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The proto-web utopian consciousness of Stan VanDerBeek
In April 1966, sheriff's deputies were hiding in bushes, peering into a mansion that had been turned into a headquarters and commune for LSD guru Timothy Leary and his pals at Millbrook, New York.
| March 25, 2011
Go back to Africo!
Big Fat Whale
| August 06, 2010
The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age
By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
| June 25, 2010
In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
| January 15, 2010
If you're looking for meaning in the overly sanitized myth that is our national Thanksgiving celebration, a good place to start is southeastern Massachusetts, where nearly 400 years ago that band of hungry, ill-prepared religious zealots tried to coloni
The myth of the pilgrims is so ingrained in our culture, it's a part of our national DNA. But one trip to the Plymouth area could change all that.
| November 27, 2009
Trucking along with the Mobile Art Project
When the Hera Gallery left its customary perch on Main Street in Wakefield last fall for a time, artist and curator Viera Levitt started thinking of ways to bring art back to the heart of South County. She struck upon the idea of the Mobile Art Project a
| August 14, 2009
Flashbacks - February 24, 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.
| October 27, 2008
What a break
A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| August 13, 2008
The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
| May 14, 2008
Sex, violence and video games
Popular culture has always had a bogeyman. These days, it’s most often video games being accused of leading the nation’s youth astray.
Reconciling the irreconcilable
| April 23, 2008
The protagonist of Ronan Noone’s Brendan bestrides the narrow world, but hardly like a colossus.
The Huntington’s Brendan and the Lyric’s Dying City
| October 25, 2007
Notre ami Pierrot
“Film is like a battleground,” American director Sam Fuller pronounces famously at the cocktail party in Pierrot le fou .
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 omnibus rides again
| September 12, 2007
Do films hold the power of dreams?
Satoshi Kon’s got your ticket
| May 30, 2007
Walk on the mild side
In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
| April 09, 2007
The biggest loser
Immigration may be a national issue, but it’s also going to be a major theme in this year’s state elections — and nowhere more than in the Massachusetts governor’s race.
Massachusetts Democrats need to stop talking about illegal immigration — and fast
| June 30, 2006
Recently the readers of the Portland Phoenix voted to name Shahnaz Persian Grille as Portland's best Middle Eastern restaurant, so I decided to head up Forest Avenue to see if the voters were onto something.
Shahnaz struts its stuff
| May 03, 2006
Hit and miss
Boston Ballet didn’t need Mark Morris’s blessing in 1999, and it doesn’t need it now.
Visiting and home teams swing for the fences
| March 22, 2006
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