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Review: The Raven
If only Poe could find the solution to the mystery in his own texts! Or if the filmmakers made any use of them.
John Cusack as Poe
| April 27, 2012
Tales of the Providence Ghost Tour
You know what you get when you're a 375-year-old New England city where many homes are known more for their past occupants than their current ones? Ghosts. Lots of ghosts.
| July 15, 2011
Review: Poe vs. Poe in Trinity's Strange Tale
What's left to spook us these days? Crime shows display forensic detail that has inured us to blood.
I Is Another
| May 20, 2011
In Kaneto Shindô's 1968 baroque Japanese period piece, samurai run wild as ignoble marauders.
Poe meets Oedipus Rex, in glorious Nippon
| October 29, 2010
Have a weird summer!
We take you to places a little less predictable and, perhaps, a little less scenic.
Five Ocean State oddities worth seeking out
| June 18, 2010
The melodic noise collective known as A Troop of Echoes will unveil their full-length debut Days In Automation next weekend at AS220, hosting their album release party alongside an impressive gathering of local support.
A Troop of Echoes spend Days In Automation
| May 21, 2010
PODCAST: The Great Poe Debate [MP3]
Happy 201st birthday, EAP.Considering that the man was the original architect of the detective story -- that'd be The Murders in the Rue Morgue --...
| January 21, 2010
Play by play: November 6, 2009
Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
| November 06, 2009
Play by play: October 30, 2009
Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
| October 30, 2009
When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
| October 23, 2009
Play by Play: April 10, 2009
Plays around town
Plays A to Z
| April 10, 2009
Trying to cut mail service: Emblem of a world gone wrong
For five years, my mortgage has been due the 16th of the month, and only last month did I nearly miss a payment.
| February 18, 2009
Strangeways, here we come
Everysmithever, who put out a self-titled full-length this fall and then promptly stopped playing shows, is more than a Cambiata side project.
Everysmithever push all kinds of boundaries
| January 21, 2009
Although the annual fall concert by Fusionworks Dance Company has not been given a title that ties the dances together, director/choreographer Deb Meunier has noticed a theme emerging from the repertory pieces and premiere works that will be presented.
Fusionworks contemplates spirituality
| November 12, 2008
On LaMontagne’s new Gossip in the Grain (RCA), he’s having a lot more fun.
Ray LaMontagne on his new Gossip in the Grain
| October 09, 2008
In at least one of its toss-away scenes, Joshua Seftel’s War, Inc. rises to the level of brutal bad taste that distinguishes master satirists from Jonathan Swift to Stanley Kubrick.
War, Inc. cuts its losses
| June 11, 2008
Rory Raven’s Haunted Providence is a must-read for anyone who likes to collect every stray fact of local history or hopes to frighten campers around midnight campfires this summer.
Rory Raven's Haunted Providence
| May 19, 2008
Horrror fans to mark ‘Lovecraft Rising’
The man famously wrote, “I am Providence,” so it just wouldn’t be right for folks in this town to say, “H.P. who ?”
| March 26, 2008
Light and dark
Fusionworks Dance Company has always presented a variety of contemporary pieces by a wide range of choreographers, with an emphasis on the work of artistic director Deb Meunier.
Fusionworks’ captivating mood swings
| March 19, 2008
Senses come alive
Are Jay-Z’s synapses wired to express supreme confidence?
Did art prove science before science did?
| February 13, 2008
Bishop, after all
To enter a Bishop poem with the mind and senses wide open is to be scrubbed back to first principles.
The ‘poet’s poet’ gets canonized
| February 05, 2008
Lowell is known for Kerouac, its historic canal system, and the Industrial Revolution, not the “high and lonesome” sound of bluegrass.
The rootsy routes of Hot Day at the Zoo
| January 22, 2008
In many ways, Kingston Station is an inferior version of Gaslight, which I reviewed in this space this past week.
On board, but not yet there
| November 28, 2007
Slowly they turn
We are heading toward a sentimental season of holidays, so the Rhode Island Theatre Ensemble is preparing the way with a wintry 19th-century melodrama, Leopold Lewis’s The Bells .
RITE's melodramtic take on The Bells
| November 06, 2007
Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
| July 31, 2007
The final chapter
It’s been 17 years since Rocky V and 30 since the original. This week, Rocky Balboa opens, and you can almost hear the comics and late night TV hosts sharpening their knives. Rocky Balboa : Solid for 15 rounds. By Tom Meek
Sylvester Stallone discusses Rocky Balboa
| December 19, 2006
Rhode Island’s man of mystery
The hard-luck obit writer has just made his literary debut, in Gravewriter , a fast-paced mystery that represents a promising new chapter in Providence Journal reporter Mark Arsenault’s budding sideline as a fiction writer.
Projo reporter Mark Arsenault carves a budding sideline in fiction
| December 14, 2006
Fest or famine?
Women filmmakers dominate this year’s festival, and an unflinching honesty marks their movies.
This year’s Boston Film Festival has a woman’s touch
| September 08, 2006
Just about everyone who survived the time with memory intact waxes nostalgic about the ’60s, but perhaps none more so than Czechs.
‘Rare Bohemian Cinema’ at the MFA
| August 23, 2006
What’s in a name? For the identity thief, a fortune; for the victim, a world of woe.
T.C. Boyle on America’s identity crisis
| July 11, 2006
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