A communist party
Better Than: Watching two full days of rock docs. At the 12th annual EMP Pop Conference at Tisch School of the Arts on Friday afternoon, Princeton professor Alexandra Vazquez was presenting on Superstorm Sandy, remaining structures of colonialism, and Cuban-American salsa singer La Lupe, also k ... More >>
For two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the news media was so starved for public developments in the investigation that many outlets took to inventing breaking news. But in the last 12 hours, things have moved so quickly in the hunt for the bombers -- complete with a wild night full of shoot ... More >>
Project Runway:The Show That Changed Fashion The National Arts Club Friday, 6 p.m., free "Unwearable" was defined and redefined. Sewing got hip. We became frighteningly desensitized to the image of another human being crying. This is what 10 seasons of Project Runway will do. But at its best the se ... More >>
There may be 100,000 blogs about indie music, bikes, and beer already in existence, but what if there were 100,001? There is now, thanks to the initiative of a young man in Boston behind this Kickstarter project to fund his blog Indie, Bikes & Beer. All he needs to get going is $12,500. Sounds like ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
American nuns have been helping poor and sick people too much, so the Vatican has appointed a strict supervisor to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to make these liturgical ladies behave. And as the Voice reported yesterday, the Conference has since shot back at the Church, slamming Ca ... More >>
This May, for the sixth year running, New York will once more be treated to the NYC Popfest, a lovingly curated sugar-rush of indie fizz that brings bands from all corners of the globeand not just Sweden!to celebrate a musical lineage that traces itself back to names like Sarah, Factor ... More >>
The Daily Swarm got wind of an eBay auction for a pair of tickets to Elephant 6 cult hero Jeff Mangum's September 9 show at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, which predates his appearance at the Portishead-curated ATP in Asbury Park by about three weeks. The asking price for the chance to be ... More >>
A March march through London theater (sorry, theatre)
And it's getting bigger!Sarah Palin may actually be right for once! After people teased her about her freakish creation of the word "refudiate," she tweeted, "English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!" Gov. Palin's efforts are part of the new ... More >>
Every now and again a story appears that is just, in a word, a gem. A little nugget of beauty. A thing that makes the writerly heart sing. Today, we find that story in dog poop. Jay Lindsay, AP writer, hones in on an angle right off the bat -- dog poop has a bright side! And it only gets bett ... More >>
British theater company Complicite's newest at the Lincoln Center Festival
Weekend trips to cultured places
boston.comDrink in Boston at Drink, in Boston. Ask any cocktailian worth her salt and she's sure to tell you that, hands down, New York City has the best cocktail culture in the country. Sure, San Francisco has its abundance of fresh, seasonal produce and New Orleans, in many ways, started i ... More >>
DJ/Rupture's Mudd Up! radio program on WFMU hosted Luke Fischbeck's Lucky Dragons yesterday evening--fitting, as the two of them have some old Cambridge history together. The audio is up already, and it includes fun war stories about the band's Cambridge days, lots of well chosen Lucky Dragon ... More >>
President Obama went to a lot of trouble last night to explain the concept behind his health care plan -- "So taxpayers are already putting this money into the kitty. The problem is they're not getting a good deal for the money they're spending," etc. -- and now Harry Reid says, whatever dude ... More >>
On one band's rocky road to perfect pop redemption and/or ruin
The twist is "shout!" in Stoppard's new Rock 'n' Roll
In Foreigners, Caryl Phillips offers a trilogy of novellas about the struggle of being black in Britain
. . . before going to hell, he eats dog and peeks in a Korean housewife's urn
Syd Barrett, 19462006
'Not for inciting hatred, but for learning lessons from history'
Famous Span Swayed During Exodus for 2003 Blackout
Harvard revisited: outsiders, 'parlor liberals,' snobs, econ majors, and resisters
A lesson from post-apartheid South Africa
Paul West's Novel Blends 9-11, Philosophy, and Nigella
During Blackout '03, the Brooklyn Bridge Swayed as Pedestrians Trudged Across. What If Manhattan's Emergency Exit Has an Emergency?
Keep Your Emotional Distance, and They All Look Like Insects
Paul Elie's Catholic Tastes
A Selection From U.K. Author Shephard's History
Banishing the Higher Bogusness
For Lesbians, Age Counts Less Than Attitude. At 50, I'm a Non-Recovering Punk.