bestnom1000x50

Ku Klux Klan

Latest Articles

Boardwalk Empire TV

Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?

Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
Easy livin'
By JON GARELICK  |  September 23, 2011

Dirty money

As I walked down the corridors of the Ralph Owen Brewster Hospice for Decaying Political Ideals, there were no indications of despair, pain, or misery.
In memory of Brewster
By AL DIAMON  |  August 05, 2011
feat_darts_trap_list

Turning feminist theory into a visceral rape deterrent

In Africa, your vagina can get spikes for $2. No longer just a revenge dream, this device — called Rape-aXe — was actually distributed for free last year at the World Cup in South Africa.
Striking back
By DENA RIEGEL  |  April 29, 2011
1003_scs_list

Message points

Instrumental music isn't very dependable at conveying specific non-musical subject matter.
Christian Scott's political science, Anita Coelho's connections
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010
1002_rez_list

Oddballs

Even if they had closed up shop 15 years ago, the Residents would go down as some of rock's most prolific pranksters. They aped the Beatles on their 1974 debut, Meet the Residents , tormented short attention spans with 40-minute songs on 1980's The Com
After 40 years, the Residents ditch the script
By MATT PARISH  |  February 05, 2010
1001_goodnegro_list

History plays

Tracey Scott Wilson manages to knock off Martin Luther King Jr.'s halo without removing the glow.
The Good Negro from Company One; Harriet Jacobs in Central Square; Indulgences at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2010


Play by Play: January 29, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 29, 2010

Play by play: January 22, 2010

Boston's weekly theatre schedule
Theater listings, January 22, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 22, 2010

Play by play: January 15, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 15, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010
0911_luc_list5

Critical Mass

If free speech is what gives value to the campus "marketplace of ideas," UMass Amherst would long ago have gone bankrupt.
Over the years, UMass Amherst has proven to be a reliable hotbed for political hypocrisy and squelching of free speech
By KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 20, 2009
091_rose_list

Wizards and masterpieces

At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009


0910_southie_list

How gay is Southie?

Welcome to the gayborhood.
Once unthinkable, Boston’s most notorious neighborhood now sports a welcoming face. How the hell did that happen?
By ERICA CORSANO  |  October 16, 2009
0909_cover_list23

The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009
sam list

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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 21, 2009

Right wing done wrong

As someone who is Republican by party and conservative by inclination, I must take issue with your editorial “Right Wing Terror” on several fronts.
Letters to the Boston editor, June 19, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 19, 2009
090605_edit-list2

Right-wing terror

Conservatives scoffed in April when the Department of Homeland Security warned that the United States could face another wave of homegrown attacks.
The murder of Dr. George Tiller
By EDITORIAL  |  June 05, 2009


Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009

Play by Play: May 22, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 22, 2009

Play by Play, May 15, 2009

Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009
090601_springer-list

Sensations

Unlike its predecessor, the over-hyped Rent , Spring Awakening is the genuine item: a Tony-winning amalgam of theater and pop music that smells like teen fusion.
Spring Awakening at the Colonial; Jerry Springer: The Opera at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 08, 2009


Play by play: February 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 10, 2009

Redskin redux

A couple months ago, when I wrote about the fact that the Sanford and Wiscasset high schools are the last remaining Maine schools using the mascot nickname “redskins,” Sanford principal Allan Young told me that if “redskin” critics called his students r
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 26, 2009
090116_quote_LIst

Speak no evil?

Anthony Lewis's free-speech credentials are impeccable: among other things, the former New York Times columnist is James Madison Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia University's Journalism School
Why tightening up on anti-Obama speech is a bad idea
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 14, 2009
film_JoshSilhouette_LIST.jpg

Caricature vs. character

Michael Chandler’s documentary, Knee Deep is less a whodunit than a who-wouldn’t-have-done-it.
Michael Chandler on his documentary, Knee Deep
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 29, 2008

Beyond a joke

Your recent “Chick Schtick” article contained a very interesting and revealing line.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 31, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 29, 2008


080822_charlie_list

A legal setback for Charlie

Free speech has won in the struggle between the MBTA and three MIT undergrads who claim to have uncovered flaws in the T’s electronic fare-collection system.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 20, 2008
080628_edit-list

The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2008
080516_filmcult_list

Fearsome Otto

My one brush with the late Otto Preminger seems like a typical encounter.
Remembering Preminger
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 13, 2008
080418_thorpe_list3

The big hurt: Music news in brief

Those of us still chuckling over DMX's “your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack” diatribe are in for another dose of ill-informed rapper cuteness.

Wal-Mart wanes, Satan wins, Weiland whines


By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2008