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Eternal Summers | The Dawn Of Eternal Summers

The Dawn of Eternal Summers is being released by a small record company whose name starts with K.
Kanine (2012)  
By REYAN ALI  |  April 13, 2012
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The Year in Monkey News

Simian news items, compiled for your reading pleasure.
Primate dispatches from around the globe
By DAVID EISENBERG, JAMES P. FITZPATRICK, NATE HOMAN, AND KATIE LANNAN  |  August 05, 2011
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Review: 9500 Liberty

Arizona bigots didn’t draft and pass their controversial immigration law without a model.
Arizona was not the first
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 10, 2010
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My buddy, the spy

Mikhail Semenko, one of the Russians recently accused of spying for his government, was a friend of mine.
I didn't know Misha was a Russian agent. I just knew he wanted my apartment.
By MARK GRUETER  |  July 23, 2010
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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010
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Same Old Faces

If you're wondering who the geniuses are behind the political campaigns in Massachusetts this year — the strategists, media firms, ad teams, and fundraisers — well, it's a lot of the same folks who have been behind Massachusetts campaigns for a long time
It's an outsider's year for candidates, but the consultants are old Beacon Hill mainstays. Plus, who spent what at the conventions, and Baker goes on TV first.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 25, 2010


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Freedom Watch: Speak no evil

It wasn’t the first time members of the Congressional Black Caucus had heard – and done nothing about – Sudan’s dirty secret. Even before a recent House international-relations subcommittee hearing on human-rights violations in Sudan, they knew that kid
Why are African-American leaders silent about slavery in Sudan?
By TIM SANDLER  |  May 21, 2010
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Springtime for Militia

I’m scrubbing my armpits in the campground bathroom at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. It’s taken more than 20 hours for me to get here for today’s firearm-friendly Restore the Constitution rally, which is supposed to commence shortly.
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010
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Reefer gladness at the Crowne Plaza

Thirty-five years ago, a doctor took Elvy Musikka aside and told her that she’d go blind from her glaucoma if she didn’t start smoking. Marijuana, that is.
Remedy
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 23, 2010
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Newton shooter aims to please

If a Jamaican bobsled team can qualify for the Winter Olympics, then certainly a gunslinger from liberal Newton has a fighting chance in a rigorous shootout below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Run and gun
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010
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Breakfast of champions

The Slip have been a fixture on the jam band scene for 15 years. Over the past six years, the Slip’s core members — bassist Marc Friedman, guitarist Brad Barr, and his brother Andrew behind the kit — along with pianist Marco Benevento and singer/songwri
Slipping into Surprise Me Mr. Davis
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 09, 2010


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'Tea' is for terrorism

A year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a memo outlining the growing threat posed to this country from right-wing extremists. It compared the situation to that of the early 1990s — which culminated in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred
When even the most ‘legitimate’ voices of the right validate dangerously unhinged anti-government rhetoric — DUCK!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 09, 2010

Unsexy Appeal

The annual “Unsexiest Men” survey (April 2) panders to and cultivates negative, cheap-shot male bashing.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 9, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 09, 2010

Home and away

For many songwriters, home is where the art is.
Zach Jones's diasporic Fading Flowers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 19, 2010

Bouquets all around

While it is difficult to be very jolly during February, P+J are in a generous mood and are willing to salute a few people, rather than dissect them. Yes, we are just wonderful.
P+J spread the love; haigiography; hate-mongers in the Biggest Little
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 26, 2010
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Tea-bagger Brown triumphs

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley may be a good person and a dedicated public servant, but thanks to her gut-wrenching loss to tea-bagging Republican Scott Brown in the race for the US Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy, Coakley is now
Obama must rally independents
By EDITORIAL  |  January 22, 2010


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Get cute

Who says art isn't risky?
Street artist Stay Cute is on a one-man urban-beautification project. But the Boston Police Department hasn't gotten the memo.
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  January 22, 2010
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DJ Mehdi | Red, Black & Blue

No, Virginia, there's no Ed Banger. That is, you can go all over Paris looking for Monsieur Banger and you won't find him.
Ed Banger/Because (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 08, 2010
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2009: The year in jazz

Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and concerts I wrote about in 2009.
In and out
By JON GARELICK  |  December 25, 2009

Can we have class dismissed?

What, you might ask, does Ahmed Hussein Ismail, the alleged gun-toting robber mistakenly let out of jail in Portland, have in common with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, alleged White House party-crashers?
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 11, 2009
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Thinking person’s metal

Jerky’s Bar continues its hot streak of delivering quality live acts spanning all genres, and next weekend the hardcore metalheads will descend upon Richmond Street for a fistful of metalcore bands, including the much-anticipated return of former Killswi
 The Empire Shall Fall rise up on Awaken
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 13, 2009


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Review: The Box

First-semester social-science students would wince at the overreaching metaphors in Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly’s latest Rorschach test.
David Kelly boxes himself in
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 13, 2009

After the Question 1 vote

Last Tuesday, Maine became the 31st state to put same-sex marriage to a public vote — and to have it lose.
Regrouping
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 13, 2009
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Holy terror?

On the afternoon of November 5, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan walked into a building at Fort Hood, the sprawling military base in central Texas; sat briefly in solitary silence; and then opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol, shooting roughly a hundred
Cutting through the muddled thinking about Nidal Malik Hasan's faith and its role in the Fort Hood shootings
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 13, 2009

Play by play: November 6, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009
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Live and on record

To call Darius Jones’s music avant-garde seems almost beside the point. In its way, it’s older than old — it’s ancient.
Darius Jones, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Ben Goldberg’s Go Home
By JON GARELICK  |  November 06, 2009


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Make-believe Main Street

WaterFire, bocce, oh my!
Lifestyle centers create public squares in private places. Can a nation undone by sprawl be saved by the Mall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 06, 2009
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Hip-hop is dead

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds — and not just in redneck pockets, where rap music hardly reached before, but in suburban enclaves where acts like Twiztid and Tech N9ne sell out shows with ease.
. . . or undead, rather — just ask Zombie Death Squad
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009
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Hip-hop from Hell

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009