• Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Inside The Video: Lowell, "The Bells"

    Lowell, playing a pair of shows in town this week (9/4 at Mercury Lounge, 9/5 at Glasslands) is a Toronto-based band made up of just one person (also named Lowell, conveniently/confusingly) that makes music in the form of very delicate electro clouds over which she sings in a very high, sweet voice. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    James Rosemond, Hip-Hop Manager Tied to Tupac Shooting, Gets Life Sentence for Drug Trafficking

    James Rosemond, the hip-hop manager who went by "Jimmy Henchman," is probably best known for his alleged involvement in the 1994 shooting that left Tupac Shakur robbed and bleeding in New York's Quad Studios. In his song Against All Odds, Shakur blamed Rosemond. In a controversial 2008 L.A. Times ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Q&A: Mutant Genes On Drunken Dares And The Appeal Of Yahoo Serious

    Self-described "incompetent shitbags" Mutant Genes aren't your little brother's hardcore band. If they ever used skateboards, it was probably as a weapon or as a seat at an after-party. And they favor slightly fractured rhythms and tricky riffs to just jocky bro-core. Only about eight months old, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Robert Burnham Jr.'s 1983 Testament: An Astronomer-Recluse Inscribes His Universe (Part II)

    Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960.​ Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Robert Burnham Jr.'s 1983 Testament: An Astronomer-Recluse Inscribes His Universe (Part I)

    Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier​ Today, June 16, 2011, would have been Robert Burnham Jr.'s 80th birthday. Burnham was an Arizona astronomer who produced one of the most unusual, and most beloved, set of books of science, his Burnham's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Robert Burnham Jr.'s Strange, Wonderful Manifesto Coming in One Month

    Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier​ One month from today, the Voice will make public for the first time a 24,000-word autobiographical essay written by a man named Robert Burnham, Jr. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. On June 16, had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Dear Hollywood: Leave Massachusetts Alone!

    ​2010 was the worst year in history for the state of Massachusetts--on film anway. If you live there, you obviously get pink slipped, become a bank robber, get unjustly convicted of something else, and emerge to become a boxer with a fucked-up family. I am not making this up! All in 2010, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Jack Horkheimer: Star Hustler, and Friend

    Hustlin'​Jack Horkheimer died last week. Son of a bitch. I didn't hear right away because I was on my way to a week in Maine. An e-mail got through to me on the road. Well, I thought, I'll just wait for the canned "Star Gazer" obits to appear, and when I get back to town I'll get around to wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Clip Job: Newfield Makes the Case for Bob Dylan

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 26, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 15 Brecht of the Juke Box, Poet of the Electric Guitar By Jack Newfield Norman Morrison burned himself to death to protest the Vietnam war, and when reporters visited his spare room they saw quotes fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Interview: Randy Newman on 'Harps and Angels' and Hurricane Katrina

    Talking with the Oscar winner about songwriting, the South, and "Louisiana 1927."

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    The Sox/Yanks Road to the Playoffs

    Weekend of July 18, 2008 I can’t believe it. The Rays are back in first place!? The Sox need to do everything they can to climb up the 1.5 games they're behind, and everyone needs to start pitching in. And as I tuned in to the Sox-Angels game Saturday afternoon on the radio, somewhere in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    Mixed Living: A Sox Fan and a Yanks Fan Learn to Cohabitate

    "PRAC-tically a perfect game." my roommate—a die-hard Yanks fan—kept announcing this past Friday night. "It wasn’t!!!!!" I’d yell back. "BAYYYY-sically a perfect game." "Stop saying that! We had two hits!" I kept drinking that night, trying to make the pain go away. Yet, after the countless ... More >>

  • Books

    April 18, 2006

    The Beat Goes On

    Down the road: Revisiting the freewheeling Jack Kerouac, gauging Ginsberg's influence

  • Books

    April 26, 2005

    Miller's Crossing

    Rust belt blues: In this brashly ambitious debut, the earnest Midwest reveals its dark side

  • Theater

    May 4, 2004

    The Outsiders

    American aliens (at home and abroad) drive two new plays

  • Books

    August 12, 2003

    Braving the Elephants

    Celebrity and Suffering in John Haskell's Factual Fictions

  • Books

    June 24, 2003

    O Cacohymnia!

    From Bad to Verse

  • Theater

    June 20, 2000

    Moon Over Moonwork

    Unlikely Superheroes Protect Shakespeare Downtown

  • Music

    December 22, 1998

    Freebirds All

    Southern Rock's Undying Appeal