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Jack Kerouac

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Packing iron with Yellow Roman Candles

For a band with such a fiery name, Yellow Roman Candles don't exactly blast from the speakers; nor are they likely to be your Fourth of July party-down accompaniment.
Slow burn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 24, 2011
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Grave Spotting

I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 18, 2010
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Endless inquiry

Mikael Kennedy’s portraits of his maunderings through the American landscape harness a transcendental concurrence of vastness and intimacy.
Ghostly shapes and images at 37-A Gallery
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 11, 2010

Crossword: Not so full of it, are we?

Seriously, cut it out
Seriously, cut it out
By MATT JONES  |  May 21, 2010
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Meta-theater

Choreographer Tim Rushton makes unusual, high-powered dance movement and blends it with slick but modest theatrical appurtenances, sound scores that claim your attention, and important program notes.
Tim Rushton bring existential relevance to town
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 07, 2010
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A painful case

Is it living in a wishy-washy culture of sheepish PBS humanism and numbing political correctness that makes the nasty, psychopathic amorality — no, immorality! — of Patricia Highsmith's novels so savory and appealing?
Patricia Highsmith's ultimate mystery
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 05, 2010


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Michael Mazur, 1935 - 2009

"He was so alive ," a friend wrote to me a few days after Michael Mazur died, on August 18.
Painter, printmaker, teacher, art historian, curator, political/social/arts activist, Red Sox and Celtics fan
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 28, 2009
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Revival of the fittest

While we all snoozed on eggnog during the 2007 holidays, Jeff Prystowsky and the rest of the Low Anthem were shacked up in a rickety old house on Block Island, a deserted little hamlet full of empty summer cottages off the coast of Rhode Island.
The deep, dark Americana of the Low Anthem
By MATT PARISH  |  June 12, 2009
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Year in pictures


Imagery 2008
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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Beating a dead horse

I got home about 3:45 after eating breakfast at Riker’s on the corner of Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue  
An excerpt from And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
By JACK KEROUAC AND WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS  |  October 22, 2008
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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


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Winners and sinners

Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 08, 2008
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Flash without fire

The aim of the DeCordova Museum’s Annual Exhibition is to round up “some of the most interesting and visually eloquent” New England artists.
Is New England better than the DeCordova’s Annual Exhibition?
By GREG COOK  |  May 13, 2008

Kerouac calendar



By JACKIE HOUTON  |  August 29, 2007
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In search of Kerouac

Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 29, 2007
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Walk the line

An album with ADD, Sorcha’s Walk It Once just can’t sit still.
Sorcha travels far on her full-length debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 21, 2007


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Mad scientists

Successful hip hop is all about braggadocio.
Labseven finally put it all together with North Winds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 21, 2006

The many modes of Waits


 
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 20, 2006
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On a path of activism

As the of ’06 packed up to leave the University of Richmond, in Virginia, one final time, Isaiah Oliver, 23, filled his backpack with 70 pounds of food, camping gear, and a Jack Kerouac novel.
Starting out
By ESMÉ E. DEPREZ  |  September 06, 2006