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Nancy Holt locates the cosmos
Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
| February 17, 2012
Portland's new wolf pack
A poetry collection adapted for the stage has been taken up as the inspiration for a new Portland theater troupe.
| June 10, 2011
Review: On The Other Side Of Life
It’s a long way from sheep in Montana to troubled teens in a Cape Town slum, but what links this debut documentary from Stefanie Brockhaus and Andy Wolff with the masterful Sweetgrass is a faith in cinema’s ability to reflect reality — not to mention a r
Slum doc takes an understated approach
| April 16, 2010
One of the most enigmatic close-ups I’ve seen on screen this year is of a sheep. It stares into the camera at the beginning of Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s documentary about a round-up of the critters in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, rum
Triumph of the wool
| April 02, 2010
Judicial ups and downs
It was about time that Rogeriee Thompson was finally confirmed (unanimously, we might add) by the United States Senate for what amounts to an historic spot on the Federal Court of Appeals.
Plus poppy hypocrisy, pressuring the Pope, and even more ‘Buttercup’ trivia
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 26, 2010
Review: Prodigal Sons
Adopted four weeks after he was born and brought up in Helena, Montana, Marc McKerrow suffered through the stress of being compared with his brother, Paul, his high school's valedictorian and star quarterback.
An engrossing, unpredictable, often heartbreaking family-drama documentary
| March 12, 2010
Head with wings
Mark Sandman died with his boots on. Or at least the rock-and-roll equivalent of the Old West gunfighter’s epitaph.
Remembering Morphine’s Mark Sandman
| July 03, 2009
Ana Grey is the fearless heroine of April Smith's dark and thoughtful thriller series. But reading these fast-paced books shows the question to be more complicated. Ana Grey is, after all, not only a brave FBI agent, but also the cowering daughter of a
April Smith's mystery/thrillers delve in darkness
| June 12, 2009
Jason Lytle | Yours Truly, the Commuter
Give Jason Lytle credit for consistency: throughout his first solo album, he clings to the syrupy space-folk sound he pioneered on such self-consciously widescreen epics as The Sophtware Slump.
| May 22, 2009
Making it right
Whatever increments of recovery New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina, in many ways the city never changes. The only shocker was a lower-left-hand piece, "Crime is down sharply in N.O."
New Orleans drops the guns and dances
| May 08, 2009
Review: Hannah Montana: The Movie
Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for Miley Cyrus and her Hannah Montana TV persona.
Never gets too heavy
| April 17, 2009
No chopped liver
NPR's weekly quiz show, Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me , visits the Wang Theatre with some recognizable panelists.
Wait Wait in Boston
| November 13, 2008
Table of content
Jim Harrison’s fiction and essays are built from his particular blend of earthiness and erudition.
Jim Harrison’s road trip
| October 28, 2008
30 on 30
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2008
San Diego State Aztecs basketball coach Steve Fisher lectures his players during the season about how to behave off the court, getting pretty specific about what he doesn’t want to see.
Sports blotter: "Late-night shopping" edition
| October 22, 2008
More bad news for the Mets
Look, it just isn’t seemly for us non–New Yorkers to laugh too much about the continued suckdom of the New York Mets, specifically their bullpen.
Sports blotter: "Very bad times" edition
| October 09, 2008
Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
| June 09, 2008
With a bit less than six months to go until Election Day, both parties now know their nominees with certainty.
If the general election took place tomorrow, we’d have an unprecedented situation on our hands.
| May 14, 2008
In the wake of Barack Obama’s defeat in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the Democrats have a huge problem.
The democratic race is getting messy, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to recruit Al Gore
| April 24, 2008
Hittin’ trees in the deep blue sea
There are jokes to be made about playing for people who are a pint down, hooked to an IV, and woozy, but I’ll let you make them.
Spend a Portland Afternoon with Bob McKillop
| April 16, 2008
Chafee for governor?
For now, Lincoln Chafee has the luxury of discussing his political future as a riddle wrapped up in an enigma.
Running as an independent, he could thumb his nose at the worst of both parties
| April 10, 2008
More democracy now
Those of us hooked on HBO’s John Adams miniseries have been basking in Massachusetts’s central role in ushering in our nation’s bold democratic experiment.
Why Beacon Hill should allow same-day voter registration
| April 02, 2008
we may have a new weird and unexpected pretender to the great sports-crime throne: the University of MaineWBlack Bears.
Sports blotter: Vacationland edition
| April 02, 2008
Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour in Disney Digital 3-D
TV force, tweener pop star, and daughter of country-music icon Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus gets the concert-tour-movie treatment, in 3-D no less.
Oodles of fun
| February 06, 2008
Skell of the year
Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
Can't drive 55
This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
| December 12, 2007
Do mess with Texas
The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
| December 05, 2007
Evel Knievel certainly wasn’t the first person to become a superstar by risking life and limb to entertain the masses.
Balls and pucks
| December 05, 2007
Bob's your uncle
When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
| November 28, 2007
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
| November 19, 2007
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