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Beauty in the beast

My Zen moment with Mastodon hit at about the point where the maelstrom of "The Czar, pt. I: Usurper" receded only to be replaced with the falling-down-stairs drum battery and faux Southern-rock riff twang and intentional pick squeals of "The Czar, pt.
Mastodon, live at the Boston House of Blues, May 7, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 15, 2009

Crossword: ''Verse for wear''

Hey, at least it fits
Hey, at least it fits
By MATT JONES  |  February 04, 2009
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Ambling

Tom’s Wealth: A Dance for the Masses , which premiered last weekend at the Tsai Center, is about the physical equivalent of these toys and talismans.
Caitlin Corbett’s dance for the masses
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  September 24, 2008
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Winged feet

Dance highlights from the fall season.
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 08, 2008

Prog bites

Okay, so we all know “Tom Sawyer” and “Spirit of Radio,” but the real genius of Rush lies not just in the deep cuts but in the awesome parts buried within every song.
Eight completely awesome Rush moments
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 09, 2008
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The curatorial eye

Never merely illustrative, their unity seemed like the very source of Heaven.
Daniel McCusker’s ‘tHisTHat’
By DEBRA CASH  |  April 28, 2008


Elect the dead

Before they can be taken seriously, candidates for Congress ought to meet certain stringent criteria. Such as: having a pulse.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 28, 2007

Keeping it surreal

This article originally appeared in the September 4, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Beastie Boys at the Centrum, August 25, 1998
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 25, 2006
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Second shutdown

Some answers for John Baldacci's unpopularity may be discerned in an event that took place in Old Town March 16 — an event that could have sealed the Maine governor's fate.
The politics of the Georgia-Pacific decision
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 29, 2006