Lists

Thirty Albums You Don’t Love (But Really Ought To), Pt. 2

Now that the 00’s are wrapping up, people are writing Best Albums Of The Decade lists like crazy, and I almost added my own top albums list to that lengthy pile.  But then I thought there was no point explaining the greatness of MIA or Radiohead or Antony and the Johnsons or The Knife, when […]

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Thirty Albums You Don’t Love (But Really Ought To)

Now that the 00’s are wrapping up, people are writing Best Albums Of The Decade lists like crazy, and I almost added my top albums list to that lengthy pile.  But then I thought there was no point explaining the greatness of MIA or Radiohead or Antony and the Johnsons or The Knife, when anyone

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Boston’s City Hall World’s Ugliest Building

From Reuters: “Web site VirtualTourist.com has come up with a list of “The World’s Top 10 Ugliest Buildings and Monuments” according to their editors and readers. Reuters has not endorsed this list. Some of these picks have all the charm of a bag of nails while others are just jaw-dropping in their complexity. Love them

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The Red Fez: Providence’s 92nd Best Restaurant?

I spent many terrible Friday nights as a child in a white basement with a dropped ceiling on a side street off Pocasset Avenue, writhing in agony at the smell of the calimari being eaten with terrible fervor by my mother and my Auntie Lala. It was St. Bart’s Club, one of a number of

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Starting Thurs — Human Rights Film Festival

Projo has the details: Human-rights violations around the world, from the ongoing genocide in Darfur to human trafficking in Eastern Europe, will be the focus of the third annual Brown University Human Rights Film Festival, running Thursday through Sunday. The Devil Came on Horseback, a first-person account by a former U.S. Marine of Sudanese government-backed

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Kids At Top Schools Have Reason To Believe Maybe This Year Will Be Better Than The Last

Thanks to Bookslut (and a total inability to focus on work today), I just found Musicthatmakesyoudumb and Booksthatmakeyoudumb, conceived by a CalTech student named Virgil Griffith. The two lists compare what kids say they like on Facebook with the average SAT scores of the schools they go to. The book list is interesting though ultimately

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Providence: Not as Miserable as Detroit, but Way More Miserable Than Say, Little Rock

According to Providence Business News, Forbes magazine has ranked our quaint little burg the tenth most miserable city in America. Based on a number of factors, including weather, tax rates, crime and unemployment, they ranked the 150 largest metropolises in the country. Detroit, of course, emerged triumphant, with some truly great cities also cracking the

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