Latest Articles

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

Nothing beats nothing

Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on D
Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 05, 2010

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
By  |  April 17, 2009

Daddys and lovers

The Lyric gives Williams's Cat new life; Dirty Dancing on stage
The Lyric gives Williams's Cat new life; Dirty Dancing on stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009

Power mad

Trinity Repertory Company is staging a version of Richard III that comes at us like a Sherman tank.
Trinity Rep’s timely Richard III
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 05, 2008

A child of Hitler

This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)

By ALFONS HECK  |  January 30, 2008

Acquiring minds

Given that virtually every activity in our lives is experienced through purchases, the exhibition’s focus on branding is sure to resonate with those of us facing post-holiday bills.
‘Branded and On Display’ and Iván Navarro at Tufts, David Ording and Ledelle Moe at BU
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 08, 2008

Playing with history

In February 1862, with the Civil War not yet a year old, Union forces took Fort Henry, a Confederate outpost on the Tennessee River, as they began to open up Southern waterways for supply lines.
Kara Walker's civil war
By GREG COOK  |  January 30, 2007

Various Artists: Accepted: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Pixies kick things off with, appropriately, “U-Mass,” and an A-list of alterna-indie artists (Modest Mouse, Le Tigre, Weezer, Ryan Adams, the Chemical Brothers with Beth Orton) all provide top-notch if familiar cuts.
Shout Factory/Universal
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 15, 2006

Where have all the artists gone?

Nancy Kureth is lost in the Biddeford mills again.
Portland’s creative exodus gives Southern Maine’s mill towns a new lease on life
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 09, 2006