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Crappy carnival rides

Bieber cars!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  July 02, 2010

Stuff and nonsense

Despite millions in production design, Peter Strietman's splendid photography, and some witty if trance-inducing music by Jonathan Bepler, the six and a half hours of Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle is sheer movie tedium, inert and unmoving, broken u
Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle returns
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010

Delightful details

Mary Jane Begin’s exhibit “Back to the Future: From The Wind In the Willows to Willow Buds” at the Providence Art Club’s Dodge House Gallery showcases her child’s fantasy wonderland realism.
Mary Jane Begin’s wonderland realism at Providence Art Club
By GREG COOK  |  May 14, 2010

Down in the dumps

Your superior correspondents are shocked -- shocked! we tell you -- to see a front page story in the Other Paper indicating that there has been some sort of monkey business going on at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, aka, the Central
Business as usual at the Landfill. Plus, fun with Keven and a special menu
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 25, 2009

Crash for clunkers

An air horn calls the demolition derby to a halt, as firefighters dash across the Brockton Fair's muddy track and shove an extinguisher under the hood of one of the banged-up cars.
With the economy breaking down and the world spinning out of control, America looks for hope . . . in demolition derbies?
By GREG COOK  |  August 21, 2009