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Phantogram: Imagination fascination

Most PR-ready band photographs do little to enhance their subjects’ character — they’re perfunctory (“These people look like this”) without captivating your eye or your imagination.
Delivering synthetic reality
By REYAN ALI  |  September 17, 2010
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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010
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Dropping the ball

At last, the golden moment has arrived.
This past decade? Not so great. But the next, according to social critic James Howard Kunstler, will be much worse.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 08, 2010
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Punjab Palace

Punjab Palace — by the same owners of Kenmore Square’s India Quality — “proves to be the kind of kid brother that would make any older sibling proud,” my colleague MC Slim JB wrote last year. That’s true, but this is also another second-tier Indian resta
A quality Indian bargain spot deserving of multiple visits
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 16, 2009
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Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008


Fear and loathing

In the first two pages of the article, Miliard managed to capture the quintessence of Hunter S. Thompson’s lifeblood.
Letters to the Boston Editor, August 15, 2008
By LETTERS TO THE BOSTON EDITOR  |  August 13, 2008

Yaddo and MacDowell: Works in Progress

This article originally appeared in the July 18, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Alone again, artistically: A glimpse of what it’s like to be present at the creation
By D.C. DENISON  |  July 24, 2008
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The naked sorority

”Palo Suicide” stands behind a tripod, adjusting her digital camera.
Never mind its tough-girl alt-porn feminism: SuicideGirls has already moved on to a new generation
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 08, 2006