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Black Moth Super Rainbow | Cobra Juicy

Rad Cult Records (2012)
Technology makes secrecy well-nigh impossible, so Black Moth Super Rainbow settle for employing it as a narrative device.
By RYAN FOLEY  |  October 09, 2012
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Review: Won't Back Down


Daniel Barnz's picture turns the American education crisis into a dumbed-down, Capraesque crowd-pleaser, with a malicious agenda to boot.
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 02, 2012
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The secret history of the claw machine

Mark of the claw
You can find them next to the Kiddie Room at Funspot in Laconia, NH; in the dark depths of the Dream Machine Arcade in the Walpole Mall; and 24 hours a day in the Boston Bowl Game Room.
By ALEC ERNEST  |  June 10, 2011
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Clif Garboden, 1948-2011


Clif Garboden, who spent virtually all of his professional career affiliated with the Boston Phoenix , died last week. He was 62.
By PETER KADZIS  |  February 17, 2011
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Blackboard jungle

Taking charge; bitchin' 'bout the Steelers; campaign notes
Look who's swinging in on a vine with a long and loud Tarzan yell to take over as chairman of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education: it's our old pal "George of the Jungle" Caruolo.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 09, 2011

Three-point stance

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
With Green Bay and Pittsburgh squaring off on Super Bowl Sunday, three things about the current state of pro football keep occurring to me that I'd like to share with you, gentle reader.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 26, 2011
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Review: My Tale of Two Cities

Pittsburgh doc not Pittsburgh-y enough
The smoky, solid-iron Pittsburgh that Woody Guthrie sang about faded away after WW2, leaving a vacuum eventually supplanted by a cleaner but still soulful civic iteration.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 28, 2010
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All in the Fam

The Fameless crew spice up the underground
Halfway through my interview with the Allston-based alt-hop collective Fameless Fam about their upcoming showcase at Wonder Bar this Tuesday, Will from the posse's glitch-minded duo Time Crisis mentions that he went to high school in Pittsburgh with rising rap sensation Wiz Khalifa.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 02, 2010
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Voodoo economics

What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010
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Murdoch mishegoss

The new brand of gonzo journalism
Never mind that Rupert Murdoch is shelling out better than $2 billion to buy Metromedia’s seven TV stations. Never mind that he’s then turning around and reselling Boston’s WCVB-TV, Channel 5 to the Hearst Corporation for an astounding $450 million.
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  May 06, 2010

Low yo yo stuff

Off the Couch
From Hollows to Bellows and beyond
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 17, 2010

Candles + caring

Bob Marley’s b-day + downcity benefits
Former Best Music Poll nominee Mike Gendron and uncle Pete Gendron team up and unplug at the Greenwich Hotel on THURSDAY (the 4th), rocking the lounge free of charge til 12:30 am.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 03, 2010
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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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 16, 2009
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Jazz on paper

Romare Bearden's improv collage
A gem of a show, two shows really, has quietly appeared at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  October 21, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Theater listings
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 07, 2009

Anarchists claim victory in G-20 marches

Protestors vs. Police
Safely home after protesting for two full days, and being among the first American civilians ever attacked with a sonic cannon, two Portlanders are calling their efforts a success.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 30, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 30, 2009

Protestors head to the G-20 summit

Global Outrage
As President Obama prepares to ask representatives of the world's largest economic powers for more money to help reverse the global recession, thousands of activists will take to the streets to protest the policies of the G-20 and its members, who are meeting in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Friday.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2009
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Black beauty

Fences, plus The Savannah Disputation and Mister Roberts
August Wilson pioneered a magical realism all his own.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 22, 2009

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 22, 2009
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Are you ready for some Footballz?

Ha-Ha Huddle Dept.
These days, thanks to Internet-related information overload, football fans are more educated than ever. So why, exactly, do we need idiotic TV commentators telling us what we already know about how talented Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson are, or that the game all comes down to turnovers?
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 17, 2009

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 17, 2009

Play by play: September 11, 2009


Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 09, 2009

Play by play: September 4, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater guide
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 02, 2009
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Scratch and Whiff

A non-junkie lottery player comes to grips with cardboard crack
I have 53 fully scratched (and completely worthless) Billion Dollar Bonanza scratch tickets sitting in my desk drawer. Each cost $20.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 17, 2009
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The blessing of abortion

Pro-choice provocateur: Meet Cambridge divinity dean Katherine Ragsdale
Abortion is dominating the headlines — and giving new resonance to the radically pro-choice gospel of Katherine Ragsdale, dean of Cambridge's Episcopal Divinity School.
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 12, 2009
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Death by handgun

A public-health crisis; plus, gay marriage advances
A couple of weeks ago, David S. Bernstein wrote about the growing "state sovereignty" movement backed by anti-government conspiracy theorists and gun-rights extremists, and touted on the syndicated radio show and Web site of deranged agitator Alex Jones.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 08, 2009
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Review: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

A stunted coming-of-age story
Curtis Hanson's 2000 adaptation of Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys remained true to the writer's chimerical whimsy without getting cute. Not so Rawson Marshall Thurber's trashing of Chabon's first novel
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 07, 2009
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Not-so-sure guys

Pseudoscience debunkers and original thinkers unite in their lack of faith
It’s a few days after Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and Rebecca Watson is posted up at the Asgard, a popular bar down the road from MIT, passing out leaflets promoting an upcoming “Skeptics in the Pub” event.
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 19, 2009
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Moving pictures

Dean & Britta take on Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
The latest Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips project — 13 Most Beautiful . . . Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Plexifilm) — is true to the artist it honors, innocence is only the surface of subterfuge.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 17, 2009

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