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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.
Picture Show.
By PHILIP EIL  |  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.
Self-destructive passion
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  May 11, 2012
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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
By  |  March 17, 2012
Review - the Look

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
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 03, 2012


The wheel of time, according to the Mayans.
By DAVID KISH  |  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."
Time pieces
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  September 02, 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

Happy hour

What time is it?
By KARL STEVENS  |  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
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  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
By EDITORIAL  |  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."
Time out
By ANNIE LARMON  |  October 15, 2010

Peep show

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
By HENRY SANTORO  |  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
By PETER KADZIS  |  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
By ADAM REILLY  |  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...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 14, 2009

It's like 4:20 for code toads: Party like it's 1234567890!

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...
By b.pena  |  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.
Time/Life (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 06, 2009
Gustav redux: McCain's meltdown spin--updated!

Gustav redux: McCain's meltdown spin--updated!

 Here's the "Breaking News" update currently topping "McCain says will suspend campaign to return to Washington Thursday to help with bailout negotiations, asks that...
By Adam Reilly  |  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...
By Adam Reilly  |  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...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 01, 2008


Glossed over

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?
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 17, 2006