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Aucocisco shows early works from Bernard Langlais and Jean Cohen

A long time ago in a galaxy . . . well, it was just New York and it may seem like ancient history, but it was real life and what happened is part of who we are. We do like our stories about those days, and they quickly accrete the patina, and lack of de
Very fine years indeed
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 20, 2012
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Twin Sister | In Heaven

It's one of 2011's finest pop records: 10 tracks of dreamy, weirdo hi-fi pop that grooves, sparkles, and hums with clipped beats and smooth drums.
Domino (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Phyllis and Harold

What steamy secrets lurk behind the curtains of a family home in middle-class Jewish suburbia?
An instant classic
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 23, 2010
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The sweet escape

When writers discuss Twin Sister's music, the word "dreamy" invariably pops up. It's not just a regurgitated cliché.
Twin Sister lay their shimmering dreamscapes bare
By REYAN ALI  |  July 02, 2010
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Pointing fingers in the Gulf

Now that we have enlisted the aid of James Cameron, Kevin Costner, Betty White, and the Olneyville New York System Oil, Olestra, and Anal Leakage Institute to help plug the BP underwater gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, let’s take a look at what is really b
The disaster was waiting to happen; kudos for Grover; and gangsta talk
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2010
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All you need is love

Outpourings of love have been flooding the Boston musical scene.
Marylou Speaker Churchill memorial, Emmanuel Music’s Haydn/Schoenberg, and more
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 23, 2010


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Shedding his skin

A few weeks ago, Boston MC Benny Blanco brought his homeboy J the S a flyer for a sketchy wrestling match in Long Island the next day.
The new J the S is wiser than the old one
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 26, 2010
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Crime In Stereo | I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone

Crime in Stereo are fighting to grow out of hardcore.
Bridge Nine (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  March 12, 2010
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Secret Harbor

A home for the criminally insane it might not be, but the real-life Shutter Island is, like the one in the new Martin Scorsese film that hits theaters this week, a spooky and controversial land mass in Boston Harbor that is indeed off-limits to the publi
The real-life version of Scorsese's Shutter Island imports hundreds of homeless from the South End every evening; they’re among the few allowed on Boston Harbor’s isle of mystery.
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010
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Review: Shutter Island

I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010
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Photos: Boston Harbor's Long Island

Images taken on Long Island, the Boston Harbor island that inspired Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island.
Long Island, the real-life Shutter Island
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010


Play by play: February 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 05, 2010

Play by Play: January 29, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 29, 2010
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Fresh Vetz | Vet Status

It's a bright sign for hip-hop when at least three promising subterranean sluggers ride flows comparable to that of the almighty Nas.
Top Shelf (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 29, 2010

Play by play: January 22, 2010

Boston's weekly theatre schedule
Theater listings, January 22, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 22, 2010
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Diamonds in the rough

The setting is more boring '90s than Roaring '20s.
Gatz at the ART, Groundswell at the Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 15, 2010


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Camera crazy

With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2009
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Photos: Brand New at House of Blues

Photos from Brand New's Boston stop on their Daisy tour
Brand New live at House of Blues Boston, November 18, 2009
By CATHERINE LEE  |  November 20, 2009
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Prince of darkness

Gordon Willis, the master cinematographer to whom the Harvard Film Archive pays tribute in a seven-film retrospective beginning this Friday,
Gordon Willis at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 20, 2009

Play by play: November 20, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 20, 2009

Play by Play: November 13, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2009


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Make-believe Main Street

WaterFire, bocce, oh my!
Lifestyle centers create public squares in private places. Can a nation undone by sprawl be saved by the Mall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 06, 2009
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Can we fix our broken suburbs?

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, wraps up its fall run with a look at the American adventure in suburbia.
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 23, 2009
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Review: Brand New | Daisy

Defiance and punk used to go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly, or S&M leather wear and pogoing.
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By LEOR GALIL  |  September 18, 2009

For the benefit of vegan awareness and a princess

Kick off the weekend THURSDAY (the 17th) with a recession-friendly evening with local legend MARK CUTLER & FRIENDS at the Greenwich Hotel (401.884.4200), 21+ and no cover.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Plain talk

Jesse Sheidlower, an editor-at-large of the Oxford English Dictionary , an expert in slang, and the author of The F-Word , can't stop talking about fuck.
Jesse Sheidlower gives the f-word its due
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  September 18, 2009


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The Mighty Wind

The Rhode Island recession, among the worst in the country, has become something of a national curiosity: how could such a little state be in such big trouble?
New England is answering Obama's clarion call and beginning to harvest its most viable renewable energy source. In Rhode Island, can Deepwater also blow life into our ailing economy?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 21, 2009
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Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009
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Smack downer

I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 24, 2009

Play by Play, May 15, 2009

Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009