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Berenice Abbott's miracle of science
Like Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott was inventing abstract photography. She combined Surrealism and a romance with modernity.
| October 12, 2012
Review: Neil Young Journeys
Young is old now, and in Demme's film, looking like a stubbly coot in a battered Panama hat, he's having the time of his life.
Young having the time of his life
| July 13, 2012
Guided by Voices | Let's Go Eat the Factory
The GBV name on Let's Go Eat the Factory' s label indicates two things to those fans: this is the first record to feature the "classic" Bee Thousand/Alien Lanes line-up since 1996, and this is the first Pollard album to deserve the GBV moniker since t
Guided By Voices, Inc. (2012)
| January 13, 2012
There are too many ridiculous college football bowl games to really care about unless your alma mater plays in one.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
| December 30, 2011
Skeletonwitch | Forever Abomination
Although composed of fun-loving party mavens from Ohio, Skeletonwitch on record have always left a trail of scorched earth that lacks in levity what it plentifully makes up for in sheer ass-kicking force.
| October 28, 2011
Review: Take Shelter
Shannon's got the crazy bit down pat, and director Jeff Nichols has an eye for turning everyday items — a pile of trash, a clear sky, a barking dog — into signs of immanent doom.
| October 21, 2011
Review: The Ides of March
Though more contemporary than Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney's new directorial effort seems less topical.
George Clooney's new directorial effort
| October 07, 2011
GOP lawmakers want to do DeCoster 'a favor'
Jack DeCoster is possibly the most infamous Maine businessman of all time.
How Soon We Forget Dept.
| April 29, 2011
Not tough enough?
Amid massive deficits and escalating pension problems, a certain tough guy chic has taken hold in State Houses across the country.
While governors nationwide slash their way out of crisis, Chafee plays Mr. Nice Guy
| April 15, 2011
Review: I Am Number Four
You might feel you've watched the premieres of half a dozen TV series after seeing D.J. Caruso's flashy adolescent fantasy. Or maybe as many recent films. But despite its lack of originality, I Am Number Four does offer a few rewarding moments.
Teen aliens and big battles make for a flashy, if predictable, adolescent fantasy
| February 18, 2011
Down in the folk trenches with the Old Edison
In a messy Allston kitchen, in unison, a mob of about 20 or 30 persons start screaming at the Old Edison. And as is their custom, the Old Edison shout right back. Welcome to a typical Old Edison performance, but please watch your step.
A fighter's chance
| January 14, 2011
After 13 years, singer/guitarist Aaron Turner and the band (all New England kids except Ohio native Meyer) have announced that they're packing it in.
Isis call it quits with a last-hurrah tour
| June 18, 2010
BU offers the class of 1970 a second chance at complacency
Boston University’s class of 2010 celebrates its commencement this weekend, and BU has invited the class of 1970 to tag along.
After School Special
| May 14, 2010
Springtime for Militia
I’m scrubbing my armpits in the campground bathroom at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. It’s taken more than 20 hours for me to get here for today’s firearm-friendly Restore the Constitution rally, which is supposed to commence shortly.
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
| April 23, 2010
It takes an identity thief
In late April 2006, shortly before the hearing to evict his tenant Karen Keester, Lee Gersch received a phone call from Keester’s twin sister, Michelle. She had just gotten divorced, Michelle claimed, and needed to move to Boston from Arkansas for a new
How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
| April 23, 2010
The dumbass chronicles
Right about now, every football fan in America is asking him- or herself the same question: if Shaun Rogers is dumb enough to bring a gun to an airport, what did the guy score on the Wonderlic?
Shaun Rogers flunks out; plus, fun at the clubs with the Pittsburgh Steelers
| April 09, 2010
News of the strange: Gender confused chickens, old man sucker punches kids and more
Scientists discovery mystery behind half-female, half-male chickenYes, the news here is actually NOT that there are half-female/half-male chickens running around and it's fairly common (one...
| March 12, 2010
Interview: Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick
You know you've made it to rock’s Big Time when interviewers catch you as you're boarding a jet, instead of loading the tour van. And although Athens, OH's Skeletonwitch didn’t happen to be boarding their own Iron Maiden-like 747 when we reached them,
Catching up with Demi Lovato’s favorite metal band
| February 19, 2010
Might as well jump
Last Thursday, Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island — the last of his legendary clan in Congress — announced that he will not run for re-election.
Recent retirements of key democrats paints a picture of a powerful Republican rogue wave forming. So why are a number of high-profile Republicans leaving office too?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| February 19, 2010
Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's campaigns were always about something far larger than Rhode Island's First Congressional District, which snakes from Burrillville down through the Blackstone Valley and into Newport.
Kennedy's exit rewrites the political game book.
| February 19, 2010
"Trash" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through January 29) focuses on our love-hate relationship with garbage
‘Trash’ — and more — at AS220 and Project Space
| January 22, 2010
Guitar punk rock has a long and, frankly, dull history.
Get Laid have nothing else to do but rule
| January 08, 2010
The China syndrome
There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
| December 18, 2009
‘A good experience if you’re a sociopath’
The “Golden Mic” crew isn’t bitter.
| December 11, 2009
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
| December 04, 2009
Airing it out
New York painter Eve Aschheim has said that she uses geometry in her abstractions "to 'think about' the intersection of nature and cityscape. My works might suggest the chaotic geometry of the city, the expectant stillness of air, the tenuous balance o
Works by Aschheim, Buck, Gottlieb, and Prine
| November 27, 2009
Taking gay rights to Obama
You might have seen Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll, seniors at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, around town in the days leading up to November 3.
All Politics Is Local
| November 20, 2009
They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
| November 06, 2009
It’s a chilly Monday afternoon, and at the head of the lawn in front of the Christian Science Center, Zili Misik are starting soundcheck, bear-hugging their instruments to keep them warm.
The educational ecstasy of Zili Misik
| October 23, 2009
Review: More Than a Game
Most know about the rise of LeBron James from impoverished Ohio roots (fatherless and raised in public housing) to mega-millionaire and NBA phenom, so why make a documentary?
More than a LeBron James showcase, too
| October 16, 2009
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