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Free speech for me, but not for thee
Last Thursday's Supreme Court opinion striking down corporate campaign advertising restrictions might as well have been divorce papers in the rocky marriage between the political left and the First Amendment.
| January 29, 2010
“America’s Pre-eminent Music Writer Dead at 52” was the headline on Robert Palmer’s obituary in Rolling Stone after his liver failed in 1997.
The erudition of Robert Palmer
| November 06, 2009
Old school, new school
If fans plan shrewdly next Thursday (October 15), they can hear jazz singing at its best in two completely different styles.
Amanda Carr and Gretchen Parlato do it their way
| October 09, 2009
The Mouth Behind the Eye
Norma Nathan, who looks for all the world like a naïve and guileless suburban homemaker (and knows it), was down on Long Wharf a couple of weeks back, snooping around. She was checking out a rumor that Ed King, his Cabinet, a group of political supporte
Maybe Norma Nathan is just a nice little Jewish mother from the North Shore. After all, she says she only assaults people who assault her.
| August 21, 2009
The music man
Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
| August 07, 2009
The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
| June 25, 2008
I’m Not There is an apt name for a bio-pic with six Bob Dylans, none of them the real one.
Todd Haynes talks about his Dylan movie
| November 20, 2007
A hero of our time
I never doubt Moravec unless I’m measuring him against himself. There isn’t a pianist alive I’d rather hear.
Ivan Moravec at the Metropolitan Museum
| October 18, 2007
Flashbacks: September 22, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS
| September 20, 2006
James Levine completed his second season as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s music director with another riveting though not-quite polished evening of Schoenberg and Beethoven.
James Levine at the BSO, Ewa Podles, Gunther Schuller’s jazz, Ben Zander’s Elgar, Russell Sherman’s Mozart, Opera Boston’s Chabrier, Boston Baroque’s Purcell
| March 08, 2006
NYC’s alternative crisis
These days, you can’t tell the players in New York’s suddenly volatile weekly-newspaper world without a scorecard.
The Voice gets a wake-up call as the Press takes a walk
| February 16, 2006
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