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Animal Magnetism: Lauren Slater's collection of essays about ''non-human citizens''

Musashi and Lila, the title pooch of Lauren Slater's The $60,000 Dog: My Life with Animals (Beacon Press), have crossed the rainbow bridge.

By CLEA SIMON  |  November 23, 2012
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Review: Ted

Seth MacFarlane is making his big-screen debut with yet another dope and his talking teddy bear.
Dumbing down Family Guy 's Brian for the big screen
By ANNE LEWINSON  |  June 29, 2012
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Interview: Adam Green gets frightful laughs with 'Holliston'

Director and Holliston native Adam Green ( Frozen, Hatchet ) knows a thing or two about what it's like to be stuck in your hometown post-college, working a dead-end job, and pining for the high school girl of your dreams. Green parlayed all that angst i
Native son
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 30, 2012
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Review: Weekend

This appealing gay-themed drama, written and directed with intelligence by Andrew Haigh, is a British cousin to the American mumblecore movement, as two twentysomething guys meet, have sex, talk, have more sex, have much more chat, and get closer and cl
Gay-themed drama
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 14, 2011
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Review: Brown's Talk is true to its name

Everyone does it, to varying degrees of success or defeat. The ancient Greeks did it to lofty philosophical purpose, although their reward for their most prominent proponent was a goblet of poison.
The art of conversation
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 15, 2011
John Banville at Brown University's Salomon Center

John Banville at Brown University's Salomon Center


  It's not only writers who turn up when authors read from their work. Plenty of readers dig hearing skilled artists glide through their grafs....
By webteam  |  February 01, 2011


"Queer Representation and Resistance As Acts Of Justice" symposium at AS220

"Queer Representation and Resistance As Acts Of Justice" symposium at AS220


Making moves for liberation and acceptance starts with gathering people and discussing strategy. It's a little thing called free expression. Coming out is still a...
By webteam  |  January 25, 2011

Balé Folclórico da Bahia at Merrill Auditorium


Brazil's only professional folk dance company, Balé Folclórico da Bahia, peforms an evening of movement tracing the enduring history of capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art...
By webteam  |  January 12, 2011

Alec Giffen at the McCormick Lecture Hall


If it's alternative energy that pumps your blood, there's a good green discussion happening up in Bar Harbor at College of the Atlantic. Alec Giffen...
By webteam  |  January 12, 2011
"Andy Warhol: Is it Art or is it Hype?" discussion at Newport Art Museum

"Andy Warhol: Is it Art or is it Hype?" discussion at Newport Art Museum


Photo: ANDREW H. WALKER/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA From his Pittsburgh roots to his New York superstardom, Andy Warhol has become one of art's most fascinating...
By webteam  |  January 11, 2011

Carol Wilson at the Maine Historical Society


For those in re-make/re-model mode, architect and design historian Carol Wilson leads an in-town discussion at the Maine Historical Society (489 Congress St., 207.774.5561 ext....
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011


Fiachra O'Luain lectures at the Maine Irish Heritage Center


Irish-American dissenter and international peace activist Fiachra O'Luain was injured while on a flotilla of ships bringing supplies through an Israeli blockade to the Gaza...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

"Defining A Social Strategy For Musicians" discussion at SPACE


Back in Portland, the Portland Music Foundation hosts another discussion 6:30 pm at SPACE. "Defining A Social Strategy For Musicians" should be ripe terrain for...
By webteam  |  November 17, 2010

"The Body Abject: The Death and Rebirth of Beauty" with Roger Dell at the Strand


Roger Dell is delivering a talk at Rockland's Strand Theater (345 Main St., 207.594.0700). called "The Body Abject: The Death and Rebirth of Beauty" as...
By webteam  |  November 17, 2010

Ian Svenonius talks music at UNE + SPACE Gallery


Today's rock star faces all kinds of obstacles. Before, all he or she had to worry about were radio oversights, messy romantic dalliances, and of...
By webteam  |  November 17, 2010

"Kaddish" talk at UNH's Johnson Theater


Piano composer Lawrence Siegel presents a lecture titled "Kaddish: Music and Text Into the Issue of Genocide Through the Testimonies of Survivors Before, During, and...
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010


"Does America (Still) Need Unions?" talk at the University of New England


The free-school drop-in class of the week occurs tonight with a timely lecture titled "Does America (Still) Need Unions?" at the University of New England,...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010

"No Straight Lines: Drawing Sexuality and Gender in Comics" with Katie Diamond at USM


The free-school seminar drop-in of the week happens today at USM's Glickman Library (7th Floor, 314 Forest Ave.), where local activist, illustrator, and erotic zine...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

"Climate Change: Perspectives and Realities, Surprises & Opportunities" at Kresge Auditorium


Climate Change Institute director Paul Mayewski has set the record for traversing unexplored Antarctic territory - which puts a lot of the other superlatives on...
By webteam  |  October 06, 2010

Adam Natale at SPACE Gallery


To all the high-minded Portlanders eager to hunker down this winter with that ambitious art project, mark your Moleskines for tonight: the SPACE Gallery is...
By webteam  |  September 29, 2010
B.D. Wong at Edwards Auditorium

B.D. Wong at Edwards Auditorium


The University of Rhode Island's honors colloquium is investigating that old American bugaboo - race. "Perceptions about the subject shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities...
By webteam  |  September 14, 2010


Peter Gelb and Robert Dell at the Strand Theatre


Peter Gelb, the ambitious overseer (as its general manager) of the Metropolitan Opera - responsible for its hugely successful live HD cinema broadcasts - talks...
By webteam  |  August 18, 2010
Action Speaks! with Shepard Fairey at AS220

Action Speaks! with Shepard Fairey at AS220


Shepard Fairey knows how to stir the pot. His early '90s viral campaign featuring Andre the Giant made it from the bowels of Providence to...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010
Live Bait at the Perishable Theater

Live Bait at the Perishable Theater


Live Bait is the monthly forum for those who have a story to tell. Participants show up at Perishable Theater, 95 Empire Street, Providence, sign...
By webteam  |  July 13, 2010

Geek Chorus night at Geno's


Day off or no, there’s a fair amount to keep you busy this evening. The latest Geek Chorus night at Geno’s — where Covered in...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010