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Review: Total Recall

For a writer who has defined contemporary paranoia, Philip K. Dick hasn't had luck with the adaptations of his work.
Loud, humorless, and devoid of irony
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2012
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Pondering the Southworth Planetarium’s laser shows

Every year as spring approaches, the Southworth Planetarium hosts its weekly Laser Fest, a 3-D bonanza of about a dozen programs that light up the dome theater with retro-futurist animation.
Galaxy defenders
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 24, 2012
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Underground no more, Kostas Seremetis comes home

West Roxbury native Kostas Seremetis cut his teeth as an underground artist in Boston in the 1990s — his commissions included painting the walls of the Lansdowne Street punk club Axis, and creating movies for an unknown Boston band that went on to become
He's now worthy
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  September 23, 2011

[use the force] Rebel Alliance falls on hard times, busks to Doomstar on UK sidewalks


It's an age-old story -- a Galactic Empire crumbles, and so soon does the economy of a universe. I mean, it was great and everything...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 18, 2011
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Gamers gather for retro glory in New Hampshire

A person prone to dumbass assumptions might have confused this past weekend's 13th annual International Classic Video Game Tournament with a four-day-long exercise in retro-fetishism.
Cathode-ray dreams
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 10, 2011
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Photos: ''Talk Nerdy 2 Me'' with Rogue Burlesque

Rogue Burlesque presents "Talk Nerdy 2 Me" at the Middlesex Lounge on April 13, 2011.
"Talk Nerdy 2 Me" | Middlesex Lounge | April 13, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 15, 2011


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Photos: Scenes from Super MegaFest 2010

Darth Vader, Wonder Woman, and Peter Tork invade Framingham
Seen on the con floor at Super MegaFest in Framingham
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 07, 2011
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Gift Guide 2010: Portland nerdcrafters turn old ideas into new items

Galen Richmond may work in the best tradition of Maine craft artisans, forging functional creations out of everyday materials most might consider junk, but there the comparison stops.
Maker's mark
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 10, 2010
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Review: CasUno's sharp Sore Thumb; plus a New Low Anthem CD!

"Welcome to where we keep it wordy not nerdy," declares CasUno EndCrews (aka Chris Andrews) on "Sticks Out Like a Sore Thumb," the title track of his latest and final solo disc.
Eccentric gift of gab
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 19, 2010
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Photos: New England Comic Con 2010

New England Comic Con at the Hynes Convention Center on October 15-17, 2010.
New England Comic Con, at Hynes Convention Center | October 15-17, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 22, 2010
Harry Potter vs. Star Wars 3-D: Battle at the box office!

Harry Potter vs. Star Wars 3-D: Battle at the box office!


Harry vs. Luke: Which sparkly-stick wielding hero do you prefer? Two heroic journeys go head to head this fall in theatres: George Lucas plans to...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 01, 2010


"The Town" Trailer Mashed-Up "Star Wars" Style


It's kind of like the way Chamillionaire knew he made it after Wierd Al ran some satire on him. Ben Affleck's Charlestown flick The Town...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 28, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Hack Is Wack (is wack)

If you thought Sex Pistols Perfume was the unlikeliest endorsement I'd lay on you this month, think again.
Snoop Dogg takes a bite out of cybercrime
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 24, 2010
Let's Get Weird: a 'news' round-up

Let's Get Weird: a 'news' round-up


(Photo courtesy of look at this fucking hipster)  This guy decided to photograph the contents of various Atlanta hipsters' purses and man-bags to try to...
By webteam  |  August 19, 2010

VIDEO: Deleted scene from Return of the Jedi surfaces


Above: Luke Skywalker resists the temptation of the dark side while constructing his green lightsaber in a cave on Tattooine in this scene cut from...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 16, 2010
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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010


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Bigger — and better

Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010
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Review: House

Just imagine, after viewing Nobuhiko Obayashi’s bona fide genre find, how a generation of moviegoers’ tastes might have deviated in wonderfully odd directions had they sampled the Japanese visionary’s comic-horror hybrid back in 1977.
Alas, weirdness had to wait
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 30, 2010

Just when you thought Andrew W.K. couldn't get any weirder


. . . he gets weirder. New album promo for his "lost" third album Close Calls with Brick Walls contains no music -- probably not...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 09, 2010
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Photos: Arisia 2010

The 21st annual installment of sci-fi convention Arisia
Arisia 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, January 15-18, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 22, 2010

The Big Hurt: Falling down the rabbit hole

Lee, Hoppus, Wentz, Avril, and 3OH!3 fall down the rabbit hole
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 22, 2010


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Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
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By LASER ORGY  |  January 15, 2010

In memoriam: Star Wars artist Don Ivan Punchatz


With just an hour to go before laser beams start shooting out of the TD Garden's ceiling in time to "The Imperial March" at tonight's...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 14, 2009
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Photos: Comic Con 2009 at Back Bay Events Center

Photos from the Boston comic book convention
Comic Con descended upon Back Bay on October 24, 2009
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 30, 2009

Geek it up this Weekend: Halloween Suggestions


Halloween could be classed as the nation's most geek-friendly holiday, since it's the one day a year when you can cosplay without being judged. So, first...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 27, 2009
Darth Maul, MRTPQ, Kevin Smith and WTF

Darth Maul, MRTPQ, Kevin Smith and WTF


  Ray Park, Maura, MRTPQ, Kevin Smith and the WTF Line are all in today's podcast! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  October 01, 2009


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Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southie

The St. Patrick's Day Parade in the South Boston
Photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, March 15, 2009.
By GREG COOK  |  March 16, 2009
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Fanboys

Bonus points to director Kyle Newman for upping Kristen Bell's already solid geek cred (and for squeezing her into Princess Leia's gold bikini).
As endearingly grungy and careworn as the Mos Eisley cantina in the original, pre-digitized, puppets-and-all 1977 print of Star Wars
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 19, 2009
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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008
Pics of My Missing Darth Vader Pez Dispenser!

Pics of My Missing Darth Vader Pez Dispenser!


In case you hadn't heard Cleaning Guy Pat D swiped my Vader Pez dispenser before he took off for his...
By Special Ed  |  November 25, 2008