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Photos: Nappy Roots at Harpers Ferry
Rap quintet Nappy Roots perform at Harpers Ferry on July 22, 2010.
Nappy Roots, live at Harpers Ferry, on July 22, 2010
| July 30, 2010
Cowardly new world
I know that the ancient Mayan calendar indicated the world may end in 2012, but I doubt it. Instead, let me illustrate how bad it might get, starting in that year.
| May 28, 2010
Review: Soundtrack For A Revolution
Soundtrack for a Revolution provides an uplifting history lesson.
Images of brutality and triumph
| May 28, 2010
Brown, baby, Brown
Senator Scott Brown is getting a lot of praise from the left and abuse from the right for crossing party lines to help pass a jobs bill earlier this week.
The Senator masters the art of playing it safe. Plus, Deval vs. the Legislature.
| February 26, 2010
New and improved Romney
Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance
He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| February 12, 2010
Sure, some bands take the easy route and have album releases through the summer, enticing you to shows with back-patio barbecues and all-night rooftop after-parties. In January? Not so much.
Local rockers drop it like it's cold
| January 01, 2010
Keep up with the Mad Men
Don Draper and his ad men swig whiskey all day like it's no thing, but some of you daintier folk may think scotch and bourbon are too harsh.
A whiskey primer to get you in the door
| December 11, 2009
Two turtle doves
Like a mug of hot cocoa after an afternoon of sledding, sometimes a good Christmas gift isn't quite complete without a second one that enhances the pleasures of the first.
Sometimes the best gifts come in pairs
| December 11, 2009
Catch a falling star
There was a time, not long ago, when two things were true. The first was that the University of Miami was a perennial college-football powerhouse. The second was that Willie Williams was going to be the next big thing among college-football linebackers.
Willie Williams and Charles Rogers prove that "can't miss" prospects sometimes do
| September 25, 2009
Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009
A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
| September 18, 2009
Diane Sawyer and the new voice of authority
The sight of Barack Obama in the White House has, rather quickly, taken on the air of the ordinary.
| September 11, 2009
Book of Samuel, Vol. 3
It's so easy not to think about the music Samuel James makes much at all. Built from the very pillars of American music, it's easy to dismiss it as an homage, a throwback, a curiosity. And it is all those things, with James's ageless voice — he could b
For the ages, and For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen
| August 21, 2009
Sugar-coated pop, anyone?
With lines such as "chock-full of sunny melodies and intimate, introspective lyrics with bright, polished production," I clearly didn't stumble onto the next Jesus Lizard here.
Jonas Dream's merry melodies
| May 01, 2009
Mixed book bag
It looks like a good season run-up to beach reads, with new fiction from Denis Johnson and Aleksandar Hemon, biographies of Gabriel García Márquez and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John Updike's final collection of poetry.
Reads to thaw out with
| March 16, 2009
Review: In the Devil's Territory by Kyle Minor
In Kyle Minor's dark debut collection of stories, personal secrets always exact a terrible price.
Kyle Minor's book of secrets
| February 25, 2009
Feel the pain
Barn Burning is the acclaimed audio outlet for singer/guitarist Anthony Loffredio, a Providence native whose introspective tales are spun well beyond his 33 years and well-complemented by a revolving door of musicians since the 2004 promising debut Weat
The bittersweet smolder of Barn Burning
| October 22, 2008
Back to the barricades
In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
| October 15, 2008
Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| July 09, 2008
“Sports Blotter” fans are already well-versed in the career of former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry.
Sports blotter: The end of Chris Henry . . . or is it?
| July 02, 2008
Caving: Into the heart of darkness
This article originally appeared in the June 20, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Inching our way though caverns measurable to man
| July 01, 2008
Spray it, don’t say it
Saul Jacobowitz and Angela Sawyer love to spout garble.
The cut of the Human Hairs’ gibberish
| June 24, 2008
Big Brown and the Triple Crown
Horses may not talk, but money does.
Business as usual?
| June 11, 2008
In the wake of Barack Obama’s defeat in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the Democrats have a huge problem.
The democratic race is getting messy, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to recruit Al Gore
| April 24, 2008
Don't let Portland come in second
Thankfully, it doesn’t look like we’ll lose to Boston.
Twin city tournament
| March 12, 2008
Wednesday, the mighty Heathen Shame, one of Boston’s most ferocious bands, unleash their high-decibel mayhem at the Piano Factory in the South End.
Heathen Shame’s unrelenting onslaught
| March 10, 2008
Jackson's sweet dream
This article originally appeared in the March 4, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign
| March 07, 2008
Majoring and minering in theater
The re-enactment is part community therapy, part exorcism; the resulting video is tense and visceral and heartbreaking.
'The World as a Stage' at the ICA
| February 05, 2008
Lowell is known for Kerouac, its historic canal system, and the Industrial Revolution, not the “high and lonesome” sound of bluegrass.
The rootsy routes of Hot Day at the Zoo
| January 22, 2008
Great Scotch is nothing new
In 1969, in Ballindalloch, in the Speyside region of Scotland's north coast, the master distiller at Glenlivet filled 10 wooden casks with raw and fiery whisky.
Put a bow around the water of life this Christmas
| December 10, 2007
A few years ago it would have seemed unlikely that former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown would leave any legacy at all, but that situation has clearly changed.
Sports blotter: "All people named 'Brown' " edition
| October 10, 2007
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