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Ledge Lessons

As advocates of higher education and living as long as medically possible, we were sad to read that, according to new-media-powerhouse Web site the Daily Beast, Greater Boston is home to not one but five of the most stressful colleges in the United Sta
We love you, stressed-out college kids! So relax, and remember how good you have it.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010
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Flanagan’s empire

Once a staple of the pages of The NewPaper (original incarnation of The Providence Phoenix ), Warwick-born Bill Flanagan went on to become a prominent rock journalist whose credits include U2: At the End of the World , the definitive portrait of on
Native son Bill Flanagan — novelist and MTV executive — dissusses big books, musical longevity, Irish Catholicism, and behind the music.
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  February 05, 2010
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Totally clips of the heart

Nick Prueher and fellow video crate digger Joe Pickett sift through untold hours of lunatic cable-access shows, home movies, and dubious self-help videos to pluck out breathtakingly bad gems for their touring Found Footage Festival.
Foraging with the Found Footage Festival’s Nick Prueher
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 06, 2009
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Hammer swings through Harvard

When he was known as MC Hammer, the man born Stanley Burrell famously sold consumers Rick James samples and parachute pants.
Ad lib department
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 04, 2009
U Can't Tweet This: MC Hammer live-Twitters the Super Bowl

U Can't Tweet This: MC Hammer live-Twitters the Super Bowl


 This is what the interwebs were built for -- instead of watching ESPN, we got our Super Bowl c...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 01, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Tragic kingdom

The whole Hard Rock enterprise — which started as a café and has since branched out into hotels, casinos, and a vast nationwide network of lame T-shirts — has built great success on the idea of “rock.”
Hard Rock Park about as awesome as it sounds
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 20, 2008


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End of a great run

Back in 1994, post-Nirvana alt-rock bands, thankful for the welcome musical climate, were figuring out new directions to take loud power chords.
State of Corruption go out on top
By BOB GULLA  |  October 24, 2006