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Cutler goes to Copenhagen

It was a woman who brought Andy Cutler to Providence 10 years ago.
Citizen Diplomacy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 15, 2013
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The planet known as California

More future adventures with Karl.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  September 14, 2012
Slideshow: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman

Photos: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise Rock Club

Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman played the Paradise Rock Club on June 3, 2012.
 Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman | Paradise Rock Club | June 3, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 08, 2012
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This just in ...

California's shores are awash with an unusually delicious danger.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  March 30, 2012
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Review: Luck

You get the feeling that Milch and Mann just want to show off what they know about horse racing. When one of Marcus's crew keeps screaming out during the big Pick Six race, "What's going on!?," he speaking for the audience.
HBO goes to the races
By JON GARELICK  |  January 27, 2012
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Smash Mouth chicken out

In the end, some eggs were eaten and a bunch of money was raised to help sick kids, which is great. But did Steve Harwell truly meet the egg challenge? No!
Scrambling
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 21, 2011


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Review: Littlerock(1)

Two young Japanese tourists, siblings Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), get stranded when their car breaks down in the California backwater of the title.
Altogether original
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011
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Review: Bellflower

In addition to the flamethrower, they've also rigged up a whiskey-dispensing car dashboard, and as a piece de resistance have created the Road Warrior–inspired "Medusa," a 1972 Buick Skylark souped up to breathe fire.
Petal to the metal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011
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On the road with the director of Bellflower

If you didn't think it was possible to get some stares from jaded onlookers here in the streets of Boston, you haven't been strapped into Medusa, a heavily modified '72 Buick Skylark equipped with a massive silver engine sprouting through its hood, a PA
Big wheels
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2011

Review: Café Zelda

Café Zelda is one of those places that feels elegant but homey; luxurious but not pretentious.
A truly memorable experience
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 12, 2011
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Mornin' Old Sport launch our pop-up video series with jazz-inspired '20s country

Allston's Mornin' Old Sport play jazz-inspired country songs, brimming with three-part harmonies and a rare chemistry amongst the group's four members.
Sound on the streets
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 12, 2011


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From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells

There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
Temple of gloom
By REYAN ALI  |  July 29, 2011
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Ash Borer | Ash Borer

NorCal black-metal trio Ash Borer's debut full-length is as diminutive as their namesake (limited to a 150-cassette run) but no less destructive or striking as they hurtle through three tracks in 40 minutes.
Flenser (2011)
By JANSSEN McCORMICK  |  July 15, 2011

Strange bedfellows

It doesn't get weirder than this. A liberal Democrat from California wants to help conservative Republicans in Maine find somebody to run against moderate GOP US Senator Olympia Snowe.
Grossman conspires with wingnuts
By AL DIAMON  |  June 03, 2011
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Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert

Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert
Tough acts to follow
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  April 22, 2011
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Not tough enough?

Amid massive deficits and escalating pension problems, a certain tough guy chic has taken hold in State Houses across the country.
While governors nationwide slash their way out of crisis, Chafee plays Mr. Nice Guy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 15, 2011


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Photos: Cold War Kids at House of Blues

Cold War Kids perform live at the House of Blues on March 22, 2011.
Cold War Kids | House of Blues | March 22, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 01, 2011
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Portlander to cover 3000+ miles in five months on foot

On January 8, Portland native Zoe Romano will set off for a morning run in Huntington Beach, California. Make no mistake: this isn't a begrudging follow-through on a New Year's resolution, or a jog around the block. Try more than 140 not-quite-marathons
Ultra-distance running
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2011
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Does the local food movement really work?

Providence cultural center AS220's panel discussion series Action Speaks! continues with a look at the "local food" movement.
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 08, 2010
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Higher yearning: Best Coast

The day after a Best Coast gig in Minneapolis last week, a reviewer for the City Pages alt-weekly bemoaned the fact that the Los Angeles trio took a whole two hours — two hours! — to hit the stage after doors opened.
'60s garage sound gone to pot
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 24, 2010
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Where to put the pot?

With last week's decision that Northeast Patients Group, based in Augusta, has been chosen by state health officials to open the first medical-marijuana dispensary in Cumberland County, we have moved just a tad closer to having an actual functioning medi
Scouting locations for Cumberland County's first medical-marijuana dispensary
By KEGAN ZEMA  |  July 16, 2010


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Maximum pleasure

Ann Beattie emerged in the 1970s in the pages of the New Yorker with a cast of post-grad characters who smoked pot, bummed around, fell in and out of relationships, and faced the world with a shrug and the latest rock and roll on the stereo.
Ann Beattie hasn’t been sleeping
By JON GARELICK  |  July 02, 2010

Going hyperlocal: AOL sets its sights on Aquidneck Island

Rhode Island's increasingly crowded media landscape may have a new player soon: AOL is recruiting journalists to run hyperlocal news web sites in Newport, Portsmouth, and Middletown.
Media
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 02, 2010
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The Devil makes them do it

"Americana, on the rocks" is the official tagline for the Benedictions, steady cooking since forming just 16 months ago (more on that in a minute), led by a familiar name on the folk circuit in G.W. Mercure.
Digging deep with the Benedictions
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 25, 2010
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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010

As Fast As at the Empire, Grand Hotel's new album, and more

AS FAST AS are playing a reunion show of sorts July 3 at the Empire.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 25, 2010


Crossword: ''Rumble in the Bowl''

Part of this unbalanced breakfast.
Part of this unbalanced breakfast.
By MATT JONES  |  June 25, 2010
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Viral bloodsuckers for the summer

It might require you to buy a bigger beach tote, but there's no doubt that summer's must-read is Justin Cronin's The Passage , a hulking 766-page epic that traces the genesis and fallout of apocalyptic viral vampirism.
Could The Passage be the best vampire novel?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010
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As the World Cup kicks off, Guinness and panic at Ri Ra

World Cup fever has not, exactly, gripped Providence.
 Goooooooool!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010