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After 13 years, singer/guitarist Aaron Turner and the band (all New England kids except Ohio native Meyer) have announced that they're packing it in.
Isis call it quits with a last-hurrah tour
| June 18, 2010
Nature is mysterious and mystical in "And the fair Moon rejoices" (at the BCA's Mills Gallery through August 16), as foreign as the wilds of New England probably seemed to its first English settlers. And maybe there are witches about.
New visions at the BCA and the ICA
| August 07, 2009
Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
| July 10, 2009
States of the art
In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
| June 12, 2009
The show's American curator, Frederick Ilchman, has snagged an improbable number of pairs and trios from the world's famous (and not so famous) museums.
Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese rule at the MFA
| March 11, 2009
Interview: Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen
The winner of several "Best Comics Writer" awards on both sides of the Atlantic, he's best known in America as the author of the DC Comics series Swamp Thing and, of course, Watchmen.
From the Boston Phoenix archives: the watchmaker speaks.
| March 04, 2009
Will Harvard drop acid again?
In a moment of delightful whimsy in the annals of drug history, Albert Hofmann, after purposely ingesting LSD for the first time, rode his bicycle home and experienced all manner of beatific and hellish visions.
Psychedelic research returns to Crimsonland
| May 28, 2008
Revolution (age) 9
Brookline Music School Takes On “The White Album”
Brookline Music School at Northeastern's Blackman Theatre, May 11
| May 14, 2008
The marriage of Heaven and Hell
It’s been a joy to see James Levine back on the Symphony Hall podium, with his admirable combination of vitality and sensitivity.
Levine’s Schubert and Bolcom, Boston Baroque’s King Arthur, Jan Curtis
| March 07, 2008
Mutiny in Heaven
It is a truth now well established that the idea for a series of books about a schoolboy wizard did not , in fact, originate with its author, J.K. Rowling (as she has naively claimed), but was piped up red-hot and stinking from Below.
Philip Pullman ’ s fantasy novels are condemned as a crash course in militant atheism. But one BU professor thinks otherwise.
| December 06, 2007
I had just removed his hand — gently, I hope — from my knee when the man in the off-white linen suit told me that he was the one who recruited Bob Dylan into the CIA.
Bob Dylan? A CIA spy? Wait . . . now it all makes sense. (Or as much sense as his lyrics make, anyway.)
| November 20, 2007
Chronicle of a death foretold
What a difference a death makes.
Joy Division were rooted in grim finality. Now, through a series of new books, CDs, and films, the band has found new life.
| October 24, 2007
Greatest reality hits
To be read while listening to Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” or Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were The Days, My Friend."
The 10 best moments of the past nine months or so
| July 03, 2007
When it comes to reality TV, the Brits operate with a pungent, hot-button immediacy that America’s producer tribe must envy.
Stalking Pete Doherty and The Girls Next Door exact their pound of flesh
| March 10, 2007
Damon Albarn — Blur frontman, Gorillaz supremo, and now millennial minstrel to the drowning city of London — is that eerie modern specimen, the pop star who talks like a critic. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen, "Kingdom of Doom" (streaming video)
Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad & the Queen
| February 21, 2007
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
| November 16, 2006
No home run in baseball history is as famous as Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard round the world.”
Joshua Prager revisits the home run
| October 24, 2006
Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
| June 14, 2006
Known as “Cottonopolis,” the “shock city” of the 19th century, Victorian-era Manchester, as Tristram Hunt demonstrates in this architectural/sociological saga, was a modern-day Babylon of sorts — or worse if you happened to be living there at the time.
In the shadow of the first industrial cities
| May 23, 2006
Us, writ large
Mark Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato is a dance as big as its name, as big as its illustrious associates and enablers, George Frideric Handel, John Milton, William Blake, and a contemporary galaxy of dancers, musicians, and designers.
Mark Morris’s L’Allegro
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 24, 2006
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