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"The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh"

"The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh"


 If you gave up on the feasibility of a Western/science fiction mash-up when "Cowboys vs Aliens"  tanked a few months back, give it another try....
By Peter Keough  |  October 24, 2011
Meet the Mayor: The Raccoonmobile -- Meet the Mayor's roving photographer speaks

Meet the Mayor: The Raccoonmobile -- Meet the Mayor's roving photographer speaks


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.The RaccoonmobileDerek Kouyoumjian How's being the primary photographer...
By Barry Thompson  |  September 09, 2011
20 Questions with David Rakoff, Literary Tattoo Edition

20 Questions with David Rakoff, Literary Tattoo Edition


I interviewed David Rakoff last week. I spoke with him shortly after I discovered my recorder had been on the fritz the first time I...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 13, 2010
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Home sweet studio

Drums in the living room, control room in the foyer, and guitar amps isolated in separate corners of the dining room — this is the shape of the modern low-budget studio.
The latest on DIY recording
By JACK MILLS  |  May 28, 2010
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Review: Dollhouse

Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009
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Review: Waltz With Bashir

The so-called anti-war-film genre has lately "distinguished" itself with a flurry of Iraq-war flops featuring earnest polemics.
Dancing on the edge
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009


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Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt is cute as a Button
Age before beauty
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 16, 2008
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Throwback throwdown

Last Saturday night, Cyril Jordan made his first visit to Boston in three decades — to give audiences a sustained punch to the gut.
Magic Christian at the Middle East Upstairs, September 6, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 09, 2008
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Unhinging the binge

I have a possible solution for the binge-drinking quandary: be more discerning about what you pour down your throat.
Some drinks are just too good to chug
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 02, 2008
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The poetry of music

Music is like poetry without words.
And vice versa, at the 2007 Gamper Festival
By BENJAMIN J. MEIKLEJOHN  |  July 25, 2007
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Hillary-ization strikes US

In terms of the Imus affair, Phillipe + Jorge can’t get over how the whole world of public affairs has undergone a process of Hillary-ization.
Let’s sing “Kumbaya” and pretend we don’t have race problems
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 18, 2007


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Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 1922-2007

By the time he died on April 11 at the age of 84, Kurt Vonnegut was lauded more as a cultural icon than for literary accomplishment.
The man who fell to earth
By JON GARELICK  |  April 18, 2007
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Sex, Iraq, and pop culture

How many times a day do you think about sex? How many times a day do you think about the war in Iraq?
The war for our attention
By ELLEE DEAN  |  January 11, 2007

Flashbacks: October 13, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  October 11, 2006
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Cracker

Over the years, there weren’t too many Boston-area Cracker gigs where singer-songwriter/guitarist David Lowery and I didn’t share a post-show (celebratory?) Scotch or two backstage.
Clean and Sober  
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 24, 2006
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Steering off course

We recommend the course taught by the indie filmmaker, the course inspired by a Daily Show regular, and the course considered “experimental.”
Some classes sound like so much fun they might as well be extracurricular
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 08, 2006


Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900