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Burke & Hare: Review

Review: Burke & Hare

Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis are only faintly humorous as the titular team of assassins, Burke and Hare .
Mediocre black comedy
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 02, 2011

Play by play: April 23, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 23, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 23, 2010

Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010

Play by play: April 9, 2010

Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010

Play by play: April 2, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 2, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2010

What's the scam?

Back on the morning of June 7, 1982, a man walked into the New York branch of the Middle East Bank on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office building and tried to deposit a $2 million check. The man, a native of the United Arab Emirates, left without
Trying to bilk the Scientologists
By JIM SCHUH  |  September 25, 2009

Play by Play, May 15, 2009

Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Slideshow: Portland Museum of Art 2009 Biennial

For it’s 2009 Biennial, the Portland Museum of Art whittled down 970 applicants to just 17 Maine (or at least Maine-affiliated) artists.  
The 2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, April 8 to June 7, 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 01, 2009

Bard in the USA

"You know," Paulus observes, "we are the American Repertory Theatre, and we haven't spent a lot of time in the repertoire on American drama."
Next season's greetings from the American Repertory Theatre
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009

The Big Hurt: Crashing Pumpkins

I recently had the "was that real, or did I dream that?" feeling about the upcoming Spider-Man musical featuring songs by U2, and I happily concluded that it was a dream.
Plus Lynched Beatles, and a misleading Baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 17, 2009

June 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 30, 2008

May 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 01, 2008

April 2008

April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 01, 2008

March 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 03, 2008

February 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2008


''Mirrorball #1: Fresh Tracks''

Reality TV has not killed the video star.
Reality TV has not killed the video star
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 23, 2008

Brit wits

Nick Hornby’s new novel is about a boy. Not About a Boy . Irvine Welsh’s new short story collection is filthy. Not Filth .
As Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh face 50, two of Brit Lit’s standard-bearers stare down middle age in very different ways  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2007

Boston music news: August 10, 2007

The Dresden Dolls played Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” tour this summer.
Notes on the Dresden Dolls-Aberdeen City connection
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 07, 2007

Road rules

Dogme is out, done for, as are Lars von Trier’s sly strictures on making Dogme films: only natural lighting, the actors must wear their real clothes, etc.
Andrea Arnold takes on Lars von Trier
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 08, 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


Live wired

The red-faced trumpet player screeches into the upper register as a jumble of timbales and turntable noise surges through the PA.
The Cat Empire’s circus of sounds
By ADAM GOLD  |  February 06, 2007

More the mystery

What’s the big deal about Kate Atkinson? If you read the rapturous reviews of her previous novel, Case Histories , you’d conclude she had written an engrossing mystery that was, you know, more than just a mystery.
Kate Atkinson’s fear of genre
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 05, 2006

City of the dead

Some are simple slabs, inscribed only with a name and two dates. Others are enormous and imposing: stylized Etruscan sarcophagi, sculpted Grecian urns.
Mount Auburn Cemetery looks back on 175 years — and ahead to an eternal future
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 30, 2006

Out of Ireland

You hardly know whether to exude an exculpatory tear or a banshee scream this week.
A Night in November ; By the Bog of Cats
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 18, 2006

Future heads

Matador head and contrarian tastemaker Gerard Cosloy recently wrote: “No, post-punk does not actually exist.”
Digging for post-punk gold
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  June 13, 2006


Rock of ages

“It’s just a tacky play on words — a typically stupid Supergrass thing to do,” says Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes when I mention the title of the band’s new album.
Supergrass's Road to Rouen ; plus music video at the MFA
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 09, 2006

Fire Engines

With their frenetic guitars, near-indecipherable vocals, and lo-fi production, Fire Engines are the least likely ’80s post-punk band to be experiencing a revival of sorts.
By RYAN FOLEY  |  January 23, 2006