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What is Babymetal?

Seriously, what is Babymetal?

Given that they're all alumni of the J-pop "idol" group Sakura Gakuin, it's extremely unlikely that these girls (whose ages fall between 12 and 15) formed Babymetal on their own.
Japanese animated
By REYAN ALI  |  August 03, 2012

Generation Green

Republicans have a lot to say about the immorality of saddling the next generation with our national debt. But when it comes to leaving them a wrecked, depleted, and rapidly warming planet, they are taking the exact opposite line.
Once derided as tree huggers, eco-friendly youth are now the nation's most powerful (and feared) voting bloc. So why isn't the GOP listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009

In the realm of Oshima

The HFA looks back at the bad boy of Japanese cinema
The HFA looks back at the bad boy of Japanese cinema
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 02, 2008

Green around the gills

Spotting environmentalists used to be easy.  
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 02, 2008

Singers’ delight

The season may be starting to wind down, but there remain some events music lovers have been waiting for all year.
Spring Arts Preview: Opera and vocal works lead the season
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 10, 2008

Sweet fallout

Philip Whalen (1923–2002) is a great American poet.
Philip Whalen’s word bombs
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  January 14, 2008

Jim Marzilli

State representative Jim Marzilli — Arlington resident, expert gardener, Democrat, Prius-owner — is running for state senate.
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007

Girls, girls, girls

Around 1600, after a century of civil wars, Japan settled into an era of relative peace under the samurai warriors of Edo (present-day Tokyo).
Japanese ukiyo-e paintings and more at the MFA
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2007

Edifice complex

You’re Boston Mayor Tom Menino, preparing to address the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on a chilly morning in December 2006.
Tom Menino has already remade Boston’s skyline. Now he wants to pack up City Hall and move it to Southie. Can anyone stop him?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2007

Live Earth 2007

So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007

Global warming

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is one of those broad-based, high-minded, outfits that drive the Bush White House crazy.
Some reasons for hope. Plus, Susan Passoni for boston City Council
By EDITORIAL  |  May 09, 2007


Making Waves

There may be nothing new under the sun, but the permutations sure can surprise and delight in our postmodern age of appropriation.
Kubuki meets punk rock at Perishable
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 25, 2007

A plea to the democrats in congress

Perhaps the new Democratic majority in Congress can slow down, if not bring to a halt, the current presidential insanity.
State of the nation
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 10, 2007

Can Mitt win?

To understand why Mitt Romney’s dream of capturing the Republican presidential nomination is not far-fetched, you first have to understand what Rudy Giuliani is doing — or rather, not doing.
Romney’s chances of winning the GOP presidential nod hinge on conservatives’ hatred of John McCain
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 21, 2006

Boston music news: September 1, 2006

Jake Bannon, lead singer of the Boston-based metalcore band Converge, was on MTV this week. Converge, "Black Cloud" (mp3)
Notes on Converge and Ken Field
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 29, 2006

The weather whisperer

"Some time in this century, the day will arrive when the human in?uence on the climate will overwhelm all natural factors.”
Tim Flannery: the man who might make people actually care about global warming
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 06, 2006

Summer Sparklers and Sashimi

If you missed Victoria Abbott Riccardi’s recent sold-out appearance at Fugakyu (1280 Beacon Street, Brookline), fret not.
June 8, 2006
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  May 31, 2006

Much ado about nothing

Please, spare us all the media-orchestrated hand-wringing about how the Providence Preservation Society has chosen to add the name of our former mayor, the Bud-I, to its Hall of Fame, as one of 50 individuals and groups who made giant strides in preservi
Cianci deserves his Providence Preservation Society recognition
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 03, 2006