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Review: Tales from the Golden Age
The ironically titled film refers to the dreadful Alice-in-Wonderland years when Nicolae Ceausescu was the Communist strongman of Romania.
Panorama of black-humor stories
| December 02, 2011
For richer, for poorer
Laura Coroi saw my “Immigrant Kitchens” poster at the YMCA and introduced herself.
Romanian polenta with sheep’s milk feta
| April 09, 2010
Starting to clear Maine’s broadband backlog
The biggest obstacle between Mainers and more, better, faster broadband Internet access is actually a very basic one: there's a lack of information about what kind of Internet service is already available where.
Mapping the Internet
| January 29, 2010
Interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
"I chose to focus on the waiting parts — the things you're not used to seeing in classic movies. I cut out all the action."
Misplaced modifier: the director defines Police, Adjective
| January 22, 2010
Of myth and men
There is more pageantry than either Stalinism or Stoker in The Communist Dracula Pageant , Anne Washburn’s ambitious jumble of a Romanian-history play now in its world premiere from the American Repertory Theatre.
The ART’s Communist Dracula Pageant ; the Publick’s Faith Healer
| October 28, 2008
Fall on the boards
There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
| September 08, 2008
Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
| June 09, 2008
Heirloom Ukrainian recipes
In a wind-bound seaside cottage rental where she’s been living this year, Sasha Prygoniuk, a 25-year old Ukrainian, has volunteered to teach me (and you) how to “kook,” (as she so charmingly pronounces it).
Written in English for the first time
| May 07, 2008
Country for gold men
All kinds of voting has been taking place lately — for presidential candidates, for union contracts, for Oscar nominees.
And Blood will out at the Oscars
| February 22, 2008
Right to choose
“For all of us to have our own opinion, this is what I want. It’s not like telling people what to do.”
Interview: Cristian Mungiu takes his time with 4 Months
| January 30, 2008
No surprise that Cristian Mungiu’s brilliant and brutal record of a day in the life of two distraught women failed to make even the Oscar short list of 10 for Best Foreign Language Film.
4 Months refuses to come to terms
| January 30, 2008
Here, the seeker is a lovestruck pregnant young woman whose Gypsy lover, a pianist, was deported from France and now has disappeared.
Authentic, but bumbling
| January 16, 2008
Dark new wave
Every now and then, it happens: a new wave from where?
Contemporary Romanian cinema at the HFA
| October 01, 2007
Start the revolution without me
To judge from recent movies from that country, everything in Romania is going to pot. Except Romanian movies.
History lessons in 12:08 East of Bucharest
| July 24, 2007
Tour de force
Two movies push at each other within Jasmine Dellal’s Gyspy Caravan, which opens this Friday, July 6, at the Kendall Square.
Gypsy Caravan, You Kill Me
| July 03, 2007
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
| June 29, 2007
Artists, film- and bookmakers, teachers, performers, and motorcyclists Leon Johnson and Megan O’Connell recently made Portland the home.
A talk with Creative Material Group’s Leon Johnson and Megan O’Connell
| March 21, 2007
“I’ve got $30 — which three CDs do you recommend?” The fan was at the corner of the stage at Johnny D’s talking to guitarist Dave Fiuczynski, who was on his knees hawking about half a dozen of his discs with different bands at 10 bucks a pop.
Dave Fiuczynski, John Tchicai, Chris Potter, and John Stetch live
| February 15, 2007
One of the invigorating qualities of summer art shows in Boston is their relative playfulness. Slideshow: Images from the galleries
Cool pickin’s on Newbury Street and in the South End
| July 05, 2006
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