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Chaplin’s Modern Times, in our time

Action Speaks, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues October 17 with a look at the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times (1936), an enduring meditation on economic upheaval.
Action Speaks
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 12, 2012
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Review: The Dictator

Though his PR campaign might suggest otherwise, Sacha Baron Cohen has actually made (with director Larry Charles) a sweet movie, not unlike Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator , if less sentimental.
Surprisingly sweet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Daydream's Buster Keaton: Fade To Black

In his time — the silent film era — he was more popular than Charlie Chaplin. Buster Keaton: Fade to Black does a fascinating job making clear to us why that was so, as Daydream Theatre Company presents it at Bell Street Chapel through April 16.
Laugh to keep from crying
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2011

Crossword: ''Rumble in the Bowl''

Part of this unbalanced breakfast.
Part of this unbalanced breakfast.
By MATT JONES  |  June 25, 2010
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Review: The Sun

No sun is in sight in the beginning of Aleksandr Sokurov’s look at the last days of divinity for Emperor Hirohito.
The shades close for  Emperor Hirohito
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 26, 2010
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History plays

Tracey Scott Wilson manages to knock off Martin Luther King Jr.'s halo without removing the glow.
The Good Negro from Company One; Harriet Jacobs in Central Square; Indulgences at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2010


Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009
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Northern exposure

While New York is grittier, Los Angeles juicier, and Boston is wicked smahter, for some odd reason it is Montreal that, for two weeks every summer, becomes the epicenter of the comedy universe.
Four Boston funnymen tell some jokes at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival, and prove that comedy is more than just getting-r-done
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009
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Killing me softly

A sailor is mopping the deck of a large vessel when a fellow shipmate approaches. Suddenly, the shipmate climbs onto a wooden chair, reaches for the refrigerator, and swings the freezer door smack in the face of the hard-working deckhand, who collapses
'This Is Killing Me,' Guy Ben-Ner, and George Cochrane at Mass MoCA
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  May 08, 2009


Crossword: ''Go digital''

Turning over a new page
Turning over a new page
By MATT JONES  |  April 01, 2009
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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

Crossword: ''On an axis''


From one end to the other
By MATT JONES  |  September 24, 2008
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Fall on the boards

There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 08, 2008
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Winged feet

Dance highlights from the fall season.
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 08, 2008


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Sound and silence

The RISD exhibit reminds us that filmmakers at the forefront of the medium have been consistently drawn to the novelty of the medium.
Old and new images meet at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007
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Master-servant/Master-mistress

Figaro and Count Almaviva are holed up in a sacked mansion opposite the Bastille.
Figaro at the ART; The English Channel at Suffolk
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007
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Life is but a dream

Children from theatrical families are often said to have been born in a trunk.
Aurélia Thierrée and Coleman Lemieux at Jacob’s Pillow
By DEBRA CASH  |  July 03, 2007

Nevermind the Bollocks

This article originally appeared in the January 17, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The Sex Pistols arrive
By KIT RACHLIS  |  November 14, 2006

Cannesglomeration

This article originally appeared in the June 1, 1971 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Of festivities
By DEAC ROSSELL  |  November 14, 2006


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Sing the song!

What’s the deal with Madeleine Peyroux? Slideshow: Madeleine Peyroux at Berklee Performance Center, November 1, 2006  
Madeleine Peyroux, Berklee Performance Center, November 1, 2006
By JON GARELICK  |  November 02, 2006
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Stepping right up

Bob Dylan’s music isn’t the first thing you’d think of as the basis for a dance show.
Twyla’s Dylan in New York; Rhythm at the Regent
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 01, 2006
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Small state, big stage

When some of his childhood friends in Cranston were starting to party, Steven Feinberg remained transfixed by the movies -- to the point where he envisioned one day serving as Rhode Island’s celluloid king.
Steven Feinberg reveals how Rhode Island wound up on the Hollywood map
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 02, 2006

Flashbacks: June 2, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Jessica Coughlin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 31, 2006

Nick Cave Q&A


 
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2006


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Sensory overload

In recent decades, graphic novels have gone from grabbing street cred to gaining academic credibility.
Intriguing images at Gallery Agniel
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 01, 2006