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CD Reviews - The Gaslight Anthem | Handwritten
Handwritten finds the Gaslight Anthem firmly grounded — all grease, grit, and earnest emotion as visceral as the hometown soil caked beneath their fingernails.
Live Reviews - Out: Beach Cops and Smart Cops team up for a punk patrol at the Rosebud
The impossible happened on Saturday, June 30, in the back lounge of the Rosebud Diner in Davis Square – for one night, at least, cops and punks were one and the same.
Music Features - The experimental fusion of Liars
When Liars first emerged a decade ago, their post-punk thrashing, no-wave abrasion, and feral howls felt dangerous — the sound of a zombie apocalypse before it was trendy.
Lifestyle Features - Kinky Grappling Dept.
Although we missed Monday Night Raw this week, the annual Drag Queen Jell-O Wrestling card at Machine doubly compensated for the dearth of pretend violence in our lives.
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
Letters - Letters to the Boston editors, July 20, 2012
As a literary novelist who is self-publishing a book this year, I couldn't agree more with Eugenia Williamson's defense of the publishing industry (see "The Dead End of DIY Publishing," Arts and Entertainment, July 6).
Reviews - Review: The Day He Arrives
"Stop copying me!" says Seong-jun (Yu Jun-sang), the has-been filmmaker at the center of the 12th cinematic Mobius strip from Hong Sang-soo.
Big Fat Whale - Even More Unemployment Survival Tips
Build your own couch-cushion cubicle today!
Books - Tana French’s murder scenes
Grisly-murder novelist Tana French has an infectious laugh and an easygoing cadence to her voice, something that might surprise you if you've read her novels.
News Features - Why does the Boston police union do business with a felon? And where is that scholarship money going, anyway?
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fundraising agency run by a woman who once bilked businesses out of money for a fake charity — by impersonating a police officer.
Live Reviews - Photos: DIIV + Earthquake Party @ the Butcher Shoppe, Allston
DIIV and Earthquake Party perform live at the Butcher Shoppe in Allston on July 18, 2012.
News Features - The 15th Annual Muzzle Awards
Liberal dreams that Barack Obama would somehow usher in a progressive paradise were always misplaced.
CD Reviews - Sugar | Copper Blue/Beaster + File Under: Easy Listening
Two live shows, mucho B-sides, and the ferocious Beaster EP now all compressed into one gulp could leave even the biggest power-pop fan gasping for air.
Music Features - Refused reunite: should we care?
Songs may exist for our entertainment, but bands often thrive not just as music makers but as exemplars of behavior.
Hoopleville - This is the life!
Rocking the beach.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
Talking Politics - Romney’s Shadow Years
With just six weeks to go before the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney's campaign has bogged down over the seemingly insignificant minutia of how to precisely define the leave of absence he took from Bain Capital, while he ran the Winter Olympics from 1999 to 2002.
Big Hurt - The Big Hurt: The month in tragedy, rampages, and weird cheese
It's been a sad and grisly few weeks for live music.
Dance - From the Horse's Mouth at Jacob's Pillow and Two Alike at the ICA
A lot has changed for American men dancers since Jacob's Pillow founder Ted Shawn felt he had to replace the sissified image of the ballet danseur with brawny "tillers of the fields."
Live Reviews - Photos: Aerosmith at the TD Garden
Aerosmith perform live at the TD Garden on July 17, 2012.
The Editorial Page - Banks suck
It is no longer a question of whether Wall Street and the rest of the international finance system is corrupt.
News Features - Conservatives to watch out for
Last summer, lefty comedian Michael Ian Black and conservative pundit Meghan McCain took a cross-country road trip together so they could write a book about it.
This Just In - Bedford to the Rose
Turning over a new leaf?
News Features - Muzzles on campus
Sticks and stones might break your bones, but on college campuses in the Northeast, words can get you expelled.
Flashbacks - Review: Jaws
It's interesting that the two most exciting films of the summer are so directly at odds with each other.
Jazz - Jazz death at ’GBH
"I don't know if we made a difference, but we had a hell of time," said Ken Field at the "WGBH Jazz Funeral" last week. True dat, Ken.
Music Features - Bethany Cosentino settles into a comfort zone
Best Coast have caught a lot of flack for not sounding like themselves on their new record, The Only Place (Mexican Summer).
Failure - Lantern fest
It's too much!
On The Cheap - On the Cheap: FoMu
With two all-vegan spots, pizza shop Peace o' Pie and Asian eatery Grasshopper, Allston's Union Square neighborhood already has a deserved reputation as a Boston vegan dining destination.
Classical - Admirable Nelsons; plus, Mark Morris
At a top ticket price of $2500 (including a gourmet dinner), the gala concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood grossed a cool $1.42 million.
Idiot Box - Mitt Romney's Secret Volcano Lair
" 'Henchmen' is a media term -- we're 'strategic villainy partners.' "
Puzzles - Crossword: ''Tally Ho!''
Where have I heard that before?
Need a new article just for masthead authors
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