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Midsummer television has a terrific offering of new and returning shows about aliens, firefighters, crystal meth, and more to turn that beautiful brain of yours to Play-Doh and keep you thoroughly entertained.
Because you can only spend so much time reading Dan Brown novels on the beach
| July 22, 2011
Review: A Town Called Panic (2010)
It is, indeed, a golden age for animation, where silent montages can wrenchingly portray a lifelong bond (in Pete Docter's Up ), or a band of stop-motion foxes can act out complex and angsty family dynamics (Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox ), or a c
Chaos reigns in a Belgian Town Called Panic
| February 12, 2010
The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting
The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
| February 05, 2010
Review: A Town Called Panic
This stop-motion comedy from Belgian filmmakers Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar is the anti– Fantastic Mr. Fox — its lack of visual and psychological nuance is, merci, quite deliberate.
Bilge from Belgium
| January 22, 2010
2009: The year in local pop
When I think back on 2009, I feel the same pleasant discomfort you get at the end of a John Hughes movie, when suddenly all the jocks and dorks and punks are good friends. This year, hardcore denizens of time-worn niches came out of hiding and acted al
The '09 mixtape
| December 25, 2009
10 memorable moments from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an unapologetic, cross-promotional cheese-fest. But whether you love or hate it, you have to admit that its giant balloons are nearly as synonymous with the holiday feast as turkey, cranberries, and indigestion.
From historical to horrific to humorous, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic
| November 27, 2009
Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing
Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
| October 30, 2009
When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
| October 23, 2009
An unstoppable force
Appreciation of Converge is one of those things that comes after you stop trying too hard, like driving stick without stalling at the red lights.
This time is (once again) right for Converge
| October 16, 2009
Come with us now, on a journey through time and space to the world of the Mighty Boosh.
The Mighty Boosh comes to DVD
| July 17, 2009
Is he being served?
In the first animated adaptation of Tony Millionaire's sumptuously debauched comic strip Maakies , the soused Drinky Crow was voiced by erstwhile Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter.
Tony Millionaire's still best on the page
| November 18, 2008
Sandra Bernhard was supposed to be performing in Boston this week. But that was before she challenged whether Sarah Palin would keep the baby if she became pregnant after being violated by a group of black men in New York.
The case of Sandra Bernhard vs. Sarah Palin begs the question: is it ever okay to use “rape” in a punch line?
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 16, 2008
Ragnarök and roll
Amon Amarth are but the latest assault of the Viking æsthetic on our pop culture’s collective psyche.
Great moments in culturally appropriated Viking history
| October 15, 2008
“You are in the elite first wave of people to hear this stuff,” Ben Folds told us Friday night with a smirk, possibly no longer able to be serious on stage after nearly two decades of tongue planted firmly in cheek.
Ben Folds at the Orpheum, September 26, 2008
MEGAN V. BELL
| October 01, 2008
Readers' pick: Piece of public art
There's interactive musical art at the Kendall Square T stop.
| April 19, 2007
In the 1980s, while Americans were worrying about losing dominance in the automobile industry, Japan was taking over the animation business.
The Five Japanese anime you should be watching now — and the five you will be watching in the future
| May 26, 2006
Who wants to be Tony Millionaire?
Tony Millionaire’s working habits are monastic.
Drunk on cheap beer and india ink, a Gloucester artist’s creatures are ready for their close-up
| April 12, 2006
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