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Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Near the end of this documentary a woman calls the pink ribbon of breast cancer-awareness a "made in China" tag.
Documenting hypocrisy in the breast-cancer awareness movement
By MILES BOWE  |  June 22, 2012

Photos: Tool at the TD Garden

Tool performs live at the TD Garden on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
January 28, 2012
By TIM BUGBEE  |  February 03, 2012

Four weather-proof shows to kick off 2012

Four shows worth abandoning the safe haven of home for.
Although new records are sure to warm the soul this winter, some of us do eventually need to leave the house
By MICHAEL MAROTTA AND LIZ PELLY  |  December 30, 2011

A Rush and a push

When a thousand people turned out at the Skowhegan Fair last weekend to watch Sinfist, Loki, Salvo, and Colon Blow battle it out for $1000 and a fair bit of bragging rights (Sinfist won), it was a sweet night to savor for Chris Rush.
Carrying the metal torch at
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 26, 2011
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #90 - Tool

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #90 - Tool

You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #90 - Tool You could make an argument that...
By Adam12  |  April 27, 2010

Something in the struggle

It would have taken some favorable odds for me to have put money on Loki celebrating a decade as a band back when they debuted in 2000. Jonathan Taylor’s Sully Erna-like metal-growl was all in vogue with the angry young man set, and there seemed to be d
Ten years in, Loki have seen an Ebb and Flow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2010


Review: Blood Into Wine

Blood Into Wine 's combo of stoner profundity and brutal deadpan humor will be all too familiar to fans of Reverend Maynard
Why can't we not be sober?
By SHAULA CLARK  |  February 26, 2010

Zu | Carboniferous

Zu — an instrumental outfit formed in Rome in 1999 — were destined to be on Mike Patton's Ipecac label.
Ipecac (2009)
By MATT PARISH  |  February 09, 2009

Jung at heart

Standing in front of the blossoming AV screens, Maynard Keenan is Col. Kilgore on the beach in Apocalypse Now , an apparition of stolid derangement, now and again accenting a particularly colossal time-change with a slow-motion karate kick.
Tool at the Orpheum
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 25, 2006

Alchemical ascendancy

Maynard James Keenan, to borrow an observation made about the young William Burroughs, has the face of a sheep-killing dog — taut, starved, bleakly symmetrical, with an underhang of menace.
Into the heart of Tool’s darkness
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 17, 2006