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Four Christmases

Tests the audiences' tolerance of grim cheer
Rather than the typical snowstorm that strands characters in a Holiday-themed comedy, it's heavy cloud cover that keeps San Francisco couple Brad and Kate from catching their flight to Fiji.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 25, 2008

On street level

As Katrina hit New Orleans, filmmakers went to work
It is impossible not to wonder how Louisiana might have fared after Hurricane Katrina, had Barack Obama been in office a term sooner. There are so many questions about what went wrong and how it could have been handled differently, which have gone unanswered for more than three years.
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  November 19, 2008

Blown up

Shoney Lamar proves there’s life after Florida
Lamar’s voice both ravages and exults in the past 10 years of the Pained Male Pop Singer.  
By MATT PARISH  |  October 08, 2008

Bakst hits the road

M. Charles, a bright light amongst columnists, will be missed at the Other Paper
We echo the words of BeloJo columnist Bob Kerr when he wrote last week that local readers will miss M. Charles Bakst when he retires after more than 40 years.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 10, 2008

Festival casualties ’08!

A grim reminder that rock can still maim you
A young man died of meningitis, which doctors believe he contracted by sharing joints with contagious hippies at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 21, 2008

Road trips

Luisa does Isabella in China, Gohlke does America
In the fall of 1883, Isabella Stewart Gardner — more than a decade before she would develop her museum on Boston’s Fenway — traveled to China.
By GREG COOK  |  July 01, 2008

The folk and the fine

‘Keepers of Tradition’ and Alexis Rockman
Here in Massachusetts, our old ways tend to reside in ethnic islands and pockets. They may be famous on their street or in their neighborhood or town, but they’re often unheard of outside it.
By GREG COOK  |  June 16, 2008

It is the heat

. . . though humidity plays its part. Either way, global warming means sweating it out this summer.
“Going green” may be an annoying trendy catch phrase, but there’s something to be said for turning down the global thermostat before we all drown in a pool of our own sweat.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  June 09, 2008

Throwing dice, taking names

The Sword is +20 awesome
Let’s say your band are named the Sword, your albums have titles like Age of Winters and Gods of the Earth , and your latest single is “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians.” Would these count as hazardous levels of irony?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 12, 2008

High anxiety

David Brashears’s Storm over Everest
On May 10, 1996, an unexpected and severe storm pounded Mount Everest, throwing three climbing teams into disarray and ultimately taking the lives of eight mountaineers.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 08, 2008

A stormwater popsicle

What the Bayside Glacier can teach us about Portland’s sewage problem
You’ve probably seen the Bayside Glacier: it’s that pile of dirty snow and ice that rises each winter to rival the redeveloping neighborhood’s new office buildings in bulk and height.
By CHRISTIAN McNEIL  |  April 09, 2008

Post-Katrina tales of the real New Orleans

New Orleans is back in business — if you’re a conventioneer or a tourist.
By RUTH HOROWITZ  |  March 05, 2008

And the beat goes on

Hillary Clinton proves the Rasputin of primary politics
All Phillipe + Jorge can say after Tuesday’s presidential primary is that we are overjoyed the Patriots resigned Randy Moss.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2008

Dressed up for the letdown

Politics and other mistakes
I needed to get this column spiffed up, so I headed for the metaphor closet.
By AL DIAMON  |  January 16, 2008

Save the dates, and get your tickets

Music seen: 2008 in preview
Here’s a guide to some you might want to buy early for, a few of which have already been rescheduled due to recent snowstorms.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 26, 2007

Snow debacle reveals pettiness of partisan divide

Talking politics
It’s pretty silly when clashing party affiliations get in the way of informing the public.
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 19, 2007

Live shows, relived

Music seen: 2007 in review
Christmas parties + snowstorm = no shows this week.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 19, 2007

Snowed Inn

How the Pine Street Inn helps people come in out of the cold
Six inches of snow had fallen by 5:30 last night, and Boston’s homeless crowded the entrances to Pine Street Inn in Roxbury.
By KATHY MARTINEZ  |  December 14, 2007

The storm kings

Do we really need weathermen to know which way the wind blows?
If you’re a Rhode Island TV news outlet, you certainly don’t hide your Doppler under a bushel.
By TIM LEHNERT  |  November 28, 2007

Future perfect

Ratchet and Clank explore new horizons
PlayStation 3 owners have had a rough go of it.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 27, 2007

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