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Bill Cosby at the Merrill Auditorium

Bill Cosby is a perfectly capable uber-celebrity replacement for Liza Minnelli (though both on stage at once would be a complete show-stopper). Tonight at the...
By webteam  |  October 13, 2010

Fall Books Preview: Reading list

Even if you’re not back in the classroom, autumn inspires a desire to learn, to restore the intellectualism that was fried by too many beers and barbecues and sunburns. Fortunately, Portland is full this fall with opportunities to spark your smarts.
Smartening up the seasonal transition
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2010
Bill Cosby is definitely (not) dead, ya hear?

Bill Cosby is definitely (not) dead, ya hear?

He's alive and he is sick of all the death gossip-mongering, ok? He didn't drown facedown in a kiddie pool filled with delicious JELL-O pudding....
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  August 04, 2010

Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''

But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
By MATT JONES  |  February 26, 2010

The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009
louis list

Funny business

"I'm pasty, pale, overweight and I have red hair. I see that Coldstone Creamery and I want to crawl inside and hide," Louis C.K. responded when I asked if he recalled just how disgustingly hot and muggy Rhode Island could be during his 4th of July head
Louis C.K. has work to do
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 03, 2009


Museum pieces and other pieces

It's Jazz Week time again — that time when the Boston jazz community looks to expand its minority-appeal music to a larger public.
Jazz Week returns, the Jazz Hall of Fame inducts, Ron Gill says bye
By JON GARELICK  |  April 24, 2009

The Big Hurt: Beef in brief

Ultra-classy rapper Khia, best known for urging America’s ladies to pop their anatomies and America’s men to lick her “crack,” is fixing to put me out of a job.

Guess whose guess-what is as raggedy as a mango seed

By DAVID THORPE  |  April 30, 2008

Clips ahoy

This past February, Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live and announced, in mock triumph, that the Writers Guild of America had struck a deal with the studios that would pay them for on-line content.
The treasures of
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 22, 2008

Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008

Punch lines

A tide of laughter breaks over comedian Eddie Brill as his high-speed spiel about an antic bar pick-up recounted in a string of clichés halts.
Eddie Brill and the Boston Comedy Festival
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 01, 2007


Potty mouth

Shamelessness has finally paid off for Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. has a filthy good time
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 25, 2007

Not better off dead

Three years ago, London’s Art Brut debuted with a punk-rock song called “Formed a Band.”
Art Brut find their way in the post-punk world
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 12, 2007

Going on sale: April 6, 2007

Flyleaf, Great Lake Swimmers, Elvis Costello, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  April 03, 2007

Crossword: 'Conventional labels'

They make it easier to meet and greet
By MATT JONES  |  July 05, 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


The Ballad of Greenwich Village

Filmmaker Karen Kramer’s best work on The Ballad of Greenwich Village was during production, getting Norman Mailer, Maya Angelou, Richie Havens, and the ever-reticent Woody Allen to reminisce before her camera.
Perfunctory and pointless doc, but some celebs are interesting
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 22, 2006

Look, Ma! No TV!

As Internet video clips proliferate and spread like kudzu, it’s getting hard to keep up on all that’s out there just waiting to be watched.
A democratic Youtube
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 18, 2006