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Cate Le Bon stars in her own folk reality

Life vérité
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.
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  January 31, 2012
Short take - Ottawa Animation Fest

Review: The best of the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival

Canadian animations
The Canadians produce the best animation programs and prove it again with this international selection.
By PEG ALOI  |  January 24, 2012

Marina and the Diamonds | The Family Jewels

Chop Shop | 2010
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?
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 13, 2010

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Theater listings, week of December 18
Boston's weekly theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 16, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 09, 2009

Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 02, 2009

Various Artists | A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island

Lo Recordings (2009)
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.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 19, 2009

Lift and drag

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

Review: The Seagull, The Corn Is Green

Tons of love
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.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 20, 2009

Spirited moves

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

Dancing queens

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

Wikipedia rules

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

Super abundance

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

Smooth moves

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

Mark Olson

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

Teen spirit

The Corn Is Green at Williamstown; Romeo and Juliet at the Publick
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.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  August 07, 2007

Ice and fire

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

Paul’s got Kate?

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

Portland scene report: April 6, 2007

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

A hunger for truth

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

Crossword: 'Start Your Collections Now'

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

Anybody can edit

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


Travel guides that go beyond the practical
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.”
By DANA KLETTER  |  June 21, 2006

Take it outside

Have some fresh air with your art
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.
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006
blues list

Swinging blues

Samuel James's stories from the road
On the eve of Samuel James's second CD release on Northern Blues Music, For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen , we needed to catch up on all of his happenings since the release of 2008's Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy .
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  August 19, 2009

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