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The Big Hurt: The Stone Roses and other tales of the living dead!
In the spooky spirit of the Phoenix Halloween Goth special, a chilling tale of a band returning from the dead!
Music news in brief
| October 28, 2011
The Big Hurt: The gnome-stealing legends of Britpop failure are back! Do we care? Maybe!
Here's the biggest news of the year, if you're me or Michael Marotta or one of maybe three other idiots in the world who'd actually care: Marion is reforming.
| October 07, 2011
Don't look back in anger
It's been more than 15 years since Britpop's heyday, and with the exception of one man – the Manic Street Preachers' Richey Edwards, who disappeared suddenly in 1995 – the rest of the cast is still trying to get by, just like the rest of us. Here's what
Checking in with 14 former stars of Britpop to see if modern life is truly rubbish in 2011
| August 19, 2011
Review: Robin Hood (2010)
“And so the legend begins . . . ”
The more the merrier? Hardly.
| May 14, 2010
The usually evenhanded if impassioned David Hare in The Secret Rapture , a 20-year-old play being urgently, elegiacally revived by Trinity Repertory Company.
Trinity uncovers Hare's Secret Rapture
| March 10, 2009
Marion Maerz | Burt Bacharach Songbook
Marion was a minor German pop star in the 1960s, one of a crowd of yé-yé girls who sprang up all over Europe as the ingénue counterparts to macho belters.
Bureau B (2009)
| March 10, 2009
The Secret Rapture at Trinity Repertory Company
David Hare's The Secret Rapture , which Trinity Repertory Company is presenting through March 29.
Trinity's Rapture spans the compassion spectrum
| February 24, 2009
The other end of the court
| June 18, 2008
Trust Boston’s socially conscious Catholic academics to connect the dots between James Joyce’s once-banned 1922 mega-novel Ulysses and (among other things) gay marriage.
Love in Bloom at BC
| June 11, 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
The Big Hurt: Fire sales
The world’s largest collection of recorded music has gone up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $3 million.
Plus, this week in tedious headlines
| March 04, 2008
Academics with lifetime job security aren’t the only ones living in ivory towers, says playwright Christine Evans with Weightless .
Weightless’ allegories need more emotion
| November 07, 2007
If anyone deserves to make her own movie, it’s Julie Delpy.
Julie finally makes her movie
| August 22, 2007
There’s a rare nocturnal occurrence happening — call it a lunar local music eclipse.
‘Locals Rule’ at Lupo’s; plus, the return of the Blackstone
| June 26, 2007
Once again the Rhode Island Theatre Ensemble is presenting a grab bag of short plays by local playwrights.
RITE’s New Works . . . on the fringe
| March 21, 2007
The new year is full of promise
Local music took a few hits in 2006, with the shuttering of more venues, leaving us with a small cluster of fully functioning outlets for homegrown bands: AS220, the Ocean Mist, Cats, and the Living Room.
Things we'd like to see happen this year in local music
| January 02, 2007
Flights of angels
In Wim Wenders’s iconic 1987 film Wings of Desire , the Berlin Wall is a character. In Ola Mafaalani’s theatricalization of the work for Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the American Repertory Theatre, the Fourth Wall is.
Wings of Desire takes the stage
| December 05, 2006
Take it outside
Okay, you like art, but you also want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors . Y ou can have your cake and eat it too at these outdoor sculpture parks. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Have some fresh air with your art
| June 14, 2006
Fraud and fortune
Allegra Goodman sets her latest novel, Intuition , in a long-ago, rent-controlled Cambridge.
Allegra Goodman’s Intuition
| February 28, 2006
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