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Review: A Dangerous Method(1)
Perhaps the three characters in David Cronenberg's handsome, eloquent dramatization of the birth and near demise of psychoanalysis represent the parts of the psyche that the movement would eventually hypothesize.
Cronenberg's dramatization of the rise of psychoanalysis
| December 23, 2011
Crossword: ''So Many Words''
Throwin' em out at random for you.
Throwin' em out at random for you.
| February 19, 2010
Can we fix our broken suburbs?
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, wraps up its fall run with a look at the American adventure in suburbia.
| October 23, 2009
Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
For teenagers, everything seems like the end of the world: popularity, school, love, family, treacherous conspiracies, the war between good and evil wizards.
Half-Blood isn't half bad
| July 17, 2009
The strange world of Bat for Lashes is a lot like ours
Kapow! Bat for Lashes conquers darkness with Two Suns
| April 24, 2009
There was room for more than one young Jewish diarist in the occupied Amsterdam of World War II. Anne Frank, who died as a teen, is a 20th-century icon. But until recently, her feisty innocence hid Etty Hillesum's fire.
The Wrestling Patient at the BCA; the Lyric's Speech & Debate
| March 31, 2009
Head to the American Repertory Theatre's Zero Arrow Theatre for the world premiere of Christine Evans's TROJAN BARBIE (March 28–April 22).
Local stages bloom
| March 16, 2009
Our superheroes, ourselves
Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
| July 09, 2008
The princess bride
When it comes to weddings, at this point in my life, I have no idea what I should want.
Disney weds girlish fantasy with adult desire for, er, girlish fantasy
| December 12, 2007
One of these days, in a British crime movie, there will appear a gangland boss with a fetish for the Police.
They never were your average punks
| July 27, 2007
This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The Police go undercover
| July 25, 2007
To file Hallelujah the Hills under “literary rock” would be, according to frontman Ryan Walsh, an insult to literature and an insult to rock. Hallelujah the Hills, "Wave Backwards to Massachusetts" (mp3)
Hallelujah the Hills get litr’y with it
| June 12, 2007
One hell of a socialite
Summer of ’63 with Sinatra, three-times a divorcee, and a gold cape cut from the curtains of the old San Francisco opera house.
Pat Montandon's eccentric new memoir
| April 13, 2007
Crossword: 'Boardin' boredom'
Note the starred entries; I wrote this in an airport.
| April 04, 2007
Between Heaven and Earth
When it comes to Jim Morrison and the Doors, the image factory went out of business a long time ago.
The twisted legacy of the Doors
| December 13, 2006
Marjorie Morgan has extended her musical adventures with a new piece for seven dancers and double bassist.
Marjorie Morgan in Brookline
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| December 12, 2006
Art-world sophisticates are schooled not to hunt for hidden pictures in abstract paintings, but that’s just what Cecily Brown encourages.
Cecily Brown’s paintings at the MFA, Louise Bourgeois’s dolls in Worcester
| November 21, 2006
Not horsing around
When aborigines first encountered colonialists’ horses, according to Alan Strang’s mother, they believed that horse and rider were one being.
God + man collide in Equus
| October 11, 2006
Daytime TV turns into a book
Blame it on Oprah.
| August 17, 2006
When animals attack
If it's South Carolina, it's not really the Red Sox.
Sports Blotter: Mascots Gone Wild Edition
| July 12, 2006
Jung at heart
Standing in front of the blossoming AV screens, Maynard Keenan is Col. Kilgore on the beach in Apocalypse Now , an apparition of stolid derangement, now and again accenting a particularly colossal time-change with a slow-motion karate kick.
Tool at the Orpheum
| May 25, 2006
Maynard James Keenan, to borrow an observation made about the young William Burroughs, has the face of a sheep-killing dog — taut, starved, bleakly symmetrical, with an underhang of menace.
Into the heart of Tool’s darkness
| May 17, 2006
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