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The Shins | Port of Morrow
Meet the new Shins. Same as the old Shins? Kinda sorta.
Aural Apothecary/Columbia (2012)
| March 16, 2012
Crossword: ''All the right angles''
They've got the market cornered.
They've got the market cornered.
| June 11, 2010
According to AbsolutePunk's Jason Tate, brokeNCYDE "epitomize everything that music (and human beings) should not be."
We're not fans, but the kids seem to like it
| July 17, 2009
What's the difference between art photography and fashion photography? That's the question I kept wondering about at Joni Sternbach's "SurfLand" exhibition at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum.
Surfing photos in Salem, new talent at PRC
| June 12, 2009
Review: Sunshine Cleaning
What lifts this tasty little dramedy above Sundance mediocrity is a pathos that overcomes all the "quirky" dysfunctional contrivance.
Not “completely pie free,” but close
| March 18, 2009
Scenes 4 tweens
When I was a teenager, all I ever longed for was to live in a world where it was socially acceptable, nay, a social requirement , to frequently burst into song.
Troy, Gabriella, and the HSM2 crew put the music in them. Now our two quasi-theater critics are trying to get it out.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN AND CHRIS FARAONE
| January 07, 2009
On USA’s nifty summer series In Plain Sight , Mary McCormack, as federal marshal Mary Shannon, joins the select league of those who’ve made jeans, tank tops, boots, and leather jackets into an American fashion statement.
In Plain Sight’s straight talk
| July 15, 2008
This article originally appeared in the June 27, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The man behind a far-out idea for providing solar power
| July 01, 2008
Activist leads criminal-justice reform festival
When Bruce Reilly was released from the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in 2005 he had serious plans for how he intended to make up for lost time.
Justice or just us?
| May 08, 2008
Crossword: ''Did I stutter?''
Sure sounded like it
| February 06, 2008
Send in the clowns
They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
| July 12, 2007
If it weren’t for the Middle East — the Cambridge club, not the region — NYC’s latest musical cause célèbre might not exist.
Battles look to the future, not the past
| July 10, 2007
Feels like teen spirit
Forget Tony and Maria, or Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski.
Disney's High School Musical graduates to the stage
| June 29, 2007
Sage Francis has become the poster-boy emcee for a generation of literate rappers.
Straight outta Rhode Island, Sage Francis works it coast to coast
| June 19, 2007
I kept my appointment with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach this time and was rewarded.
On the hunt with Rabbi Shmuley, Tred Barta, and prehistoric felines of the Arctic
| April 02, 2007
The Shins’ third album, Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop), is as good as any rational mortal should expect an indie-pop album to be in the winter of 2007. The Shins, "Phantom Limb" (mp3)
The Shins tend to a growing fan base
| February 06, 2007
Gadfly Driver brings independent challenge to Langevin
While US Senator Lincoln Chafee is fond of likening himself to the Independent Man atop the State House, Rod Driver might have an even better claim.
| October 25, 2006
The last pre-training-camp days of summer are always a bad time for collegiate and pro-football arrests.
Sports blotter: Harvard football edition
| July 19, 2006
The Handsome Family
Attentive indiephiles and alt-country fans will soon realize that lyrics about tying a captain to a tree and trying hard not to hear his screams could only be the observations of Albuquerque’s husband-and-wife team the Handsome Family.
Last Days of Wonder | Carrot Top
| July 11, 2006
Menino: Get help!
Tom: take a deep breath. Count to ten. Think serene thoughts.
Why you must get Boston a top cop from the outside world
| May 17, 2006
She heard something pop
The world of sports journalism has for decades been one giant Willie Wonka chocolate factory for the tired cliché. And while sportswriters themselves are generally just literate enough to keep from confusing their products, the general public may be excu
Plus, the troubles of the Delaware Blue Hens
| March 08, 2006
No end in sight
Two years ago, Boston’s law-enforcement leaders were crowing over their defeat of the homicide problem. In retrospect, it was Boston’s version of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished.”
Boston’s murder rate has doubled in five years — and may not have peaked yet. Here’s why.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 04, 2006
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