Music 

INTERVIEW: GEOFF RICKLY OF UNITED NATIONS

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“I realized I had to make United Nations mean something. It had to be more than just a band; it had to be an art project, it had to say something, it had to have some sort of relevance.” Continue reading

Fiction 

SUMMER FICTION: THE SEVEN STAGES OF CAMPING WITH THE POET

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I ask him whether he’s ever put up a tent before and he says yes, but when I press him on it—what kind of tent, where, how long did it take, which girlfriend was that with—he avoids answering. This only makes me think he does not know how to put up a tent at all, but that each one of his ex-girlfriends does. Continue reading

News Opinion 

BLUNT TRUTH: HOME-GROW OR NO-GO

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Barring divine intervention, Massachusetts will vote on legal pot in 2016. But what will “legalization” mean? Will it be legal for you and me to grow dope in our homes? Or will growing dope only be legal for the owners of pot stores and marijuana dispensaries? Continue reading

Music 

FOTOBOM: NINE INCH NAILS AT THE XFINITY CENTER

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Last night Nine Inch Nails revisited Boston at the Xfinity Center. Fun fact: 1992′s Wish from the Broken EP won a Grammy, and may be the only song ever to do so incorporating lyrics, “fist-fuck.” Continue reading

News Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: TIME TO EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT GAZA

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Here in the Hub, when hundreds upon hundreds of people gathered to protest in the name of Palestine last week, our own Boston Globe didn’t even send a photographer. Continue reading

Music 

RECORD REPORT 7/29/14: MITCH MURDER, SHABAZZ PALACES + JENNY LEWIS

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A new column featuring our top three new music picks, in brief. Whether for Nintendo games, lost love or Egyptian symbolism, this week is all about nostalgia. Continue reading