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Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Standard buddy comedy turned zany bacchanal has moments of inspiration
Standard buddy comedy turned zany bacchanal has moments of inspiration
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011

Kid Cudi | Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager

If nothing else, Kid Cudi continues to confound expectations of how the role of star rapper should be played.
Good Music/Universal Motown (2010)
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  November 12, 2010

Review: I'm Still Here

Only someone who’s unfamiliar with psychedelic treats and chemically induced psychosis could think I’m Still Here is anything but real.
Just watch the YouTube clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman instead
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 17, 2010

Sports Blotter: ESPN kiddie rap

Man, has any sports scandal ever gotten less coverage?
It ain't easy being Green. Plus, UGA cops play the name game, and D-West gets weird.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 23, 2010

Ex–porn star blogs her way sober

This past week at the Radcliffe Union of Students (RUS), Jennie Ketcham taught her first class about something besides, er, “dick-sucking.”
Jennie Does Harvard  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 02, 2010

Oedipus in The Sandbox

Oedipus in The Sandbox

Former WBCN program director Oedipus joined The Sandbox at One Financial Center for the first time ever. Hear the interview here.
By Charlie  |  July 15, 2009

Aerosmith's Kramer put the 'Line' in 'Brookline'

All I know is that it's a fucking miracle that none of the five of us are dead.
In this book excerpt, Kramer recalls his life in greater Boston before the boys hit it big
By JOEY KRAMER  |  June 26, 2009

NFL follies

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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 10, 2009

You're Probably in a Drug-Free School Zone Right Now

Ever seen a crack dealer brandish a chrome tape measure and inch his way out of a "drug-free school zone" before slinging fat rocks to pregnant teenage mothers? No?
For all the good it does
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2009

Freedom watch: Jailhouse bloc

With aromatic puffs of change, Bay State stoners rejoiced on Election Day.
Want to know the real reason the law-and-order set backs mandatory-minimum sentencing? They get their pockets lined by the 'prison-industrial complex.'


Zip line

There was an extraordinary incident in Akron, Ohio, this past week involving 20-year-old Rydell Brooks, a sophomore guard on the UA Zips basketball team.
Sports blotter: "Guns and skimasks" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 28, 2008

Highway to hell

The former SEC linebacking great should be available, after being Tasered on March 28, following a bizarre loitering arrest in Prichard, Alabama.
Sports blotter: "Not-so-free agents" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 23, 2008

Illegal use of hands

It’s been a slow year so far for defensive-back arrests.
Sports blotter: "Personal foul" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 27, 2008

Tennessee two-step

Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2007

Crack makes a comeback

It’s been so long, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic.
Sports blotter: "Remembering the heyday of Lawrence Taylor and Darryl Strawberry" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 03, 2007


Somebody to shove

We Push Buttons have become the crack dealers of the local electronic music scene.
We Push Buttons tout the local (and beyond) electronic scene
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 28, 2007

Faith-based antics

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took Comparative Religion and crack cocaine simultaneously, the answer may be Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon .
Miss Witherspoon at the Lyric; Theresa at Home at BPT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 27, 2007

Half Nelson

By day Ryan Gosling’s history teacher in this film from Ryan Fleck regales his inner-city middle-school students with his hip, dialectical approach to history; by night he’s hanging out with whores and smoking crack. Watch the trailer for Half Nelson
A parable about class, race, power, and the dialectics of family relationships
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Soundoff: Sean Libby

Sean Libby , bassist for the Horror , guitarist for the End of Everything , and frontman of Balls Deep , weighs in on songs by Tone Kings and Crackhead Mikes .
Weighing in on Tone Kings and Crackhead Mikes
By SOUNDOFF  |  August 24, 2006

Why did the Suffolk DA let Rodrick Taylor go free?

The Suffolk County DA had repeated chances to lock up murder suspect Rodrick Taylor several years ago, but failed to sentence him to a single day.
The murder of Dominique Samuels
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 30, 2006


Brass balls and cold steel

John “Red” Shea’s close-cut hair — the hair that gave him that standard-issue Irish nickname — isn’t quite as fiery as it was when he was a young fighter coming up hard from G Street in South Boston.
Whitey Bulger soldiers John “Red” Shea and Patrick Nee tell their side of the story
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 05, 2006

Yayo for president?

Bad news for cokeheads everywhere: the chances of Bolivia becoming for cocaine users what Amsterdam is for pot smokers are slim.
Why Bolivia's new boss won't turn his country into a full-fledged narco-state.
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 05, 2006