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The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger explore dualism

When Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl started the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT), the project was intended as a bit of a joke — an acoustic-folk thing that wasn't supposed to lead to anything particularly serious.
Parts of a whole
By REYAN ALI  |  January 07, 2011
New photos of John with Yoko, weeks before his death, on display at Panopticon Gallery

New photos of John with Yoko, weeks before his death, on display at Panopticon Gallery

John Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono may have signaled the beginning of the end for the Beatles, but thankfully it didn't put our bespectacled hero...
By Micah Hauser  |  December 06, 2010

John Lennon | Signature Box

Part absurdist wit, part domestic romantic, and part quasi-revolutionary, John Lennon had a restless, albeit brief, post-Beatles career.
Capitol (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 08, 2010

Making change

John Sinclair’s poem “Ask Me Now” leaves little question about the poet’s values.
John Sinclair vs. ‘the dictates of conventional society’
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 23, 2010

The Big Hurt: Now hiring

If you're a musician looking to break into the big leagues, now's your chance.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2010

Finally, a GOP gubernatorial contender!

Speaking of the GOP, it appears the party has a candidate — at last! — for the gubernatorial race, provided he doesn't wimp out like Rory Smith did when he realized he was in a no-win, not-ever situation.
Robitaille gives it a go. Plus, voter unrest, Reid puts his foot in it, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 15, 2010

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Give peace a chance

This year marks the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In, which found the newlywed couple pontificating about peace from their Amsterdam honeymoon bed for a week. Decades later, the couple is still working together to promote social ju
Yoko Ono on why John Lennon's art remains relevant
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009

Review: Buffy Sainte-Marie | Running for the Drum

Recent live appearances by Buffy Sainte-Marie show her, once again, setting herself apart from early colleagues like Joan Baez and Judy Collins.
Appleseed (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 14, 2009

The Big Hurt: Brand new Dio; same old Yoko; auguries of Creed

In the process of writing last week's column about hidden Satanic messages in pop music, I listened to a bunch of shit backward and discovered that the track "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga is much, much better that way.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 15, 2009

Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 19, 2008

Affirmative action

YES Gallery is located in a gorgeous green wood-frame 1883 building on a quaint strip of boutiques and restaurants that runs parallel to the Warren River.
YES Gallery’s ‘Lovesick/Seasick’
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008


Great Scotch is nothing new

In 1969, in Ballindalloch, in the Speyside region of Scotland's north coast, the master distiller at Glenlivet filled 10 wooden casks with raw and fiery whisky.
Put a bow around the water of life this Christmas
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 10, 2007

Working girls

Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
Northern State keep their raps real
By IAN SANDS  |  August 14, 2007

What? Institutional? Us?

George Maciunas was the sort of artist who composed musical scores that called for hammering nails into all the keys of a piano.
Fluxus gets the Harvard treatment
By GREG COOK  |  March 20, 2007

Eye on you

Oskar Kokoschka is reputed to have asked, if the Louvre were burning and you could rescue either the Mona Lisa or a cat, which would it be? Slideshow: "Super Vision" at the ICA
The new ICA’s pretty, so how’s the art?
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  December 13, 2006

The Artist's Body, edited by Tracey Warr, Amelia Jones

This paperback reprint of last year’s hardcover is the perfect gift for the transgression-loving art nerd on your list.
Phaidon, 304 pages, $39.95
By JON GARELICK  |  December 05, 2006

The Stones

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
By CAMILLE PAGLIA  |  November 16, 2006

A hero in the works

This article originally appeared in the December 16, 1980 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By KIT RACHLIS  |  November 15, 2006

Flashbacks: October 27, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  October 25, 2006

‘Ice’ is nice

In culture-crazy Reykjavík, the city of 200,000 that spawned Björk, Icelanders have practically everything to get them through the cool-to-cold weather: a symphony orchestra, dance and theater companies, rock bands and poetry readings, and an astonishing
Schmoozing at the Reykjavík Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 11, 2006

The Gospel According to John

Why are all documentary filmmakers liberals?
Lennon and Marx
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 27, 2006


The U.S. VS. John Lennon

Those who are drawn to the darker side of John Lennon may find this documentary from David Leaf and John Scheinfeld’s about the murdered ex-Beatle’s political activism a tad squeaky clean. Watch the trailer for The U.S. VS. John Lennon  (QuickTime)
A tad squeaky clean
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 27, 2006

Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006

Philosophy students

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm loves playing the philosopher.
Erwin Wurm and Sarah Walker investigate the universe at Brandeis
By GREG COOK  |  May 31, 2006

John Lennon

John Lennon’s last solo album of new material before his fallow “househusband” years arrived near the end of his “lost weekend” period.
By Eliot Wilder  |  January 04, 2006