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Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
 Zeroes from the Aughts
By LASER ORGY  |  January 15, 2010
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Female trouble

At some point while watching the features in the Harvard Film Archive's "Le Film Maudit" ("cursed films") series — perhaps during the "Circle of Shit" chapter in Pier Paolo Pasolini's SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM — you might ask yourself, which is mor
"Le Film Maudit" at the HFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2009
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Art in America

The legend of the Old West's cowboys and Indians, flinty pioneers and buffalo killers, sheriffs and gunslingers started with the tall tales that cowboys themselves told of their glorious exploits.
From the Old West to middle-class guys
By GREG COOK  |  June 19, 2009
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Their back pages

An often overlooked factor of Providence's underground art scene that flourished in the decade bookending the start of the millennium was the central place of the zine.
'Book As Post Modern Medium (The Book Show)' at 5 Traverse
By GREG COOK  |  June 05, 2009
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Swedish schnapps

Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's Martin Beck mysteries are back in a fourth American printing.
The Martin Beck mysteries
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  December 02, 2008
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Life in Hell

Wiharso, who lives in North Kingstown, fills 5 Traverse with a harrowing dance of demons in black silhouettes and ruddy flesh (well, charcoal, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint).
Entang Wiharso and Chris Forgues's harrowing visions
By GREG COOK  |  November 12, 2008


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Unembarrassed riches

Some weeks Boston has such musical riches, one wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Dutoit and Elder at the BSO, Collage’s Berio, Boston Conservatory’s Turn of the Screw, and Kurt Weill at the Gardner and the MFA
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  February 21, 2008
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Blndsght offers eye-opening art

Watson Atkinson is a dynamic man.
Venue watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 20, 2008
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Mediæval morality play

It’s location, location, location for Martin McDonagh.
In Bruges   is a good place to be
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 06, 2008
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Not quite eternal

When what’s arguably the world’s best symphony orchestra expectations run high.
Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 26, 2007
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Apocalypse now

Empyrean is one of the rare Internet-inspired pieces with rich, complex, coherent form.
Cliff Evans at the Gardner, Félix González-Torres at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  November 15, 2007


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Salons of summer

I’m not sure when the word “salon” started to mean an all-inclusive sampling of a gallery’s artists.
Group shows at the Berenberg and the Pepper, flowers and Fox at Howard Yezerski
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  August 07, 2007
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Local color

It’s an art-world misconception that, to champion local art, you have to grade on a curve.
The 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
By GREG COOK  |  May 08, 2007
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Summer daze

One of the invigorating qualities of summer art shows in Boston is their relative playfulness. Slideshow: Images from the galleries     
Cool pickin’s on Newbury Street and in the South End
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  July 05, 2006
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Kitchen-sink ‘Summer’

You wouldn’t think a painting exhibit of ships and still lifes, landscapes and portraits, primitives and abstractions representing 82 artists and spanning 148 years would hold together in any discernible way.
A sprawling show at the Peabody Essex
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  June 14, 2006
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All in your head

Patrick Corrigan’s current show at Fort Nest on India Street originates with the artist’s experience as part of a demolition crew in various Portland apartment buildings.
The interior worlds of Patrick Corrigan on display at Fort Nest
By IAN PAIGE  |  March 08, 2006