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Book Review: The Tin Drum

There are — and have always been — two Günter Grasses. There's the Grass who was born in Danzig and the Grass who was born in Gdansk.
Günter Grass and Tin Drum 2
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Goal rush!

Get two journalists in a room these days, and before the conversation is five minutes old they'll probably be kvetching about the grim state of the news business. Unless, that is, they happen to be sports journalists, in which case the conversation wil
How long can Boston's frenetic sports-media explosion last?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 04, 2009

Back Beat

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
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  October 22, 2008

Easy policework

I’ve always wondered exactly how these gigantic defensive linemen think they’re going to beat the whole “physical description” aspect of post-felony police work.
Sports blotter: "No shit, Sherlock" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 20, 2008

Prodigal daughter

When pianist Anastasia Antonacos walks into the coffee shop for our interview, it is clear even without a piano in the room why she has been so successful.
The future of classical music is here
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  January 23, 2008

Fake-news vacuum

It’s easy to be flip about the deep implications of the Writers Guild of America strike, which is now stretching into its fourth week.

Why the Writers Guild strike could affect the presidential race

By ADAM REILLY  |  November 28, 2007

Rise of psychosurgery

This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The new lobotomists
By STEVEN D'ARAZIEN  |  April 09, 2007

Jewish blues

In Boston, it’s the season of Lódz.
Brave Old World bring Song of the Lodz Ghetto to Boston
By JON GARELICK  |  March 13, 2007