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Cynthia Davis uses space, line, and the color of cartography

Geographical maps describe space — its qualities, boundaries, hierarchies, ownership, and ways of traversing it.
Mapping a trajectory
By BRITTA KONAU  |  January 18, 2013
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Berenice Abbott's miracle of science

Like Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott was inventing abstract photography. She combined Surrealism and a romance with modernity.

By GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2012
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Review: Mass Effect 3

Gamers finally have their own equivalent to J. J. Abrams's sci-fi television epic, Lost.
Lost in space
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 23, 2012
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Renzo Piano's new wing pays tribute to the Gardner Museum's magic

The challenge from the start of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expansion project was: how do you follow up a masterpiece? The 99-year-old Fenway institution is world-renowned for its old-master collection installed in dramatic period rooms inside a
Intimate grandeur
By GREG COOK  |  January 20, 2012
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They, and Gideon Bok, are nothing but subjective

Commonly artists prefer to work away from public scrutiny, shielded from revealing the awkward phases of creation, to emerge with a finished work of art that will last, if not for eternity, at least for quite a while.
Time and perspective
By BRITTA KONAU  |  November 25, 2011
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Review: Apollo 18

Officially, the final lunar manned launch was Apollo 17 in 1972. But what if there was another, secret one, and footage from it was "found" somewhere?
López-Gallego's inert thriller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011


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Review: Attack the Block

As a group of teenage thugs approach their intended victim (only their eyes are visible as they glare at the trainee nurse who's walking the cold south London streets alone on the way home from her shift), you'll be forgiven if you recall the recent wave
London crawling
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the patience to watch it.
Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011
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Just outside the Milky Way

In the year 2311.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  August 12, 2011
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The Year in Monkey News

Simian news items, compiled for your reading pleasure.
Primate dispatches from around the globe
By DAVID EISENBERG, JAMES P. FITZPATRICK, NATE HOMAN, AND KATIE LANNAN  |  August 05, 2011
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Review: Another Earth

Apparently it's getting harder to meet compatible partners these days in independent movies.
Twisted psychology
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011


Beyond the moon shot

Retired Congressman Patrick Kennedy has enjoyed a nice little boomlet of press coverage in recent weeks with his push to raise billions in private and public money over the next decade for brain research.
To the Heavens
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 10, 2011
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Privatizing space: Houston, we have profit!

The best of all super-sized worlds head to outer space.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  March 18, 2011
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Theodore Treehouse are Closest to the Sun

Bryan Bruchman and Dylan Martin and Ian Paige and everyone else who's been raving about Theodore Treehouse's live set over the past year were completely and totally right.
Burn, baby, burn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 04, 2010
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Slideshow: Tavares Strachan's ''Orthostatic Tolerance'' at the MIT List Visual Arts Center

Tavares Strachan's "Orthostatic Tolerance:  It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea if I Never Went Home" at the MIT List Visual Arts Center through July 11, 2010.
Tavares Strachan at the MIT List Visual Arts Center | Through July 11
By TAVARES STRACHAN  |  June 18, 2010
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Run for Cover

If there was ever the idea that Honey Clouds were just Harpswell Sound with a new rhythm section, let their sophomore album, Cover the Forest , dispel it forever.
Honey Clouds shake the trees and get noisy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 28, 2010


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My uncle, the astronaut

As NASA’s Space Shuttle program winds down to a close this November after 33 years and 134 launches, I was lucky enough to catch the 132nd launch this past Friday, which was also the final flight of Atlantis, one of three remaining operational orbiting v
Found in Space
By CHRISTINE ATTURIO  |  May 21, 2010
Don't bother with nukes, just lasso in that comet

Don't bother with nukes, just lasso in that comet


  An aerospace engineer from the Air Force Institute of Technology has devised an idea, don't use nukes to blast a comet headed for Earth...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 04, 2009
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Leonid meteor shower still visible tonight-tomorrow am


  Though I missed the real show -- which was this morning between 3:30 and 5:30 am (but in reality even if I had known...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  November 17, 2009
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Rock of wages

Huak are the rare local band who, in the two-plus years they've been playing regular gigs, sound bolder and more self-possessed every time you see them.
Huak intertwine politics, sentiment, and decades of influences
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 28, 2009
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Book of Samuel, Vol. 3

It's so easy not to think about the music Samuel James makes much at all. Built from the very pillars of American music, it's easy to dismiss it as an homage, a throwback, a curiosity. And it is all those things, with James's ageless voice — he could b
For the ages, and For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 21, 2009


Samuel James at SPACE and the dilly on Dilly Dilly

• Keep next weekend open: throwback bluesman SAMUEL JAMES has a release party scheduled for his third full-length, For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen. Joining James on August 22 at SPACE will be the likes of SONTIAGO , LADY LAMB , MICAH BLUE SMALDONE , M
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 14, 2009

Music Seen: Neko Case + Haru Bangs

First things first: Neko Case is the complete package, an unmitigated bombshell (gorgeous, wry, self-effacing) with a singular artistic vision (country/folk songs so heavy on metaphor and animistic and obscure mythological references that you could — an
Neko Case and Haru Bangs last weekend
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009

Music Seen: Neko Case + Haru Bangs

First things first: Neko Case is the complete package, an unmitigated bombshell (gorgeous, wry, self-effacing) with a singular artistic vision (country/folk songs so heavy on metaphor and animistic and obscure mythological references that you could — an
Neko Case and Haru Bangs last weekend
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009

Music Seen: Neko Case + Haru Bangs

First things first: Neko Case is the complete package, an unmitigated bombshell (gorgeous, wry, self-effacing) with a singular artistic vision (country/folk songs so heavy on metaphor and animistic and obscure mythological references that you could — an
Neko Case and Haru Bangs last weekend
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009

Music Seen: Assemble

This month's Evolve2Advance bash, "Assemble," the latest in a series celebrating the convergence of visual art, music, food, and community, was one of those events whose status update should have read, "Come to SPACE right now for this very cool and und
Music Seen
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  July 31, 2009


Local Sprouts dig in

For two years, the Local Sprouts Cooperative has been creating a name for itself as a sustainable and healthy catering and meal cooperative in Portland. Hanifa Washington, a worker-owner and chef, likens it to "Superman in slo-mo," saying that the orga
Venue watch + more
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 31, 2009
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Gods of rock

SPACE Gallery will be awfully loud Thursday, with the CD release of Sun Gods in Exile's Black Light, White Lines, supported by Ogre and the debut of Murcielago. Last Friday's L'Animaux Tryst showcase and this show are sonic polar opposites on the SPA
Let the Black Light, White Lines wash over you
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 26, 2009

Meet-A-Monk


  Elsewhere in this week’s paper, WE wrote at length about BURMA VJ: REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY, the documentary about Burmese political action; see...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009
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That's The Way We Get By


Last week, I wrote a good deal about THE WAY WE GET BY, the excellent Maine-based troop greeter documentary that screens at SPACE Gallery this...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009