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Beauty and the geek

Geek is now chic, and the Internet is filled with female makeup artists who draw inspiration from superhero comics, video games, and science fiction.
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  November 09, 2012

Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Near the end of this documentary a woman calls the pink ribbon of breast cancer-awareness a "made in China" tag.
Documenting hypocrisy in the breast-cancer awareness movement
By MILES BOWE  |  June 22, 2012

I’ve Loved You So Long

So which portrayal of a victimized woman will win an Oscar this year?  
A crass and pretentious soap opera
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2008

Remembrance of things crap

Boston’s historic Freedom Trail gift shops are, clearly, the manifestation of our confusing, conflicted, amusing past.
Millions of tourists walk the freedom trail each summer, bringing home ridiculous pieces of our proud city’s history
By MEG MUCKENHOUPT  |  June 11, 2008

Lil Mama

There must be a name for the phenomenon of a child actor aging too quickly on the set of a film, right?
VYP: Voice of the Young People | Jive
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 06, 2008

It's out of this world

Uys’s new show takes its title from two things that were illegal when the now-63-year-old gay white man was growing up in South Africa: democracy and sex.
The ART hosts Elections & Erections; Trinity does Blithe Spirit
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 08, 2008


I feel pretty...healthy

If anyone wants some big almost-full bottles of TRESemme shampoo and conditioner, shoot me an e-mail.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 27, 2007

The hate-love-hate cycle

The field is already packed with newcomers and veterans alike, all aiming to knock down my standards of good taste and respectability . . .
Inescapable seasonal charttoppers
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  June 18, 2007

Music and macho

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul a valiant effort by German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin to match what Wim Wenders did with Cuban music in Buena Vista Social Club : put the fabulously myriad sounds of Turkish music on the international map.
Fatih Akin in Turkey, Valentino in a tie
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 23, 2006

Bebe does the Middle East

Dressed in blue jeans and a tight black top, Bebe Buell is in the dressing room last Saturday at the Middle East downstairs, applying make-up and massaging her bare feet.
Modest, demure and quiet
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 25, 2006

Goth vs. skronk

The variation in sonic textures seemed not to matter much -- most likely, it was the point -- and an enthusiastic crowd packed the floor, surfing and slamming to both bands as best they could. AFI, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Nightmare Of You at Avalon
AFI and Dillinger Escape Plan at Avalon
By DAVID BOFFA  |  June 22, 2006


Made to order

For a 16-year-old “recovering band geek” who has just had, by her own description, the best night of her entire life, Alexa Fay is slightly hysterical.
MTV and Frank Pino turn a New Hampshire teen into a rock star
By ELISABETH DONNELLY  |  January 23, 2006