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Bloodsuckers, magic realism, and caviar Twinkies

THE UFOS, CATHOLIC GUILT, AND VORACIOUS APPETITES BEHIND MY HORROR-FUL LIFE
The UFOs, Catholic guilt, and voracious appetites behind my horror-ful life
By GUILLERMO DEL TORO  |  October 22, 2010
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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."
Time out
By ANNIE LARMON  |  October 15, 2010
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Mission accomplished

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
By MATT PARISH  |  June 18, 2010
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(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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 10, 2009
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Leviathan

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 10, 2008
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Online cameraderie

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
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  March 05, 2008


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Exhibitionist

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 08, 2008
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Bell jarring

So far this year, the efforts to adapt books deemed unfilmable have proved just that.
Schnabel’s Butterfly is the year’s best
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 28, 2007
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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
By DOUGLAS WOLK  |  June 28, 2007
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Free beer

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
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  May 09, 2007


Total Knowledge

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
By ALEXANDER PROVAN  |  March 29, 2006