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The piano man lands on Point Street

When Point Street Dueling Pianos opens its doors in the coming weeks, some patrons will recognize the bare brick walls and angled windows as the former home of the Hi-Hat — the respected, if slightly under-attended, jazz club that closed earlier this yea
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By PHILIP EIL  |  December 16, 2011
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Review: Littlerock(1)

Two young Japanese tourists, siblings Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), get stranded when their car breaks down in the California backwater of the title.
Altogether original
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011
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Various Artists | True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax

Soul hounds love deep, obscure shit — the deeper it is, the more obscure it is, the funkier it is, the more Southern it is, the better.
Now-Again (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Littlerock

Two young Japanese tourists, brother and sister Rintaro (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), get stranded when their car breaks down in the California backwater of the title.
A benighted slice of Americana
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2011
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News worth paying for?

The Providence Journal , offering a rare window onto its own affairs, recently reported that the newspaper could start charging for access to large swaths of projo.com as early as the first quarter of next year.
The ProJo considers charging for access to its Web site
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 04, 2009
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Mystic muso

“America’s Pre-eminent Music Writer Dead at 52” was the headline on Robert Palmer’s obituary in Rolling Stone after his liver failed in 1997.
The erudition of Robert Palmer
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 06, 2009


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Review: Zombieland

Does it mean anything that Jesse Eisenberg's follow-up to Adventureland is Zombieland and that it also includes a theme park?
Young actors need to make a living too.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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100 Unsexiest Men of the Year Follow-Up

The problem with dropping our Unsexiest list in March of an election year is that we never know what kind of weasels, Republicans, and Republican weasels will urinate in America’s stream of consciousness down the final stretch.
  Because There Was an Election
By Chris Faraone  |  December 04, 2008
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Repression illustrated

Graphic novels are an acquired taste.
People’s history in graphic format
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 01, 2008
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Sputnik Mania

The film underlines the political consequences of the space race.
A brisk, informative documentary
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 11, 2008
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Genie in a bottle

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have split the Indiana and North Carolina primaries, sending the race stumbling along to West Virginia (where Clinton should win decisively) this Tuesday, and then beyond.
Obama can only hope his Reverend Wright problem ends up like the Clinton Gennifer Flowers scandal
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 07, 2008


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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007
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Folk heroics

“Why is he such a big deal right now?” a friend asked with some exasperation earlier this month when I mentioned that I had a phone date with M. Ward. M. Ward, "To Go Home" (mp3)
Or, how M. Ward became such a big deal
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 19, 2007
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Pressing the issue

That The Race Beat works on so many levels — and reads like a novel, despite being laden with facts — testifies to the talents and pedigrees of its authors.
The abiding lessons of civil-rights-movement-era journalism
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 27, 2007
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Hitsville USA

There are singles artists and there are album artists. Watch videos from Beck's The Information (Windows Media)
The Killers reach higher, plus Beck and Evanescence
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 11, 2006
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Nouveau Jim Crow

Would Governor Mitt Romney or Attorney General Thomas Reilly call for a public or legislative vote to end slavery if it still existed in Massachusetts or the United States?
Those who favor another vote on gay marriage are 21st-Century crackers
By EDITORIAL  |  July 07, 2006


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Shaking up the ballot

Massachusetts liberals — tired of being taken for granted by the entrenched, centrist, business-friendly, mainstream machine of Democratic politics — have a new plan for making themselves heard. A placeholder party: How fusion voting would work. By Da
Is it possible to rewrite the rules of Massachusetts politics? A group of progressives thinks so, and they’re putting it to a vote this fall.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 28, 2006
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Alternative victory

Each year, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies holds an editorial contest among its 120-some member papers and announces the winners at the organization’s annual convention; this year the Boston Phoenix took home two prizes.
Good for us
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  June 21, 2006

Portland scene report, April 21, 2006

Sparks the Rescue, Headstart!, and Jdwalker poised for new releases; Ocean begins nationwide tour.
 
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 19, 2006

Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day nine

Tanks! Helicopters!; Monsterface superfans; bowling-alley cuisine; a late-night discussion about zombies.
Totally sticking it to the man
By HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE  |  April 07, 2006
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Surviving Katrina

As one man walked down the street in New Orleans after the hurricane and subsequent levee-break, another man jumped off a building behind him and committed suicide. Later, as the man waded through the water covering a street, he stepped on something sof
Suffering, damage in New Orleans
By ERIN RHODA  |  February 09, 2006