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A towering mystery in Newport

The Newport Tower stands unheralded in a Touro Park in Newport. Most saunter by it without a second thought. Little do they know it is one of the oldest structures in the state — with a provenance, some say, as mysterious as Stonehenge.
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  July 09, 2010

Today's best Dan Brown article

Okay, it was actually published a couple weeks ago. But Boston magazine's Francis Storrs does such a good job of telling Dan Brown's life story...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 15, 2009
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Back-to-school supplies

After a summer that started with a monsoon and coasted into its final lap with a heat wave, when we talked about Wilco, celebrity deaths, and Shakespeare in the park, when we feared tasers and crime sprees, and we consumed Mexican food and ice cream, w
What you won't find on your syllabus
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009
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Keeping faith

His publicist calls Piers Paul Read "the anti-Dan Brown." She's capitalizing on a buzz - worthy name, sure, but it's a fairly insightful description of a man whose latest book, The Death of a Pope , explores not the Brownish theme of the Catholic Chur
Piers Paul Read looks inside the Church
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 05, 2009

Heaven and Hell

Tom Hanks is back as Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, but the filmmakers have ditched the long hair and allowed Hanks to look like an early-fiftysomething (which he is) instead of The Da Vinci Code 's 40ish hipster wanna-be.
Angels & Demons has it all
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009

Fading away

As with a lot of people whose lack of self-awareness is their basic coping mechanism, David Moore is a pretty chipper guy at the outset of Scarecrow .
A dramatic look at anorexia inScarecrow
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 15, 2008

Cracking the code

The idea that the viewer contributes to a work of art doesn’t seem as visionary as it did in the early 20th century when the Berlin and New York schools of Dada were hammering out new ways of seeing and expressing.
Ubu’s cryptographers are on the case
By IAN PAIGE  |  July 26, 2006

Divine drama

Letters to the Boston editor: June 2, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  May 31, 2006

Da Vinci Code

You’d have expected this trio to arrive as a boxed set, but for reasons even Dan Brown might be hard-pressed to explain, the Da Vinci Code soundtrack is on Decca instead of Sony.
Three movie tie-in discs
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2006

Tinkling symbols

That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2006


Queering the Code

With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 17, 2006

Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006

Blowed up good

We hope Jim Capaldi, director of the state Department of Transportation, doesn’t faint when he reads the following sentence.
The old Jamestown Bridge is gonzo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 19, 2006

Seasonal adjustment

After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
Hollywood springs back
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006