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Review: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
In this tour de force biopic, cartoonist-filmmaker Joann Sfar uses darkly comic fairy tale elements to illustrate Gainsbourg's creative process.
The life of Serge Gainsbourg
| October 28, 2011
At breakfast and lunch, Pairings serves as a basic hotel restaurant, which the Park Plaza has lacked for about 10 years.
Artistry and taste combine — but perhaps not often enough
| December 18, 2009
Review: Little Ashes
Paul Morrison's cross between School Ties and Brokeback Mountain is a captivating effort with a confused focus, unexplained moments, and a hurried second half.
The first half is pretty good
| May 22, 2009
A real cut-up
Robert Pollard is a Renaissance man.
An interview with Robert Pollard on the occasion of the landing of Boston Spaceships
| September 23, 2008
| May 30, 2008
| December 31, 2007
The Los Angeles site of the Center for Land Use Interpretation keeps a low physical profile.
Matthew Coolidge at the Carpenter Center, ‘Ana Maria Pacheco’ at the Danforth, and the December Sale at the SMFA
| November 27, 2007
It wasn’t as bad as what happened at Opening Night at the Pops last May, but it was still awful.
Good playing, bad karma at the BSO gala
| October 10, 2007
Burning Man: 50,000 lunatics celebrating inarticulable notions of radical self-expression and all-purpose debauchery in Salvador Dali-esque splendor.
Massachusetts dot-commie spotted torching the decks at Burning Man
| October 08, 2007
It's October again, and the theme is harvest, harvest, harvest thanks to Venus and Saturn in Virgo.
| October 02, 2007
All the Wright moves
“I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.”
The deadpan master is still happy not to laugh
| April 23, 2007
Some who despise Salvador Dalí have found a distasteful double in cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.
But Alejandro Jodorowsky is still a lot of fun
| January 26, 2007
Imagery that springs from the mysterious depths of the unconscious holds a powerful fascination for artists, and the quirky world of dreams has inspired countless works of art.
Strange dreams in Lowell, ‘Icons + Altars’ in Newton, and 2006 Maud Morgan Prize Winner Ambreen Butt
| December 06, 2006
A field guide to dorm posters
Some poster motifs come and go, but others are timeless classics, adorning students’ rooms generation after generation. But choose wisely: your prospective new friends — not to mention your prospective hook-ups — are looking at those posters with a criti
What’s on your wall can make or break you
| September 06, 2006
Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
| June 14, 2006
Fear and loving in Lumberton
This review originally appeared in the September 23, 1986 edition of the Boston Phoenix . Naked Lynch: Lending an ear to the director of Blue Velvet. By Owen Glieberman Blue movie: David Lynch’s Velvet revolution . By Peter Keough
Lynch's Blue Velvet
| June 14, 2006
Hit and miss
Boston Ballet didn’t need Mark Morris’s blessing in 1999, and it doesn’t need it now.
Visiting and home teams swing for the fences
| March 22, 2006
The thinking ass
Before his imagery got captured and turned into poster art backdrops for dorm-room bong-hits, Salvador Dalí imagined it in service of a revolution in consciousness. “Accommodations of Desire: Surrealist Works on Paper Collected by Julien Levy,” at th
“Accommodations of Desire” at the Portland Museum of Art
| January 25, 2006
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