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In Tavares Strachan's video The Rocket Launch (2009), two black men in white chemical suits load sugar cane into the back of a three-wheeled mini-truck, then drive down a palm-tree-lined road to a run-down building labeled Bahamas Aerospace and Sea Exp
Tavares Strachan's rockets, plus 'The Boat Show' at Drive By, and 'Sensed, Unseen' at GASP
| June 25, 2010
My uncle, the astronaut
As NASA’s Space Shuttle program winds down to a close this November after 33 years and 134 launches, I was lucky enough to catch the 132nd launch this past Friday, which was also the final flight of Atlantis, one of three remaining operational orbiting v
Found in Space
| May 21, 2010
Bearstronaut | Broken Handclaps
There's a distinct absence of wildlife or astronauts on Lowell electronica quartet Bearstronaut's latest release.
| January 15, 2010
Take it to the limit
When asked to describe their own music, most bands get it horribly wrong. UK electro-noisesters Fuck Buttons, however, are not most bands.
The minimal maximalism of Fuck Buttons
| November 20, 2009
It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
| October 30, 2009
Sidecar Radio's EP Wave Principal was released in April 2008 and I've pretty much been listening to "Easy Gets So Hard" ever since.
Sidecar Radio's fiery Dreadnaught Cosmonaut
| October 09, 2009
Harvard riled by close encounters
On September 16, 1994, 62 children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, said they saw a spacecraft land near their school.
Illegal Aliens Dept.
| June 12, 2009
Interview: Randy Regier
Randy Regier, 44, received his MFA from the Maine College of Art and is now an instructor there and at Bowdoin College. He is the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission 2009 Fellowship and is currently exhibiting two installations.
Living the dream
| February 11, 2009
For years now, T.T. the Bear's Place has boldly addressed the problem of what to do on Monday nights, when one's brainmeats are still tender from all that weekending.
The other side of the Bear cures the Mondays
| February 03, 2009
As the largest stimulus package in world history winds its way through Congress, the critics are already out in force.
Poetry not prose
| January 28, 2009
Computer At Sea
A mysterious man in a futuristic space suit stood before a table of electronic devices.
At Geno's, September 5
| September 10, 2008
This article originally appeared in the June 27, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The man behind a far-out idea for providing solar power
| July 01, 2008
The film underlines the political consequences of the space race.
A brisk, informative documentary
| June 11, 2008
Space suits, pink leotards, and townie wear. Add roller skates and a scowl, and you have a Boston Derby Dame.
Skating toward a massacre
| March 05, 2008
Perhaps it’s something in the air, but in the last year or so it seems that Boston’s experimental outer limits has seen an analog-synthesizer renaissance.
Astronaut and Ernst Karel
| December 14, 2007
November 17, 2007
| November 14, 2007
Joseph Arthur rounds the corner of a wall displaying his artwork, squinting into the soft, perfect light of the main gallery space.
Joseph Arthur’s abstract expressions
| July 30, 2007
In space, so the tag line for Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien goes, nobody can hear you scream.
Sunshine sheds little light on the sci-fi genre
| July 18, 2007
The history of the New England rave community is a tremendous story. Coh, "Path #02" (Raster-Noton)
The Mission Control story + Raster-Noton at the Middlesex
| June 28, 2007
Mapping the mind
Consider the countless processes your body is performing in order for you to read these words.
Deborah Aschheim’s deep cartography
| February 14, 2007
If Phillipe & Jorge were in the high heels of Brown president Ruth Simmons, we would fire off a letter to the Urinal and New York Times, for failing to acknowledge the College Hill pedigree of a great American patriot who recently died.
Other Paper snoozes on Hunt’s College Hill connection
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 07, 2007
During the first half of 2004, Jeff Chasse would often go to the Midway near his home in Jamaica Plain to drink alone.
Jeff Chasse looks to the stars
| January 17, 2007
Movies from outer space
Our new-found DVD-ness and cable-TV luxury notwithstanding, movies have always been a public medium, a spatial experience we share in the theater and a topical experience we share in the culture at large.
From the tsars to the stars at Harvard
| November 30, 2006
Stars are blind
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have confirmed they can see Christian Potholm’s giant ego.
Politics and other mistakes
| August 09, 2006
It’s always a treat to spend time in the several clustered museums at Harvard, where scholarly mini exhibitions co-exist with larger surveys and familiar favorites from the permanent collection complement surprises in the galleries.
‘The New Chinese Landscape’ at Harvard, Raked Sand at ArtSTRAND, Future Shock at Green Street
| August 08, 2006
This is one of the best tickets to intra-cranial space travel since the heyday of Yes and Tangerine Dream.
The Floor’s Too Far Away | Magna Carta
| July 11, 2006
Jim Finn’s pseudo-documentary about a fictitious East German space program injects a Godardian pastiche with Aki Kaurismäki’s deadpan absurdity and a little Matthew Barney pretentiousness.
Deadpan pseudo-documentary turns tragic
| June 07, 2006
Learning by doing
The way kids say, “I wanna be an astronaut, I wanna be a fireman,” Cambridge’s Karen Schmeer insisted, “I can be a film editor.”
Karen Schmeer, Sidney Pollack, Frank Gehry
| May 23, 2006
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