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Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

When you've got the Kennedys and the Koch brothers on the same side of an issue, it's hard to know what to think.
The story of the Cape Air clean-energy project
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012
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WFNX dies before it gets old

One of the greatest anti-establishment rallying cries of the 20th century was the notion that you can't trust anyone over the age of 30.
Radio Silence
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 25, 2012
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Review: Brighton Rock

For Graham Greene, the Catholic Church served more as a scourge than a comfort, but in Rowan Joffe's dreary, incoherent adaptation of Greene's 1939 novel, it merely offers an excuse to add choirs to the soundtrack.
Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's 1939 novel
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Review: Griff the Invisible

Like Kick-Ass and Super , Leon Ford's Griff the Invisible reaffirms the notion that superheroes exist to provide the meek and marginalized with an empowering fantasy.
Downtrodden superheroes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Fantasy camp

Wizards & Warriors Camp is a living video game, putting kids in control of everything from plotline to character personality.
Where Lord of the Rings meets Lord of the Flies
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: Friends with Benefits

FWB is a well-crafted comedy of the sex-first, romance-later genre that — bonus! — isn't blatantly nonsensical.
Chemistry and comic timing
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  July 29, 2011


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Review: Floating Rock

If summer brings an urge for spicy Asian food, this is a splendid place to get some, despite a few chili-pepper compromises.
Spicy Asian that rises above the rest
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 29, 2011
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Review: Fill Belly's

As the wheels of the food truck turn, so does the cyclical nature of trends. Fill Belly's latest spin is a retro one: a brick-and-mortar storefront.
A JP comfort-food spot that's been around the block
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  July 29, 2011
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A study in anarchy

Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011
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Review: Tamarind House

Tamarind House perhaps shows too restrained a hand with its cuisine's boldest flavors, but it's a useful step up from the bowdlerized meekness of the suburban Thai run-of-the-mill.
A gentle step down from our fiercest traditional Thai restaurants
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 22, 2011
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Manchester Orchestra | Simple Math

It's not uncommon to find young alt bands testing their boundaries on their third albums, exhibiting growth through darker material and more-complex lyricism.
Favorite Gentleman/Columbia (2011)
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  May 13, 2011


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PJ Harvey wants your fucking ass

PJ Harvey's two albums with John Parish are not her best work. (Go ahead and argue it, if you like.) The first, Dance Hall At Louse Point , was a surprise departure from her game-changing To Bring You My Love , an album that sold far less than Madonna
PJ Harvey + John Parish | House of Blues, Boston | June 6, 2009
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 12, 2009
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Photos: PJ Harvey at the House of Blues

PJ Harvey at the House of Blues
  PJ Harvey, live at the House of Blues, June 6, 2009
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  June 12, 2009
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Slideshow: Swaggering Growlers at Midway Café

Swaggering Growlers kick-off their tour at Midway Café
Swaggering Growlers, live at the Midway Café on May 23, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  May 29, 2009
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Slideshow: The Thermals at the Middle East downstairs

Portland's The Thermals at the Middle East downstairs
The Thermals, live at the Middle East downstairs on May 7, 2009
By DAVID NICHOLSON  |  May 15, 2009
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Review: The Thermals at the Middle East downstairs

You know summer's almost here when the pipes that snake along the low ceiling of the Middle East downstairs start beading up with sweat in the middle of a show.
The Thermals, live at the Middle East Downstairs, May 7, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  May 15, 2009


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Girl gone wild

"My hair may be blond, but my heart is brunette," announced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — a/k/a Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga, live at the House of Blues, March 30, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 10, 2009

Preaching to the choir

Despite the curious omission of the Phoenix, that bastion of liberal, progressive, alternative news, The Nation's Guide to the Nation (Vintage) mostly lives up to its stated goal of being " a kind of collage of the Left.
Alternative left
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009
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Greased lightning

Oil has been discovered in a Brighton backyard.
Powering the anti – fossil fuel revolution, one fried catfish at a time
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 07, 2007