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''X-Tra Zeus!'' showcases Providence’s comics superheroes

Providence is so flush with creative talent that it's easy to take it for granted and assume that most towns have it this good.
Astonishing visions
By GREG COOK  |  February 01, 2013
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Review: Marvel's The Avengers

Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012
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Photos: Kostas Seremetis's ''Ready…Steady…Go!'' at the Fourth Wall Project

Kostas Seremetis's ''Ready…Steady…Go!'' exhibition is on display at the Fourth Wall Project from September 10 to October 23, 2011.
Fourth Wall Project | September 10–October 23, 2011
By ERIC ANTONIOU  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Griff the Invisible

Like Kick-Ass and Super , Leon Ford's Griff the Invisible reaffirms the notion that superheroes exist to provide the meek and marginalized with an empowering fantasy.
Downtrodden superheroes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Super friends

THWAK! I swing with my right fist, trying to connect with my opponent's face. In a smooth motion, he deflects my punch with his forearm, which is protected with a black and metallic-plastic arm gauntlet. I swing with my left fist, and am again knocked
Move over, Clark Kent. All over New England, mild-mannered citizens are suiting up and doing their part to play the hero.
By TEA KRULOS  |  December 11, 2009

Anime Boston 2009: Mystery solved


VIDEO: Scenes from Anime Boston 2009 This past weekend marked the ninth year of the Northeast’...
By Maddy Myers  |  May 26, 2009


Big Moves presents "Hot Buffet," a dystopian musical satire


The Big Moves dance troupe has long struck me as a fantastic thing. In a world where the fairly husky actor who plays Matt Parkman...
By Ian Sands  |  October 15, 2008

VIDEO: Anime Boston wrap-up


Anime Boston 2008 ThePhoenix.com's resident cosplay expert, Maddy Myers, reports from Anime Boston. And yes, if you must know, she made that Zelda suit from scratch.   ...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 01, 2008

More Notes on the Project Runway Finale


Proj Run! Ian beat me to the official rundown, read on if you want to hear more post-finale ramblings.Christian took it all, which was totally...
By Sharon Steel  |  March 06, 2008

Every Princess Begins Her Journey With a Dream!


Oh, Oscars! Movies, pretty dresses, a masturbatory ceremony, long commercial breaks, annoying jokes, weird panning shots into the audience of men wearing bronzer and ladies...
By Sharon Steel  |  February 22, 2008

"Heroes" and "How I Met Your Mother" both stunk last night


It seems like the Heroes writers were so busy packing their premiere with plot that they neglected to consider that they were also making it unwatchable....
By Ian Sands  |  September 25, 2007


Bruce Springsteen tickets on sale (For .2 seconds only!)


Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s dual Boston shows in November went on sale this morning at 10 A.M., and at about...
By importer  |  September 24, 2007

Superhero movie news: Wolverine, the Green Hornet


They've announced a director for the Wolverine solo spinoff film: Gavin Hood. I didn't see his Oscar-winning film Tsotsi, but it seems to be well-liked...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 20, 2007
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A brief history of Highwater Books

"Highwater Books was me and Tom Devlin, hanging out drinking in Tom's garage."
 Based on an intervew with Jef Czekaj
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON AND S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  January 01, 1900