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Miley Cyrus supports #OccupyWallStreet with a song and video

Miley Cyrus supports #OccupyWallStreet with a song and video

"And if there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in...
By Liz Pelly  |  November 29, 2011

This week in the Phoenix: Actionable odors! Spine hymens! Weirdly prescient scholarly Godzilla throwdowns!

A whole heap of nerdly delights ensconced in this week's Phoenix -- from an interview with comix goddess Lynda Barry (who encourages you to "blow...
By Ariel Shearer  |  April 17, 2011
This week in The Big Hurt by David Thorpe

The Big Hurt: Britney, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black, and Miley Cyrus weigh the price of fame

BRITNEY SPEARS is being sued for $10 million by the company that helped her score a fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden. It's claiming that she owes it a 35 percent commission on the sales of her popular scents. This boosts my self-esteem a little — say
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2011

The powerless rise

I’m an even-tempered guy. I don’t lose my cool more than, maybe, once or twice a day.
The danger of the unfocused anger of the Tea Party
By AL DIAMON  |  May 21, 2010

Harvard virginity conference pops its cherry

At what moment are you no longer a virgin? When you get a blowjob? Give one? Give 30 ? When someone fingers you? Oral sex? Anal sex? Enjoyment? Orgasm?
Roe v. Wait Dept.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 07, 2010

The Big Hurt: Say anything

It’s almost impossible to read a single page of YouTube comments without being confronted by society’s ugliest afflictions: ignorance, pointless fights, horrifying racism, and unfair criticism of Justin Bieber’s haircut.
The week in YouTube comments
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 09, 2010


Review: The Last Song

Bestselling novelist Nicholas Sparks ( The Notebook , Dear John ) and effervescent ’tween queen Miley Cyrus hook up for one of Sparks’s patented tearjerkers.
Emotional kidney punches involving arson, divorce, and sea turtle eggs
By TOM MEEK  |  April 02, 2010

The Big Hurt: Now hiring

If you're a musician looking to break into the big leagues, now's your chance.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2010

MP3: Yes Giantess remix Miley Cyrus, tour with La Roux, record with a bunch of hot British people

Every since our readers voted YES, GIANTESS as "Best New Band" in this summer's 2009 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, those dudes have been en...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 25, 2010

Ke$ha | Animal

If balancing adolescent stupidity and abandon with effortless hooks has been a sacred rite of pop music since time immemorial, then crunk-pop diva Ke$ha is on her way to priesthood.
RCA (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 08, 2010

American Hi-Fi covers Miley Cyrus's "The Climb"

We attempted to make this happen back when MILEY CYRUS's backing band was half of Letters to Cleo, but Kay Hanley wouldn't take the bait....
By Carly Carioli  |  November 11, 2009

Mp3 of the Week: American Hi-Fi (with bonus Stacy Jones Q&A)

Mp3 of the Week: American Hi-Fi (with bonus Stacy Jones Q&A)

 Stacy Jones spent the first 15 years of his rock life, much of it in Boston, grinding out power-pop in the years before emo made...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 05, 2009

Hot Nazi beach reads

Nazis aren't blitzing just the movie screens this year, though — they're also invading the bookstores, with battalions of novels and non-fiction tomes published or upcoming.
The new wave of Reich books: pop genres, good Germans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 21, 2009

The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 21, 2009

Help us prevent Chester French from covering "Birthday Sex"

Harvard-educated pop chimps CHESTER FRENCH have been getting their swag on by Twittering with hip-hop luminaries, touring with Blink-182, and (see above) playing "She Loves...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 20, 2009

Interview: Jamie Foxx

"Until you get a chance to define another side of your career, people will always say, 'You're doing it as a hobby.' "
Jamie Foxx on acting, singing, comedy, and controversy
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  August 14, 2009


The Big Hurt: Devil music

When I was around 10 years old, I wandered into a rural flea market and found one of the greatest pieces of music journalism ever written: a forgotten crank masterpiece called Backward Masking Unmasked that had been written in 1983 by Texan minister
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By DAVID THORPE  |  May 08, 2009

Review: Hannah Montana: The Movie

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for Miley Cyrus and her Hannah Montana TV persona.
Never gets too heavy
By TOM MEEK  |  April 17, 2009
Fletcher, MRTPQ, Billy, Miley and WTF?

Fletcher, MRTPQ, Billy, Miley and WTF?

Fletcher reviews movies and DVDs he's neither seen nor heard, we talk about smoking Smarti...
By Charlie  |  March 24, 2009

The Big Hurt: Weezy goes free, Miley turns bitter, Martin still lame

The good news: the 2006 drug charges against   Lil Wayne   have been dropped after a judge ruled that the search leading to his arrest wasn't proper.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2009

The Big Hurt: Marley pimped, Miley sorry, Kanye secure

This goes to print a week after I write it because of the damnable pre-Web technology of the printed page, but I swear to God that I was the first son of a bitch to think of it: Jackson Browne, James Brown, Bobby Brown, Chris Brown .
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 19, 2009


Media misfits

The series grew out of an excellent 1999 documentary directed by author Arthur Bradford ( Dogwalker ) and produced by South Park 's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
News from waaay outside the mainstream
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 03, 2009
Miley Cyrus isn't "PC"

Miley Cyrus isn't "PC"

By Fletcher  |  February 03, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

Year in National Pop: New attitudes

Are we fated to pretend?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 22, 2008

Yule be sorry

It eventually occurred to me that most if not all of the Christmas music I listened to, I did so in the service of some ulterior message.
Little gifts lurk among holiday horrors
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 11, 2008

PODCAST: New Letters to Cleo interview. Plus: From 1995, Cleos at Fort Apache

Letters To Cleo: "Here and Now" [Live in Los Angeles, 2008] Probably no secret that we've still got ...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 08, 2008

Kanye Wants To Be Elvis, and 9 Other Things We Learned At the 2008 American Music Awards

10. PINK IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS OF OUR TIME. At least according to noted musical-greatness e...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 24, 2008


The celebs are okay under the direction of Chris Williams and Byron Howard, but the best lines belong to animator Mark Walton as Rhino, a fanboy hamster who fogs up his plastic ball when excited.
Pixarian technical wizardry and Disney schmaltz
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  November 18, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Although Senior Year makes the most of its big-screen debut by increasing the body counts in its group-choreography numbers, it’s a smaller movie than its chart-topping, direct-to-cable predecessors.  
Little more than an infomercial for the soundtracks
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  October 28, 2008