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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Review: The Bullet Vanishes
Piracy has never been more rampant in China.
Lo Chi-leung's mystery actioner
| August 31, 2012
Review: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
The latest action epic from Hong Kong new wave director Tsui Hark ( Once Upon a Time in China ) is a fact-based historical drama set in 689 AD, a period when "all hell was about to break loose," according to the dense narration that opens the film.
| September 23, 2011
Get me remix
The Brothers Grimm generally managed to live up to their name.
Company One's Grimm; The Hound of the Baskervilles in Central Square
| July 30, 2010
Has Walter Mosley gone off crime fiction? With the creation of Easy Rawlins in 1990, Mosley perfected the African-American side of the genre — along with a poetic and insightful take on post-war LA up through the 1960s — in 11 consistently solid books, t
Can Walter Mosley kick the crime-novel habit?
| March 19, 2010
Steampunk and Lima Beans
The hook for Darcy James Argue's Secret Society — who come to the Regattabar Thursday the 25th — is that they're a "steampunk big band."
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Bert Seager Trio
| February 12, 2010
Cocaine, corpse desecration, and mysterious spoon deaths: Why Sherlock Holmes still excites
Guy Ritchie’s awesome movie gave me a vital realization: we don’t spend enough time thinking about Sherlock Holmes. Everybody knows that he was a detective,...
| December 27, 2009
Review: Sherlock Holmes
In its own way an ideal holiday blockbuster for the moderately educated, the new light-footed overhaul of Sherlock Holmes is three parts self-satisfied mixer to one part hard storytelling, and if anything, the film's popular trailers should have deterred
Boys will be boys
| December 25, 2009
Change? What change?
Nice to see Goldman Sachs employee Barack "President" Obama get rolled by Gen. Stanley McChrystal so we can send more troops to Afghanistan on a hopeless mission.
Operation Afghan Tragedy. Plus, getting steamed over global warming and men in tights.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| December 18, 2009
Interview: Ulrich Boser
As we reach the 19th anniversary of the theft of 13 priceless art objects from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, there's been a renewed effort to identify the thieves and retrieve the Gardner treasures.
Going after the Gardner thieves
| March 24, 2009
Interview: Jill Lepore and Jane Kamensky
Long-time friends Jill Lepore and Jane Kamensky didn't set out to write Blindspot, a novel complete with murder, scandal, slave stealing, and some very hot sex.
Two historians pen a bodice ripper
| December 02, 2008
Please shut up!
How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 16, 2008
Gumshoes and golems
Michael Chabon has boundary issues.
Michael Chabon’s Alaskan-Yiddish noir
| June 05, 2007
Tales of the times
Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best fiction and poetry books the Phoenix wrote about in 2006.
A year in fiction
| December 20, 2006
Major and minor Billy
Billy Wilder’s expansive career began in Germany at the end of the ’20s, continued briefly in Paris when he fled Hitler in 1933, and picked up in Hollywood the following year.
The HFA celebrates Wilder’s centennial
| December 07, 2006
Just checking — on you
We must have missed it when Alberto Gonzales was named honorary chief of our staties.
The RI state police seek a scary level of intrusion
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| June 13, 2006
Hello to all that
In a time of tenuous allegiances and deep culture clashes, Julian Barnes’s new novel asks, "What does it mean to be included, to be excluded?”
Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George
| January 25, 2006
In stretching Little Red Riding Hood into a (short) feature-length film, writers/directors Cory and Todd Edwards have created a mystery that retains little of the original’s elemental appeal.
| January 11, 2006
Slideshow: 20 things you should do this spring
COMPILED BY IAN SANDS AND ASHLEY RIGAZIO
| January 01, 1900
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