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Art of the Hole Dept.
Attention, admirers of quirky kitsch and over-the-top aesthetics: hit PAUSE on that Belle and Sebastian record for a second.
| June 02, 2010
Going for Gold Glossary
The Summer Olympics are fairly easy to comprehend for the average couch tuber: people running, hoisting, swimming in synch — all fairly quotidian activities.
| February 17, 2010
The Phoenix cleans up at NENPA
Tooting Our Own Horn Dept.
Was 2009 a good year for newspapers?
| February 10, 2010
The US isn't the only country exploring its complex racial history. South Africa prepares for its moment in the sun.
After a torturous history of being treated like second-class citizens, the black population in this country stunned the world by pulling off the unimaginable: voting a black man in as president.
| January 28, 2010
Interview: Ozzy Osbourne
The belles lettrist tells all
Long before he bit the heads off bats and doves, Ozzy Osbourne worked in a cheerless abattoir in the hardscrabble Aston section of Birmingham, England, where for 18 months he held such titles as "cow killer," "tripe hanger," "hoof puller," and "pig stunner."
| January 29, 2010
Love will tear us apartheid
"The definition of a white person is a person who in appearance obviously is a white person . . . or who is generally accepted as a white person and is not in appearance obviously not a white person."
| January 13, 2010
Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
In playing evil ex-Chipmunk-band manager Ian Hawke, comedian David Cross draws the Short Straw of Irony, being dealt the line "At least I still have my dignity."
| December 22, 2009
Review: The Yes Men Fix The World
Anti-capitalism hoaxes occasionally misfire
Is capitalism on the ropes, or what ?
| October 21, 2009
Interview: Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall on her new book, North Korea, and Bible-thumping conservatives
If only there were more trees to be torn down, we could utilize them . . . to fill newspapers with the endless depressing stories out there about the environment and all its hapless inhabitants.
| September 23, 2009
Interview: Judd Apatow
On the making of his Citizen Kane
Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
| July 29, 2009
Review: Afghan Star
The Russians couldn't conquer Afghanistan, and to this point neither have the Americans, but it seems a televised singing-competition has.
| July 28, 2009
Review: Funny People
Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
What if Terms of Endearment had had more dick jokes?
| July 29, 2009
Review: The Unmistaken Child
A fascinating, if disturbing, look at how the Dalai Lama's enlightened sausage is made
After the 2001 death of Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Konchog, his disciple Tenzin Zopa is charged with tracking down his reincarnation.
| July 15, 2009
Review: Burma VJ
Showcases the heroism of ordinary Burmese people
Unlike totalitarian states with cult-of-personality frontmen, Burma's government is a nameless, faceless junta.
| June 16, 2009
Review: Moscow, Belgium
Tired mom meets 'viking' trucker
Matty (Barbara Sarafian) is a weather-beaten wreck, a postal-worker mom of three whose vacillating husband has (pretty much) left her for a younger woman.
| April 21, 2009
Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
| January 12, 2009
We asked, you answered: our readers text in votes for Sarah Palin's next baby name
Gwyneth had Apple. Posh had Brooklyn. And moose-killing miracle mom Sarah Palin beat them all with Trig Paxson Van Palin, a name so cool that it rhymes with “Eddie Van Halen.”
| September 23, 2008
The 16 greatest stoner movies
Our favorite marijuana movies
We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
| August 11, 2008
Vote the rock
Prince bows to King Dylan
The Republican and Democratic conventions are still more than a month away, but that doesn’t mean the summer has been an electoral wasteland.
| July 16, 2008
Update: Dylan vs. Prince
An old, grizzled white guy, once considered a maverick but now an entrenched member of the establishment, is challenged by a younger, popular African-American upstart.
| July 09, 2008
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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