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Creature feature

While much of Clara Berry’s new EP, Creature , is alluring and captivating, the first 45 seconds of her “Siren” might be the best 45 seconds recorded this year.
Stay up late for Clara Berry
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 25, 2010

Right Click

Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressi
While conservatives have ruled radio, liberals have dominated the net. But as the rise of Red Mass Group demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure thing.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 19, 2010

Chaos Theory

In less than two weeks, when Massachusetts voters elect Martha Coakley to the US Senate — let's not pretend that Republican state senator Scott Brown has any chance of pulling off the monumental upset — they will trigger a massive domino effect that has
2010 might be the year Massachusetts politics undergoes an unprecedented reshuffling.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 08, 2010

Hard times

"You just shit yourself — every muscle, every joint aches. Your entire body cries for heroin. Just one bag of heroin, you know that's all you need, and you'll feel better."
A former junkie looks back at tough days in Lowell
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2009

Ready to rumble

The 2009 Rock Hunt kicks off this weekend and the lineup proves to be perhaps the most colorful and diverse yet...
No genre left behind in the '09 WBRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 11, 2009

Senate shuffle

Don’t count Ted Kennedy out just yet, but the prognosis immediately set minds thinking about the inevitable departure of Kennedy from the US Senate, where he has served since 1962.
Massachusetts hasn’t had a Senate-seat vacancy in nearly 25 years. Now we may have two. Let the speculation begin.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 28, 2008


Nice day for a white wedding

In the song, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, but who knows what that’s supposed to mean.
‘Wedded Bliss’ at the Peabody Essex, Toys and Games at the Revolving Museum, and Chad Walker at Space 242
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 15, 2008

The Left, left out?

In the wake of the recent local elections, more and more observers are concluding that the energy that put Patrick in the Corner Office has come and gone.
Deval Patrick’s famed grassroots progressives are losing steam and influence
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 03, 2007

Kerouac calendar

By JACKIE HOUTON  |  August 29, 2007

Taking the Fifth

The September 4 Democratic primary has compelling interest beyond the borders of the Fifth Congressional District.
The race for Marty Meehan’s congressionalseat is running below the radar, but it could hold the answers to a couple of burning political questions
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007

The tenorist

The scene is typical for a Boston jazz date.
Jerry Bergonzi sets the standard — as player and teacher
By JON GARELICK  |  June 19, 2007


Memories of a crazed Red Sox fan

October 1, 1967. Two outs, top of the ninth. Cast of characters: Talking baseball with Jim Lonborg. By Jim Sullivan
Recalling the magical and almost forgotten '67 season
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 09, 2007

Clever, clever

You’ve got to have at least some affection for a young local band smart enough to reference Archilochus.
A tantalizing debut EP from Are You a Fox?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 17, 2007

Lydon loses Lowell

When Christopher Lydon — ex– New York Times reporter, former Boston mayoral candidate, self-styled “venture broadcaster,” and host of the radio program Open Source — announced earlier this week that his show and the University of Massachusetts Lowell we
Source severed
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 18, 2006

Boston Music Notes: April 21, 2006

Plus, Jake Brennan's new album.
Rob Lind unleashes a new Ducky Boys album
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  April 17, 2006

Wrongful convictions

The state’s top prosecutors continue to insist that we don’t need an innocence commission, despite the two dozen or so wrongful convictions that have come to light. Roland Douglas Phinney Jr. might disagree.
After 16 years, is Roland Phinney innocent?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 08, 2006