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Mar 312010
 
Short Fuse: Dangerous Men

The major problem with these treatments of Timothy Leary and Daniel Ellsberg is that they portray their main characters as if there was no possible resonance between them, as if they came from different eras. The Harvard Psychedelic Club, by [...]

Mar 302010
 
Coming Attractions: Popular Music in April 2010

By Thomas Samph Vampire movies, dirty whigs, Wilco beer, peace bombs, Russian retrograde, tappin’ khakis, and sweaty Soviet soirees are just a few reasons why April is a great month for music listeners in Boston. The month starts off with [...]

Mar 292010
 
Classical Music Sampler: April 2010

By Caldwell Titcomb April 1: Ursula Oppens, long a champion of contemporary music (and a 1965 honors graduate of Harvard), presents a free piano recital under the auspices of the Blodgett Distinguished Artists Series. The program includes John Corigliano’s “Winging [...]

Mar 272010
 
Film Review: ‘Greenberg’ and the Half-Cooked

Despite some poignant moments, “Greenberg” ends up as a half-cooked film about half-cooked people. Reviewed By Justin Marble In perhaps the most revealing scene in Noah Baumbach’s latest film, “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller’s title character stands in the middle of a [...]

Mar 252010
 
Opera Review: ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’

Reviewed By Caldwell Titcomb I was not able to catch Ariadne auf Naxos until the last of six performances that the Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) presented at the Shubert Theatre. By this time everything was clicking superbly—both the singers and [...]