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THE UFOS, CATHOLIC GUILT, AND VORACIOUS APPETITES BEHIND MY HORROR-FUL LIFE
The UFOs, Catholic guilt, and voracious appetites behind my horror-ful life
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
| October 22, 2010
Amy Stacey Curtis's Sixth Solo Biennial Exhibit
Jorge Luis Borges wrote, "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire."
| October 15, 2010
After 13 years, singer/guitarist Aaron Turner and the band (all New England kids except Ohio native Meyer) have announced that they're packing it in.
Isis call it quits with a last-hurrah tour
| June 18, 2010
(10) days of celluloid
Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
| July 10, 2009
Jorge Luis Borges wrote of the desert as a labyrinth without walls or center, unending and inescapable. That's a fair description of Roberto Bolaño's last work, the 912-page opus 2666 .
Roberto Bolaño's 2666 may be the Great American Novel
| November 10, 2008
It was a photo of six tan friends — lounging around a table littered with bottles and cups on a shady deck, apparently enjoying vodka and lemonade — that spurred Matt Prepost to action in January.
Photo net gain
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| March 05, 2008
Alex Rose plunges readers down little three- or four-page rabbit holes, so we don’t know where reality leaves off and fantasy begins.
A collection of fabulous imaginings
| January 08, 2008
So far this year, the efforts to adapt books deemed unfilmable have proved just that.
Schnabel’s Butterfly is the year’s best
| December 18, 2007
The man who knew too much
Around the age of 13, Philip K. Dick started having a recurring dream.
Philip K. Dick enters the Library of America
| June 28, 2007
Sifting the trash heap
There’s an image in an old Warlock comic book by Jim Starlin that sums up a lot of the peculiar, shared pleasure of reading comics.
Things I love about the gold and the garbage in comics
| June 28, 2007
There are certain works of art in the face of which the critic must simply bow his head and weep.
Sam van Aken at Whitney Art Works
| May 09, 2007
Whereas Encyclopedia Brittanica tells us that fiction is “literature created from the imagination, not presented as fact,” the Providence encyclopedists behind the Encyclopedia Project ask, "What occurs under the sign of fiction?"
Local encyclopedists challenge Brittanica to a duel
| March 29, 2006
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