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Ladyfest Boston (Boston Globe 2.3.12)

February 7, 2012

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With the five organizers behind Boston Ladyfest huddled over a coffee shop table in Union Square, it’s an overlapping mishmash of event-planning shop talk, band appreciation, and chunky-framed glasses adjustments. But the most excited the group gets is watching a wind-up toy alien stomp his way across the table, only to just barely stop in […]

Mission of Burma Feature / Roger Miller Q&A (Boston Phoenix, 1.18.12)

February 7, 2012

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It already seems like ages ago when Mission of Burma announced their reunion. The scrappy Boston band that flew under the radar during their original run between 1979 and 1983 were suddenly selling out shows in places like Irving Plaza. We were in the midst of a post-punk revival — Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be […]

Q&A with William Gibson (Boston Phoenix 1.4.12)

February 7, 2012

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TRYING TO FIND THE NOW: The Randomized Experience of William Gibson William Gibson — the writer who famously coined the term “cyberspace” and whose classic tech-punk novels like Neuromancer and The Difference Engine helped spawn a couple generations’ worth of bleak, busted fantasies — is now on tour promoting his first collection of nonfiction. Comprising essays, articles, and speeches […]

Grantland / Jay Caspian Kang (Boston Phoenix, 12.14.11)

February 7, 2012

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GAME CHANGER: Have Bill Simmons and GRantland made it cool for geeks to like sports? “The paper quickly began its operations, grabbing all of the talent money could buy.” That’s from the intro to an article that ran early on in Grantland’s online publishing tenure this year, chronicling the rise and fall of early-’90s sports […]