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Review: The Guilt Trip

Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand make a snappy comic duo in this road movie about a tetchy mother-son relationship.

By BETSY SHERMAN  |  December 21, 2012

Hello, folly!

Hello, Dolly! is an ever-popular musical standard that usually wins audiences over when its flamboyant title character earns her exclamation point. Unfortunately, despite having a Dolly that could charm the whistle off a traffic cop, the current hyperv
Dolly! tries too hard to be a funny girl
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2010

Earnestly funny

Considering that Alan Ayckbourn may be the most staged living English playwright besides Shakespeare, as some accounts declare, why isn't he produced more often in American theaters?
2nd Story fulfills its Comic Potential
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 05, 2010

McCain in the membrane

Four tracks into his Monday Monster Jam performance, Brooklyn rap czar Jay-Z stops the music and points to a freeze-frame image of George W. Bush on the titanic screen above the TD Banknorth Garden stage.
The Maverick-iest candidate has hip-hop support from R.A. the Rugged Man
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2008

Socks appeal

Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 09, 2008

Dance, Monkey: J.J. Leslie

Kool-Aid is the ultimate energy drink, and it smashes through walls with its character, so it makes transportation easier.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By MARC HIRSH  |  July 08, 2008

May 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 01, 2008

Still Funny

The musical Funny Girl wasn’t made for just Barbra Streisand.
PC brings Fanny Brice back to life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2008

April 2008

April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 01, 2008

The power of love

Carl Wilson’s recent entry into Continuum’s esteemed 33 1/3 series — a series of books by critics and musicians devoted to canonical pop albums — is framed by an irresistible concept.
A respected music critic contemplates Celine Dion and has a crisis of conscience
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 19, 2008

March 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 03, 2008

February 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2008

December 20, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 19, 2007

Porn in the USA

What’s the last time you went to a theater to see a porn movie?
Boston Underground Film Festival, Brattle Theatre, March 22, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 26, 2007

Streisand vs. Maiden

This month, I was able to catch the Boston stops on the tours of two legendary acts, known to their fans as single-word entities: Maiden and Barbra.
Live, to the death
By SEAN BARTLETT  |  November 16, 2006

Making book on rock 'n' rool

Everybody knows that the first rock critics were those sweaty adolescents who got dragged up to American Bandstand’s Rate-a-Record display by Dick Clark.
The dean's list
By MARK MOSES  |  November 06, 2006


Going on sale: June 16

Snow Patrol, Muse, Godsmack, Santana, Raconteurs, and the Download Festival
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 13, 2006

Hollywood gives Bush the finger

Except for a few agitators like Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand, people in Hollywood prefer to play down their liberal bent.
Why lefty films look good for Oscar
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006