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HBO does the ‘Southern Vampire’
With regard to this whole nouveau vampire thing, this revitalized appreciation for the undead, I should declare myself at the outset a more or less complete philistine.
| September 02, 2008
The truth is up there
Clouds, sun dogs, and the dream of an atmospheric education . . . How one former TV reporter brought his sky gospel to the people
The sky’s on the move again, he can feel it.
| August 22, 2008
Exposed: A top-secret government memorandum, obtained this past week by the Phoenix, gives the games away
Greetings, faithful steward of information!
| August 08, 2008
Visions from Lilliput
The rise of the minisode
In a sense, every successful portmanteau word represents a narrow escape.
| July 28, 2008
Me and my tattoos
One Man’s Inky Voyage Toward Meaning
I know that most people get their first tattoo when they’re drunk, or infatuated, or when there’s a race war on their cellblock and they have to quickly join a gang — but not me.
| July 23, 2008
Chris + Don: A Love Story
The faithful and imaginative love story of Isherwood and Bachardy
When Christopher Isherwood spotted the teenage Don Bachardy on a Santa Monica beach in 1952, he did not hesitate to enact the most hallowed of gay archetypes.
| July 16, 2008
Our superheroes, ourselves
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
| July 09, 2008
Gimme some truth
In praise of Ultimate Fighting
Can it be a coincidence, I ask rhetorically, that we have all of a sudden become very interested in watching highly trained men smack the shit out of each other?
| June 25, 2008
Only Living Witness at the Middle East Downstairs, June 21, 2008
Thirteen years is a long time in heavy metal, but as the eerie distended melody of Only Living Witness filled the Middle East downstairs on Saturday, time flickered and then collapsed.
| June 24, 2008
Black Gold digs the crude
If the poet John Milton were with us today and casting about for a theme epic enough to engage his imagination, I am confident that he would settle on oil .
| June 10, 2008
The great American (office) novel
Thirteen fictional perspectives on your 9-5
They are coming regularly now, like buses, like bulletins — the great office novels of the 21st century.
| June 06, 2008
Amis yes and no
Amis hasn’t had this much press since he fell out with Julian Barnes.
| June 03, 2008
We recall the 10 things we miss most from the Golden Age of Air Travel
Look your children in the eye, globetrotter, and tell them the truth: the Golden Age of Air Travel is over.
| May 21, 2008
Revolution (age) 9
Brookline Music School at Northeastern's Blackman Theatre, May 11
Brookline Music School Takes On “The White Album”
| May 14, 2008
Animal Planet’s Escape to Chimp Eden
The truth is the truth, and we hacks must face up to it: it is no longer amusing to come up with ideas for hypothetical reality shows.
| May 12, 2008
Springtime for Darwin
The wars of evolution are louder than ever. What Ben Stein, Bad Religion, and a physics professor from Quincy can tell you about where you came from.
There are two stories, and two stories only.
| May 07, 2008
The T and the Tube
London’s Underground is seething with danger. Boston’s T has cuckoo juice
From time to time, upon discovering that I moved here from my native London, a well-meaning Bostonian will make the conciliatory observation that our two cities are not, after all, so very different.
| April 30, 2008
Where raccoons dare
Our correspondent takes a walk on the Wildlife-Removal side.
Dark eyes in the darkness; quick, narrow hands working at an entrance; then the coarse slither of a heavy body through the freshly made hole.
| April 09, 2008
Searching for perfect health care
“In America,” says Hong-Jen Chang politely, “it’s not really a . . . a system you can copy. It’s a market."
| April 08, 2008
Excuse them while they kiss the sky
The Boredoms at the Paradise Rock Club, March 29, 2008
A friend of mine has a six-year-old son who has named each of his testicles. He calls one “Earth” and the other “Space.”
| April 01, 2008
Real to reel
The exquisite artifice and lasting weirdoid-ness of Roxy Music
Even now, after Greil Marcus’s Lipstick Traces and Simon Reynolds’s Rip It Up and Start Again , the rock-star-as-vector-of-ideas is still something of a challenge for us.
| April 01, 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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