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Monster man and more

James Whale's career as a purveyor of marvelous film entertainments was brief.
James Whale at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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Lacking magic

There's a lot to be said for literary realism, which tackles head-on the quotidian realities that postmodernism and surrealism often cloak in gimmicks or avoid altogether. Maine author (and Portland Phoenix reader fave) Richard Russo is nothing if no
Richard Russo's latest slice of life is too thin
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 31, 2009