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Sequence 8: Out of the Box

When acrobat Colin Davis appears at the beginning of Sequence 8 in the role of a suit-and-tie-wearing radio announcer, a kind of Ira-without-Glasses, he is introducing acrobatics with a meta-narrative.

By DEBRA CASH  |  October 05, 2012
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Photos: Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2012

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC | August 3-5, 2012
Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC | August 3-5, 2012
By SAM UEDA  |  August 17, 2012
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Review: Monsieur Lazhar

A Montreal elementary school is traumatized by a suicide in the classroom of a popular instructor.
Subtle, wise, and beautifully rendered
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 20, 2012
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Grimes | Visions

The debut record from Grimes, an alias of the Montreal-based Boucher, kicks off the peculiarity parade by presenting song titles steeped in cutesy affectation.
Arbutus (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 03, 2012
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The Luyas | Too Beautiful To Work

The tone and feel of this release suggests the Luyas are at a big party where they don't really know anyone. The indie-pop four-piece from Montreal are well dressed and clinging to a couch in the corner.
Dead Oceans (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 25, 2011
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The Dears: Degeneration Street

This fifth and latest album from the Dears suggests that these Montreal natives need to clear out some Britpop cobwebs.
Dangerbird Records (2011)
By MIRIAM LAMEY  |  February 11, 2011


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Braids | Native Speaker

Kanine Records (2011)
Kanine Records (2011)
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 01, 2011
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Suuns | Zeroes QC

Secretly Canadian (2010)
Secretly Canadian (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  October 15, 2010
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Malt liquor madness

Malt liquor is alternately derided as preying on our nation's poor, as a cheap way for frat boys to get drunk, and as just terrible beer.
Sipping at the other end of the spectrum
By JOSH SMITH  |  July 02, 2010
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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010
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Game Changer?(1)

For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010


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Rent a ride

Last August, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council announced that a public bike-sharing system would be coming to Boston, possibly as soon as this summer. The bikes were to come from Public Bike Systems, the creators of Montreal’s Bixi Bike program.
Zipcar-like bike rentals headed to Boston
By PATRICK ELLIOT  |  May 14, 2010
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Interview: Daniel Clowes

"If you had told me then that there would be cute girls coming to comic conventions in 15 years, I would’ve told you you were out of your mind."
On going from Enid to Wilson
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 30, 2010
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Gourmet kitchen

The gourmet recreation of classic deli cuisine, recently identified as a movement in the national media, has made an ambiguous appearance here in Portland in the form of Nosh Kitchen Bar.
Nosh satisfies with answers to many questions
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 23, 2010

Prospect Park

Yes! Baseball season is finally here. All is as it should be in the world, if not with the Red Sox, who have had a tough start. But that’s OK.
Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 23, 2010
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Breakfast of champions

The Slip have been a fixture on the jam band scene for 15 years. Over the past six years, the Slip’s core members — bassist Marc Friedman, guitarist Brad Barr, and his brother Andrew behind the kit — along with pianist Marco Benevento and singer/songwri
Slipping into Surprise Me Mr. Davis
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 09, 2010


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Boston film group protests arrest of Iranian director

At the Montreal Film Festival last summer, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was serving as president of the international jury.
Power of cinema?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 26, 2010
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Purposeful randomness

"How do I absorb all this beauty," Leslie Schomp writes in Diary (2010), an open cloth notebook resting on a wood stand.
‘Experiments, Memory & Devices’ at BCC
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010
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A sister act

High-fives all around: together we made Tegan and Sara rule.
In addition to their bio, Tegan and Sara also have songs
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 12, 2010
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Photos: Of Montreal at the Paradise, 2010

Photos of Of Montreal performing at the Paradise
Of Montreal, live at the Paradise, January 27, 2010
By TANYA PAGLIA  |  February 05, 2010
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The Spot Café

Your typical cheap-eats reviewer spends a lot of time in diners: they're America's original inexpensive quick-service restaurants, and most are a step up from modern fast-food franchises.
To spot the great diner, check out the bread
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 05, 2010


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Priestess | Prior To The Fire

Now Priestess are back in Indieland, rubbing denim-clad elbows with the likes of Nebula and Black Math Horseman.
Tee Pee (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 29, 2010
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Green school. Red light?

Little girls and boys frolic on swing sets whittled from recycled beech wood.
At-large City Councilor John Connolly sets his sights on creating multi-million-dollar environmental academy.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 08, 2010
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The future is now

Even with all the promise of the new year ahead, it's hard not to feel a little stiffed in the Future of Mankind department. Here it is, 2010, and there's nary a flying car to be seen.
No teleportation, but lots of rad new albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010
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Bring the trauma

Even with the new order completely renovating the rock biz, some things have to be done the old-fashioned way. And after having their asses duly kicked by the old-fashioned way this past month, the five-piece London orchestral-pop combo known as Fanfarl
Fanfarlo adjust to the road
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 18, 2009
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Faux fi

A few years ago, before Merrill Garbus was touring the world as Tune-Yards (she spells it tUnE-yArDs — but we're going to pretend we didn't know that), she was deep into puppets. Following her studies at Smith, the Connecticut native relocated to Putne
Tune-Yards don't need to make a big production out of it
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 13, 2009


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Crimson green

"In the summer before the revolution [against the shah], if you asked someone if there might be a revolution, an optimistic person would say, maybe in a century."
Banned director Jafar Panahi on Iran's vicious circle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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The Olympic (shell) games

It’s been 13 years since the pageantry and spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games — and the mythical economic boon that goes with it — has graced US soil. But we’ll find out next week if, in a secret-ballot vote in Europe, the International Olympic Commit
Next week, we’ll find out if an American city will host the 2016 Olympic Games — and if Boston has a shot at 2020. Despite the glitzy international attention, there are billions of reasons why every debt-saddled American should hope that the US does not get the gold.
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  September 25, 2009
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What's the scam?

Back on the morning of June 7, 1982, a man walked into the New York branch of the Middle East Bank on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office building and tried to deposit a $2 million check. The man, a native of the United Arab Emirates, left without
Trying to bilk the Scientologists
By JIM SCHUH  |  September 25, 2009
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Northern exposure

While New York is grittier, Los Angeles juicier, and Boston is wicked smahter, for some odd reason it is Montreal that, for two weeks every summer, becomes the epicenter of the comedy universe.
Four Boston funnymen tell some jokes at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival, and prove that comedy is more than just getting-r-done
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 31, 2009