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Surveying the stacks at Weirdo Records

Weirdo's Mass Ave storefront feels like a glorified walk-in closet, with neon-pink walls covered in posters and shelves of CDs and LPs ranging from '60s Pakistani folk instrumentals and long-lost 1940s pop crooners to Spanish '80s punk compilations and
Cellars by starlight
By LIZ PELLY  |  December 21, 2012

Looney Tunes' new home

Pat McGrath is a realist.
As the Vinyl Turns
By TOM KIELTY  |  May 04, 2012

Looney Tunes' three decades of vinyl bliss

Among the faded LP sleeves crowding the Boylston-facing windows of Looney Tunes Records is a carefully hand-lettered sign written in black marker: "33 1/3 YEAR BIRTHDAY SALE. EVERY ITEM 33 1/3 % OFF LIST PRICE."
Right round baby right round
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 09, 2011

Interview: Pat McGrath on the strange, cruel, beautiful life of Billy Ruane

Longtime Ruane friend Pat McGrath talks about Billy's mania, his wealth and his ignorance of money, his tragic family history, and the epic task of keeping him (just barely) on track.
The final word
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  November 12, 2010

Review: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier, the third go-round of the animated franchise — this time in 3-D — is as numbing as its geological era.
Pummeling awfulness
By ALICIA POTTER  |  July 03, 2009