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The man in the yellow fur coat

The cultural critic Mark Dery worked as a clerk for Manhattan's Gotham Book Mart in the early '80s. One afternoon, he was taken by surprise.
As the Boston Athenaeum stages an Edward Gorey retrospective, his biographer reflects on the artist's lasting legacy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 04, 2011
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Welcome to the Dahl-house
Welcome to the Dahl-house
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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The dark knight

By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
By IAN SANDS  |  July 10, 2009

Play by Play: May 22, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 22, 2009


Play by Play, May 15, 2009

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

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 24, 2009

Play by play: April 17, 2009

Theater around town
 Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009


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The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2009
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Potter-schmotter!

No reading required.
25 fantasy films that lock horns, swords, and wands with Harry Potter
By ELLEE DEAN AND MADDY MYERS  |  July 24, 2007

Wizard bits


Odds and ends on the occasion of the final book's release
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 18, 2007
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Sorrow floats

Chris Adrian is trying to figure out how to bring people back to life.
Chris Adrian reckons with human suffering in his new book The Children’s Hospital
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 02, 2007
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Ready to rumble!

Rather depressing, one imagines, to catch a spinning backfist to the head, particularly when it’s the very thing you’ve been determined to avoid since the last time you caught a spinning backfist to the head.
Mixing it up with Ultimate Fighter 4 , the Cowboys cheerleaders, and the ’kats
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 25, 2006