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The art of the Micro-Memoir at the Athenaeum

It's a Thursday evening, downstairs at the Providence Athenaeum. Hardwood floors, white bookcases, a bit of sunlight still coming through the windows.
Story Time
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 13, 2011
Thurston Moore's blog is a fun time

Thurston Moore's blog is a fun time


Belated recognition department: Thurston Moore has rejoined the blogosphere. (via The Fader)Highlights include wild youtubage of Northampton record-store noise gigs, wayback reminiscing about Sid Vicious,...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 22, 2011
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Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 19, 2008
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Interview: Shane West

The actor discusses the Germs . . . and ER.
Too late to stop
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 19, 2008

Rock And Roll Photographs by Lynn Goldsmith


Abrams | 304 pages | $50.00
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 03, 2007
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Johnny Thunders

He knew what he was singing: shortly after this concert, Thunders passed into history, leaving a tattered legacy and a messy stain.
Who's Been Talkin? In Concert | MVD
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 29, 2007


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Endless rhapsody

If Queen had not existed, it would by no means have been necessary to invent them.
How Queen trumped the punks
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 07, 2007
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Rockets men

In 1982, two brothers from Oxnard, California, 60 miles northwest of LA, self-published the first issue of a comic they called Love and Rockets .
Brown showcases the comix world of Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez
By GREG COOK  |  February 07, 2007
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All access pass

Rock and roll in black-and-white and in color comes to town this week, when Providence-based photographer Richard McCaffrey presents a show of his best work at the Dryden Gallery.
Richard McCaffrey’s “Troubadours, Rockers & Punks”
By BOB GULLA  |  November 15, 2006

Nevermind the Bollocks

This article originally appeared in the January 17, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The Sex Pistols arrive
By KIT RACHLIS  |  November 14, 2006
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Bottom feeders

Punk rock has never been a seemly genre in which to grow old. The Adolescents, "OC Confidential" (mp3 via MySpace)
The return of the Germs, the Adolescents, and Flipper
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 22, 2006


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Pie-eyed optimists

We’ve come a long way from Dr. Strangelove when softballs like Thank You for Smoking and V for Vendetta pose as political satire.
American Dreamz needs more nightmare
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006