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Images of a highway departed
There's a lot of talk these days about the 40-acre footprint in the center of Providence left by the old Route 195.
| August 03, 2012
Review: Goodbye First Love
The autobiographical third feature from French director Mia Hansen-Løve limns the ecstasy and tumult of youthful, sometimes self-destructive passion.
PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN
| May 11, 2012
Review: Free Men
In a little known footnote to the Holocaust, the head of the Paris mosque, Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit, helped many Jews escape the Nazis.
Solidarity and mistrust in war-time Paris
| March 17, 2012
Review: Charlotte Rampling: The Look
Rampling's physical gifts, unimpeded by plastic surgery in their march through time, are matched by a keen mind and an unapologetic approach to life and work.
Angelina Maccarone's portrait of the actress
| February 03, 2012
The wheel of time, according to the Mayans.
| January 13, 2012
Review: The Clock
"In Switzerland they had brotherly love," he says. "They had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
| October 14, 2011
Don't sweat your major — you'll probably change your mind anyway
Chances are that two of you have no friggin' idea what you want to do with your lives, and the one of you who does will change his or her mind by age 25.
Throwing it all away
| September 02, 2011
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.
| August 26, 2011
What time is it?
| July 08, 2011
A bank robber downsizes
There's nothing like an art heist to make journalists spout hyperbole. What else could explain the wild things they've said about Myles J. Connor, the Boston career criminal who by his own account has tiptoed by night through literally dozens of museu
The long fall from ripping off Rembrandts to shoplifting sunglasses
| April 29, 2011
Give Malalai Joya a visa
In a display of mendacity worthy of the days when the late Senator Joseph McCarthy stifled free speech from coast to coast, the United States Department of State has denied a visa to Afghanistan's most internationally recognized activist, Malalai Joya.
Plus, Obama's Libyan War
| March 25, 2011
Amy Stacey Curtis's Sixth Solo Biennial Exhibit
Jorge Luis Borges wrote, "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire."
| October 15, 2010
Michael Grecco — 51, BU grad — first began making a name for himself as an award-winning photographer for the Boston Herald .
Michael Grecco’s Naked Ambition
| May 21, 2010
Twilight of the superheroes
While riding the New York subway one warm night in 1922, Hotchkiss-schooled, Yale-educated Henry Robinson Luce conjured the name of his epoch-defining magazine after spotting an arresting advertising placard.
The ghost of Time Inc.’s Henry Luce haunts Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the New York Times
| April 30, 2010
Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition
Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
| December 25, 2009
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...
| November 14, 2009
It's like 4:20 for code toads: Party like it's 1234567890!
Geeks worldwide will be drinking at 6:31:30 Eastern (23:31:30 UTC) today as they celebrate a hi...
| February 13, 2009
Review: Let Freedom Sing! Music of the Civil Rights Movement
In any given Black History Month, the three-disc Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement would be a powerful anthology.
| January 06, 2009
Gustav redux: McCain's meltdown spin--updated!
Here's the "Breaking News" update currently topping Reuters.com: "McCain says will suspend campaign to return to Washington Thursday to help with bailout negotiations, asks that...
| September 24, 2008
Media malleability, Part II
Some of the people who responded to my story in this week's Phoenix--which argues that John McCain's decision to run against the press is going...
| September 12, 2008
Who's playing politics with Gustav?
After the RNC winnowed itself back yesterday afternoon due to Hurricane Gustav, I considered the political ramifications and suggested that McCain could benefit--but only if...
| September 01, 2008
One sign of how the magazine business is doing these days is a three-month-old Web log called “Magazine Death Pool.”
The magazine racks are filled with dying publications — but why is the glossy’s forecast not nearly as gloomy as newsprint’s?
| May 17, 2006
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