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Midsummer gets a twist, in midwinter

When I learned that Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was to be staged in frigid early winter, I wondered if the production's angle might be unabashed irony.
Steamy dreaming
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 20, 2012
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The goggles-and-corset crowd invades the watch city

Broken clocks are getting hard to find in this part of the country. At least that's what a Santa Claus archetype who introduced himself as Professor William Whatley told me, shortly after the clouds exploded.
Steam power
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 13, 2011
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Steampunk and Lima Beans

The hook for Darcy James Argue's Secret Society — who come to the Regattabar Thursday the 25th — is that they're a "steampunk big band."
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Bert Seager Trio
By JON GARELICK  |  February 12, 2010
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Weather reports

One of the great themes in America is nostalgia for the "good old days," which flame into being and then fade into the distance.
Landscape nostalgia, plus climate, the nature of community, and drawing show #21
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2009
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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The biggest thrill the 3-D process delivers in Eric Brevig’s hollow adaptation of Jules Verne’s sci-fi classic is a yo-yo.
A hollow adaptation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2008
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Steam dream

The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 14, 2008


Crossword: ''Un-scary movie''


Slasher pics get the edit
By MATT JONES  |  October 24, 2007
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Notre ami Pierrot

“Film is like a battleground,” American director Sam Fuller pronounces famously at the cocktail party in Pierrot le fou .
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 omnibus rides again
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 12, 2007
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Conversations wanted

Just what is cyberarts?
The Boston Cyberarts Festival looks for interactive
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  April 17, 2007
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Players and painted stage

It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006