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Wussy | Strawberry
Wussy's a brilliant Cincinnati four-piece for whom the local record shop turned into a label.
Shake It (2011)
| November 25, 2011
Fear and Loathing in HorrorHound Cincinnati (but mostly fear)
For the uninitiated, horror conventions are the best places to go to get autographs of your favorite big-screen serial killers, buy Poltergeist lunchboxes and other...
| November 28, 2010
In a perfect world, a great moment in music would come accompanied by a sense of grace, as if it had traveled far and long to reach you here and now. In short: great art is often the product of a lot of work — and work isn’t all that exciting.
The National come back from the drawing board
| May 28, 2010
SXSW 2010: Hare band
By 7 pm on day three of South by Southwest, Bad Rabbits bassist Graham had flashed his naked ass in the crossroads of two thriving, alcohol-drenched Austin arteries.
Boston’s Bad Rabbits get a major buzzcut
| March 26, 2010
Donwill | Don Cusack In High Fidelity
It's hardly extraordinary that Donwill should cry a disc inspired by the Nick Hornby book and subsequent John Cusack film.
| March 12, 2010
Tour of the Rust Belt
For more depression, see the Farm Belt
| January 22, 2010
Tim Gautreaux writes of a South that never changes. Dense, humid, with a fecundity that is more than a match for any human development, his South is largely a no man's land where the trees close off the sky, their roots rise "from the soppy mud like sta
A lyrical turn in the South
| May 15, 2009
Tanya Morgan | Brooklynati
Von Pea, Donwill, and Ilyas must have a master plan.
| May 04, 2009
Shuffling off to infamy
Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
| April 24, 2009
Not only was Donte Stallworth officially charged with DUI manslaughter, but another former AFC East star, former Buffalo Bill running back Travis Henry, reached a plea agreement on drug charges.
Pro football gets tossed around. Plus, Kirk Snyder goes to the dentist.
| April 10, 2009
Interview: Louis CK
"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
| March 12, 2009
Colorful archetypes abound in this super-stratified society of ancient Rome.
...Courtesans? Funny Thing, that
| January 28, 2009
43 bands, 32 hailing from Rhode Island, all for a recession-friendly $7.
75orless' No Qualms offers 43 bands — all killer, no filler
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| December 31, 2008
Now that every annoyingly extroverted hipster dude and chick with implants, long legs, and Serato has a club residency downtown, it's become increasingly important for real hip-hop DJs to mix together.
Slipwax, Illogix, Eliot Ness, and Emoh spin the night fantastic
| November 24, 2008
Crossword: ''On an axis''
From one end to the other
| September 24, 2008
When men were men
Since Sam Peckinpah’s untimely death at the age of 59, he has acquired such legendary status that it’s startling to remember that he made only 14 films over a period of 22 years.
Sam Peckinpah at the Harvard Film Archive
| September 03, 2008
Seven easy steps to battle-rap supremacy
Spitting prattle that’ll rattle
| June 17, 2008
New York Pizza
After years of willful neglect, I finally gave New York Pizza a whirl — and now regret not visiting sooner.
A pretty good slice, despite the dubious branding strategy
MC SLIM JB
| June 04, 2008
Moral and ethical quibbles aside, society’s objection to queers amounts to a question of power.
Unconventional wisdom at the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
| May 06, 2008
This past February, Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live and announced, in mock triumph, that the Writers Guild of America had struck a deal with the studios that would pay them for on-line content.
The treasures of Hulu.com
| April 22, 2008
Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
| March 05, 2008
Wussy’s 2005 debut, Funeral Dress (also Shake It), was loved wherever it was reviewed, but it wasn’t reviewed much.
Left for Dead | Shake It
| November 27, 2007
A tragicomedy of errors
It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
| November 20, 2007
Can the Wobblies deliver?
A sense of taking it to the Man was in the air as some 200-plus supporters of Alexandra Svoboda rallied last Sunday afternoon.
The long-dormant IWW raises its profile in Rhode Island
| August 29, 2007
In case you’ve missed it, it’s all the rage.
What Cheer? Brigade makes its point loud and clear
| May 08, 2007
In Boston, it’s the season of Lódz.
Brave Old World bring Song of the Lodz Ghetto to Boston
| March 13, 2007
Choosing our religion
It’s all about the coffee.
How one little post-war doughnut shop became synonymous with Boston’s identity
| March 02, 2007
Sleight of hand
Ricky Jay laughs when I tell him he reminds me of Fred Astaire.
Ricky Jay releases an album
| February 20, 2007
Thursday night live
Tina Fey, ex-head writer of Saturday Night Live , has created a sitcom that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of a SNL -style sketch comedy show. And turns out her show is funnier than the real thing.
Fey and Baldwin Rock the house
| December 05, 2006
A real stunner
Bob “The Bad One” Probert would have been proud.
Sports blotter: "The tasing refuses to stop" edition
| November 21, 2006
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