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How Atlas Shrugged links Canadian prog-rock and our terrifying veep hopeful
If, god forbid, Paul Ryan were to get elected vice president, we might have our first executive-branch hard-rock fan, which is somewhat in line with rock culture's slow shift from radical to conservative.
Ryan, Rush, & Rand
| October 19, 2012
Ryan channels Rand; farewell, Johnny Pesky; Tom don’t know Jack
So, what to make of Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate?
The race is on!
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| August 17, 2012
Review: Atlas Shrugged
Actor Paul Johansson, in his directorial debut, sets his adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel — now a Libertarian sacred text — in a near-future (2016) plagued by socialism.
Not all books should be made into movies
| April 15, 2011
I honestly can’t believe you think that vegan comfort food would focus onto vegetables.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 10, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 10, 2010
Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressi
While conservatives have ruled radio, liberals have dominated the net. But as the rise of Red Mass Group demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure thing.
| February 19, 2010
Mad Men on Mass Ave
We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
| December 11, 2009
Christmases come and Christmases go, as psychedelic wrapping paper gives way to orderly Republican stripes, as sweet little Jimmy grows into gruff Uncle James.
Trinity Rep’s Carol delivers the gift of joy
| December 04, 2009
Poly in practice
YOUR SECRET ADMIRER
| April 01, 2009
Please, just leave
The next four to eight years are gonna be some fun!
Right-wing crackpots plot to abandon the union
| March 18, 2009
It’s safe to say that Facebook is now an omniscient, all-powerful tool that, in some way, traffics in dirt on nearly everyone you know.
Thought high school was bad? Social-networking sites jack up Web-era insecurities
| July 16, 2008
This is the album Ogre have been meaning to make all along.
The proto-man comes home on Plague of the Planet
| March 19, 2008
A whole new rush
You are obviously not a brilliant musician who appreciates the grand gifts that Rush displays.
| February 28, 2008
Democratic pig pile
Oh, are the other Democratic candidates “piling on” poor little Hillary Clinton?
Hillary’s victimization rap is Clintonian politics at its best and worst
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 07, 2007
Crossword: ''C'mon, Get Happy''
Less theme, more words.
| October 31, 2007
It wasn’t impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the ocean, Andrew Ryan would say of his creation. It was impossible to build it anywhere else.
BioShock plumbs uncharted depths
| August 28, 2007
Dead white females
Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
| August 08, 2007
This is the Age of Information, so of course we’re all ignorant.
Gamm’s insightful Radio Free Emerson
| May 23, 2007
The A list
Overall, a great list; impossible to do and make everyone happy.
Letters to the Boston editor: November 10, 2006
| November 14, 2006
Leslie Epstein opens his panoramic new novel with a cast of thousands assembled to watch the conquered Ethiopians paraded through Rome.
Leslie Epstein’s grand — and comic — opera
| October 31, 2006
A certain soul-crushing scene from The Fountainhead makes its way into my brain about this time every year.
Traveling without a passport
| June 20, 2006
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