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Review: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
From Deliverance to the new Straw Dogs , elitist Hollywood hasn't shown rednecks any respect.
Eli Craig's morality tale
| September 30, 2011
The books — a quartet of them, each five-by-five, smaller than a CD case — feel like treasures, handsome little volumes, a different gem of a story in each.
Quirks of Literature Dept.
| February 05, 2010
Equal scary people
I have nothing against people who've had the misfortune of being born in other nations. Unless they're from Chad.
Should foreigners -- like folks from NH -- vote in Maine?
| April 10, 2009
Are you a retrosexual?
A few months back, one of my best friends from high school slept with the guy to whom, years earlier, she had lost her virginity.
Facebook's latest erotic application
| January 21, 2009
Every now and then so-called independent filmmakers have to make money and prove to the studios that they have some traction at the box office.
The Coen Brothers have talent to Burn
| September 09, 2008
Pretty & Nice: A Tour Diary
On the road from Oregon to Boston with New England's newest Sub Pop signees
| September 04, 2008
Paper or plastic?
The Duplass brothers have constructed a compact meta-movie laced with knowing winks.
Baghead keeps itself covered
| July 30, 2008
You, my young British friend, start a band.
How US terror policy is ruining your summer concert season
| June 18, 2008
Last summer, Chad Stokes (né Urmston) had the ultimate New England jam-band experience.
State Radio approach punk on
Year of the Crow
| April 15, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Robby Roadsteamer
Rumours is the album where everyone starts fucking everyone else in the band. The albums after that, you can hear that they all hate each other.
We put a comic on the hot seat
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 12, 2008
Return of the kings
The tiny room in the East Village shook from top to bottom for almost an hour on a frosty New York night last week.
Rustic Overtones at the Mercury Lounge in NYC, December 6
| December 12, 2007
Hell on earth
How does the Devil get his work done? With the greatest of ease, seems to be the answer.
The Devil and Darfur
| November 27, 2007
Simon Field and Keith Griffiths, who commissioned the series, found four directors who responded to the call with brilliant films.
The “New Crowned Hope” series at the MFA
| August 28, 2007
When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
| August 15, 2007
Dispatch aren’t even supposed to be a band anymore.
Dispatch reunite for a good cause
| June 04, 2007
Every time there is a school shooting, interest peaks in the media about the pressures that students are under.
PBRC's thought-provoking Done
| May 01, 2007
State of Nirvana
This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A conversation with Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic
KURT ST. THOMAS
| March 28, 2007
Exit the King
The Elvis Presley–themed musical All Shook Up has all the makings of an entertaining train wreck: a bunch of Elvis songs strung together with inane dialogue; silly characterization; an implausible plot.
All Shook Up is all screwed up
| October 03, 2006
Africans suffer while the world stands by
Raised on a steady diet of “Never Again,” members of Brown University’s Darfur Action Network found it infuriating to watch the international community stand idly by as murder and rape in Darfur continued unabated.
Despite the efforts of student activists, it’s hard to get Americans to care about death, rape, and disease in Sudan
| June 07, 2006
The politics of songwriting
It’s a windy Saturday afternoon in February and already a long line has formed in front of Axis.
State Radio and Josh Ritter
| April 28, 2006
Good ’n’ Evil
Five years to the month since the Stumbleweeds released their debut, the sassy Boston/Providence hayseeds have at last spit another record out.
The Stumbleweeds cut loose on their hot new platter
| April 26, 2006
It was a spooky image. Two women, who look like grandmothers and are identified as Russian Communists, standing in front of the American embassy in Moscow waving pictures of Slobodan Milosevic.
Plus, outlaw prosecutors and Healey’s true colors
| March 15, 2006
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