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Review: A Dangerous Method(1)
Perhaps the three characters in David Cronenberg's handsome, eloquent dramatization of the birth and near demise of psychoanalysis represent the parts of the psyche that the movement would eventually hypothesize.
Cronenberg's dramatization of the rise of psychoanalysis
| December 23, 2011
Jokes and the unconscious spar in Hysteria
We're given the Freudian slip early on in Hysteria, or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis - and it comes with several other silky undergarments summarily discarded by a nubile visitor to the London study of the Father of Modern Psychoana
| January 14, 2011
They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
| April 23, 2010
As Halloween approaches and a frisson of fright chills the air, URI Theatre is presenting a psychologically taut staging of Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl .
A love disconnection in Boy Gets Girl
| October 23, 2009
Hip-hop is faker than Vince McMahon's business plan and tan combined. Pussy-whipped MCs who sling Whoppers rhyme about bagging blow and smacking ho's; even cats who actually do poison their communities exaggerate their hood credentials.
Esoteric drops reality rap on Saving Seamus Ryan
| October 09, 2009
Interesting premise. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot , by Stephen Adly Guirgis, suggests what could happen if Judas, the most despised of the New Testament villains, were put on trial in purgatory.
Taking stock of Judas Iscariot
| May 22, 2009
Dollhouses and dream states
Autumn highlights in the museums and the galleries.
Memory, sound, time, and toothpicks define the season
| September 08, 2008
The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
| March 18, 2008
Let me see your grill
If there’s one thing the new horror flick Teeth teaches us, it’s that nothing sours a romantic soirée like a vagina dentata.
The origins of the vagina dentata
| January 25, 2008
A family affair
Sigmund Freud believed it was a family meal that inspired the ideas and anxieties behind human civilization.
La Familia’s Central American comfort food
| October 31, 2007
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
Rise of psychosurgery
This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The new lobotomists
| April 09, 2007
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