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Unholy contraptions

In Tavares Strachan's video The Rocket Launch (2009), two black men in white chemical suits load sugar cane into the back of a three-wheeled mini-truck, then drive down a palm-tree-lined road to a run-down building labeled Bahamas Aerospace and Sea Exp
Tavares Strachan's rockets, plus 'The Boat Show' at Drive By, and 'Sensed, Unseen' at GASP
By GREG COOK  |  June 25, 2010

My uncle, the astronaut

As NASA’s Space Shuttle program winds down to a close this November after 33 years and 134 launches, I was lucky enough to catch the 132nd launch this past Friday, which was also the final flight of Atlantis, one of three remaining operational orbiting v
Found in Space
By CHRISTINE ATTURIO  |  May 21, 2010

Bearstronaut | Broken Handclaps

There's a distinct absence of wildlife or astronauts on Lowell electronica quartet Bearstronaut's latest release.
Self-released (2010)
By DAVID BOFFA  |  January 15, 2010

Space cowboys

Sidecar Radio's EP Wave Principal was released in April 2008 and I've pretty much been listening to "Easy Gets So Hard" ever since.
Sidecar Radio's fiery Dreadnaught Cosmonaut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 09, 2009

Computer At Sea

A mysterious man in a futuristic space suit stood before a table of electronic devices.
At Geno's, September 5
By CHAD CHAMBERLIN  |  September 10, 2008

Roll on

Space suits, pink leotards, and townie wear. Add roller skates and a scowl, and you have a Boston Derby Dame.
Skating toward a massacre
By ELIZABETH FLOCK  |  March 05, 2008


Space cases

Perhaps it’s something in the air, but in the last year or so it seems that Boston’s experimental outer limits has seen an analog-synthesizer renaissance.
Astronaut and Ernst Karel
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 14, 2007


Joseph Arthur rounds the corner of a wall displaying his artwork, squinting into the soft, perfect light of the main gallery space.
Joseph Arthur’s abstract expressions
By SCOTT FRAMPTON  |  July 30, 2007

Rave daze

The history of the New England rave community is a tremendous story. Coh, "Path #02" (Raster-Noton)
The Mission Control story + Raster-Noton at the Middlesex
By DAVID DAY  |  June 28, 2007

Hail, Brunonia

If Phillipe & Jorge were in the high heels of Brown president Ruth Simmons, we would fire off a letter to the Urinal and New York Times, for failing to acknowledge the College Hill pedigree of a great American patriot who recently died.
Other Paper snoozes on Hunt’s College Hill connection
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 07, 2007

Outer spaces

During the first half of 2004, Jeff Chasse would often go to the Midway near his home in Jamaica Plain to drink alone.
Jeff Chasse looks to the stars
By IAN SANDS  |  January 17, 2007

Stars are blind

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have confirmed they can see Christian Potholm’s giant ego.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 09, 2006

Scroll down

It’s always a treat to spend time in the several clustered museums at Harvard, where scholarly mini exhibitions co-exist with larger surveys and familiar favorites from the permanent collection complement surprises in the galleries.
‘The New Chinese Landscape’ at Harvard, Raked Sand at ArtSTRAND, Future Shock at Green Street
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 08, 2006

Ozric Tentacles

This is one of the best tickets to intra-cranial space travel since the heyday of Yes and Tangerine Dream.
The Floor’s Too Far Away | Magna Carta
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 11, 2006


Jim Finn’s pseudo-documentary about a fictitious East German space program injects a Godardian pastiche with Aki Kaurismäki’s deadpan absurdity and a little Matthew Barney pretentiousness.
Deadpan pseudo-documentary turns tragic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 07, 2006

Learning by doing

The way kids say, “I wanna be an astronaut, I wanna be a fireman,” Cambridge’s Karen Schmeer insisted, “I can be a film editor.”
Karen Schmeer, Sidney Pollack, Frank Gehry
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 23, 2006