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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
| April 16, 2010
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
MIKE MILIARD, ADAM REILLY, AND CHRIS FARAONE
| November 25, 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
Et tu Brute?
"The whole theatrical event is sort of . . . a much more mysterious one."
Interview: The Wire's "Prez" does the Bard
| 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
| November 06, 2007
It’s difficult to think of an American writer with a story more inspiring than Ha Jin’s.
Ha Jin retraces his journey
| October 15, 2007
“We missed you, baby!”
Loreena McKennit, Wang Theatre, April 21, 2007
| 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
| April 10, 2007
For generations, moony adolescents have stoked their feelings of being sensitive and misunderstood by moping around reading poetry.
Carla Bruni’s No Promises
| 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
| 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.
| June 21, 2006
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
| June 14, 2006
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
| 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
| 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
| February 22, 2006
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