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Tales from the Golden Age: Review

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
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 02, 2011
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For richer, for poorer

Laura Coroi saw my “Immigrant Kitchens” poster at the YMCA and introduced herself.
Romanian polenta with sheep’s milk feta
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  April 09, 2010
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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
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 29, 2010
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 22, 2010
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 28, 2008
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 08, 2008


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Booked up

Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 09, 2008
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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
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 07, 2008
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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  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2008
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 30, 2008
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Fetal positions

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 30, 2008


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Transylvania

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
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 16, 2008
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Dark new wave

Every now and then, it happens: a new wave from where?
Contemporary Romanian cinema at the HFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  October 01, 2007
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2007
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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
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 03, 2007
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America Blows

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007


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Packed kitchen

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
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  March 21, 2007
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Road shows

“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
By JON GARELICK  |  February 15, 2007
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Summer daze

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
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  July 05, 2006