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Review: Keith Richards's Life

Stone spills all — eloquently
The title says it all: Life isn't just an autobiography, it's Keith Richards's Guide to Good Living.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 09, 2010


Nothing beats nothing

Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on David's Curb Your Enthusiasm . The reunion made Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer hilariously relevant again.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 02, 2010


More than Mormons

The big love that dare not speak its name
Despite the comparably juicy family dysfunction it offers, Big Love hasn't achieved the iconic status of its HBO predecessor The Sopranos . Maybe viewers relate better to the mob than to Mormons.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  January 06, 2010


Vegas and Jungleland

Paul Shaffer and the Big Man tell all
Paul Shaffer is a happenin’ cat. Pick an It Moment from pop culture over the past 30 years and Shaffer was there. He was an original band member on Saturday Night Live . He played hapless promo guy Artie Fufkin in This Is Spinal Tap . Disco? He co-wrote “It’s Raining Men.” And he helped David Letterman break ground as his glittery, ironic bandleader/sidekick.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 24, 2009


The Thriller is gone

For Michael Jackson, Bad ain't good
With the release of Bad (Epic), Michael Jackson ends a recording hiatus of nearly five years. He could have stayed away for 10 years and still not have escaped the shadow of Thriller , the biggest-selling album of all time.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  June 30, 2009


Sight unseen

The fall TV season flies without pilots
Hollywood writers are no longer walking picket lines, but their 14-week shutdown of TV production reverberates through the 2008-’09 fall season.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 11, 2008


Adam raised an Eve

Why Patti Scialfa matters
Why do some Bruce Springsteen fans have such a big problem with Patti Scialfa?
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 14, 2007


Intimacy issues

Pushing Daisies  hides its feelings; HBO can’t get it up
There’s a fine line between “whimsically surreal” and “Oh God please make it stop.”
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  October 30, 2007


BBC America?

The networks put some English on the fall TV season
The British are coming! And they have American accents!
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 12, 2007


Nice package

Mad Men practices truth in advertising
The seductive new drama series Mad Men re-creates the beginning of the advertising industry’s shiny modern era of bullshit.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  August 08, 2007


Breaking the spell

Harry Potter’s story comes to an end — but will readers, or reading, ever be the same?
How did a “children’s story” become the literary epic of our time?
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 24, 2007


Jung rascals

The Police go undercover
This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 25, 2007
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