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The explosive center of Boys Noize

In recent years, the ascent of electronic music has caused some anxiety among the sensitive and the conservative.
Electro
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 30, 2012
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At home with Alan Dershowitz

Outside the Law & Order cast, Alan Dershowitz is probably America's most famous attorney. He's represented or advised the defense teams of Mike Tyson, OJ Simpson, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and even the dude from Deep Throat.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  November 02, 2012
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Review: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Takashi Miike seems to be single-handedly bringing the samurai movie back to its former glory; first with 13 Assassins , and now this gripping remake of Kobayashi’s classic attack on the honor code within the samurai class.
Takashi Miike brings back samurai movies
By MILES BOWE  |  July 27, 2012
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Review: This Is Not A Film

It can't be a film, because the acclaimed director Jafar Panahi ( The Circle , etc.) has been ordered not to make any by the Iranian theocrats who have also sentenced the dissident filmmaker to an upcoming jail sentence.
Artistic provocation
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 04, 2012

Congress gives us all detention

The $662 billion military spending bill expected to go before both houses of Congress later this week includes controversial provisions allowing the US military to arrest and indefinitely detain, without trial, anyone suspected of terrorism-related crim
Rights watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 16, 2011
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Digitalism dance to the harmony of song

Obviously there aren't meaningful lines between dance, pop, and indie-rock anymore, since more and more instrument-focused acts born as rock bands are leaning on the techniques of electronic music production to modernize their sound.
Heartthrob
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  November 25, 2011


RIP .:therapy

For years, a pair of giant angels hung over the dance floor at .:therapy, an afterhours electronic dance music (EDM) club in Olneyville.
Dance Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 18, 2011
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In a job-starved economy, casinos are still a good bet

As Beacon Hill considers — yet again — an expanded gaming proposal, some say that the opportunity has passed. We disagree, and continue to support a carefully crafted plan for bringing resort casinos to Massachusetts.
The issue provoked a rare show of common purpose on Beacon Hill
By EDITORIAL  |  September 02, 2011
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Boston's last congressman?

At the moment, neither the Senate president nor the Speaker of the House lives in the city. And in two years, the unthinkable could become reality: Boston might not have a single congressman residing in its borders.
Musical chairs dept.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Like cheap knockoffs of designer goods, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck's excruciating comedy bears a superficial resemblance to the pricey originals it imitates.
Gross and unfunny
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 02, 2011
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Grace Bonney’s epoch-defining design blog becomes a book

Design*Sponge at Home , the first book by the founder of the blog Design*Sponge, Grace Bonney, is a breathtaking, byzantine 390-page encyclopedia of eclectic home décor.
Home pages
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 02, 2011


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Identity Festival rocks out the dance party

Genre predictions are dumb, but there is one thing absolutely certain in music: rock music is dead, and the era of electronic dominance is finally here.
Beats happening
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  August 19, 2011
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The debt crisis is only on hold

The United States was only hours away from joining in the international community of deadbeats and bunko artists — think Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal — when President Barack Obama signed the legislation raising the national debt ceiling and cu
Plus, what does congressman Bill Keating have against Cuban families?
By EDITORIAL  |  August 05, 2011
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The Oracle Engine

The lizard of the wasteland, so dazzling to the eye, so rapid to flee or to strike, may grow to its full maturity only in the most brutal of deserts, where no dew falls to drink and where the sun is unrelenting. So, some say, was Marcus Furius Medullinu
Excerpted from the short story by M.T. Anderson
By M.T. ANDERSON  |  July 22, 2011
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There is no mystery to the debt crisis. Plus: Scott Brown, and the Boston Foundation

Understanding the debate about raising the debt ceiling, and imagining the economic crisis that will follow if Congress fails to do so, is really very simple.
Republican Bolsheviks
By EDITORIAL  |  July 22, 2011
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End of the innocence

As the legislative session ends, the amount and nature of Governor Paul LePage's political influence has become clearer.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 01, 2011


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Democrats celebrate victory in the face of defeat

Senator Dawn Hill, of Cape Neddick, the lead Democrat on the Legislature's Appropriations Committee, which fashioned the recently passed $6-billion state budget, explained to the Phoenix why she voted to reduce income and estate taxes on the rich whi
They cozy up to Republicans and the rich
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 01, 2011

We are family

Campaigning for office is easy. It's governing that's hard.
The Maine Republican Party
By AL DIAMON  |  May 27, 2011
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It's a reasonable bet that gaming could once again gridlock Beacon Hill

Gaming bills have plagued the last two legislative sessions on Beacon Hill.
Slow play
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 01, 2011
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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
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Review: House

Just imagine, after viewing Nobuhiko Obayashi’s bona fide genre find, how a generation of moviegoers’ tastes might have deviated in wonderfully odd directions had they sampled the Japanese visionary’s comic-horror hybrid back in 1977.
Alas, weirdness had to wait
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 30, 2010


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Going Mental

Fox's new drama Mental (Thursdays at 9 pm on Fox) is House with a thoroughly likable doctor at its center, but it won't have half the shelf life of its predecessor.
Fox's new psych-doc drama
By DAVID KRONKE  |  May 29, 2009
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The house that Gonzo built

There’s a circus-like house in Allston — complete with an indoor basketball court, movie-projector room, pillow loft, and multiple art installations — whose ethos can best be summed up with a bit of poetry, which is printed out on labels on the wall of t
On a quiet street in Allston sits an unassuming home with an indoor hoops court, a pillow loft, a house band, and one main rule: leave things better than when you came
By SHAELYN DOLEN  |  April 01, 2009

Lows and highs

Although he lives in suburban DC — a few thousand miles and an ocean away from dubstep ground zero in London — producer Martijn Deykers (a/k/a MARTYN) was one of the genre's pivotal figures of 2008.
Martyn at Good Life; Infinity Window at Butcher Shoppe
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 06, 2009