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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
When a movie begins with the Warner Bros. logo crumbling in decay and ends with a defiled grave, you know you've experienced an evening of magic.
Bleak magic: Deathly Hallows lives up to its name
| November 19, 2010
Review: Clash of the Titans
It takes a lot of movie magic to reduce some 3000 years of mythology to piffle. After watching this farrago produced by state-of-the-art 3-D and CGI, I’m all for the return of the oral tradition.
Divine badness reigns
| April 02, 2010
Wizards and masterpieces
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
| November 06, 2009
Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
For teenagers, everything seems like the end of the world: popularity, school, love, family, treacherous conspiracies, the war between good and evil wizards.
Half-Blood isn't half bad
| July 17, 2009
Some people feel uncomfortable dealing with those, even friends, who look and act normal but are among the walking wounded with some deadly disease or another.
Amy Lynn Budd tackles a tumor in My Brain
| May 01, 2009
Rush Limbaugh, pink cheeked and increasingly porcine, has emerged as the de-facto head of the Republican Party.
Limbaugh's a celebrity, not a political player
| March 04, 2009
Is Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin working under the Imperius Curse?
| December 20, 2007
Mixing it up
Perishable Theatre has dedicated itself to being a research theater, adopting a chemistry lab flask in its logo to emphasize the point.
Perishable’s Fledging Festival
| August 14, 2007
Heroes of our time
In interviews promoting The Bourne Ultimatum , Matt Damon has argued that his Jason Bourne has supplanted James Bond as the hero of our time.
From Bond to Bourne, the good guys (and girls) buck the system
| July 31, 2007
Somerville’s annual ArtBeat festival operates under the idealistic philosophy that kids and adults can have fun together.
From ArtBeast to Hogwarts Square
| July 30, 2007
The last Potter
The end is never easy, is it?
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
| July 24, 2007
Breaking the spell
How did a “children’s story” become the literary epic of our time?
Harry Potter’s story comes to an end — but will readers, or reading, ever be the same?
| July 24, 2007
No reading required.
25 fantasy films that lock horns, swords, and wands with Harry Potter
ELLEE DEAN AND MADDY MYERS
| July 24, 2007
Odds and ends on the occasion of the final book's release
| July 18, 2007
Whatever else it may be, the Harry Potter Edda is surely the most popular narrative about the dawning of pubertal awareness ever created.
Hormones submit to dreary Order
| July 10, 2007
Lines in Anticipation of the Final Installment of the Harry Potter Series, After Reading About the “Fringe Research” Being Conducted by the Pentagon.
Could be verse: poetry ripped straight from the headlines
| June 27, 2007
The girls of summer
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
| May 18, 2007
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