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Lonely Avenue Gets Burnt
I was pretty thrilled when this week's installment of excellent NPR rock and roll talk show Sound Opinions (not syndicated on WBUR for whatever reason, but available via...
| October 21, 2010
Musician + Author = Crap
On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
| October 01, 2010
Donwill | Don Cusack In High Fidelity
It's hardly extraordinary that Donwill should cry a disc inspired by the Nick Hornby book and subsequent John Cusack film.
| March 12, 2010
Boston Public Health Commission's Top 10 Bad Romance Songs of 2009: Is pop music unhealthy?
"People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them...
| December 02, 2009
Interview: Lone Scherfig
Born in Denmark in 1959, Lone Scherfig first gained international attention in 2000 with Italian for Beginners, a charming little film that won her the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. A couple of years later, she followed up with Wilbur Wants t
An Educated Lady
| November 13, 2009
Review: An Education
Let’s get this right out of the way: Carey Mulligan is the real thing.
Carey Mulligan graduates with honors
| October 16, 2009
PODCAST: Nick Hornby reads from Juliet, Naked at the Coolidge [MP3]
If you ever happen to find yourself in England and you run into a neurotic middle-aged Londoner, a kid who asks strings of naive questions,...
| October 05, 2009
Nick Hornby’s new novel is about a boy. Not About a Boy . Irvine Welsh’s new short story collection is filthy. Not Filth .
As Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh face 50, two of Brit Lit’s standard-bearers stare down middle age in very different ways
| October 11, 2007
War, peace, and Robert Pinsky
Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
| September 12, 2007
“You’re not going to turn into a wanker?” It’s 1985, and homie Spencer is worried that his pal Brian is going to put on airs when off at university.
The predictable curve of Starter for Ten and Islander
| March 07, 2007
Rock and droll
High Fidelity tries to sell itself as kick-ass rock right from the curtain speech: you are to turn off your fucking cell phones, and if you don’t like that language you can “grab your husband and get the hell out.”
High Fidelity ; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
| October 11, 2006
On the record
The days when Boston was the chief tryout town for Broadway-bound musicals are long past.
High Fidelity to hit Boston before Broadway
| September 19, 2006
Players and painted stage
It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards
| September 13, 2006
Boston theater season announced
Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
High Fidelity to world premiere in the fall
| April 27, 2006
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