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The Big Hurt: Unnecessary press release roundup

No matter how lazy music writers get, we can't spin every press release into a freebie news story, or even a scrap of "Web content" (shudder) for whichever shit aggregator pays our parking tickets.  
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 16, 2011

A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010

She & Him debut video for "In the Sun," or, Has Zooey Deschanel been watching too much Glee?

The good thing about the new SHE & HIM video for "In the Sun" -- the teaser track from the all-star duo's forthcoming Volume Two...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 09, 2010

The future is now

Even with all the promise of the new year ahead, it's hard not to feel a little stiffed in the Future of Mankind department. Here it is, 2010, and there's nary a flying car to be seen.
No teleportation, but lots of rad new albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010

Taking care of business

Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 18, 2009

Review: (500) Days of Summer

"This is not a love story," (500) Days of Summer 's disembodied narrator tells us. That's mostly a lie.
An odd romantic comedy, but a romantic comedy nonetheless
By SHAULA CLARK  |  July 17, 2009

miff list

(10) days of celluloid

Among the many treats at last year's Maine International Film Festival were a future Oscar winner (James Marsh's documentary Man on Wire ) and one of the biggest art-house hits of 2008 (Scandinavian teen-vampire flick Let the Right One In ).
From the gridiron to gritty realism at the Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 10, 2009

Review: Gigantic

Of the recent spate of young-man-finding-himself movies, Adventureland may be the most fun, but Gigantic sticks to the ribs.
Paul Dano gains stature
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  April 24, 2009

Portland music news: January 9, 2009

Former WCLZ morning host PETE BOLDUC has a new band: GUNTHER BROWN (not to be confused with the Boston-based Sucka Brown).
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2009

Review: Yes Man

Once the one-note joke's been established, everything else follows with plodding, mechanical predictability.
The correct answer is "No"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 16, 2008

The Happening

If you’ve ever seen a M. Night Shyamalan film, you know what’s happening.
Shyamalan has lost his sixth sense
By TOM MEEK  |  June 18, 2008


Green is the new black

Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide each year.
How to be socially responsible in a $240 pair of pants
By SHARON STEEL  |  November 08, 2007

Folk heroics

“Why is he such a big deal right now?” a friend asked with some exasperation earlier this month when I mentioned that I had a phone date with M. Ward. M. Ward, "To Go Home" (mp3)
Or, how M. Ward became such a big deal
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 19, 2007

Surf's Up

Is it coincidence or homage that a fat, sullen penguin in this animated dud resembles Michael Moore?
Surf's Up wipes out
By ALICIA POTTER  |  June 06, 2007

Live Free or Die

Seinfeld writers Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin conceived this project as a TV series, which is where it should have stayed.
New Hampshire deserves better than this
By TOM MEEK  |  March 28, 2007

Winter Passing

Reese Holden (Zooey Deschanel) is one fucked-up chick.
A provocative trip into the soul
By TOM MEEK  |  March 08, 2006


Failure To Launch

The rumor is that Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t get along while making this film, and it shows.
More Zooey Deschanel, please.
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  March 07, 2006