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Reviews - Review: Mystery Team
Indie comedy has it tough in the marketplace, so though it's no fun to pan the first feature by the Derrick Comedy troupe, neither was it fun to watch Mystery Team .
This Just In - A memoir, a tour, and a state coming to grips with slavery
The latest turn in Rhode Island's complicated dialogue with its slaveholding past: a yearlong project encouraging locals to read a memoir by the son of a freed slave.
Reviews - Review: Tooth Fairy
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson dons a pink tutu and wings as Derek, a hockey player who's earned the nickname "The Tooth Fairy" for his knack for knocking out opposing players' bicuspids on the ice.
Big Fat Whale - Corporate Persons Are Jerks
"Your cancer is making me rich!"
Music Features - Bring on the major leagues
There ain't enough lighter fluid in your Bic to keep pace with Fairhaven's piano-driven anthems on their full-length debut Origins.
CD Reviews - Fresh Vetz | Vet Status
It's a bright sign for hip-hop when at least three promising subterranean sluggers ride flows comparable to that of the almighty Nas.
This Just In - A nation hooked on cars
The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
Music Features - The Big Hurt: Billboard Top Hip-Hop and R and B songs
This week, a jolly traipse through one of Billboard 's most artistically fecund charts: "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs." What wonders await?
Dr Love Monkey - Dennis the menace, the Steve Buscemi Maneuver
I've been going with Dennis for two and a half months and we have grown very close, very quickly ...
The Editorial Page - Trying times for Obama
It was only a matter of time before President Barack Obama turned into a deficit hawk. But it is a measure of the desperation sparked by Scott Brown's election to Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat that Obama hatched before the conclusion of the 2010 congressional elections and unveiled a spending freeze.
This Just In - In Pawtucket, a Haitian-American family anxiously waits
Their roof is a blanket held up by sticks, their bed is dirt. Every morning, they wake — the grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews — and begin their journey on foot to search for something to eat and drink.
CD Reviews - John Heartsman | Music Of My Heart
John Heartsman's career had two modest peaks.
Books - Heart keeps beating
Storytelling is largely about character, and writer Thomas Cobb came up with a doozy when he conceived Bad Blake.
Restaurant Reviews - The Village Haven
We were headed to a concert in Cumberland and we thought we'd make a slight detour to North Smithfield — the village of Forestdale, to be precise.
CD Reviews - The Magnetic Fields | Realism
This will be labeled as the Magnetic Fields' folk album, and fairly so.
This Just In - Rhode Island’s own stab at health reform
Health care reform, if it survives the election of Republican Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat, will make insurance accessible and provide a slew of new consumer protections for millions of Americans.
Idiot Box - What if John McCain had become president?
Straight talk takes time
CD Reviews - Various Artists | Pop Ambient
It'd be easy to understand a resistance to "ambient" music — beyond all of its unfortunate Enya and dusty Eno connotations.
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
CD Reviews - Pit Er Pat | The Flexible Entertainer
Pit Er Pat, the minimalist duo of Fay Davis-Jeffers and the dubiously named Butchy Fuego, have pared down their sound in search of simple beauty, but the result is an icy album utterly lacking in energy.
CD Reviews - Priestess | Prior To The Fire
Now Priestess are back in Indieland, rubbing denim-clad elbows with the likes of Nebula and Black Math Horseman.
Videogames - Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day
When I reviewed the original Army of Two , I found myself in the unfamiliar position of being the guy who liked something everybody else hated (as opposed the guy who hated something everybody else liked).
Features - Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?
Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
Phillipe And Jorge - A wake-up call
Some months back, Judge Richard Posner, a prolific author and longtime leading figure in the laissez-faire-oriented Chicago school of economics published his latest tome, a little bit of conservative heresy titled A Failure of Capitalism .
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
New England Music News - Those drums and wires
Makeupbreakup + Jon Hope + more
Television - Lonely island
This Tuesday, the sixth and final season of Lost will launch onto home screens (ABC; February 2 at 9 pm). When the show last left us, you'll recall, it appeared to have killed off one of the Island's main string pullers, Jacob (Mark Pellegrino), in 2007 while simultaneously detonating a nuclear bomb underneath the Island in 1977.
Reviews - Review: Extraordinary Measures
Most parents would go to great lengths to save a child in peril, but would they find a cure for a terminal disease?
Reviews - Review: Legion
What are angel wings made of? Why, bulletproof titanium with razor-sharp tips to slice open the entrails of sinners.
CD Reviews - Basia Bulat | Heart Of My Own
Like a Laurel Canyon Billie Holiday or a pixilated Tracy Chapman, Bulat sports a voice rich with vibrato, hearty oomph, and dignified lonesomeness.
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