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Boston Calling: Vampire Weekend dominates Blue Stage lineup

Accompanied by local concessions and sponsor vendors along the perimeter of Boston’s City Hall, the first day of Boston Calling offered promise that this biannual event could one day reach the prominence of a Bonnaroo or South by Southwest festival. Popular indie rock bands, such as Vampire Weekend, Local Natives and Okkervil River marked Saturday’s […]

Carpe Diem with ‘The Spectacular Now’

Movies are exalted for their ability to provide escapism to their viewers. Excursions into fantasy heal the past and romanticize the future, allowing audiences to escape the persistent imperfections of the here and the now. As such, when a film crashes through the rose glass that tints most Hollywood lenses, the impact of reality feels, […]

Boston Calling rocks City Hall Plaza

Energetic guitar riffs, ethereal electronic beats and folksy vocals will echo from City Hall Plaza this weekend to welcome students back to the city and celebrate Boston’s diverse music tastes. Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit will headline the second-ever Boston Calling Music Festival in City Hall Plaza on Saturday and Sunday. The two massively popular […]

INTERVIEW: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright on “The World’s End”

Actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have again teamed up with director Edgar Wright for The World’s End, the concluding film in the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy — consisting of dark comedy masterpieces Shaun of The Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). In The World’s End, Gary King (Pegg) is a washed-up man-child trying to […]

INTERVIEW: Why the Success of Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, and “The Way Way Back” is All Our Own

To delight in the success of others is a most gratifying feeling. Not only does it silence the exhausting assertion that all men are self-interested, but it celebrates the idea that success for the few is, in its harmonious echoes, success for all. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, after winding through years of unsatisfying rambles, […]