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Three-hour tours

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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009

National anthems

Since 1956, participating European nations have duked it out annually for cheese-pop supremacy.
A short history of Eurovision hullabaloos
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 30, 2009
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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
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  June 25, 2008
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 24, 2008
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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!  
By Fletcher  |  June 23, 2008
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Something Lost, something gained

So delicate and so menacing.
Dead Season ramp things up yet again
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 21, 2008


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Mile-high schlub

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
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 21, 2008
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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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 19, 2008
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Brain gloss

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?
By ELLEE DEAN  |  January 15, 2008
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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 . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 18, 2007
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South of the border

Do you know anyplace where I can get a safe liposuction treatment for under $500?
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 19, 2007


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Stars

This is something of a letdown.
In Our Bedrrom After the War | Arts + Crafts
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 15, 2007
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Happy endings

The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007
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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
By BRETT MILANO  |  August 22, 2007
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America Blows

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

Crossword: 'Don't listen to them'


Laugh now, look stupid later
By MATT JONES  |  February 14, 2007


April fooled

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”
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 07, 2006
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Kristin Hoffman

The 26-year-old Juilliard grad's first major-label release is pleasant pop that oozes confident training.
REAL | Interscope
By LINDA LABAN  |  January 13, 2006