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Scary monsters and super freaks

What if deceased presidents were reincarnated as horses in a belated lesson in humility?

By LISA WEIDENFELD  |  February 15, 2013

Porchetta arrosto at Cinquecento

As a South Ender, I find it easy to admire the smooth professionalism and crowd-pleasing instincts of the Aquitaine Group, which operates six of its eight restaurants in the neighborhood, including Metropolis, Union, Aquitaine, and Gaslight.
Food Coma
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 18, 2013

The Big Hurt: Heeding the commands of the Billboard Hot 100

From twisting and shouting to taking Eddie Money home tonight to fucking the police, pop music has always loved to boss us around.
Who Charted: The Pop Gauntlet
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 07, 2012

Gene Dante gets personal at Jacque’s Underground Cabaret

Following the directions to this special private set by Gene Dante and the Future Starlets was a lot like following a scavenger hunt.
Glitter bomber
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 31, 2012

Strike Back blows shit up!

How many post-9/11 action-adventure roller-coaster rides can we take?
By JON GARELICK  |  August 17, 2012

Review: Quantum Conundrum

Of all the brainteasers on offer in Quantum Conundrum , a new downloadable puzzle game, the toughest one to crack is how to discuss it without comparisons to Portal .
Space and time
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 06, 2012


Review: Gennaro's 5 North Square

In year of bad restaurant ideas (often done well), this the worst idea — and best meal — yet.
A daughter of Italy conquers the North End
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 15, 2012

Winners and losers at Cannes 2012

"KIDMAN PEES ON EFRON!" lacks the historic heft of "GARBO TALKS!", but that's one of the contextually apt things that happens in Precious director Lee Daniels's florid 1969-set The Paperboy.
Love Conquers All
By LISA NESSELSON  |  June 01, 2012

On the Cheap: China King

A new restaurant can inspire a mixture of anticipation and dread: will it live up to its pre-opening hype?
The spectacular return of a brilliant Northern Chinese specialist to Chinatown
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 01, 2012

HBO's Veep needs more mean

Reality, right now, is so absurd that almost everyone has already adopted a "laugh-to-keep-from-crying" approach to the news. We don't need someone to tell us how truly horrifying our political landscape is. So what's a satirist to do?
Soft serve
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 20, 2012

New Rep takes O’Neill’s Journey

"Oh, for Christ's sake, Papa! Can't you lay off me!" asks the younger James of the elder as "the four haunted Tyrones" are just beginning to scratch the surface of the emotional spelunking that will become Long Day's Journey into Night .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 13, 2012


Review: Journey

I have a hard-and-fast rule not to read other people's reviews of games I'll be covering myself.
Road to nowhere
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 06, 2012

Review: Mass Effect 3

Gamers finally have their own equivalent to J. J. Abrams's sci-fi television epic, Lost.
Lost in space
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 23, 2012

3 Inches of Blood party on

In a culture obsessed with decoding the lyrics and attitudes of modern popular music, nothing gets more closely scrutinized than heavy metal.
Hitting up the Metal Alliance Tour
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2012

Radcliffe Bailey and ‘Six Artists from Cairo’

From a distance Radcliffe Bailey's 2009 installation Windward Coast looks like a rolling ocean of big, burned matches, or maybe straw.
Global unrest
By GREG COOK  |  March 16, 2012

The Big Hurt: This month in rap ( . . . in 1992)

I'm overdue for a hip-hop news roundup, but it's all so lame.
Twenty years ago, Marky Mark sucked, NOSE EARRINGS(?) ruled, and some blood was found in Dance Floor’s trachea
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 16, 2012


Review: Area Four

Area Four's Web site describes it as "Coffee, Bakery, Bar, Oven."
All-day delights near Kendall Square
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 16, 2012

On the Cheap: Green T Coffee Shop

With only six items on the menu and four tables to sit at, Mission Hill's new Green T Coffee Shop could best be described as minimalist.
Minimalism done right
By JASMINE LYWEN-DILL  |  March 02, 2012

Pinto and Pollak bring Oyster to the Paramount

All the characters in Oyster, the Israeli show presented by Celebrity Series last weekend at the Paramount, are physically challenged in some way.
Carnival of Waifs
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 10, 2012

Review: Soul Calibur V

It's time to make some new friends.
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 10, 2012
2012 Preview: Film

Hollywood offers botched operations and altered lives in 2012

Those who got a thrill last spring when the SEALS took out Osama bin Laden will have more of the same covert ass-kicking to look forward to in theaters as we enter 2012.
Change of plans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 30, 2011


The year in Boston rock

The Boston rock scene is an interesting beast. Ambitious, cohesive, and frustratingly indefinable, it's a community that might not make much sense to outsiders.
A scene comes together in 2011
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 23, 2011

Dueling stages

It's been the visitors versus the home teams this year.
When it came to home teams vs. visitors, audiences were the winners
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 23, 2011

Review: Storyville

There must be some readers out there who remember the original Boston Storyville, a jazz nightclub.
Jazzing it up with old-school cocktails
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 09, 2011

Out: Drinking up Soul Clap’s sensuous house fare on Thanksgiving Eve

Meteoric rise would be an understatement regarding the path Boston's most libidinous DJ duo have taken over the past few years.
Home for the holidaze
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 02, 2011

Review: My Week with Marilyn

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) didn't distinguish the résumés of either Marilyn Monroe or Laurence Olivier. It did mark a highpoint in the life of 23-year-old Colin Clark.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 25, 2011


Review: Arthur Christmas 3D

The diametric opposite of the Antarctica-set Happy Feet Two , or at least geographically, Sarah Smith's revisionist Santa Claus tale still delivers the same kind of offbeat holiday animation.
Sarah Smith's revisionist Santa Claus
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 25, 2011
short take - another earth

Review: Another Earth

Apparently it's getting harder to meet compatible partners these days in independent movies.
Twisted psychology
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011
DT List

Out: On a hot summer night at the Middle East, Dream Hits surf a garage-pop lullaby

Following a lively opening set of Americana-infused indie rock from South Shore five-piece War Presidents, Dream Hits breezed through their show with the infectiously simple "Bummer" and the sweet melodrama of "Meat," a song that sounded so warm and fam
Wake up the buzz meter
By PATRICK MCDERMOTT  |  July 29, 2011
A Tribe Called Quest

Review: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

First of all, Michael Rapaport's feature-length doc on A Tribe Called Quest should have been called People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm .
The most boring movie imaginable
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 22, 2011