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Cate Le Bon stars in her own folk reality

There is a trend among critics to describe the songs of Welsh performer Cate Le Bon as something new, but with a bit of listening the music of the 28-year-old songwriter is actually pleasantly familiar.
Life vérité
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 03, 2012
Short take - Ottawa Animation Fest

Review: The best of the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival

The Canadians produce the best animation programs and prove it again with this international selection.
Canadian animations
By PEG ALOI  |  January 27, 2012

Marina and the Diamonds | The Family Jewels

You know those sci-fi dystopias where people strap themselves into little portable video pods and mainline TV feeds into their face until they become useless, pale husks incapable of feeding themselves?
Chop Shop | 2010
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 16, 2010

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009

Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009


Various Artists | A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island

Artist, graphic designer, and toy creator Pete Fowler has been instrumental in the rebranding operation the Super Furry Animals have effected on their homeland of Wales.
Lo Recordings (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 18, 2009

Lift and drag

In an age of polarizing bands, Welsh septet Los Campesinos! are among the . . . polarizing-est.
Titus Andronicus and Los Campesinos!, Paradise Rock Club, February 13, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 18, 2009

Review: The Seagull, The Corn Is Green

The Seagull begins with a theatrical experiment — a brief symbolist drama dreamed by young Konstantin Treplev, who's struggling toward artistic expression while endeavoring to showcase his girlfriend and impress his actress mother.
Tons of love
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 20, 2009

Spirited moves

Paula Hunter gets under your skin.  
Paula Hunter’s off-kilter world
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2008

Dancing queens

Conceived as a spinoff from the vintage BBC kids’ show Doctor Who , Torchwood has since come into its own
BBC America’s Torchwood
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 22, 2008


Wikipedia rules

The ancient Library at Alexandria, once the largest on Earth, housed perhaps 500,000 volumes.
Wikipedia doubled its number of articles in just 18 months. But who are the “Wikipediots” writing them? And why do they do it?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 12, 2007

Super abundance

“Something absolutely extraordinary is happening in Venezuela,” announced Tony Woodcock.
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; James Levine’s Berg and Mahler; Measha Brueggergosman at Jordan Hall
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 13, 2007

Smooth moves

The music of Underworld is almost supremely funkless.
Underworld and John Digweed, Bank of America Pavilion, September 15, 2007
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  September 18, 2007

Mark Olson

The album shimmers with the sort of musical detail that keeps woe-is-me songwriting from sounding (entirely) like a pity party.
The Salvation Blues | HackTone
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 28, 2007

Teen spirit

The Williamstown Theatre Festival revival of Emlyn Williams’s The Corn Is Green marks the first time this play has been trotted out in years.
The Corn Is Green at Williamstown; Romeo and Juliet at the Publick
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  August 07, 2007


Ice and fire

Burning Man began as a San Francisco pyromaniacs’ beach party in 1986.
Ice Cream’s cold contemporary art, Burning Man’s hot stuff
By GREG COOK  |  June 28, 2007

Paul’s got Kate?

Paul Potts! Paul Potts! And again — Paul Potts!
Maybe not, but Simon Cowell goes up in flames
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 19, 2007

Portland scene report: April 6, 2007

Holy crap.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 04, 2007

A hunger for truth

More that 150 years after the fact, the Irish Famine is little understood.
Peter Behrens’s personalized novel sheds new light on the Irish famine
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 20, 2006

Crossword: 'Start Your Collections Now'

Museums off the beaten path
By MATT JONES  |  August 30, 2006


Anybody can edit

Wikipedians postulate and congratulate their way into the future of the Internet.
A weekend of Wikimania


A handful of this year’s travel books seem an odd, almost ghoulish enactment of Rene Descartes’s statement that “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.”
Travel guides that go beyond the practical
By DANA KLETTER  |  June 21, 2006

Take it outside

Okay, you like art, but you also want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors . Y ou can have your cake and eat it too at these outdoor sculpture parks. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Have some fresh air with your art
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006

Swinging blues

Samuel James's stories from the road
Samuel James's stories from the road
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  January 01, 1900