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Peter Hook rediscovers his Unknown Pleasures
Peter Hook has heard the criticism, and he does not care.
Age of consent
| December 03, 2010
Review: Beyond Gay: The Politics Of Pride
The Gay Pride Parade is one of the best parties of the year — so much so that it’s easy to forget that, not so long ago, it was risky to participate, or that in some cities today, a token gesture of pride can get you imprisoned or killed.
Activism on parade
| May 07, 2010
What is this place?
Bertolt Brecht asks, "In the dark times, will there also be singing? Yes," he answers, "there will be singing. About the dark times."
Participatory performance art at Whitney Art Works
| January 15, 2010
For the majority of us Americans, Iraq and Afghanistan are a series of news-data points — number of Americans killed today, number of car bombs, spending tallies, estimates of civilian deaths.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s war story at the ICA
| November 13, 2009
Review: Somers Town
At just 70 minutes, Shane Meadows's film is short, sweet, and winning.
Shane Meadows' latest triumph
| September 04, 2009
Review: The Jester
The National Center for Jewish Films adds to its invaluable collection of restored Yiddish films with Joseph Green & Jan Nowina-Przybylski's Der Purimshpiler , a 1937 musical comedy.
Celebrating show business and religious tradition
| March 24, 2009
Interview: Ed Zwick
On January 16, director Ed Zwick's Defiance storms theaters with its harrowing tale of the freedom-fighting Bielski brothers, who retreat to the forests of Belarus to protect an ever-growing brigade of Jewish refugees and wage relentless guerilla war
Into the woods
| January 13, 2009
Luckey in Amsterdam
Simply, there’s no more prestigious place for a documentary to debut than IDFA, rightly regarded as the very best documentary festival in the world.
Paralyzing hopelessness at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
| December 05, 2008
Can classical be underground?
At least one of the reasons many of us contemporary-music fans don't get into classical music is because it seems like no one wants us to listen to it.
Portsmouth's Navona Records releases an indie aesthetic for orchestra
| November 12, 2008
The way it is
Nanette Burstein admits that “through the pain and torture” of high school, she was able to come to terms with who she was.
Interview: Talking about American Teen
| July 29, 2008
Slideshow: Black Angels and Warsaw
The Black Angels and Warsaw at the Middle East Downstairs, June 29, 2008
| July 01, 2008
The music of these bands are rooted in the psychedelic movements that erupted 40 years ago, but we were spared extended druggy superjams.
The Black Angels + The Warlocks at the Middle East Downstairs, June 29, 2008
MEGAN V. BELL
| July 01, 2008
Back in the ’60s, those crafty cranks Mel Brooks and Buck Henry spun the red-scare spook biz into a sit-com full of wit and absurdity featuring rival agencies KAOS and Control.
Get Smart dumbs down
| June 17, 2008
The gray afternoon, the loveless assignation, the endless bureaucracy.
Alan Furst’s “Night Soldiers” novels
| June 09, 2008
Have no fear: Real World’s reissue of producer Adrian Sherwood’s second solo album from 2006 is a fantastic choice for dubdorks and dubnewbs alike.
Becoming a Cliché/Dub Cliché | Real World
| May 06, 2008
Elusive animals, the mysteries of time past, peer pressure, and, inevitably, Iraq dominate what we were able to screen from the sixth annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston is movie heaven
| April 22, 2008
Film on the fringe
Virtually every major city in this country hosts at least one “Jewish Film Festival” each year (even Baton Rouge and Dayton).
Jewishfilm.2008 explores the frontiers
| March 25, 2008
Going to Hell
“Abandon all hope, you who enter here” are the words we find inscribed across the gate of Hell at the beginning of the third canto of Inferno.
Bread and Puppet tours Bush's inferno
| January 29, 2008
Classical music in 2008 Boston did not get off to a brilliant start.
The BSO, Handel and Haydn, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Cantata Singers, David Daniels, and Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s Tosca
| January 23, 2008
Of all the rock bands who have ever reunited, the Sonics waited the longest.
The Sonics, Cavestomp! at Warsaw, Brooklyn, November 3, 2007
| November 05, 2007
Disc by disc
The new Joy Division catalogue
| October 24, 2007
Start the revolution without me
To judge from recent movies from that country, everything in Romania is going to pot. Except Romanian movies.
History lessons in 12:08 East of Bucharest
| July 24, 2007
Making the case
Bob Woodward wants us to believe he wholeheartedly thought we had to rush into war.
Letters to the Boston editor: March 2, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| February 28, 2007
Silence could be golden, but British playwright Moira Buffini can’t resist throwing in cheaper metals.
Silence at New Rep; trying at MRT; Olympia Dukakis in Rose
| January 24, 2007
A winter’s tale
Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
The season ahead on area stages
| December 28, 2006
Whose art is next
Three artists whose reputations resemble Manning's
| September 13, 2006
Just checking — on you
We must have missed it when Alberto Gonzales was named honorary chief of our staties.
The RI state police seek a scary level of intrusion
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| June 13, 2006
Got live if you want it
Mai Cramer was a beloved figure in local roots-music circles. For 24 years she hosted the popular show “Blues After Hours” on WBGH radio and was a tireless champion of the music.
This spring’s roots and concert rundown
| March 08, 2006
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