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A Heroic Life

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
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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
By LISA SPINELLI  |  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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 23, 2008

June 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 30, 2008

January 2008

Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 31, 2007


Land ho!

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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  November 27, 2007

Opening nightmare

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  October 10, 2007

Monster man

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
By MIKE MCKAY  |  October 08, 2007

October 2007

It's October again, and the theme is harvest, harvest, harvest thanks to Venus and Saturn in Virgo.
Monthly forecast
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 23, 2007


El dopo?

Some who despise Salvador Dalí have found a distasteful double in cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.
But Alejandro Jodorowsky is still a lot of fun
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 26, 2007

Dream on

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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  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
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 06, 2006

Cheap thrills

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
By ELLEE DEAN  |  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
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  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  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 22, 2006
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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
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  January 25, 2006