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Something to honk about: Goose Island delivers the Belgians
Two weeks ago we huzzahed the arrival of Founders.
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
| March 23, 2012
Review: Van Ghent Café
As ethnic cuisines go, most of us would be hard-pressed to anticipate much beyond their eponymous waffles when looking forward to a Belgian restaurant.
More than waffle time
| October 21, 2011
Health 'n' hops
Thomas Jefferson once asserted that beer, when drank in moderation, "promotes health." Trappist monks in Belgium and the Netherlands referred to it as "liquid bread."
Is beer good for you?
| April 01, 2011
Gabriel Kuri and Francis Alÿs look at the ordinary
It feels a bit like the art-world version of some twins-separated-at-birth Disney comedy: one artist born in Mexico who lives in Belgium, and one born in Belgium who lives in Mexico.
| February 25, 2011
Talk of international beer typically conjures up images of German beer gardens, Belgian monasteries, and pints of Guinness. But where is the rest of the world in this Eurocentric fantasy?
Become a worldly beer drinker
| September 10, 2010
At the G.I. Joe Convention: The Baroness and a ‘slice of Americana’
Roadblock flew in from Miami, and Tunnel Rat took the train from Jersey. But it was Baroness, aka Penelope Pappas, who got the cameras clicking at the 17th annual G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention.
| May 07, 2010
Savor the flavor
Whether you only occasionally hoist a craft beer or carry a notepad to rate beer everywhere you go, we can all become better beer drinkers by following a few simple guidelines.
How to make great beer even better
| May 07, 2010
It takes a village to save a mind.
The resistance of memory
| April 23, 2010
Beer heaven does exist. And it’s in the backwoods of Lovell, Maine.
A pilgrimage to Ebenezer’s Pub
| March 26, 2010
Symphony 8 Restaurant & Bar
Everyone wants to have a gastro-pub with comfort food, but you have to be able to cook a little bit to sustain one. It also helps to draw a clean draught beer, maintain a quality wine list, and sweep the floor.
Time to face the music
| March 19, 2010
The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries
Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
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| February 12, 2010
Review: A Town Called Panic (2010)
It is, indeed, a golden age for animation, where silent montages can wrenchingly portray a lifelong bond (in Pete Docter's Up ), or a band of stop-motion foxes can act out complex and angsty family dynamics (Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox ), or a c
Chaos reigns in a Belgian Town Called Panic
| February 12, 2010
Review: A Town Called Panic
This stop-motion comedy from Belgian filmmakers Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar is the anti– Fantastic Mr. Fox — its lack of visual and psychological nuance is, merci, quite deliberate.
Bilge from Belgium
| January 22, 2010
Interview: Ray Davies
In 1964, the scorching five-chord chorus of “You Really Got Me” changed rock music forever.
On singing in the choir, his American experience, and who’ll play Dave
| November 06, 2009
Bikers: get muddy and wet
If someone asked you what the most popular winter sport in Belgium was, what would you guess?
| October 16, 2009
Up and autumn!
Behold! The prime of the approaching fall local rock crop.
New local rock to shake the leaves from the trees
| September 18, 2009
Photos: 'Seeing Songs' at MFA
Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs at the MFA
An eclectic mix of work that draws on music as inspiration
| July 17, 2009
(10) days of celluloid
Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
| July 10, 2009
Review: Moscow, Belgium
Matty (Barbara Sarafian) is a weather-beaten wreck, a postal-worker mom of three whose vacillating husband has (pretty much) left her for a younger woman.
Tired mom meets 'viking' trucker
| April 24, 2009
Back in 1928, a Providence Journal headline dubbed painter Hezekiah Anthony Dyer a "militant anti-Modernist." Modern art was just about showing off, he said.
Dyer's thing was watercolors and gouaches of romantic fairy tale country cottages, snowy mountain lakes, and ruins of old stone arches and doorways.
| February 10, 2009
Three Day Threshold take pride in roots
Three Day Threshold take pride in their roots
The undiscovered country
| January 26, 2009
Action hunk Jean-Claude Van Damme, who hasn't had a US theatrical release in years, found a more creative venue than Celebrity Rehab in which to seek redemption.
A comic but poignant collision of biography and filmography
| November 11, 2008
New kids on the block
Newly reactivated local gut-pop heroes Dear Leader will play two shows this weekend, with a handful of notable newbs and special guests.
Allow Dear Leader to introduce you
| September 23, 2008
The Publick House
The true focus here is the far frontiers of craft brewing, especially the many styles of Belgian ales.
Grab a drink while you wait
| July 23, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Brian Moote
Pringles, the pizza-flavored ones, feel like a dinner. I wouldn’t just get sour-cream-and-onion. That doesn’t have enough food groups in it.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
| July 23, 2008
Flora, fauna, and the female figure
The Art Nouveau movement of the late-19th/early-20th century distanced itself from the mass production of the Industrial Revolution with elaborate, one-of-a-kind works made from unusual materials.
Art Nouveau Jewelry at the MFA, ‘Players’ on MIT’s Media Test Wall, and ‘Nascent’ at NESAD
| July 15, 2008
Building with Bricks Volume 3, the double-disc anthology that drops this week, features a spread of classic material and glimpses into the future of Beantown’s reigning rap regime.
Hub-hop courtesy of Brick Records
| June 11, 2008
"We wanted to expand our reach as wide as possible and from that field create a program of film and videos that explicitly address duration."
A conversation with video artist Kenneth White
| June 04, 2008
St. Bernardus Abt 12 and Satan Red
In beer, as in life, there is good and there is evil.
The eternal struggle
| May 07, 2008
Beer: the next generation
Nikki’s Liquors, at first blush, seems like a typical liquor store.
Hopped-up brews are proliferating in Rhode Island, from neighborhood bars to the corner package store
| February 06, 2008
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