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The incendiary style of Blitzen Trapper

There’s a moment in Almost Famous (the greatest movie of all time) where William Miller tells Russell Hammond, lead guitarist of Stillwater, that his guitar sound is “incendiary.” That’s kind of how I felt watching Blitzen Trapper at Paradise Rock Club Tuesday night. The sound was something I couldn’t quite find the right word to describe, but William’s word was […]

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Review: Boston Ballet’s Fall Program

Review: Boston Ballet’s Fall Program

The Boston Ballet’s Fall Program at the Boston Opera House, which opened Thursday Oct. 25, presents a blend of contemporary and classical dance styles in a way that manages to evoke nostalgia, yet in a new, exciting way. The Fall Program starts out with the jaunty “Rooster.” Choreographed by Christopher Bruce in 1991 and set to music by The Rolling […]

Hip-Hop and Martial Arts: The Man with the Iron Fists

Hip-Hop and Martial Arts: The Man with the Iron Fists

It is not often that the combination of two cultures can be described as “incredible,” “remarkable” and “dope” at the same time. Can you imagine a world where hip-hop and martial arts are essentially two parts of the same whole? That is the picture that hip-hop mogul and Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA is hoping to paint with The Man with […]

Science Tuesday: Take back control of your brain

For students looking for a way to focus their minds while studying, researchers at the Strong Foundation have an answer. Their website, Brain Shift Radio, launched after three decades of research on music-based therapy, is an alternative to common mind-focusing methods, such as use of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drugs. Brain-Shifting Technology Users log into their personal accounts and […]

Ambitious effort fails to deliver: A review of Cloud Atlas

There is very little that can be explained about Tom Twyker and Lana and Andy Wackowski’s new film Cloud Atlas, which was released on Oct. 26. This confusion is almost expected given the dense material from David Mitchell’s novel on which the film is based—six interrelated stories spanning 5,000 years of time. The epic film follows Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, […]

Artist’s photographs preserve the Zoroastrian tradition

Artist’s photographs preserve the Zoroastrian tradition

What started out as photographer Sooni Taraporevala’s attempt to preserve the essence of a generation evolved into something much greater: an insightful and unprecedented documentation of India’s Parsi Zoroastrians. Thursday night marked the opening of Taraporevala’s “Parsis, The Zoroastrians of India” at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. “Parsis” is the product of a 35-year exploration in which […]

The Sessions: Sexy, funny and deals with some tough stuff

The Sessions is a refreshing piece of damn good cinema. The film explores the life of Mark O’Brien, a poet and journalist who suffered from polio, confined to an iron lung until his death at age 49. Ben Lewin, the director also lives with polio, and stumbled upon O’Brian’s article “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate” on the Internet. Lewin had […]

Mario Testino shines his lights on Boston

Mario Testino shines his lights on Boston

Photographer Mario Testino’s photographs are bold, fierce and, quite honestly, in your face. Testino’s aptly titled “In Your Face” exhibit has found its way to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which opened Sunday, features his already well known photography work. Testino’s no stranger to Vogue, Vanity Fair and the international market. As one of today’s most renowned contemporary […]

Show Review: A.C. Newman at Brighton Music Hall

Walking into Brighton Music Hall at 9 p.m. Tuesday night, one would hardly suspect it would turn into a raucous, dancing mass of people in little less than an hour. Sparse groups of twos and threes slumped against the wall, immersed in shadow and idly sipping drinks. It was the musical acts of the night, A.C. Newman supported by The […]

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Sol Azteca: Homespun South-of-the-Border Cuisine

Sol Azteca: Homespun South-of-the-Border Cuisine

Boston is home to a smattering of Mexican restaurants, but few can boast a background of nearly 40 years—except Sol Azteca, that is. Opened in 1974 by Mexico native Rafael Osornio, the restaurant has resided at 914 Beacon St., a quick walk from Kenmore Square, for the past 38 years. Sol Azteca has garnered a legacy of traditional Mexican recipes […]