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Review: Paranormal Activity 3

Aside from the fan-cam, 3 has little to offer: the camera is shakier and 2 's ludicrous backstory is continued.
Little to offer
By ANN LEWINSON  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: Apollo 18

Officially, the final lunar manned launch was Apollo 17 in 1972. But what if there was another, secret one, and footage from it was "found" somewhere?
López-Gallego's inert thriller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011
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Endless inquiry

Mikael Kennedy’s portraits of his maunderings through the American landscape harness a transcendental concurrence of vastness and intimacy.
Ghostly shapes and images at 37-A Gallery
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 11, 2010
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Slideshow: Drainspotting in Japan

A collection of artistic Japanese manhole covers
  Remo Camerota's photographs of manhole covers in Japan, where 95% of municipalities take pride in their artistic drains.
By REMO CAMEROTA  |  June 11, 2010
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Basking in life

Nancy and Charlie (Kate Braun and Peter Josephson) have made it to the other side: Their kids are raised, released into the world, and producing their own offspring.
Two humans and two lizards, in Albee's Seascape
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 20, 2009
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Idealist views

The path through my various responsibilities has led me to the Portland Museum several times in recent weeks, and along most of the floors. While passing through the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit of photography I was struck by thoughts about templates
Three shows at the PMA explore truth
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  August 28, 2009


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Noir film

Fatalism and depression are consequences of life, not goals. Cheer up and don't let this dust-to-dust business slow you down.
Jerry Berndt and Eugene Richards: The inescapable romance of decay
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  March 03, 2009
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SPACE auction may also serve as a swan song

Polaroid announced in February that it will discontinue manufacturing the film in 2008.
Farewell, Polaroid
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 07, 2008
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Sizing things up

Back in the day — and by that I mean the 15th century — printing on paper was in its infancy in Europe, since the process of papermaking had just made its way there from China.
Monumental Prints and Small Ponds at the Davis Museum, ‘Art and Math’ at Axiom, Glass Sea Creatures at Harvard, and New Rationalists at Proof
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008
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Kiss him deadly

Bostonians flummoxed by the great whatsits of Richard Kelly’s vaguely Spillanean Southland Tales stand an outside chance of querying the puzzler himself.
Richard Kelly on The Box , the Jag, and the critics at Cannes
By ROB NELSON  |  November 14, 2007
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Easy Women

To rev up art-house habitués for the US release of Pedro Almodóvar’s latest, Volver , Sony Pictures Classics has packaged an eight-film retrospective of the Spanish director’s work.
Almodóvar on the verge of a brilliant movie
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  August 31, 2006


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Phones remix

Cell phone manufacturers are slowly coming around to the notion that a little bulk isn’t bad, especially if it means there’s fewer things in your pockets.
Is that a bigger Verizon in your pocket or are you happy to see me?
By MICHAEL JOHNSON  |  June 05, 2006
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Perception quartet

By now we understand that photography does not hold a mirror up to life, that it is thoroughly subjective.
“Four Indias” at the Newport Art Museum
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 10, 2006
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One woman, eight cameras

Like a writer who keeps a notebook in her back pocket in case inspiration strikes, I carry a camera with me for times when the setting, lighting, or situation catches my eye.
Testing the new crop of digital-picture takers
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  May 01, 2006
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Go, gadget, go!

We’re inching ever closer to the technological utopia so keenly envisioned on The Jetsons .
The most exciting personal devices of 2006 are wireless, tiny, and occasionally even useful
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 01, 2006
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The call of the future

As technology advances over the next two decades, cell phones will morph into new shapes and assume new features.
How the cell phone will go swiss army
By BOB PARKS AND JAMES P. MCQUOID  |  April 25, 2006


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Dark thoughts

Most of We All Die Alone , which collects Mark Newgarden’s comic art from 1983 to 1994, is concerned with a simple truth: despair and humor come from the same place.
Mark Newgarden’s comics of the absurd
By MATTHEW SHAER  |  April 24, 2006
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Lo-fi for the eyes

Isaac Turner’s color photography show is at Fort Nest, a new gallery on India Street co-founded by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Catherine Satchell, and Wendy Davenport.
Isaac Turner at India Street's Fort Nest
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 09, 2006

New to DVD for the week of December 27, 2005


New DVD releases for the week of December 27, 2005
By  |  January 17, 2006