Pile on the Focused Confusion of Their New Album, Green and Gray

Originally published on pastemagazine.com If you’ve found yourself at a show in a grubby Boston basement in recent years, you’ve probably heard of Pile. People in that corner of the world speak of the band with the kind of reverence usually reserved for hometown legends like Pixies or the Lemonheads. They’ve been the subject of entire … Continue reading Pile on the Focused Confusion of Their New Album, Green and Gray

The World is Finally Ready for Duster, the Droning Space Cadets of Yesteryear

Originally published on pastemagazine.com The music of the band Duster is hard to classify. It’s been called many things, but none of these classifications have managed to stick all that well. There’s more natural propulsion behind Duster’s music than slowcore contemporaries like Codeine and Bedhead, and it’s more spaced-out than artists like the Microphones or Built … Continue reading The World is Finally Ready for Duster, the Droning Space Cadets of Yesteryear

The Photography of Ansel Adams Is Coming to the MFA

Originally published on bostonmagazine.com The work of legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams is set to go on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in a new exhibition titled Ansel Adams in Our Time. The exhibition will include around 100 Adams photographs alongside works by the 19th century photographers who influenced him and contemporary artists who followed … Continue reading The Photography of Ansel Adams Is Coming to the MFA

Jamaica Plain Artists Fight to Save Their Studios

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3wzy394nuA Testimonials from artists working on Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain.   It was a bright afternoon in late September and Jamaica Plain’s Brookside Avenue was alive with activity. Birds were chirping, bubbles floated through the air from a humming machine on the sidewalk, and a small crowd had gathered for the 120 Brookside … Continue reading Jamaica Plain Artists Fight to Save Their Studios

Something Gigantic: A Quest for Answers in the Heart of America

Brett and Betsy Miller and their dog Maeby pictured in front of their 2017 Winnebago Travato. Photo courtesy of somethinggigantic.com On the night of November 8th, 2016, Brett and Betsy Miller were in their Springfield, Missouri living room watching coverage of the presidential election with a few close friends. As the result became clear and … Continue reading Something Gigantic: A Quest for Answers in the Heart of America