On The Download
Outside The Frame
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Arts & Entertainment
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Big Fat Whale
Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
The Velvet Underground
Worcester Art Museum
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
| March 26, 2010
Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust
Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
| December 11, 2009
The evil deaf
Inside the dusty corner room of a dungeon-like warehouse basement, Karl Giesing dumps out a bag full of pedals, samplers, grimy cables, and homemade synth boxes. Their functionality seems questionable.
The return of the Northeast Noise and Power Electronics Festival
| November 06, 2009
Bishop the director loses touch with Bishop the actor, and then, as scriptwriter, he sails overboard with inane cunnilingus cockamamie.
Spaghetti western and Hell's Angels turf war
| August 05, 2008
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
A portrait of Thompson as era-defining and inimitable, and eventually a victim of his own image.
An entertaining, if hagiographic portrait
| July 01, 2008
Rock of ages
What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
| April 03, 2008
The things we did for love
Your high-school experiences probably fall between middling and unspeakably horrifying on the unofficial scale of shame.
Cry and the world laughs with you
| January 30, 2008
Evel Knievel certainly wasn’t the first person to become a superstar by risking life and limb to entertain the masses.
Balls and pucks
| December 05, 2007
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
| November 16, 2006
The ultimate PILOT movie
Whether in the world of commercial airlines, the Air Force, or a futuristic world of intergalactic smuggling, those who fly planes for a living have long been well-represented in the cinema.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 10, 2006
The trouble with the truth
I think I deserve considerable credit for not comparing Governor John Baldacci’s state-of-the-state address to the kind of memoir that wins an endorsement from Oprah’s book club.
Politics and other mistakes
| February 02, 2006
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