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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...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 21, 2010
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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
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010
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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.
Interdependent (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 02, 2009
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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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 13, 2009
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Review: An Education

Let’s get this right out of the way: Carey Mulligan is the real thing.
Carey Mulligan graduates with honors
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 16, 2009


PODCAST: Nick Hornby reads from Juliet, Naked at the Coolidge [MP3]

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,...
By webteam  |  October 05, 2009
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Brit wits

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  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2007
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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
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007
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Learning experience

“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
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 07, 2007
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 11, 2006


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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
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  September 19, 2006
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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  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 27, 2006