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Review: Inside Hana's Suitcase
When Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo, is given charge of a child's suitcase found in the rubble of Auschwitz — a rarity, as most such belongings were lost — it piques her interest. She and her students decide to f
Larry Weinstein's stirring documentary
| November 11, 2011
Review: Generic Theater takes on Havel's tale of an intellectual amid revolution
In these days of ongoing revolution, many are drawn to look back to protest and uprisings of the past.
BY MEGAN GRUMBLING
| April 15, 2011
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
| May 07, 2010
Sometimes even playwrights just wanna have fun.
A play within a play in Stoppard’s Hound
| April 02, 2010
Shooting from the lip
Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable realit
Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
| August 28, 2009
“Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons” is one of the best exhibits you’ll see in New England this year.
Brown offers a mirror-view of the 20th century
| September 17, 2008
Fall on the boards
There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
| September 08, 2008
I Served the King of England
I Served the King of England , though an arresting story, is the least successful of Czech filmmaker Jirí Menzel's film adaptations.
Ambitious but old-fashioned and sluggish
| September 03, 2008
Khrushchev calls conflict a matter of protecting Russians
At press time, Russian President Dmitry edvedev declared a halt of military operations against the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
| August 13, 2008
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
| June 30, 2008
The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
| June 25, 2008
Totalitarian ploy defeated
For performance artist Milan Kohout, freedom of speech has prevailed.
Free speech trumps Boston cops
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE
| March 12, 2008
The case of Milan Kohout
Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
| February 21, 2008
A child of Hitler
This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)
| January 30, 2008
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
| November 13, 2007
Menace and wit
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, though certainly not in that order.
Of entertainment and evil
| January 31, 2007
Graham Greene’s last interview
This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
JOHN R. MACARTHUR
| June 28, 2006
An icon’s icon
He was Andrew Warhola on his birth certificate.
Death becomes all superstars
| April 25, 2006
Flashbacks, February 3, 2006
This week in history, from the pages of the Boston Phoenix
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
| February 02, 2006
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