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Photos: Gabbie's Goodies in Hanover, MA

Gabbie's Goodies in Hanover, MA is bringing back the bon bon.
Bringing back the bon bon
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  February 23, 2012
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Review: Girlfriend

One night Evan's mother (Amanda Plummer) asks him to make a wish. He says he wants a girlfriend, and his wish comes true, but at a cost.
Concerned only with the truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011

Maine Maple Sunday celebrates the changing of seasons

A cold wind made it feel more like winter than spring this weekend, but the steam pouring out of the sugarhouse means that spring is definitely here.
Liquid spring
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  April 01, 2011

Cotton Candy | Top Notch & First Rate

Anyone who's seen Cotton Candy in person can attest that they're irresistibly camp and cute.
Teenbeat (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 26, 2010

Review: A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and his Blob got its start as a 1989 Nintendo game designed by David Crane, who also designed Pitfall! . This 2009 remake features Miyazaki-inspired art and cel-shaded animation, giving the maps a storybook quality. Unfortunately, the story its
Childhood memories, improved
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 30, 2009
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So good

One way to experiment with songwriting is to throw convention out the window, eschew verses and choruses, try to be completely unique. Sometimes the idea appears that if a song sounds like anything that came before it, well, that's points deducted like
Spencer Albee's got Spirit. How 'bout you?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 31, 2009

Book of the Dead

What happens when Ocean meet Confusatron? Find out when Book of the Dead play at Geno's on Thursday. The group - featuring Ocean's Candy and...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009

St. Clair Annex

Seasonal delights in Watch Hill
Seasonal delights in Watch Hill
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 26, 2009

Review: The Lollipop Generation

There's a fine line between the trash of early John Waters and just plain garbage.
There's a fine line between the trash of early John Waters and just plain garbage.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009

Rare treats

They've dined you, they've wined you with meals both wonderful and offal.
There are foodie consumers and there are foodie creators, but they all appreciate something unusual
By CLEA SIMON  |  December 08, 2008

Pete Burr

4 am bar closings; drop martial law; bring Buddy back.
Almost Famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  December 03, 2008

Fletcher, Charlie and WTF

Fletcher, Charlie and WTF

Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, Charlie asks questions of The Children, we check the WTF Line and hear The Finisher! Hear it here! Put...
By Charlie  |  November 03, 2008

A Man Named Pearl

The film makes up for its lack of conflict with the quiet power of its imagery: a descendant of sharecroppers coaxing scrubby brush into great green gumdrops and sculptural swirls.  
An earnest yet inspiring documentary
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 01, 2008

Karen Beebe

Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  January 09, 2008

Eating, my words

In 2008, I’m going to eat less meat.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Pops’s Tempura Snickers Bar

You’ve got what is possibly the most indulgently sweet and gooey dessert ever conceived.
Really, really satisfies
By KENJI ALT  |  September 19, 2007


Patton Oswalt

Oswalt takes aim at Middle American targets in a conversational manner that suggests he knows he’s among friends.
Werewolves and Lollipops | Sub Pop
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 23, 2007

Ed Rec Vol. 2

Mainstream French house might give you sugar-coated lollipops next Halloween, but Ed Banger is all apples and razor blades.
Ed Rec Vol. 2 | Ed Banger Records
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  April 23, 2007

Metal coating

Also on display are the candy-coated sheet-metal manipulations of sculptor and word artist Cliff Baldwin.
 Work by Cliff Baldwin
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 17, 2007

Holiday 'tails

The holidays are all about indulging — and just as we temporarily trade in our carrot sticks and cottage cheese for sugary treats, we swap our tried-and-true vodka tonics for more sumptuous seasonal beverages.
Not a creature is stirring... except your local bartender
By HEATHER BOUZAN  |  December 08, 2006


When the first of three segments in a film about drug addicts is titled “Heaven,” you have a pretty good idea where it’s headed. Watch the trailer for Candy  (QuickTime)
Not so tasty
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 29, 2006

October 31, 2006

Waxing moon in Pisces. VOC 12:31 am to 9:10 am. Great day for coming up with a subtly artistic costume. Or for acting like a complete falling-down drunk and getting credit for a creative costume. This moon could put others in a maudlin mood, and if you w
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  October 26, 2006

Second Life P-town: Dick Dock, but no Lance Bass!

Johnny Marathon is trying to attach his dick.
Permanent vacation
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  September 06, 2006

Code yellow

It’s well known that Marshmallow Peeps can be eaten in any number of ways: fresh out of the box, frozen, desiccated for months until their skin hardens into a chewy carapace, even microwaved or flame roasted.
Peeps star in porn, snuff films
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 13, 2006