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Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Ken Bowser's film biography of a seminal American protest singer of the '60s and '70s is conventionally told but also informative and moving.
Powerful rock doc about America's seminal protest rocker
| March 11, 2011
John Sinclair’s poem “Ask Me Now” leaves little question about the poet’s values.
John Sinclair vs. ‘the dictates of conventional society’
| April 23, 2010
A history of violence
It was August 28, 1968, and Ron Pownall could feel the storm brewing as he arrived at a Vietnam War protest during the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Ron Pownall’s photos of the ’68 Democratic Convention
| August 26, 2008
Graphic novels are an acquired taste.
People’s history in graphic format
| July 01, 2008
One of the great principles of American jurisprudence, though not necessarily of film criticism, is a defendant’s right to confront his accuser in a court of law.
Interview: Brett Morgen defends his Chicago 10
| February 27, 2008
DOWN THUNDER ROAD: THE MAKING OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, by Marc Eliot with the participation of Mike Appel. Simon & Schuster, 382 pages, $23.
One opinion about the making of Bruce Springsteen
JOHN J. KELLY
| May 23, 2006
Flashbacks, April 21, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| April 19, 2006
Various Artists, GREAT LOST ELEKTRA SINGLES, VOLUME 1 | Collector’s Choice
Long before inflicting Staind on the world, Elektra was a genuinely eclectic label, home to dozens of oddball bands who shared a post-folkie, acid-Beat sensibility.
| March 14, 2006
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