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Young Adults emerge from Allston apartments

Last month, when scraggly local trio Young Adults wandered out on stage at the Middle East downstairs to open for hyped lo-fi darlings Best Coast, college indie brats were already thronging the room.
Blitzkrieg pop
By MATT PARISH  |  November 05, 2010

Talking ’bout a revolution

It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a po
 The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2010

When traders equal traitors

It is about time someone pointed out that the vile crooks of Wall Street aren’t just greedy, thieving bastards. They are, in fact, traitors to this country and its citizens.
Turncoats on Wall Street. Plus, ecori, celebrating Susan, and Rock ’n’ Roll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2010

Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids

The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010

Starting to clear Maine’s broadband backlog

The biggest obstacle between Mainers and more, better, faster broadband Internet access is actually a very basic one: there's a lack of information about what kind of Internet service is already available where.
Mapping the Internet
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 29, 2010

Crossword: ''Pardon my French''

There's some colorful language in here
There's some colorful language in here
By MATT JONES  |  May 08, 2009


Georgia on your mind?

So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008

Sharp accents

Boston has its own vital scene of pan-American jazz and folk (hey, Mili Bermejo, Alex Alvear, Sergio Brandão, and everyone at Ryles on Wednesday nights!).
Forro in the Dark and Marta Topferova talk the talk
By JON GARELICK  |  June 30, 2008

Camera bluff

Even as critics and moviegoers alike have scorned the surge of movies related to the War on Terror and Iraq, Nina Davenport has quietly been making illuminating, fair-minded, and entertaining films on these topics.
Occupational hazards in Operation Filmmaker
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 17, 2008

Sound Czech

Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll begins in 1968 in an English garden, where a piper perched atop an ivied wall is serenading a stretched-out blonde flower child.
Tom Stoppard fuses the history and the music in Rock ’n’ Roll
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 13, 2007

Open city

In the pioneering early-’80s days of the Toronto Film Festival, the audience actually rose before movie showings for a canned recording of “God Save the Queen.”
The 2007 Toronto Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 18, 2007



We can all thank the conservatives who several years ago controlled the state legislature for the fact that Massachusetts citizens have same-sex- marriage rights.
Today Massachusetts, tomorrow the world
By EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2007

Dark passage

As we grind collectively toward the Apocalypse, let us pause for a moment to salute the last-ditch efforts of the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research.
Insemination, 12-hour tanning, and . . . modka
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 05, 2007

Czech imbalances

Just about everyone who survived the time with memory intact waxes nostalgic about the ’60s, but perhaps none more so than Czechs.
‘Rare Bohemian Cinema’ at the MFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2006

Blood, sweat, and jeers

Back 1966, when the World Cup was held in England, the Italian team was knocked out in the first round.
The US squad shows its scrappy side in the World Cup
By CHIP YOUNG  |  June 21, 2006

Six story lines to follow

Now that the World Cup is upon us, here are six things you should know. "Don't Mention the World Cup"
Open wide for some soccer
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 12, 2006


Eat, drink, and be a hooligan

It's the biggest sporting event in the world. Six story lines to follow: open wide for some soccer. Don't Mention the World Cup
Twelve places to soak in the World Cup
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 09, 2006

Portland scene report, June 2, 2006

Now-Is-Now and Dead Season poised for upcoming releases; F2 Beat Alliance debut Sanford Funk Summit ; Jason Hjort boosts the city's electronic music scene

Apocalypse now

Jaz Coleman — magus, timelord, leader of the tribe of Killing Joke — is theatrically drunk on the end of a phone in the Czech Republic.
Killing Joke resume their urgent war dance
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 28, 2006

Local heroes

In this, the ninth annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight four people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Bill Shuey, Valerie Tutson, Greg Gerritt, and Scott Wolf