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Photos: SXSW 2012 booths at the Austin Convention Center

SXSW 2012 attendees, bands, and booths on display at the Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012

Inside the TEDxDirigo conference

I arrived at TEDxDirigo on September 10 feeling rather less than confident about the state of world. The tenth anniversary of 9/11 — and the awful decade that unspooled from that sky-blue morning — was on my mind.
Big ideas for Maine
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 10, 2011
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Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy

There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
Strange tales
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 26, 2011

Comics fest returns, with kids up front

If you have any doubt that comic books are ascendant in popular culture, look no farther than the film Thor , based on the Marvel adaptation of the Norse god, which has earned more than $344 million in less than a month in theaters.
Page Life
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 20, 2011

Steampunk's not dead

Two hours after listening to a talking ape named Rupert Cornelius swat down inane inquiries from a panel of probable drama-club alumni, I watched a guy shove a needle through his face.
In which our hero attends a convention
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 01, 2011

Review: Cedar Rapids

In his fourth film, aspiring maverick director Miguel Arteta ( Chuck & Buck ; Youth in Revolt ) follows Capra deeper into the cornfield with this slyly complex and broadly comic farce about innocence, corruption, and the gray areas between.
Conventional wisdom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 18, 2011


Intimations of life: Camden International Film Festival 2010

Just six years into its life, the Camden International Film Festival — a four-day documentary showcase running from September 30-October 3 at venues in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland — has achieved breakout status on the crowded festival circuit.
CIFF's sixth program is its best and most diverse yet
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 01, 2010


How did the Rick Roll originate? Why does everyone keep asking how magnets work? What’s Tron Guy like IRL? If Internet memes fascinate you, or...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
"Down:2:Earth" Sustainable Living Expo

"Down:2:Earth" Sustainable Living Expo

Wanna learn how to become a green warrior? Get yourself over to the Down:2:Earth sustainable living expo, a three-day crash course offering lectures and panels (“The...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010
Boston Comic Con 2010

Boston Comic Con 2010

Apple’s iPad plans to save comics from extinction — but in the meantime, fans can support their superheroes the old-fashioned way at this year’s Boston...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010

Politics on the ground

Convention , the opening-night feature at the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival, is a logistical triumph that chronicles a logistical triumph. AJ Schnack, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary About a Son, organized a group of nine
AJ Schnack opens the Camden International Film Festival with Convention
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 25, 2009


Take the fifth

Among the issues you'll see tackled at the Camden International Film Festival this year are poverty, overfishing, peak oil, and the plight (and/or) ambition of children who grow up too quickly.
The Camden International Film Festival hits a half-decade, with momentum building
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 25, 2009
Game Unicon + Pi-Con 2009

Game Unicon + Pi-Con 2009

  The dregs of August are a fine time indeed for hardcore slacking and low-key road-tripping — so bring on the off-the-beaten-path gaming conventions! Let’s...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 18, 2009