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Silber, remembered

"I disagree with nearly everything your father publishes about me in that newspaper of his, but none the less, I hold him in high regard because he has more integrity than any other publisher in Boston."

By STEPHEN MINDICH  |  October 05, 2012
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Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed

People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
Dark rays
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  August 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse, 1983–2011

While we all await the inevitable "Last Days of Amy Winehouse" report from Rolling Stone , let's take a breather and remember the voice. It was slow, smoky, insinuating, sweet-and-sour, and seemed to conjure a handful of jazz-and-soul divas in a sylla
In Memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  July 29, 2011
RIP George Kimball, 1943–2011

RIP George Kimball, 1943–2011

The Boston Phoenix, and the world of boxing, has lost a heavyweight. George Kimball, Phoenix sports editor (back when there was such a thing) for...
By Sean Kerrigan  |  July 07, 2011

Remembering Clif Garboden

He was the damndest combination of kindness and gentleness and dyspepsia there absolutely ever was. He was old and young, all at once.
The life and times of an alternative-media true believer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 18, 2011

Clif Garboden, 1948-2011

Clif Garboden, who spent virtually all of his professional career affiliated with the Boston Phoenix , died last week. He was 62.
Media = truth
By PETER KADZIS  |  February 18, 2011


Ronnie James Dio (1942 - 2010)

As he lay in a Texas hospital bed in March, being treated for the disease to which he would eventually succumb, Ronald James Padavona, better known to the world as heavy-metal legend Ronnie James Dio, gave an interview to a local TV station. “Cancer? I’l
Live free or rock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 21, 2010

Fess Elisha Parker, 1924–2010

The King of the Wild Frontier is dead.
In memoriam
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  March 26, 2010

CMJ reports Jay Reatard dead of an overdose

This'll never sound quite the same again: Jay Reatard, "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" "Studios feel like hospitals to me. I can’t really say, ‘Hey,...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 13, 2010

Wrestle in peace

In a life of many garlands and much renown, it was Mailer’s strange engagement with literary destiny always to be trapped on the wrong side of his art.
Remembering Mailer, the blustery king of American letters
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 14, 2007