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Berenice Abbott's miracle of science
Like Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott was inventing abstract photography. She combined Surrealism and a romance with modernity.
| October 12, 2012
Review: Neil Young Journeys
Young having the time of his life
Young is old now, and in Demme's film, looking like a stubbly coot in a battered Panama hat, he's having the time of his life.
| July 10, 2012
Guided by Voices | Let's Go Eat the Factory
Guided By Voices, Inc. (2012)
The GBV name on Let's Go Eat the Factory' s label indicates two things to those fans: this is the first record to feature the "classic" Bee Thousand/Alien Lanes line-up since 1996, and this is the first Pollard album to deserve the GBV moniker since the break-up.
| January 11, 2012
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
There are too many ridiculous college football bowl games to really care about unless your alma mater plays in one.
| December 28, 2011
Skeletonwitch | Forever Abomination
Although composed of fun-loving party mavens from Ohio, Skeletonwitch on record have always left a trail of scorched earth that lacks in levity what it plentifully makes up for in sheer ass-kicking force.
| October 25, 2011
Review: Take Shelter
Shannon's got the crazy bit down pat, and director Jeff Nichols has an eye for turning everyday items — a pile of trash, a clear sky, a barking dog — into signs of immanent doom.
| October 18, 2011
Review: The Ides of March
George Clooney's new directorial effort
Though more contemporary than Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney's new directorial effort seems less topical.
| October 04, 2011
GOP lawmakers want to do DeCoster 'a favor'
How Soon We Forget Dept.
Jack DeCoster is possibly the most infamous Maine businessman of all time.
| April 27, 2011
Not tough enough?
While governors nationwide slash their way out of crisis, Chafee plays Mr. Nice Guy
Amid massive deficits and escalating pension problems, a certain tough guy chic has taken hold in State Houses across the country.
| April 13, 2011
Review: I Am Number Four
Teen aliens and big battles make for a flashy, if predictable, adolescent fantasy
You might feel you've watched the premieres of half a dozen TV series after seeing D.J. Caruso's flashy adolescent fantasy. Or maybe as many recent films. But despite its lack of originality, I Am Number Four does offer a few rewarding moments.
| February 15, 2011
Down in the folk trenches with the Old Edison
A fighter's chance
In a messy Allston kitchen, in unison, a mob of about 20 or 30 persons start screaming at the Old Edison. And as is their custom, the Old Edison shout right back. Welcome to a typical Old Edison performance, but please watch your step.
| January 11, 2011
Isis call it quits with a last-hurrah tour
After 13 years, singer/guitarist Aaron Turner and the band (all New England kids except Ohio native Meyer) have announced that they're packing it in.
| June 21, 2010
BU offers the class of 1970 a second chance at complacency
After School Special
Boston University’s class of 2010 celebrates its commencement this weekend, and BU has invited the class of 1970 to tag along.
| May 12, 2010
Springtime for Militia
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
I’m scrubbing my armpits in the campground bathroom at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. It’s taken more than 20 hours for me to get here for today’s firearm-friendly Restore the Constitution rally, which is supposed to commence shortly.
| April 21, 2010
It takes an identity thief
How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
In late April 2006, shortly before the hearing to evict his tenant Karen Keester, Lee Gersch received a phone call from Keester’s twin sister, Michelle. She had just gotten divorced, Michelle claimed, and needed to move to Boston from Arkansas for a new job. She suggested that she and her cat could move right into Keester’s Beacon Hill flat.
| April 27, 2010
The dumbass chronicles
Shaun Rogers flunks out; plus, fun at the clubs with the Pittsburgh Steelers
Right about now, every football fan in America is asking him- or herself the same question: if Shaun Rogers is dumb enough to bring a gun to an airport, what did the guy score on the Wonderlic?
| April 08, 2010
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Interview: Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick
Catching up with Demi Lovato’s favorite metal band
You know you've made it to rock’s Big Time when interviewers catch you as you're boarding a jet, instead of loading the tour van. And although Athens, OH's Skeletonwitch didn’t happen to be boarding their own Iron Maiden-like 747 when we reached them, they’ve got too much going on these days to make it all happen on four wheels.
| February 16, 2010
Might as well jump
Recent retirements of key democrats paint a picture of a powerful Republican rogue wave forming. So why are high-profile Republicans jumping ship too?
Last Thursday, Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island — the last of his legendary clan in Congress — announced that he will not run for re-election.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| February 22, 2010
Kennedy's exit rewrites the political game book.
Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's campaigns were always about something far larger than Rhode Island's First Congressional District, which snakes from Burrillville down through the Blackstone Valley and into Newport.
| February 17, 2010
‘Trash’ — and more — at AS220 and Project Space
"Trash" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through January 29) focuses on our love-hate relationship with garbage
| January 20, 2010
Get Laid have nothing else to do but rule
Guitar punk rock has a long and, frankly, dull history.
| January 05, 2010
The China syndrome
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
| December 16, 2009
‘A good experience if you’re a sociopath’
The “Golden Mic” crew isn’t bitter.
| December 09, 2009
A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
| December 02, 2009
Airing it out
Works by Aschheim, Buck, Gottlieb, and Prine
New York painter Eve Aschheim has said that she uses geometry in her abstractions "to 'think about' the intersection of nature and cityscape. My works might suggest the chaotic geometry of the city, the expectant stillness of air, the tenuous balance of a wire line against a building."
| November 24, 2009
Taking gay rights to Obama
All Politics Is Local
You might have seen Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll, seniors at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, around town in the days leading up to November 3.
| November 18, 2009
Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
| November 04, 2009
The educational ecstasy of Zili Misik
It’s a chilly Monday afternoon, and at the head of the lawn in front of the Christian Science Center, Zili Misik are starting soundcheck, bear-hugging their instruments to keep them warm.
| October 21, 2009
Review: More Than a Game
More than a LeBron James showcase, too
Most know about the rise of LeBron James from impoverished Ohio roots (fatherless and raised in public housing) to mega-millionaire and NBA phenom, so why make a documentary?
| October 14, 2009
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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