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P.E.M. misses Ansel Adams's big picture

In the last gallery of "Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge" (at the Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, through October 8 on their site) hang three impressively giant photographs.
By GREG COOK  |  June 15, 2012

Donna Summer, 1948-2012

Donna Summer, Dorchester born and always Boston-loyal, died last week, reportedly of lung cancer.
In Memoriam
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  May 25, 2012
Blackthorn short take 2

Review: Blackthorn

This is one sequel superior to the original — if the original were Butch and Sundance: The Early Days .
Mateo Gil's prequel to Butch and Cassidy's tale
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011

Review: Conan the Barbarian

Is Jason Momoa a future governor of California?
Blurry action scenes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2011
St Peter's Greasy Pole

Greased up in Gloucester

When people picture the greasy pole, they often envision men scaling a vertical pole, as in Boston's Festival Betances.
Big Slick
By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2011

Gang of Four roar back with post-punk fury

The history of popular music is littered with musical questioning, from "Why must I be a teenager in love?" to "Who put the bomp in the bomp buh-bomp buh-bomp?" But when pop turned to rock and artists began to attempt to wield their popular might in orde
Still in uniform
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 04, 2011


Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009