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And thus the 'Game of Thrones' continues
'Twas the thud heard round the world. In the penultimate episode of the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones , our hero Ned Stark (Sean Bean), after a brief, fraught tenure as the King's Hand, discovered the Lannisters' incestuous affair, was falsely
Calling Dr. Zaius!
| March 30, 2012
As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul
A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
| March 09, 2012
Authors tote their wares to area bookstores
A new story collection from Dan Chaon and new novels from Heidi Julavits and Adam Johnson are just some of the delights in store for Boston lit nerds.
| December 30, 2011
Meme forecast for 2012
When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice anima
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
| December 30, 2011
Best of the Fest
The Boston Book Festival kicks off tomorrow night. I've made an itinerary for you, you lucky ducks.On Friday at 7:30pm, head over to the Back...
| October 13, 2011
It is 1985. I am six years old, sitting in a sticky red leather booth in a wood-paneled room on the Sunset Strip, eating pizza.
Hair-metal royalty, working-class meatheads, and six-year-olds still mingle at LA’s Rainbow Bar & Grille
| August 26, 2011
Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work
Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
| August 12, 2011
Will Kindles kill libraries?
This week, OverDrive itself will host its own conference to help libraries deal with a massive onslaught of patrons clamoring to check out books on their Kindles. Can embattled public institutions handle such a drastic change?
In this corner: libraries struggling to bring in patrons. In the other: Kindles looking to expand their market. Will it be a bloodbath, or can they hug it out?
| July 29, 2011
An aspiring chef searches for her lost sense of smell
Six years ago, while jogging in Brookline, aspiring chef Molly Birnbaum was struck by an oncoming Ford. The impact broke her pelvis and shattered her skull. But worst of all, it mangled her olfactory nerves, destroying Birnbaum's sense of smell and her a
BY EUGENIA WILLIAMSON
| July 22, 2011
The return of Tomi Ungerer
Last week, the children's book artist Tomi Ungerer returned to America for the first time in over a decade.
| June 24, 2011
Podcast: Eugenia Williamson 5-5-11
Phoenix Staff Writer Eugenia Williamson calls in to talk about JUGGALOS. DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Eugenia Williamson 5-5-11To download, right click, then click "save link as"
| May 05, 2011
Podcast: Eugenia Williamson of the Phoenix 3-3-11
Eugenia Williamson of the Boston Phoenix joined Fletcher and Henry to talk about the Whole Foods debate that rages on in Jamaica Plan. Find her...
| March 03, 2011
Joe Pernice and Joyce Linehan's collected tweets
Those who pre-ordered the new Pernice Brothers LP, Goodbye, Killer , received a slender paperback called Pernice to Me , authored and signed by Joe Pernice and Joyce Linehan. It consists of Linehan — Pernice's Dorchester-based manager, publicist, and
The Twitterary Life
| June 18, 2010
Photos: Caribou at Middle East downstairs
Photos of Caribou during the Boston stop of their world tour 2010.
Caribou, live at the Middle East downstairs, on May 5, 2010
| May 07, 2010
Stranding travelers across the continent as it forged surreal panoramas in the sky, the ash spewed forth by Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull might rank among 21st-century Europe’s most impressive natural disasters, but it didn’t quite register with Dan
Caribou’s Swim rules the pool
| April 30, 2010
Harlem | Hippies
There’s a Flying V–shaped hole in my heart left by the death of Jay Reatard.
| April 09, 2010
"We're two brothers trying to entertain ourselves and have a laugh in the studio," says Peter Bowens. "We have to pretend to be rock musicians."
Field Music are ready to soft-rock
| March 19, 2010
Photos: El Perro Del Mar, Taken By Trees at the Brattle Theatre
Photos of El Perro Del Mar and Taken By Trees at the Brattle Theatre
El Perro Del Mar and Taken By Trees, live at the Brattle Theatre, February 19, 2010
| February 26, 2010
Few contemporary singers achieve as perfect a confluence of sound and image as Sarah Assbring. It's deeply reassuring to hear mournful, stylized '60s pop coming out of a melancholic beanpole who resembles a recently bereaved Edie Sedgwick.
El Perro del Mar cheers up — a little
| February 19, 2010
They feel a song coming on
The night the Bruins took the Stanley Cup, the cast of Improv Boston's T: An MBTA Musical ambushed two carfuls of unsuspecting Red Line passengers.
| January 01, 1900
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