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
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
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
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
The return of Russel Pergament
He’s going too fast.
By ADAM REILLY | April 25, 2007
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
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
One part of your anatomy from something different
By MATT JONES | August 17, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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