Vaclav Havel

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Review: Generic Theater takes on Havel's tale of an intellectual amid revolution

In these days of ongoing revolution, many are drawn to look back to protest and uprisings of the past.
Brainy burdens
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 15, 2011

Talking ’bout a revolution

It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a po
 The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2010

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009

Review: Suzanne Vega at Sanders Theatre

At the request of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, folk/alt-rock legend Suzanne Vega performed in Prague on Saturday with the likes of Lou Reed and Joan Baez to honor the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
Suzanne Vega, live at Harvard's Sanders Theatre, November 6, 2009
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  November 20, 2009

Behind closed doors

Ricky Gervais meets Dick Cheney in The Receptionist.
Trinity fires off The Receptionist
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 16, 2008

Sound Czech

Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll begins in 1968 in an English garden, where a piper perched atop an ivied wall is serenading a stretched-out blonde flower child.
Tom Stoppard fuses the history and the music in Rock ’n’ Roll
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 13, 2007


Games people play

They’ve lost their jobs, and pinball and schnapps aren’t cutting it as amusement any longer.
The Conquest of the South Pole; Memory House
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  April 03, 2007

Menace and wit

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, though certainly not in that order.
Of entertainment and evil
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 31, 2007

Graham Greene’s last interview

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
By JOHN R. MACARTHUR  |  June 28, 2006