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Letters to the Boston editors, September 7, 2012

Jill Stein has not called for the dismantling of the CIA, the DHS, or the NSS.
Speak Up
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 07, 2012

Review: Rock of Ages

In retrospect, 1987, the year in which this adaptation of Chris D'Arienzo's hit Broadway show is set, might have been the moment that pop culture shit the bed.
Soft mock
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012

The Punch Brothers | Who's Feeling Young Now?

For a group full of virtuosos, the Punch Brothers refuse to dole out prodigious string-murdering sessions.
Nonesuch (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 10, 2012

Thurston Moore moves on

When Thurston Moore takes the stage at Somerville Theatre on Tuesday, he will no doubt stroll through the wispy cloud-spires of last summer's Beck-produced solo effort, Demolished Thoughts (Matador).  
Demolition man
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 27, 2012

Photos: Aimee Mann at the Somerville Theatre

Aimee Mann played the Somerville Theatre on Thursday, Jan 19, 2012.
Somerville Theatre | Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
By TIM BUGBEE  |  January 27, 2012

Photos: The Slutcracker at The Somerville Theatre

It's that time again: The all-naughty and no-nice holiday favorite, The Slutcracker, at The Somerville Theatre on December 11, 2011.
December 11, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 16, 2011

See this film fest: All Things Horror presents Shudderfest @ the Somerville Theatre

 As we close in on Halloween, the All Things Horror folks are getting an early start with Shudderfest. Tonight's double bill includes Evan Kelly's The...
By Peter Keough  |  October 13, 2011
Dream on

Dream on

Photo: Musée d’Orsee Y/RMN; courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Edgar Allan Poe was kind of a rock star. Seriously, think about it. He...
By Scott Kearnan  |  October 03, 2011

Attend this film fest: All Things Horror present the Viscera Film Festival @ the Somerville Theatre

Stained  Traditionally considered the purview of male directors, the horror genre has increasingly been embraced by women. Taking note of this, the All Things Horror...
By Peter Keough  |  September 22, 2011

The top 10 jazz events in town this fall

As usual, there's too much to choose from. Here are some highlights.
Starting with the Beantown Jazz Festival, ensembles large and small mix it up
By JON GARELICK  |  September 16, 2011

The Shark Week in Geek, August 1-7: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's finally here. People count down to this for months. As soon as the weather starts to change, it's fresh in everyone's minds -- the...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  August 01, 2011

See this film: Ninotchka at the Somerville Theatre

See this film: Ninotchka at the Somerville Theatre

Some may have been more beautiful, but no other actress has been as ethereal, otherworldly, and unattainable. So when Greta Garbo spoke on screen in...
By Peter Keough  |  July 30, 2011

The Week in Geek, July 25-31: Harry Potter Is Never Going Away

Remember that Harry Potter thing everyone was so crazy over? There were a bunch of books, or something? Then some movies? Well, you had better...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  July 25, 2011

See this film: Doctor Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb at the Somerville Theatre

Less graphic but perhaps more disturbing than Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange is his Doctor Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The...
By Peter Keough  |  July 23, 2011
flagstaff list

BOC's delightful Falstaff and Michael Endres playing Schubert at Newport

Boston Opera Collaborative is, in its own words, "a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging artists." Its members share in both the artistic and administrative work. Now in its sixth year, it has created a sti
The essence of youth
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 22, 2011

See this film: A Clockwork Orange at the Somerville Theatre

Nobody had as much fun with human folly as Stanley Kubrick, and two of his satiric masterpieces screen this week at the Somerville Theatre. His...
By Peter Keough  |  July 21, 2011

The Week in Geek, July 18-24: Minds, Mindlessness, and Mind-Control

It's not supposed to go below 80 degrees Fahrenheit for the foreseeable future, so the events for this Week in Geek will not be physically...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  July 18, 2011

This Week in Geek, July 11-17: Sand sculptures, Slurpee’s, and tons of free stuff!

Some of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are...
By Wei-Huan Chen  |  July 11, 2011

See these films: Seven Chances with live musical score @ the Somerville Theatre

Let's push the cinema clock back a bit, not just before 3D, but before color and even sound. After seeing Buster Keaton's silent comic masterpiece...
By Peter Keough  |  July 09, 2011

This Week in Geek July 5-10: Get Your Con On

Post-holiday-weekend lag got you down? Did last weekend's boozing, barbecuing and fireworking set your expectations so high such that the prospect of a return the...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  July 06, 2011

The Week in Geek, June 27-July 3: School’s out, but we’ve still got class

We have finally reached that point in the summer where all the local schools are out. Swarms of children roam free; already, their vacation-slackened brains...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 27, 2011

See this film: Rubber at the Somerville Theatre

The puns about this film may be getting tiresome, but if you can spare a couple of hours you might find that Quentin Dupieux's Rubber...
By Peter Keough  |  June 23, 2011

The Week in Geek, June 21-26: Celluloid Supernova

Unmitigated crapfest that was Green Lantern got you down? Worry not, because we've got plenty to tide you over until Cars 2. That includes fantasy...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 20, 2011

The Week In Geek, June 13-20: All Over the Place, Just Like the Doppler

So since the weather looks absolutely atrocious today through Wednesday and completely uncertain thereafter, Laser Orgy has provided you with a variety of indoor-outdoor events....
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 13, 2011

This Week in Geek June 6-12: Featuring a Number of Pleasant Opportunities to Dress Up in Ridiculous Costumes

If you found last week's events too high-minded and cultural, then do we have news for you! This week's, we give you a multitude of...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 06, 2011

This Week in Geek June 1-June 6: Celebrating Mars, the Arts, and Mobile Grilled Cheese

 Welcome to June! It's Potty Training Awareness Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Bathroom Reading Month. This first week of June celebrates none of...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 01, 2011

The Week in Geek, May 2-9: Finish finals fast, or: a week without college students anywhere in sight

Happpy Star Wars Day!Trust a college town like Boston to dial back the geekiness during finals week. Let's all pour some beer out for our...
By Alec Ernest  |  May 02, 2011
IFFB list

Two odd docs open the ninth Independent Film Festival of Boston

The Independent Film Festival of Boston — now in its ninth year, and the most exciting film event in town, if not in New England — opens this week with two outstanding documentaries about two very independent and inspiring individuals.  
Independent lives
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2011
Masters of Suspense: Tales from the Crime Scene

Masters of Suspense: Tales from the Crime Scene

  Johnny Martorano. Whitey Bulger. The Boston Strangler. The Craigslist Killer. What do they have in common? All are the subjects of true-crime books from...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  April 08, 2011

'Wesley Willis' Joyrides' screening tomorrow night @ Somerville Theatre

It might not be the white picket fence version of the ‘American Dream'- far from it- but nobody familiar with Wesley Willis' story can deny...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  April 07, 2011