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Space hot dogs

Really out there
EDITORIAL NOTE In a bad economy everyone needs more creative advertising, even the good folks at NASA, who just wrapped up their You Control the Hubble Contest.
By DAVID KISH  |  April 01, 2009

Epochalypse soon

The end is nigh! Or not.
The end times do indeed commence on December 21, 2012.  On that date, this fragile blue orb of ours will suddenly cease to be a very fun place to live.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 25, 2009

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Puzzle Quest drifts off course once more
It's appropriate that the new Puzzle Quest game should take place in space. Just like a black hole, it's impossible to resist; you wind up crushed into a subatomic particle.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 10, 2009

Folk yeah

The other side of the Bear cures the Mondays
For years now, T.T. the Bear's Place has boldly addressed the problem of what to do on Monday nights, when one's brainmeats are still tender from all that weekending.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 03, 2009

Class of the Titans

Hypothesis: If a band perform a tribute to a parody musical act, does it create a meta-textual black hole from which no form of entertainment can escape?
By DAN CLARK  |  December 23, 2008

An intriguing trio

Perishable’s Women’s Playwriting Festival
There were 196 plays submitted to Perishable Theatre, and three were chosen for the 14th International Women’s Playwriting Festival.  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 22, 2008

The good news

David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.  
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008

Back to school

Harbor Light's trolley-ride through time
It’s a veritable survey of cosmic philosophies, thinly veiled as (highly entertaining) drunk talk.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 21, 2008

Monday, we're in love

The Cure, Agannis Arena, May 12, 2008
Witnessing the Cure was like an inexplicably uplifting trip through a never-ending black hole.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 19, 2008

Dark matter

An astonishingly unpredictable ending
This first film by Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng and American screenwriter Billy Shebar is an intelligent, well-acted TV-level movie.
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 09, 2008

Center of the universe

Mad Horse moves Hedda Gabler to the ’50s
Triangulations are many and charged in the Tesmans’ circle, and for newlywed Hedda Tesman, née Gabler, it is imperative to be an apex.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 09, 2008

Signals from the solar system

Daniel McCusker at Tufts, Kelley Donovan at the Dance Complex
Pluto may have been downgraded to a dwarf planet, but Jupiter is still respected for its size, its moons, and the regularity of its orbit.
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 18, 2008

Strategy session

The venial Sins of a Solar Empire
Let’s get the important part out of the way first: Sins of a Solar Empire has the best name of any game you’ll play this year, or even this decade.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 11, 2008

Mind Games I

Imagination A-Go-Go at Elemental
The imagination knows its own way, but it sometimes needs marching orders.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 29, 2008

Dancing queens

BBC America’s Torchwood
Conceived as a spinoff from the vintage BBC kids’ show Doctor Who , Torchwood has since come into its own
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 22, 2008

December 14, 2007

Weekly forecast
Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 12, 2007

Star trek

Super Mario Galaxy blasts off
At its best, Super Mario Galaxy feels as liberating as the first three-dimensional Mario game, Super Mario 64 .
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 10, 2007

Untrue north

This Compass doesn't point to Pullman
Just as there are many universes in the world of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass (published in Great Britain as Northern Lights ), so there are many movies in this New Line adaptation.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 05, 2007

Riddim science

DJ C and Area C
For more than a decade, Jake Trussell (a/k/a DJ C) was a central figure in Boston’s electronic-music underground.
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 14, 2007

Sand storm

Zox share some new songs at Decibel Live and online
Tonight, you can get a taste of new Zox as they preview Line In the Sand , their first album of original material for SideOneDummy Records.
By BOB GULLA  |  November 13, 2007

Trash talk

Who knew recycling, shorter showers, and organic spinach could cause such angst?
Trash night. Trash night, trash night, trash night. Abfallnacht , as they probably call it in Germany.
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 07, 2007

Sailing the Seas of Blood

By Blood Alone’s debut full-length is downright Ptolemaic
Two straight weeks reviewing discs with nautical themes in their packaging and not a sea shanty to be found.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 17, 2007


The Aliens and Mystery Jets
The Beta Band never really made an album you could listen to from beginning to end.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 19, 2007

Monkey business

Champ versus chump in The King of Kong
Florida lawyer/video game scapegoater Jack Thompson has it all wrong.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 22, 2007

Black lights

Cold War Kids + Muse, Agganis Arena, August 11, 2007
Grids pulsed behind them on three screens, and Matthew Bellamy keened softly, “You will burn in Hell.”
By ELLEE DEAN  |  August 13, 2007

August 12, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  August 09, 2007

August 10, 2007

Weekly forecast
Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  August 08, 2007

Planetary rock

The celestial sounds of the Receiving End of Sirens
In 1619, Johannes Kepler — the famous astronomer dude — published his Harmonices Mundi, or “Harmony of the Worlds.”
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 01, 2007

Okay Computer

We salute you
To honor the tenth anniversary of the Greatest Band in the World’s landmark third album, Stereogum gives us OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer .
By WILL SPITZ  |  July 17, 2007

Across the universe

The Republicans are telescoping issues voters will likely still care about on Election Day 2008
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, the two parties aren’t even in the same solar system.
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 06, 2007

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