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Dog daze

Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012.
Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 09, 2012

Days of future past

Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 18, 2010

I is another

Lothar Berfelde was born both a generation too late and a generation too early, growing up as he did in Berlin when the Nazis were coming to power in the '30s.
Ed Shea’s tour de force in 2nd Story’s Wife
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2009

Crossword: ''Triple threats''

Five names, one unusual pattern
Five names, one unusual pattern
By MATT JONES  |  April 17, 2009

Wild things

Jane Ring Frank's Boston Secession, which calls itself a "professional choral ensemble," began its 12th season with a short but ambitious program.
Boston Secession, the Takács Quartet and Muzsikás, Russell Sherman
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 18, 2008

Power + glory

The work of George Bellows has a peculiarly American brashness about it.
The peculiar American brashness of George Bellows
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 30, 2008


Norman Granz Presents Improvisation

The 1950 footage is only part of the story: the program is fleshed out with equally dazzling later performances.
Eagle Eye
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 14, 2008
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A study in portraits

As portrayed by the superlative Tom Ford, the elegant and eccentric Charlotte von Mahlsdorf is the subject of I Am My Own Wife , the rich and moving one-man show on stage now at Portland Stage Company.
Preserving human museums at Portland Stage Company
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 15, 2006

Flashbacks, February 3, 2006

This week in history, from the pages of the Boston Phoenix
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006