The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Slip slides into sonic success

The band had years of extensive touring in the shadows of larger acts and the drawn-out,...

Thornton#039;s Astronaut Farmer grows dreams

Two brothers, writer/director/producer Michael Polish and his twin, writer/producer Mark, have...

Reno 911! is a joke, just not funny

"I gotta say man, Boston is colder than a witch's nipple ring," he said. "See, in Reno, we got a...

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In his debut novel, McCarthy spins a fantastic tale for the Everyman. After the unnamed...

Bigger arenas, same old broken heart songs

Over the years, Taking Back Sunday has gone through a lot of changes, from a revolving door of...

Ain#039;t no Doubt about it: Cherry Jones shines

John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning musing on the topic of doubt conveys that central...

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This is Barack Obama's mini-manifesto, which wouldn't be complete without his interspersed...

Nas returns, staves off hip-hop rigor mortis

As the lights dim, the crowd chants his name. Finally, the beat drops and Nasir Jones plunges...

Punk grand marshals for The Black Parade

The band's third studio album, The Black Parade, was produced by Rob Cavallo and released last...

Germans and commies and spies, oh my!

In his debut effort as director and screenwriter, von Donnersmarck explores a tumultuous Germany...

quot;I see aquot; cool new museum: Boston#039;s ICA

Don't pass by, though, because the room reveals a surprising spectacle: projected images of...

Before Clarice, young Hannibal starts Rising

In the latest installment in the Hannibal Lecter series, Hannibal Rising, the eponymous role will...

Grammy whammy: music awards preview

Record of the Year This year's nominations are all decent songs, but follow the trend of being...

Blaxploitation for the #039;00s

If you're in the mood to indulge yourself in two hours of blatant racism and embarrassment, head...

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The title pretty much says it all: in this volume of crap, D'Souza blames leftist American...