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Losing our religion
All those pretty churches. So many of them white clapboard buildings with tall steeples and stained glass windows. The kind of thing that makes you think Mainers are a hardy, God-fearing, churchgoing lot.
| January 08, 2010
Review: Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America
Tony Stone’s “love letter to the Vikings’ discovery of the New World, pagan iconography, brute manliness, and simpler times” is set in the simpler (?) time of 1007 AD.
Imagine if Ingmar Bergman had made The Blair Witch Project
| November 06, 2009
After visualizing “financial security,” I readied for Ed McMahon’s knock. No such luck — but the next morning, tucked in a pocket, I found seven dollars !
In honor of Halloween, I run a spell-check
| October 22, 2008
A number of college students are turning to Wicca.
Campus witches have no brooms, no bleeding goats. Just cookies. Sorry.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 20, 2008
Aimee Mann has written many songs about heroin addiction so it’s pretty remarkable — even comic — that she launched a Christmas variety show last year.
Aimee Mann’s Christmas show hits the road
| December 10, 2007
There’s an interesting moment in the new memoir by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, when the author finds himself on tour with Danzig and Marilyn Manson.
Glenn Danzig reveals his Lost Tracks
| July 09, 2007
There are no holy wars. Never have been. Cultural conflicts that lead to sectarian violence? Yes.
Time to turn your war-on off
| December 06, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
| November 16, 2006
The Wicker Man
Neil LaBute dusts off the Edward Woodward/Christopher Lee relic, an effective 1973 curio that pitted Christianity against Paganism. Watch the trailer for The Wicker Man (QuickTime)
Swan dives into bad-movie bliss
| September 06, 2006
The New New Age
“In the United States,” wrote novelist and poet Jim Harrison in 1976, “it is a curious habit of ours to wait for the future when it has happened already.”| Daniel Pinchbeck discusses 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (mp3)
The movement pulls away from the mainstream and gets apocalyptic
| August 17, 2006
Queering the Code
With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
| May 17, 2006
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