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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...
| 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
| September 17, 2010
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....
| August 04, 2010
Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''
But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
| 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?
| August 14, 2009
"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
| 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
| 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
| April 30, 2008
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 Hulu.com
| 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
| January 04, 2008
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
| October 01, 2007
Shamelessness has finally paid off for Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. has a filthy good time
| 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
| June 12, 2007
Going on sale: April 6, 2007
Flyleaf, Great Lake Swimmers, Elvis Costello, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| April 03, 2007
Crossword: 'Conventional labels'
They make it easier to meet and greet
| 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
| 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
| 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
| February 18, 2006
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