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Willy Wonka in Smellovision

If you'll imagine the New England Confectionary Company in Revere to be Willy Wonka's magical estate, then Union Square would be the analogous working-class outskirt from where Charlie Bucket hails.
Scent of the Times
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 11, 2009

First look at James Cameron's Avatar

James Cameron captained the biggest box-office smash of all time, his Titanic having grossed nearly $2 billion worldwide. But that was 12 years ago, long before the recession appeared on anyone's radar.
Titanic Gamble
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 28, 2009

After The Daytrippers . . .

Greg Mottola didn't make a film for 11 years after his 1997 debut feature, The Daytrippers, caused a small ripple in the indie world.
Mottola explains
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 31, 2009

Maine creators at the New York Comic-Con

If you've never attended a large comics convention, it's difficult to get a sense of the enormity and nonstop sensory onslaught.
Dispatch from Comictopia
By ALEX IRVINE  |  February 11, 2009

Forming a Collective

When your intrepid correspondent walks into Arabica Coffee to meet with the members of a shadowy group rumored to be executing a graphical Exquisite Corpse the likes of which Portland has never seen, he finds out that the group is in fact so shadowy th
'Where am I? And what the hell am I doing here?'
By ALEX IRVINE  |  January 07, 2009