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Mike Mills on Beginners' lessons
It's not like talking pets never appear in the movies, but when it happens twice in the same year, it seems suspicious.
| June 10, 2011
Beginners revives the neurotic comedy
Beginners adds a dash of New Wave style and a dose of genuine pathos to a decidedly Allenish romp.
| June 10, 2011
From solid to standout
Maybe the most surprising thing about Portland indie band Brenda’s set at the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival on the Mass MoCA campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, on Saturday was that people were actually there to see it. Lots of them.
Brenda’s big summer ends at Wilco’s festival
| August 20, 2010
R.E.M. | Fables of the Reconstruction: 25th Anniversary Edition
From the first three notes that make up the odd riff on "Feeling Gravity's Pull," Fables of the Reconstruction is probably R.E.M.'s weirdest, darkest, and most challenging album.
| July 30, 2010
Beautiful Losers (2008)
A documentary, directed with Joshua Leonard, about an energized group portrait whose accessibility is abetted by the artists’ collectively keen sense of humor.
An energized portrait of Alleged Gallery artists
| September 24, 2008
Aaron Rose’s Beautiful Losers offers little more than a chance to see nice people talk about their nice-looking art.
| September 03, 2008
The 100 unsexiest men in the world
Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART
| March 27, 2008
Here and now
No band ever made a late-career statement of purpose just by quoting “Louie Louie” — but it never hurts.
R.E.M.’s ‘back-to-basics’ disguise
| March 24, 2008
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
Remembering Randy Hien
In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN
| September 28, 2006
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