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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.
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| 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
| September 10, 2011
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.
| 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.
| 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
| 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.
| 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
| October 01, 2010
ROFLCON II at MIT
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...
| April 28, 2010
"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...
| April 07, 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...
| 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
| 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
| September 25, 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...
| August 18, 2009
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