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Review: Anita

The young protagonist of Anita may grapple with Down syndrome, but Argentine director Marcos Carnevale wisely avoids advocacy melodrama territory.
The aftermath of a 1994 anti-Semitic terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires
By MILES HOWARD  |  April 20, 2012

Bigger — and better

Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

5 x Lacy

By JON GARELICK  |  May 21, 2010

Review: Plan B

In this nuanced moral tale from Argentine director Marco Berger, Bruno is jealous of his ex-girlfriend’s new beau, Pablo, and he’s out to thwart the relationship.
The B is for bisexual
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Review: The Secret In Their Eyes

The Counterfeiters (Austria) won in 2008, Departures (Japan) triumphed in 2009, and in 2010 the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar went to this piece of crap from Argentina.
The Academy got it wrong
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

David Byrne and the Termite Towers

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline's second annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities wasn't really about the arts. Or the humanities.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 12, 2010


Alejandro Franov | Digitaria

Alejandro Franov is an Argentine multi-instrumentalist who's been involved in the more serious, and often experimental, side of the Buenos Aires music scene since he was a teen in the late 1980s.
Nature Bliss (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 05, 2010

Three-hour tours

They crowd our sidewalks, wearing lobster hats and carrying LL Bean bags, from August through October. We’re told about how their presence is vital to our economy.
Lessons from a cruise-ship trip to Portland
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009

Matias Aguayo | Ay Ay Ay

You know the old saying: you can lead a horse to dance music, but you can’t make it sign up for a Beatport account.
Kompakt (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 06, 2009

Review: Tetro

Francis Ford Coppola made one perfect picture, The Conversation , in 1974.
Francis Ford Coppola: still lost in a cinematic jungle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 19, 2009

Takeo Toyama | Etudes

Takeo Toyama's song experiments here run the gamut from sublime to unsettling. The first half offers mannered, consonant melodies.
Karaoke Kalk (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  April 24, 2009

Play by play: March 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009

Play by Play: February 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009

The unlikely hits of Twisted Village

I have fond memories of my first visits to the basement abode of Twisted Village.
Name that tune
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 03, 2009


It's not fair to review Greater Boston's only Argentine restaurant right after spending two delicious weeks in Buenos Aires, but it is revealing.
It doesn’t take two for a fine Argentine meal
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 03, 2008

‘New music’ agenda

The Bayside Trio push the boundaries of modern classical music, performing works by living or recent composers.
Modern works performed by the Bayside Trio
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  October 22, 2008


New beginnings

Step into any classical music rehearsal space right now and you can almost taste the excitement.
Classical music comes alive this fall
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  September 10, 2008

Power playing

Theatre by the Sea is staging a slick rendition of Evita that gets across much of the power of the personalities and social forces involved.
Theater by the Sea’s Evita
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2008

Elsa y Fred | Elsa + Fred

Set in modern-day Madrid, Marco Carnevale’s gentle romantic comedy slaps two touchstone images from Italian cinema on the screen.
Geriatric hijinks abound
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  July 16, 2008

Destination out

In a town bursting with young musical talent, Leo Genovese might be the most explosive.
Leo Genovese tries to play what he doesn’t know; plus David Torn’s Prezens
By JON GARELICK  |  March 24, 2008

U2 3D

Even better than the real thing? An argument can be made.
Ego supersized
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 31, 2008


Above the fray

Modern dance choreographers from Martha Graham onward have sometimes been described as too abstract or inaccessible.
Parsons Dance's musical moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 22, 2008

Boxed and ready

The cream of the season’s CD/DVD crop
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 14, 2007

No latkes?

Four bands, seven countries, and a couple of sponsors: that’s what it took to stage the festival of spotlights known as “A Crazy Worldwide Hanukkah Party.”
A crazy worldwide Hanukkah party
By STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  December 11, 2007

Hot and cold

James Levine’s second French program this season with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was more compelling than the one with which he began the season.
More French music plus Osvaldo Golijov at the BSO; Sarasa’s warm tribute to Craig Smith
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 11, 2007

Carb unloading

After spending Thanksgiving gorging yourself on turkey, mashed potatoes, and all manner of high-calorie treats from candied yams to kaleidoscopic Jello molds, you should have energy to burn.
Thanksgiving treats in clubland
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 19, 2007


Cama Adentro/Live-In Maid

Both actresses embody their roles with subtlety and subdued emotion — Aleandro especially, pride, humiliation, and desperation palpable in her regal face.
Wry desperation in Buenos Aires
By PEG ALOI  |  October 17, 2007


It’s payback time for Boston’s blues and roots music scene.
The best of the season’s roots, world, folk, and blues
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 12, 2007

Busy busy

“If you pulled the cord and the chute didn’t open, how would you dance on the way down?”
Something for everyone
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 12, 2007

Death becomes him

The combination of a gift for narrative, a proclivity for pathos, and a lode of arcane knowledge is put to great use in Nathan Englander’s first novel.
Nathan Englander returns . . . at last
By DANA KLETTER  |  April 23, 2007