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25 Hip-Hop acts to see at SXSW 2010
The best boom-bap on tap in Austin
As usual, I've got you covered.
| March 12, 2010
Review: Cop Out
More like strike out
Directing has never been Kevin Smith's strong suit ...
| March 02, 2010
10 memorable moments from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
From historical to horrific to humorous, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an unapologetic, cross-promotional cheese-fest. But whether you love or hate it, you have to admit that its giant balloons are nearly as synonymous with the holiday feast as turkey, cranberries, and indigestion.
| November 25, 2009
Sex, Drugs, Rock and Peace
How Abbie Hoffman politicized Woodstock – and changed America
It is a nation of alienated young people. We carry it around with us as a state of mind in the same way the Sioux Indians carried the Sioux nation around with them. It's a nation dedicated to cooperation versus competition, to the idea that people should have a better means of exchange than property and money.
| July 22, 2009
White-knuckle thrill rites
Bigelow puts the art into action
Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
| July 09, 2009
Sotomayor's mixed message on free speech
Minutes after President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating appellate judge Sonia Sotomayor for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, battle lines were drawn on the pre-scripted questions of "post-racial" America.
| June 03, 2009
Review: Bad Cop
Life as one of NYPD's not-so-finest
Title a book Bad Cop and brain-basher types like Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta spring to mind.
| June 05, 2009
96. Sean Delonas
You tell us which is worse: this New York Post editorial cartoonist caricaturing America’s first African-American president as a monkey, or failing to man up about it — offering a lame “Gee, I never thought they’d interpret it that way” excuse instead. Here’s an idea for Delonas’s next cartoon: two NYPD officers riddling a hack artist with bullets, with one saying to the other: “The New York Post will have to find someone else to illustrate the next unfunny Obama parody.”
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 25, 2009
Cops and taggers play a high-stakes game of cat and mouse
Even though he’s headed to prison, SPEK will still be visible in Massachusetts.
| December 12, 2008
Will C.’s beyond-fresh Down the Dial comp
Will C was born 20 years too late and four skin tones too light.
| November 26, 2008
Bloodless, PG-13-rated action noir
No longer the undercover DEA agent of the game, Max oversees NYPD “cold case” files. They don’t come much colder than this one.
| October 25, 2008
Star Fucking Hipsters | Until We’re Dead
Fat Wreck Chords (2008)
Of course, one could argue that anything called Star Fucking Hipsters gets an automatic three stars.
| October 08, 2008
A predictable, tedious thriller
It’s been nearly a decade since Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were choosing roles based on quality rather than cash.
| September 17, 2008
Man on Wire
Enthralling, exciting, and deeply beautiful
His little venture was not only death-defying but highly illegal.
| August 05, 2008
Trying out an anti-demonstration ‘sonic cannon’
The Maine Marine Patrol is considering purchasing a “sonic cannon” capable of broadcasting earsplitting, “disorienting” sounds, like those that have been used to break up peaceful demonstrations in public spaces in Iraq and the country of Georgia.
| July 16, 2008
Ed Lin’s second novel is an authentic portrait of Chinatown in 1976
Set in New York City’s Chinatown during America’s bicentennial and the pessimistic aftermath of the Vietnam War, Ed Lin’s second novel, This is a Bust, is ripe with political, institutional, and racial turmoil.
| July 09, 2008
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
| September 12, 2007
Straight outta Kafka
The Bushies’ enthusiasm for torture is indefensible
We want to get into the shower and not emerge until November 2008.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 25, 2007
Iraqis don’t count!
US media gives short shrift to the war's death toll
Thanks to the Pat Tillman charade, we know we can trust our military to deliver the hard, honest facts about deaths in combat.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 28, 2007
Mooninites invade; all hell breaks loose
The day 'art' died
What made this incidentrise to the level of art was Boston officialdom’s unwitting collaboration and the questions it raised about local art and fear.
| February 07, 2007
Bring it on
Joel Meyerowitz examines the wreckage of September 11
On a quiet Sunday morning a month after the September 11 attacks, I visited the ruins of the World Trade Center. Slideshow: Joel Meyerowitz photos from Aftermath
| September 11, 2006
Willis can still do Die Hard , but Donner's a long way from Lethal Weapon
Assigned to transport a talky, small-time crook (Mos Def) to court, NYPD detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) rediscovers his inner cop when he learns that the kid is about to testify against some corrupt cops.
| March 01, 2006
Life, love, and sneakers
The culture of high-end kicks is about to blow up in Boston. How many pairs do you have?
Rob Heppler got his sneaker schooling in jail: "Anyone that had super-awesome sneakers, it was for a reason. It meant you were a huge drug dealer or you were rich or somebody cared about you on the outside."
| February 18, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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