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Review: Beyond Gay: The Politics Of Pride
The Gay Pride Parade is one of the best parties of the year — so much so that it’s easy to forget that, not so long ago, it was risky to participate, or that in some cities today, a token gesture of pride can get you imprisoned or killed.
Activism on parade
| May 07, 2010
Review: Dirty Pictures
At one point, Dirty Pictures transports us to Burning Man, where we watch a pack of free spirits cruising around the desert in flame-spewing tentacle-mobiles. Which is exactly the kind of blissy neon bacchanalia that springs to mind when we think of
| April 16, 2010
Last spring, Danny Mekonnen and Jonah Rapino led Boston's fledgling Ethiopian pop group Debo Band straight to Addis Ababa. They played a local festival, made friends with nightclub owners, and found an Ethiopian Airlines deal for a free trip down the c
Debo Band go from the Western Front to East Africa
| January 29, 2010
10 memorable moments from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an unapologetic, cross-promotional cheese-fest. But whether you love or hate it, you have to admit that its giant balloons are nearly as synonymous with the holiday feast as turkey, cranberries, and indigestion.
From historical to horrific to humorous, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic
| November 27, 2009
How gay is Southie?
Welcome to the gayborhood.
Once unthinkable, Boston’s most notorious neighborhood now sports a welcoming face. How the hell did that happen?
| October 16, 2009
Trouble at the Newport Film Festival
For more than a decade, the Newport International Film Festival has been a highlight on the state's cultural calendar.
| September 25, 2009
The Maine Festival of the Book relocates to USM
Now in its third year, the Maine Festival of the Book is settling into a new home on the USM campus
| April 01, 2009
Review: Cherry Blossoms
In Doris Dörrie's emotionally loaded melodrama Kirschblüten — Hanami , an aging German couple, Trudi (Hannelore Eisner) and Rudi (Elmer Wrapper), grow tighter than ever.
Well-crafted and sincere, but ultimately tiresome
| February 10, 2009
For once, a scantily clad goth woman swinging chains of neon-orange fireballs over her head isn’t doing so because I’ve pissed her off.
Taste the flames inside Boston's secret world of fire artists
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 08, 2008
Everybody get together
The 808 Gallery is a BIG space to fill.
‘Boston Young Contemporaries’ at 808 Gallery, ‘Big Bugs’ at Garden in the Woods, and the 10th Annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery
| July 08, 2008
Frank Bidart adores the savage Catullan paradox.
Frank Bidart’s ambivalent appetite
| June 17, 2008
The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
| May 14, 2008
There are few events in the noise and avant electronics social calendar that can compare the annual No Fun Festival in New York City.
No Fun comes north
| May 06, 2008
The best of Oktoberfest
To hear it told, Munich’s Oktoberfest these days is a circus.
Forget Munich. A local German beer expert offers a primer on the best Bavarian lagers to enjoy this Oktoberfest — and all autumn long.
| September 26, 2007
Have words, will travel
Black has written and performed stories about many unsung heroines, from Lucy Stone to Rosie the Riveter, from her grandmother to her mother-in-law.
Judith Black’s tales take you on a journey
| September 13, 2007
The good fight
The Cold War’s first recording doesn’t sound like anything on the Providence music scene, which is curious.
The Cold War; Daughters; Summerfest Providence; and more!
| August 14, 2007
Smoke on the water
People of all stripes spent $10 on a lantern that they then inscribed to their departed loved ones and placed upon the lake.
Forest Hills' Lantern Festival
| July 16, 2007
Ice and fire
Burning Man began as a San Francisco pyromaniacs’ beach party in 1986.
Ice Cream’s cold contemporary art, Burning Man’s hot stuff
| June 28, 2007
And proud of it
Boston's Pride Week is here, it's queer, and we're getting used to it.
Pride Week ’07 expands its audience and honors its traditions
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| May 30, 2007
The taste of sanctimony
Both the Maine Animal Coalition’s recent Vegetarian Food Festival and Mike White’s new film Year of the Dog explore the idea that the confinement and killing of animals is the great moral shame of our time.
Animal-rights activists flavor their philosophy with purity in Year of the Dog and a vegetarian food fest
| May 09, 2007
A taste of Boston Harbor Hotel
If you didn’t manage to catch the Boston Wine Festival during its stint at the Boston harbor Hotel, you’ve got one more chance.
| April 04, 2007
On my way to Burning Man last year, I stopped at Wild Oats just outside of Reno for the week's provisions.
Life goes better with oats
| December 06, 2006
The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is, like, so one month ago.
The party’s not over
| October 31, 2006
Recently pondering where to take out-of-town guests for a special dinner on a WaterFire night, we came up with Neath’s.
Still a tip-top performer
| September 06, 2006
Dylan plays up the corny/carney atmosphere, dressing his band in black suits, black hats and even matching pencil mustaches.
Bob Dylan, Merchantsauto.com Stadium, Manchester NH, August 27, 2006
| August 28, 2006
The simple pleasures of throwing dung
For city dwellers who aren’t satisfied by weekly trips to the farmer’s market, the Washington County Fair is our annual destination to re-connect with the land.
| August 24, 2006
The flowering landscape is more than just beautiful and awe-inspiring for East Asian artists and poets, who have always attributed layers of symbolic meaning and to nature’s blooms and branches.
East Asian botanical motifs at the Sackler; Eighth Annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills
| June 29, 2006
Take it outside
Okay, you like art, but you also want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors . Y ou can have your cake and eat it too at these outdoor sculpture parks. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Have some fresh air with your art
| June 14, 2006
April 6, 2006
Waxing moon in Cancer/Leo. A morning void-of-course moon suggests that taking offense comes easily to Aries and Libra, and that Capricorn would like to be sitting on the fence. Cancer may feel that its energy is diffuse; better to linger over a second cu
| April 05, 2006
Cracking the nut
It’s spring, reclusive writers everywhere are emerging from their writing rooms, and what better way to celebrate than with Acorn Productions’ annual festival of local playwrights?
New plays find fertile ground
| March 29, 2006
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