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At the Cable Car: The wind-lashed and sea-worn
On a recent Sunday, the usual grad school crowd at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence gave way to something different — the wind-lashed faces and sea-worn hands of Rhode Island’s oft-ignored surfing community.
| May 14, 2010
Water, benign and fierce
In Onne van der Wal's sailing photos, it seems the weather is always balmy and the golden sun always setting. The Jamestown resident's exhibit at Moses Brown School's Krause Gallery (250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, through October 2) depicts a world that's
Sailing photos at Moses Brown, Katrina’s aftermath at Brown
| September 18, 2009
Looking back to climb forward
It's been four years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Its causes and ramifications, though, extend much farther into both the past and the future. So say Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, Brooklyn-based spoken-word and multimedia artis
| September 11, 2009
Early in Geralyn Pezanoski's documentary, a news clip shows George Bush proclaiming, "The world saw this tidal wave of disaster descend upon the Gulf Coast, and now they're gonna see a tidal wave of compassion."
Watch, animal lovers, and be stupefied.
| April 17, 2009
23. Bobby Jindal
As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devasta
As you might suspect, the Republican governor of New Orleans rocketed onto our Unsexy list with his rebuttal to President Obama's Congressional address. And as long as he continues forgetting that his gutless party was largely responsible for the devastatingly lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, here he will remain.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Year in Film: Risky business
Every year the studios hold back their best until the end of the year, but this year they let us down.
Films whose aspirations are more than Academic
| December 22, 2008
On street level
It is impossible not to wonder how Louisiana might have fared after Hurricane Katrina, had Barack Obama been in office a term sooner. There are so many questions about what went wrong and how it could have been handled differently, which have gone unans
As Katrina hit New Orleans, filmmakers went to work
| November 19, 2008
Lamar’s voice both ravages and exults in the past 10 years of the Pained Male Pop Singer.
Shoney Lamar proves there’s life after Florida
| October 08, 2008
Let the rabble eat cake
Isn't it comforting to know that Dubya II McCain’s top economic advisors are Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina?
The economy is in shambles, and McCain doesn’t get it
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 24, 2008
Trouble in the Water
The direct, artless footage conjures a real-world Cloverfield , except with people who are resourceful and worth caring about.
A raw and emotional look at Hurricane Katrina
| September 09, 2008
Crescent City health report
“Is much better! The tourists is coming back !” That was our cab driver from Louis Armstrong Airport into New Orleans — a transplanted Haitian from Jefferson Parish.
The New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival buoys a wounded community
| May 06, 2008
Time after time
The DeCordova Annual has been going strong since 1989, indefatigably showcasing work by New England artists chosen each year for the quality of their individual work.
The De C ordova Annual, New Orleans after Katrina, ‘Superartificial,’ 19th-Century Leisure Travel, and El Chango Verde
| April 30, 2008
Shaping the Crescent
Even before Katrina wreaked its havoc on New Orleans, a popular T-shirt proclaimed the city “Third World and Proud of It,” and numerous more-literary types have long referred to it as the “northernmost Caribbean city.”
The making of New Orleans
| April 29, 2008
Post-Katrina tales of the real New Orleans
New Orleans is back in business — if you’re a conventioneer or a tourist.
| March 05, 2008
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
| February 27, 2008
Some believe democracy can save the world. Others wonder whether it can even work in America.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the campaign trail
| January 08, 2008
Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
This packed two-disc set gathers all the usual suspects and more for a Tipitina’s Foundation project to rebuild Domino’s Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans.
| October 22, 2007
When Tennessee Williams summered in Provincetown in the early 1940s, Eugene O’Neill was the playwright most associated with the tip of the Cape.
Jeremy Lawrence’s one-man show Everybody Expects Me to Write Another Streetcar
| October 04, 2007
On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we’re all looking for easy answers, barometers of recovery, and people to blame. Simplistic messages of hope.
| September 12, 2007
Police take notice
This article originally appeared in the April 17, 1979 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Papa don’t allow no fluffy pickin’ here
| July 25, 2007
Pushing to replace Bush
On an overcast night in early June, nearly 100 of US Senator Barack Obama’s local supporters crowded into the Peerless Lofts in downtown Providence.
Rhode Islanders are getting busy while supporting their favorite democrats
| July 11, 2007
Papa Grows Funk
The third studio album by this popular New Orleans funk/jam band is in a sense their first studio album.
Mr. Patterson's Hat | Funky Krewe
| July 09, 2007
Back a’ town healers
The band sang that New Orleans would come back.
New Orleans-brand soul music comes to the Music Hall
| May 18, 2007
New Orleans notes
This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
| May 08, 2007
James Blood Ulmer
This time Ulmer was in a brooding mood.
Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions | Hyena
| May 08, 2007
Activists start DIY impeachment effort
They are not stopping traffic or waving picket signs: a group of concerned peaceniks from the Brunswick area have found another means of change.
| March 28, 2007
A home is more than a structure, more than a safe place to lay your head. It’s community, continuity, and belonging.
Local group slams for NOLA
| March 26, 2007
Global warming: Coming soon to a neighborhood near you
If you thought November was unusually warm, you weren’t alone.
| November 29, 2006
Like the other great album to come out of post-Katrina New Orleans, Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello’s The River in Reverse , the Radiators’ latest consists mainly of songs written before the deluge.
Dreaming Out Loud | Sci Fidelity
| November 20, 2006
Australia-born Keith Urban is modern country music’s only real rock star.
Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing | Capitol
| November 20, 2006
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