Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

By John Paul

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results. 6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

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The Dresden Dolls: Yes, Virginia…

The cabaret feel is still there, but Virginia’s more refined sound makes the Boston duo’s second album a winner.

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Van Morrison: Pay the Devil

The great Van the Man, reduced to (mostly) covers and genre constrictions.

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Carol Bui: This Is How I Recover

Grim, powerful debut from a singer-songwriter who resists being pigeon-holed with the help of a trusty distortion pedal.

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Kimya Dawson: Remember That I Love You

Does a song have the power to save people from suicide? Kimya sings like it does.

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8 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gianluca Petrella: Indigo 4

Gianluca Petrella is a young Italian trombone player who is well-versed in electronica and rock as well as jazz.

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6 May 2006 // 2:03 AM

A movie titled M:I:III can't lean too hard on verbal wit, and so it quickly leaves Laurence Fishburne behind to head out into the actionated field.

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The Promise (Wu ji) (2005)

There's a lesson here, about the seductions of wealth versus the purities of true love, but the film is less concerned with teaching it than laying out all the pieces and letting them fly.

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Mission Impossible III (2006)

A movie titled M:I:III can't lean too hard on verbal wit, and so it quickly leaves Laurence Fishburne behind to head out into the actionated field.

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5 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Billy Joel

's name hangs from the rafters of the world's most famous arena, not the man himself. Love him or hate him, the Piano Man ain't going anywhere.

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Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson

In an ancillary sense, the author uses the events of Katrina to tell the African American community that they cannot have it both ways. One should not shout 'Amen' when Bill Cosby disses poor black folk yet cry foul when the media refers to African American citizens stranded at the Superdome as 'refugees'.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'The Anthropologist'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

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