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Whatever happened to good old-fashioned reflection?
John Cunningham’s songs are worth the wait
| January 15, 2010
Sexiest video-game studs of 2009
Video-game characters get more realistic all the time - and by more realistic, we mean sexier. This year offered a plethora of digital delights and graphical innovations, and although developers don't cater to their straight female and gay male audience
The cream of the crop
| December 18, 2009
For the majority of us Americans, Iraq and Afghanistan are a series of news-data points — number of Americans killed today, number of car bombs, spending tallies, estimates of civilian deaths.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s war story at the ICA
| November 13, 2009
Review: The Beatles: Rock Band
Can we agree that the music-game market is saturated? To stand out in this crowd, you'd need something special. You'd need the Beatles.
Don't meet the Beatles — be them
| September 11, 2009
Play by play: May 29, 2009
Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
| May 29, 2009
Play by Play: May 22, 2009
Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
| May 22, 2009
A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity
The centerpiece of George C. Wolfe's 1986 satire The Colored Museum is a scathing sketch called The Last Mama-on-the-Couch Play . A Raisin in the Sun is the über-mama-on-the-couch play.
Plus Zeitgeist's Bad Jazz
| February 10, 2009
“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| August 26, 2008
The ’80s, pop culture’s most tenacious decade, were a mix of greed, technological breakthrough, and hope for a bright future.
The Regeneration Tour reheats the ’80s
| August 12, 2008
If you stood close to the stage, your torso bones rattled along with the backbeat.
Ladytron at the Paradise, June 30, 2008
| July 07, 2008
Signs of life
Gone are the days when documentaries were regarded as the scruffy relatives of “real” films.
A full slate of compelling fare at the 11th annual Newport International Film Festival
BILL RODRIGUEZ AND JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ
| May 28, 2008
Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore’s last words were, “Let’s do it!” The next sound was gunfire.
Clinic offer urgent care with Do It!
| May 06, 2008
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
| April 15, 2008
RI DOT marks the spot
Just when you think questionable doings couldn’t get any more questionable in Rhode Island, along comes the state Department of Transportation.
A veritable treasure trove of dubious state doings
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 26, 2008
Forget, for a moment, the ugliness concerning Heather Mills and her impending divorce from Paul McCartney.
Celebrating Paul at the Hard Rock, May 31, 2007
| June 04, 2007
Heard it first
I decided to check out four bands on the bill whom I’d never heard.
| February 07, 2007
Chamber music revival
Classical and rock ‘n roll music suffer the same identity crisis.
Portland should rock out with its Bach out
| January 03, 2007
Regardless of whether you think of this Canadian outfit as pretentious somnambulists or artful rock poets, they’ve carved out a grass-roots career since bursting onto alt-rock radio with a barbiturate cover of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane” in 1988. Cowboy Ju
Long Journey Home: Live in Liverpool | Zoë
| December 04, 2006
A hero in the works
This article originally appeared in the December 16, 1980 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| November 15, 2006
A hunger for truth
More that 150 years after the fact, the Irish Famine is little understood.
Peter Behrens’s personalized novel sheds new light on the Irish famine
| September 20, 2006
The Zutons’ second outing features more straightforward rock than their Talking-Heads-meet-Madness debut, but where’s the fun in that?
Tired of Hanging Around | Epic
BRIAN E. KING
| September 18, 2006
It’s a mysterious career. To Whitehead’s credit, it’s not a career in the normal sense at all.
The films of Peter Whitehead at the HFA
| September 06, 2006
“I’m painting my garage floor,” Dave Ralph says over the phone from rural New Hampshire. “If you want it to keep it nice and clean, this is the best way to do it. It’s a beautiful tan color — a light tan.”
Dave Ralph settles down on Lansdowne
| August 09, 2006
Flashbacks: August 11, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| August 08, 2006
Crossword: 'Conventional labels'
They make it easier to meet and greet
| July 05, 2006
Last year, though word barely reached the States, the Liverpool scene came back to life, with the Zutons, the Stands, and the Coral leading the resurgence.
The overlooked brilliance of the Coral
| January 17, 2006
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