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Review: The Raven

If only Poe could find the solution to the mystery in his own texts! Or if the filmmakers made any use of them.
John Cusack as Poe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 27, 2012
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A sleepy kitty cat

How adorable! ... Or is it?
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By KARL STEVENS  |  March 09, 2012
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A cat's world

This is how your cat sees your wardrobe.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  March 09, 2012
Memes: Success

Meme forecast for 2012

When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice anima
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
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Barfield and the bong

Any resemblance to real cartoon cats, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  December 30, 2011
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Barfield and friends

Further adventures of Barfield and friends.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  November 18, 2011


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Private cat doors

For upper-class fat cats.
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By DAVID KISH  |  November 18, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Winehouse blows it in the Balkans, Morrissey murders cats

Some people think music writing is pretty soft compared to being a war correspondent or whatever, but I listened to a Limp Bizkit song and an Evanescence song tonight. That has to be a million times worse than anything that's ever happened in Libya.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 01, 2011
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Potty humor

Even the cat doesn't want to stick around for this one.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  June 10, 2011
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This is Dirk.

This is Dirk.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  May 27, 2011
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Karl's cat dreams big

Karl's cat is too lazy and distracted to get anything done.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  May 06, 2011


The weekender

A busy FRIDAY (the 17th) includes TONY JONES & THE CRETIN 3 , GRAVESIDE SERVICE , and YOUR MOMMA'S TRASH among the acts hosting a "Very Twisted Xmas Party" at Blaze's Billiards in West Warwick; 21+ and $5 at the door, call 401.615.7677.
A "very twisted XMas" and beyond!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2010
Meet the Mayor: The Boston Cat Hospital

Meet the Mayor: The Boston Cat Hospital


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. The Boston Cat HospitalElizabeth Sullivan How did you...
By Barry Thompson  |  September 30, 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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Best Coast | Crazy For You

The simplicity that Best Coast have cultivated on a handful of '60s-inspired, surfside fuzz-pop EPs and singles over the past year or so has created an easy opening for the band to deliver on the blog cred they've racked up in the same time frame.
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By CARRIE BATTAN  |  July 23, 2010

Musical fireworks: Lingo + the Philharmonic + the Lips

A trio of nice Downcity shows to ease into a big weekend on FRIDAY (the 2nd), starting with a pair of former Rock Hunt winners.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 02, 2010


Graceless grandma

My husband and I have a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old daughter; two years ago we all went on a vacation with my mother-in-law ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 11, 2010
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Living in the Now

There’s no denying the ongoing presence of what we’ll call melodic pop acts here in Rhode Island, bands comprised of guys in their mid-20s with a serious knack for penning sugary-sweet hooks and harmonies.
Shryne’s ‘honest but polished’ pop-rock
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 14, 2010
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Review: The Good Heart

Lucas (Paul Dano), an angel-faced homeless man who sings a lullaby to a stray kitten, might be too kind-hearted to live. Jacques (Brian Cox), an apoplectic prick who owns a Bowery bar, is too mean to die.
Misanthropy and meticulous espresso brewing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010

DregNog Video Advent Calendar: Day #9 - Jingo Cats


"Communist Christmas"Sick to death of the frenzied consumerist nightmare that the holiday season has become, O beleaguered fellow capitalists? Channel your inner proletariat with this...
By Emily Cataneo  |  December 22, 2009
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The Rolling Stones | Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert

This live 1969 Madison Square Garden set was released at the band's peak, following Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed , preceding Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street , and recorded a week before the disaster at Altamont.
ABKCO (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  December 11, 2009


Kenmore cat can't be caught

Kenmore cat can't be caught


It's hard to believe it was only a year ago that unfortunate riders on the Green Line had nothing to look forward to but a...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  November 18, 2009
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Bozzio's a somewhat missing person on the west coast

As she awaits a retrial on animal-cruelty charges in New Hampshire, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio’s troubles continue in Southern California, where she faces eviction from her San Fernando Valley home over $4400 in missing rent payments.
Cat Crazy Dept.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 23, 2009
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Photos: King Richard's Faire 2009

Photos from King Richard's Faire 2009
King Richard's Faire in Carver
By MADDY MYERS  |  September 11, 2009
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Bozzio appeals jail sentence, goes on tour

The bizarre animal-cruelty case of Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio is far from over.
Reappearing Person
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 19, 2009
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Write. Record. Gig. Repeat.

The Warren-based Propellers are yet another notable band putting in work for the Warren-based label 75OrLess Rec-ords, and their sophomore release, The Propellers: 2 , offers a gradual growth from their self-titled debut.
The Propellers stay the course on The Propellers: 2
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 15, 2009


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Dale Bozzio's life is so strange

With her bold style, high-pitched voice, multicolored mop-top, and MacGyver-like ability to make mesmerizing bras out of things like electronic parts and bubble wrap, Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio planted herself firmly in the spotlight in the
Can an '80s pop icon find peace in New Hampshire in a house full of feral cats? Apparently not.
By BY ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  April 24, 2009
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Slideshow: Crazy cat house uncovered

Dale Bozzio's house was found with dead, starved, cats as well as cat bones gnawed on by other felines.
Photos taken at Dale Bozzio’s house and used as state evidence in her animal cruelty trial.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 24, 2009
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Once more, with feline

Attention, single ladies over 30: April is national cat-care month, and, surely, you, of all people, are invested in the physical well-being of your furry little substitutes for a functional romantic relationship.
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By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 10, 2009
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Rip off

The man, on this bright, crisp Saturday morning, stood facing a utility pole outside the Central Square Starbucks tearing down a flyer.
Sightings
By IAN SANDS  |  July 09, 2008