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The house that House of Sand and Fog built
Andre Dubus III collected me at the Newburyport train station last month when the snow piles were already high. We stopped first for a coffee for the road; he asked all the questions: siblings, hometown, are you married?
Son of a famous-author father, novelist Andrew Dubus III had to write his own way out of a violent youth
| February 25, 2011
The way it 'Otto' be
People queued up along Congress Street during the First Friday Art Walk last week may have been in town for the art, but they were in line for the pizza.
Congress Street slice shop sticks to the basics
| November 13, 2009
Boston Theater Marathon XI
BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XI, SCHEDULE OF PLAYS, SUNDAY MAY 17
Schedule of play
| May 15, 2009
30 on 30
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2008
The combat zone
This article originally appeared in the July 24, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Who's who and what's what
| August 14, 2008
A tap-dancer, a magician, and an eight-piece horn section. According to a recent Web-site missive from Tiger Saw, the latest incarnation of the Newburyport-based indie collective includes all three.
Tiger Saw show some animation
| May 06, 2008
Just the two of us
I almost slept over at Nat Baldwin’s house once.
Nat Baldwin lugs his bass into your heart
| April 22, 2008
In the cold climes of maple country, the Smittens are sentimental saps and proud of it. Militant, even.
The warm and fuzzy pop of the Smittens
| February 04, 2008
Better by degrees
For busy adults already in the workplace, finding a set time and place to pursue a degree can be nearly impossible.
Online Universities gain popularity — and a new legitimacy
| January 22, 2008
Not another top 10
What follows is by nature a hodgepodge, a not-quite-10 list of some RF favorites from 2007.
A few of Rare Frequency’s favorite things
| December 19, 2007
Boston music news: November 2, 2007
Somerville-based singer-songwriter Mieka Pauley may have a degree in biological anthropology from Harvard, but right now music is her primary focus.
Notes on Mieka Pauley, Ron Pownall, and Deborah Henson-Conant
| October 30, 2007
All fired up
The first two songs on Tiger Saw’s new Tigers on Fire have the phrase “on the stereo” in their lyrics, and the closer, “The Big Bear Song,” says, “Put the record on.” Tiger Saw, "Tigers on Fire" (mp3)
Tiger Saw catch a little dance fever
| May 01, 2007
The rumor mill
“Church on Sunday” is one of the newer house-music events in the city.
A new home for house music
| March 06, 2007
The year women got beat up
You don’t have to play Grand Theft Auto to be blind to violence against women. Victims of perception: How violence against women permeated our consciousness in 2006
Over the past 12 months you have been bombarded with stories of brutalized women. Chances are, you didn’t notice.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 20, 2006
Fest or famine?
Women filmmakers dominate this year’s festival, and an unflinching honesty marks their movies.
This year’s Boston Film Festival has a woman’s touch
| September 08, 2006
One year ago, this was a different world. New Orleans was still intact; “truthiness” was not yet a word; and the first installment of a column later christened as “ID Check” had just debuted in this paper.
ID Check turns one
| June 22, 2006
High noon at the Herald
Pat Purcell’s speech last Friday at a UMass Boston conference on ethnic media was auspiciously timed.
If Purcell sells off the suburbs, what will happen to his big-city tab?
| March 30, 2006
Sing! isn’t just the emphatic title of Tiger Saw’s third and most recent full-length on Kimchee Records: it’s also the rotating-member-band’s manifesto.
Tiger Saw’s quiet music for swelling hearts
| January 13, 2006
ID Check: Casey Dienel
A 21-year-old Scituate songbird signed to the Decemberists' old label is about to sing her Massachusetts song.
The grand canary
| January 04, 2006
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