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Film Review: BlacKkKlansman Finds Spike Lee At His Best and Boldest

Walking out of BlacKkKlansman, one can’t help but feel electrified. A late-summer entry amidst the seat-shakers of the last three months, here is something deeply substantial and remarkably satisfying. Here’s a sublime work that is full-blooded, historically inventive, hilarious, and heartbreaking. Stylish and thoughtful, Spike Lee is motivated on this one, and it shows. It

Film Review: The Meg Chews on the Scenery and Swims to Late-Summer Success

The Pitch: Miles off the Shanghai coast, oceanographers at a remote research institute have discovered a trench even deeper than the Marianas, one which would become the deepest part of the ocean on record. By penetrating a thermal layer, a ragtag group of explorers and rogues gain entry to the trench, where they discover an entirely

Album Review: Travis Scott Leans on His Strengths on ASTROWORLD

The Lowdown: Travis Scott is an immensely talented Houston native and onetime protege of Kanye West. ASTROWORLD, his third solo album, is wonderfully ambitious, at least when it comes to the beats. Fans of his first two LPs will find much to admire. The woozy Auto-Tune is back. His greatest asset is his ear — his

Album Review: Deafheaven Shine with Ambition on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

The Lowdown: Deafheaven return for their fourth album, which strips away the shoegaze of Sunbather and the dark atmosphere of New Bermuda for a bright and sunny, new sound. The album has the same emotional power and wide dynamic range of past Deafheaven records, but features significant new wrinkles in their sound, including a prominent

Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham in Boston: Exclusive Photos, Review, Set Lists

The Juke Box Heroes Tour featuring Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening rolled into Boston on June 20. They each delivered shows full of classic songs. Bonham’s opening set was made up solely of songs made famous by his late father John’s band, kicking off with “Immigrant Song” and “Good Times Bad Times”

Film Review: The Tale Is the Kind of Film That Will Stay With You For Years To Come

I’ve never ridden a horse — at least, I don’t think I have. Growing up, we never had money, so when would I have had the chance to ride a horse? I’ve been in a saddle, but I think that was a pony, a docile animal walking slowly in a circle. There are no photos

Live Review: Arctic Monkeys Check into Brooklyn Steel with New Music (5/9)

Setting the Stage: It took Arctic Monkeys seven years and five albums to really break through in America. “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” off their Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not debut was a world-wide hit, but subsequent albums failed to catch on as well as they did across