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Review: Tír Na Theatre Company's Trad

The fiddler’s on the ground floor in Trad , but Tevye would nonetheless identify with the play’s history-bound patriarch — though compared with this venerable coot, Sholem Aleichem’s beleaguered dairyman is a spring chicken.
Trad delivers a kiss and a kick to Irish drama
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 16, 2010

Vanishing Boston

The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.
A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 07, 2008

Et tu Brute?

"The whole theatrical event is sort of . . . a much more mysterious one."
Interview: The Wire's "Prez" does the Bard
By JON GARELICK  |  February 05, 2008

Waters of Narcissus?

Fleming created a one-woman Art Deco extravaganza — with herself looking like nothing so much as a Rolls Royce hood ornament.
Maureen Fleming at the ICA
By DEBRA CASH  |  November 06, 2007

American dreamer

It’s difficult to think of an American writer with a story more inspiring than Ha Jin’s.
Ha Jin retraces his journey
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  October 15, 2007


Celtic Everland

“We missed you, baby!”
Loreena McKennit, Wang Theatre, April 21, 2007
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 26, 2007

From her to eternity

As a consort of the elite, Nico ruled them all.
The real Nico emerges on The Frozen Borderline
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 10, 2007

Poetic license

For generations, moony adolescents have stoked their feelings of being sensitive and misunderstood by moping around reading poetry.
Carla Bruni’s No Promises
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 20, 2007

Read all about it

Riding there red line from Central Square to Park Street recently, a friend of mine from Philadelphia surveyed the length of the train and said, “You don’t see this in Philly.”
Some of Boston’s best bars have a literary history
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 01, 2006

Flashbacks: June 23, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 21, 2006


Kitchen-sink ‘Summer’

You wouldn’t think a painting exhibit of ships and still lifes, landscapes and portraits, primitives and abstractions representing 82 artists and spanning 148 years would hold together in any discernible way.
A sprawling show at the Peabody Essex
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  June 14, 2006

Apocalypse now

Jaz Coleman — magus, timelord, leader of the tribe of Killing Joke — is theatrically drunk on the end of a phone in the Czech Republic.
Killing Joke resume their urgent war dance
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 28, 2006

All in a name

From the Burren to the Blarney Stone, local Irish-bar names salute the old country.
Behind the names of our favorite Irish watering holes
By HENLEY VAZQUEZ  |  March 16, 2006

From the ashes

Honest, perceptive, and keenly felt, The Good Life — the story of two couples’ furtive, hesitant stabs at happiness in the brave and fearful new world of post-9/11 New York — is McInerney’s most mature and affecting book yet.
Jay McInerney grows up
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 22, 2006