which owns The Boston Globe, said today its plans to sell the Globe and it's New England Media Group, and has hired an investment firm to help manage the sales process. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

If you came of age during a certain time in the Boston metro, the Boston Phoenix was your lifeline to shows, culture, and all things cool and underground.


Now, thanks to Northeastern University and the Internet Archive teaming up, pretty much every back issue of the alternative weekly is online. Former Editor-in-Chief Carly Carioli was spreading the news a few weeks ago.


Click here for a piece from the Internet Archive breaking down the collaboration. Then, start reading old Phoenix issues here. For starters, here’s a March ’94 issue with Kurt Cobain on the cover and an interview with the rocker a month before he took his own life.