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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011
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Small wonders

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.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  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?
By AL DIAMON  |  April 10, 2009
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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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 21, 2009
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Light Reading

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2008
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Pretty & Nice: A Tour Diary


On the road from Oregon to Boston with New England's newest Sub Pop signees  
By JEREMY MENDICINO  |  September 04, 2008


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Paper or plastic?

The Duplass brothers have constructed a compact meta-movie laced with knowing winks.
Baghead keeps itself covered
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 30, 2008
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Immigrant song

You, my young British friend, start a band.
How US terror policy is ruining your summer concert season
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  June 18, 2008
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Political dispatches

Last summer, Chad Stokes (né Urmston) had the ultimate New England jam-band experience.

State Radio approach punk on Year of the Crow


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 15, 2008
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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
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 12, 2008
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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
By RYAN O’CONNELL  |  December 12, 2007


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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
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 27, 2007
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Twenty-first-century syndromes

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
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  August 28, 2007
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Marketing magic

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
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 15, 2007
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True believer

Dispatch aren’t even supposed to be a band anymore.
Dispatch reunite for a good cause
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 04, 2007
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Peers, pressure

Every time there is a school shooting, interest peaks in the media about the pressures that students are under.
PBRC's thought-provoking Done
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By KURT ST. THOMAS  |  March 28, 2007
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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
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 03, 2006
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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
By ALEXANDER PROVAN  |  June 07, 2006
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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
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 28, 2006
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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  
By BOB GULLA  |  April 26, 2006


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Genocide today

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
By EDITORIAL  |  March 15, 2006