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Review: Stonewall Uprising
Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, the talented indie documentarians who made last year's Waiting for Armageddon , seem confined by the strictures of PBS's long-running American Experience series in their straitlaced ode to gay liberation.
Well-meaning but sedate look at the '60s gay-rights movement
| June 18, 2010
Eat, pray, shove
So after all the roarings and the thumpings and the garlands and the scandals, after all the sex and the jazz and the fires on the moon and the women’s-libbers howling for his blood and the glass bouncing off Gore Vidal’s head, the old lion ends his days
Cooking with Mailer in two new memoirs
| April 02, 2010
Haven't we heard this story before?
Mike Tyson pops the paps. Plus, Rocky Top hits bottom.
| November 20, 2009
Mayer Hawthorne rose to instant retro-pop acclaim the same way that everyone from Al Green to Michael Jackson moved on up — work and luck.
Suddenly, Mayer Hawthorne is running retro-pop
| September 25, 2009
Taking care of business
Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
| September 18, 2009
Review: Jesse Fuller | Move on Down the Line
If you were a real hip folkie circa 1961-'64, chances are you were into the inimitable Jesse Fuller.
| September 11, 2009
Go back in time
Last weekend was Pride weekend here in Portland, and though rain made its own appearances occasionally, it didn't stop hundreds — even thousands — of people from, well, coming out and celebrating.
Gay and lesbian Mainers revisit the last 25 years
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| June 26, 2009
Given the sound of its first track (which is also the title of the album), you'd have every reason to think that 3play+'s debut CD is about to plunge you into Bill Frisell–style Americana.
3play+ do what they wanna; Melody Gardot follows her instincts
| June 05, 2009
Steve Earle | Townes
In case it wasn't clear already, Steve Earle idolizes Townes Van Zandt, the Texas singer-songwriter who died in 1997 after decades of soul-shaking music and life-obliterating demons.
New West (2009)
| May 08, 2009
Roots of spring
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
| March 18, 2009
Voice of regeneration
Havens, who comes to the MFA this Sunday, has been following his muse since he was a child.
Richie Havens rages on 40 years after Woodstock
| December 16, 2008
On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.
At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks , resurfaces
| October 22, 2008
Crossword: ''A little bit of everything''
More random words in a mesh
| July 09, 2008
Trying to fail
Brooks draws absurdities of both the theater and New York City with both mischief and affection, and MSMT’s production is impishly, lovingly true to that spirit.
MSMT finds a hit in a flop
| July 02, 2008
Beer Cans on the Moon still met with a deserved shrug.
Sanders' Truckstop | Collector's Choice
| March 05, 2008
Sideshow and tell
She goes by the name Baby Dee, even though she was born in Cleveland in 1953.
The strange and wonderful world of Baby Dee
| January 28, 2008
Wild boys and girls
The series includes some of the liveliest and most adult entertainment in the history of the movie industry.
‘Vice vs. Virtue’ at Harvard
| January 15, 2008
I had just removed his hand — gently, I hope — from my knee when the man in the off-white linen suit told me that he was the one who recruited Bob Dylan into the CIA.
Bob Dylan? A CIA spy? Wait . . . now it all makes sense. (Or as much sense as his lyrics make, anyway.)
| November 20, 2007
Not so sentimental Education
The Education of Charlie Banks can prove an education for the close-minded critic.
Fred Durst gets passing grades with Charlie Banks
| November 09, 2007
Looking for love
It’s 1969 in New York, but the promiscuity of the sexual revolution has not had its way with Barney Cashman.
A Neil Simon play makes the Portland Players red hot
| November 07, 2007
Home grown terror
Cathy Wilkerson, 62-year-old math teacher and mother of one, was famous long ago, as a member of the radical political collective Weatherman.
Cathy Wilkerson's memoir of the Weather Underground recalls a time when revolution seemed possible
| October 25, 2007
In Sharon, there’s one garage that’s been a breeding ground for a very different kind of band.
HRT come straight outta Sharon
STEVEN LEE BEEBER
| October 08, 2007
Bill Flanagan certainly had a lot of himself and Rhode Island to bring to his second novel.
Bill Flanagan’s TV eye shines in New Bedlam
| August 28, 2007
The true artist, so goes the myth, labors in bohemian obscurity in search of truth and beauty.
An unexpectedly complex documentary
| August 15, 2007
Suzanne Vega’s Beauty and Crime is a sleek collection of New York City stories, all pop-song trim, but bubbling with an undercurrent of experimentation.
Suzanne Vega gets into the sounds of the city
| August 07, 2007
Carol Abbe sat very still on the international flight taking her from Beirut to Taipei.
As the war escalates, a onetime hippie chick reflects on the groovy time she spent in Afghanistan and Iran in the late ’60s
| May 04, 2007
Visions of isolation
In Edward Hopper’s world, everyone is lost in an unending rut of office overtime, rattling El trains, cheap fluorescent diners, and bad dates.
Edward Hopper's master works at the MFA
| May 02, 2007
Cool papa, hot mama
Between Phil Spector’s becoming rock and roll’s first teen millionaire and the rock tycoons who emerged some decades later lies the rise of the hippie aristocrat.
John Phillips’s solo album, Karen Dalton’s In My Own Time
| April 30, 2007
Cameron Jamie grew up in the ’burbs.
Cameron Jamie at MIT, Edward Hopper at the MFA, and the 2007 Annual at the DeCordova
| April 24, 2007
A life in music
Why is that we install a stop light after an accident?
Celebrating Ken Lyon's back pages
| April 10, 2007
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