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Epic Win

It never seemed possible, but metal is finally getting comfortable with indie-rock proportions. What once required enormous stages with catwalks and hyperactive spark machines now really needs only kids throwing all-ages shows in basements. It's a bit m
The Martyrdom of Junius
By MATT PARISH  |  December 11, 2009

30. Joe the Plumber

Possibly the least sexy blue collar worker on the planet, Samuel Wurzelbacher is a medusa who believes that he's an alchemist. Everything this fraud touches – from the McCain campaign to the financially doomed Pajamas Media – turns to something that folk
Possibly the least sexy blue collar worker on the planet, Samuel Wurzelbacher is a medusa who believes that he's an alchemist. Everything this fraud touches – from the McCain campaign to the financially doomed Pajamas Media – turns to something that folks in his profession should know lots about.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Devil at the Gate

The ensemble has spent the better part of a decade composing and performing soundtracks for silent films, creating their own brand of musical alchemy.
Giving voice to Red Heroine
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 02, 2008
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Audible Treats

When the word “underground” gets attached to “hip-hop,” we’re apt to imagine white boys spouting SAT verbiage in a feeble imitation of the real thing.
"Underground" hip-hop
By DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  September 12, 2007
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Dark passage

As we grind collectively toward the Apocalypse, let us pause for a moment to salute the last-ditch efforts of the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research.
Insemination, 12-hour tanning, and . . . modka
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 05, 2007
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Bridge to Terabithia

Walden Media, the movie production company behind Charlotte’s Web and The Chronicles of Narnia , works its adaptation alchemy on Katherine Paterson’s Newbery winner with the usual middling results. Watch the trailer for Bridge to Terabithia (Quick
Muddled, but at least there aren't any fart jokes
By ALICIA POTTER  |  February 14, 2007


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Breeding injustice

How “fit” is your family? Bloody July: In just one month, six different State Supreme Courts have ruled against gay marriage. By Michael J. Amico
In the face of recent setbacks in the courts, advocates of same-sex marriage should take a look at old-fashioned efforts to prevent the disabled from marrying
By MICHAEL J. AMICO  |  August 10, 2006