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They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
| November 06, 2009
Since 1956, participating European nations have duked it out annually for cheese-pop supremacy.
A short history of Eurovision hullabaloos
| March 30, 2009
The Love Guru
Guru Pitka is a self-help mogul with origins in Mike Myers’s now tired vision of the groovy ’60s.
Derivative, crass, and boring
| June 25, 2008
Please release me
If you were looking for important, well-reported, or even marginally interesting music news, you probably wouldn’t be reading my column.
The Big Hurt: The week in awful press releases
| June 24, 2008
Celine Dion sings AC/DC!
This morning in Pop Trash we told you that "Total Guitar" has named THIS the worst cover of all time. Holy Awful! Enjoy!
| June 23, 2008
Something Lost, something gained
So delicate and so menacing.
Dead Season ramp things up yet again
| May 21, 2008
Look your children in the eye, globetrotter, and tell them the truth: the Golden Age of Air Travel is over.
We recall the 10 things we miss most from the Golden Age of Air Travel
| May 21, 2008
The power of love
Carl Wilson’s recent entry into Continuum’s esteemed 33 1/3 series — a series of books by critics and musicians devoted to canonical pop albums — is framed by an irresistible concept.
A respected music critic contemplates Celine Dion and has a crisis of conscience
| March 19, 2008
The merger of thought and glossy spreads of girls in streaming, DIY couture.
Two new Boston mags aimed at women beg the question, why not the perfect women's magazine?
| January 15, 2008
Dance, monkey: Angelo Tsarouchas
I apologize for the War of 1812. And for Celine Dion.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| December 18, 2007
South of the border
Do you know anyplace where I can get a safe liposuction treatment for under $500?
| November 19, 2007
This is something of a letdown.
In Our Bedrrom After the War | Arts + Crafts
| October 15, 2007
The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
| September 12, 2007
Wall of shame
In a moment of weakness, he licensed the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” for an ad for the erectile-dysfunction drug Cialis.
A definitive life of Phil Spector
| August 22, 2007
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
| June 29, 2007
Crossword: 'Don't listen to them'
Laugh now, look stupid later
| February 14, 2007
Although your superior correspondents don’t know how many people were sucked in by WBRU’s April Fools’ Day joke, the biggest dupes had to be the newsies at NBC-10.
Channel 10 bites on the bogus ’BRU “sale”
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 07, 2006
The 26-year-old Juilliard grad's first major-label release is pleasant pop that oozes confident training.
REAL | Interscope
| January 13, 2006
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