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Geoffrey Wolff and the ‘pee-wee metropolis’
Jeffrey Eugenides entered a select club last month when he published his novel, The Marriage Plot . His ticket for admission was a sentence on page 9 that began, "Providence was a corrupt town, crime ridden and mob-controlled . . . ."
| December 02, 2011
Providence Community Library’s 16mm surprise
Behind the librarian's desk at the Knight Memorial Library in the Elmwood section of Providence, a narrow staircase leads to a three-level basement below.
At the Movies
| September 23, 2011
25 Essential Hip-Hop Acts at SXSW 2011
Before you go coastal on us, let's be clear that this is in no way a slap at rap music's primary metropolitan hubs. The fact is that despite being in Boston, the Phoenix covers as much New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles hip-hop as any paper in America, i
Beyond New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, or Atlanta
| March 18, 2011
Review: Die Nibelungen
Fritz Lang's other classic
Fritz Lang's other classic
| December 10, 2010
Burden of dreams
As the title of Siegfried Kracauer's landmark book From Caligari to Hitler puts it, the politically shaky, culturally fertile Weimar Republic lasted roughly from Robert Wiene's nightmarish Expressionist allegory The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) to
The Weimar cinema's shadows play with ugly realities
| November 26, 2010
Scenes from the Plaza Classic Film Festival
Boston's Alloy Orchestra scores Metropolis EL PASO, TEXAS - It's the West Texas city that Whole Foods forgot, though the chain started up in Austin....
| August 24, 2010
Days of future past
Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
| June 18, 2010
Bigger — and better
Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
| June 04, 2010
More than human
It’s hard to talk about Janelle Monáe when your jaw’s fallen off.
Janelle Monáe is about to take over the planet
| May 28, 2010
Go back in time
Last weekend was Pride weekend here in Portland, and though rain made its own appearances occasionally, it didn't stop hundreds — even thousands — of people from, well, coming out and celebrating.
Gay and lesbian Mainers revisit the last 25 years
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| June 26, 2009
Keep calm and carry on
City life — even when the city is as manageable as Portland — can be uniquely draining.
Becoming an Urban Soul Warrior
| January 14, 2009
If it weren’t for Alloy Orchestra, it’s doubtful Boston would ever get to see silents like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Josef von Sternberg’s Underworld.
The Alloy does the Underworld at the Somerville
| March 17, 2008
Suppressing the urge
Some scholars estimate an end to our current age, the “Era of Expansion,”as early as 2050.
You have to pay to pee in Urinetown
| February 27, 2008
Portland scene report: February 22, 2008
If you’re jonesing for some new Sara Cox, check out her Valentine’s Day present to the world, “White Dress and All.”
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| February 20, 2008
It’s a bird, it’s a plane
You wake up in the morning to find dozens of asteroids hurtling straight at your city. You arrive at work to find your office building in flames. Your car isn’t where you remember parking it.
It’s another crappy movie adaptation!
| December 13, 2006
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