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Review: Christmas Revels 2010

This Christmas Revels has the real spirit.
Holy ghosts
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 24, 2010

Review: Robin Hood (2010)

“And so the legend begins . . . ”
  The more the merrier? Hardly.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010

Review: Somers Town

At just 70 minutes, Shane Meadows's film is short, sweet, and winning.
Shane Meadows' latest triumph
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 04, 2009

Soundcarriers | Harmonium

The first album from this Nottingham-based band is California dippy: whispered female/male harmonies, slack flutes, swinging drums, comping Hammond organs, and a bass player who finds basic funk riffs in every progression.
Melodic (2009)
By DEVIN KING  |  May 29, 2009

Thoroughly maudlin

It's not much of a feat for an amplified musician to show power, especially live. It's not so easy to show class at the same time.
Tindersticks live at Somerville Theatre, March 7, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 11, 2009

Batter up

When I saw your cover about shaking up sports, I thought, "Cool idea." Then, I opened up the paper and saw that your first idea was a salary cap for baseball.
January 30, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 28, 2009


Home grown

To maximize summer fun before winter comes in and ruins everything for everybody, Audrey Ryan and a committee have organized the 3rd Annual Viva La Vinal Festival.
The Viva La Vinal Fest blooms again
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 02, 2008

Natural selections

If your goal is to feel the sea air and salt water against every centimeter of your bare skin, your pickings are rather slim in New England, where nude beaches are few and far between. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
New England's nude beaches
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 14, 2006