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Celebration of sound

Kris Hansen’s Left Hand Band; plus, New Year’s Eve options
Despite living in a world that is seemingly rotating off its axis and just plain miserable, there are, believe it or not, many reasons to give thanks.
By BOB GULLA  |  December 26, 2007

Born again

The return of Scarce
When fondly remembered bands get back together, they usually say they’re just playing a couple of shows and not thinking about the future.
By BRETT MILANO  |  December 11, 2007

Heart to heart

David Grubin looks at our most important muscle
We don’t hear too much any more from the people who think heart transplants are a bad idea.
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 09, 2007

Modern enchantress

Last Town Chorus, Lizard Lounge, July 11, 2007
It’s no wonder producers picked Hickey’s version of “Modern Love” as a soundtrack to aneurysms, scrabble, and heart attacks.
By ELLEE DEAN  |  July 12, 2007

Rebirth of a salesman

The return of Russel Pergament
He’s going too fast.
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 25, 2007

Sell your body, or sell your soul?

30 nights as a (well-paid) guinea pig in hospital sleep study
Desperation had driven me to this point. I was determined not to return to the soul-eating life of a cubicle serf, so, unemployed and grasping for tuition money, I’d become a Craigslist whore, selling my services to slick marketers wielding surveys and hawking focus groups.
By I-HSIEN SHERWOOD  |  January 25, 2007

Goodbye, cruel America

An in-death eulogy for 2006
Toward the end of 2006, we woke up to the glad news that Chile’s former strongman Augusto Pinochet had saved everyone the trouble of hanging his sickly carcass for war crimes and atrocities by dying of a heart attack.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  December 20, 2006

The many modes of Waits


By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 20, 2006

Crossword: 'You Don't Know...'

One part of your anatomy from something different

By MATT JONES  |  August 17, 2006

In the pines

Jose Gonzalez at the Museum of Fine Arts, or, How I could almost hug a man
Jose’s unapologetically no-frills style is all about the pathetically triumphant moment of restraint that stops you from drunk dialing an ex.
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 29, 2006

Heart Land

Robert Altman looks back and ahead
One of the highlights of this year’s Oscar ceremony was the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on the Academy’s greatest director and biggest pain in the ass, Robert Altman.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 07, 2006

New day at Cubist Castle?

The Olivia Tremor Control's offshoots and side-projects
Back in the ‘90s, the retro psych-pop Elephant 6 collective was known for bands who shared members and configured themselves into new groups.
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  June 06, 2006

Med school drug pushers

How scientists are selling out to drug companies
You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 12, 2006
St Pattys wine list photo 3/17

Turning green

Wines for St. Patrick’s Day
We are usually forced to endure either beer-specific holidays or wine-specific holidays, but now, for one day only, St. Patty’s Day will be a wine feast.
By LAYNE WITHERELL  |  March 15, 2006

Daily Five - March 13, 2006


By DAILY 5  |  March 13, 2006

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