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Black like him?

Obama is, apparently, our first African-American president. But is that the identity he touted as a candidate?
Whatever your race — and whatever you think of his résumé, or his politics, or his yen for tax-cheating cabinet nominees — Barack Obama's arrival in the Oval Office is something to celebrate.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 11, 2009

On their way to Memphis

The Lomax mine the South, and the past, on their debut disc
Their name sort of gives them away.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 11, 2009

Griot act

Malian performer Rokia Traoré breaks through with Tchamantché
Some albums are extraordinary because they capture their time. Others are great because they transcend it.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 12, 2009

The unlikely hits of Twisted Village

Name that tune
I have fond memories of my first visits to the basement abode of Twisted Village.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 03, 2009

The making of the Roots-versus-Antibalas Sound Clash

How ?uest got his groove back
We're not previewing the Red Bull Sound Clash just because the buzz-beverage overlords supply Phoenix headquarters with enough voltage to paralyze a petting zoo.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2009

Universal tales

Diane Macklin makes a difference at FUNDA
For the 11th consecutive year, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) are bringing stories and tellers from near and far for the eight-day FUNDA Fest (January 18-25).
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2009

Review: The Roots of Hip-Hop

Harte (2009)
Everybody wants to claim hip-hop.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 19, 2009

Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity

The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2009

Sizzling frost

Dance heat 2009
The winter dance season starts out promoting international coexistence.
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 29, 2008

The pile-up

A blizzard of new games
No longer is there an off-season or even a chance to catch our breath after the fall deluge.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 31, 2008

Year in Games: Where it's at

Succeeding on the strengths of their settings
This was a strange year for video games.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 31, 2008

Luckey in Amsterdam

Paralyzing hopelessness at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
Simply, there’s no more prestigious place for a documentary to debut than IDFA, rightly regarded as the very best documentary festival in the world.
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 23, 2009

Instant messages

Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum  
The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 09, 2008


The world in comics
This season, there are two best buys when it comes to bang for your comic-book buck.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 02, 2008

Crossword: ''My heart belongs to you''

A little organ music.
A little organ music.
By MATT JONES  |  November 12, 2008

Going native

Far Cry 2's heart of darkness
Far Cry 2's heart of darkness
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 11, 2008

Quiet before the storm

Sports blotter: "Good call, coach" edition
There have been a lot of mysteries surrounding the Patriots in the Bill Belichick years, not surprising given the intense effort the team puts into maintaining airtight clubhouse and organizational secrecy in general.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 05, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

An uninspired sit-com packed with Hollywood stars
It’s a light entertainment that can cash in with election-weary audiences.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 05, 2008

Under African Skies

Awesome Tapes from Africa
“Awesome Tapes from Africa” — the name says it all.
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 27, 2008

Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken & Grill

Double the pleasure, half the price
Having made a success of their remarkably authentic Peruvian restaurant in Union Square, the owners of Machu Picchu moved it to a bigger space up 30 yards across the street.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 22, 2008

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