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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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| June 30, 2009
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.
| 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?
| November 14, 2007
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.”
| October 30, 2007
The networks put some English on the fall TV season
The British are coming! And they have American accents!
| September 12, 2007
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.
| 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?
| July 24, 2007
The Police go undercover
This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| July 25, 2007
The Current Issue
Table of Contents
Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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