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Gaslight Anthem -- Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem | Handwritten

Handwritten finds the Gaslight Anthem firmly grounded — all grease, grit, and earnest emotion as visceral as the hometown soil caked beneath their fingernails.
Mercury (2012)
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  July 20, 2012
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A new peak(1)

Only in a city as small as Portland can a move of a few blocks, like Katahdin’s recent relocation from High Street to Forest Avenue, seem like a significant change of neighborhood.
Katahdin relocates, gets even better
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 11, 2010

A new peak

Katahdin relocates, gets even better
Katahdin relocates, gets even better
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 05, 2010

Play by play: December 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, December 25, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 25, 2009

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009


Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009

Off the track

I've been thinking about what makes a first-rate kook.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 07, 2009
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Review: Race to Witch Mountain

In Andy Fickman's blow-up of Alexander Key's book there's no venerable elder thespian, like Eddie Arnold or Bette Davis, rounding out his or her career.
The film is no E.T. , though it does boast self-interested government agents as the baddies.
By TOM MEEK  |  March 10, 2009
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Review: The Seagull, The Corn Is Green

The Seagull begins with a theatrical experiment — a brief symbolist drama dreamed by young Konstantin Treplev, who's struggling toward artistic expression while endeavoring to showcase his girlfriend and impress his actress mother.
Tons of love
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 20, 2009
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Winter's tales

The cold season heats up on Boston boards
The cold season heats up on Boston boards
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 29, 2008


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Regifting

Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 09, 2008
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Interview: Dick Smothers

The Smothers Brothers have spent 50 years in funny business.
Mom always liked him best
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 17, 2008
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Growing up

In the early ’90s the sleepy little Downeast town of Belfast had its 15 minutes of fame.
The mature art of longtime Maine artists
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 09, 2008
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P.S. I Love You

Gerry is the perfect dead man, showing up shirtless à la Ghost or in stagy flashbacks.
A middling effort for Hilary Swank
By ALICIA POTTER  |  December 19, 2007
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Teen spirit

The Williamstown Theatre Festival revival of Emlyn Williams’s The Corn Is Green marks the first time this play has been trotted out in years.
The Corn Is Green at Williamstown; Romeo and Juliet at the Publick
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  August 07, 2007


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Flower power

Many of Zhang Yimou’s films come down to a battle between character and décor. Watch the trailer for Curse of the Golden Flower (QuickTime)
Zhang’s gaudy, gory Curse
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 20, 2006
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Stacked deck

Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon is Romeo and Juliet ’s ugly stepsister.
The Royal Ballet’s Manon
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 21, 2006
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Get Smart

Edward Hopper meets Edward Albee in The Hopper Collection , a flawed but intriguing new play by Mat Smart.
The Huntington’s The Hopper Collection  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 14, 2006