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Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"Just smile and be yourself," advises Charlie's naïve dad. "That's how you make friends in the real world."
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 25, 2012

Review: The Woman in Black

James Watkins's old-fashioned ghost story
After 10 years battling supernatural creatures, you'd think Harry Potter would be better equipped to deal with the paranormal pests he faces in James Watkins's old-fashioned ghost story.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  February 02, 2012

Interview: Katie Leung follows Harry Potter with ART's Wild Swans

On track
Fans of J.K Rowling's wizarding empire (read: every man, woman, and child) all remember the moment we were introduced to Cho Chang, the lucky Ravenclaw who gets to paint the town (and do a bit of snogging) with Mr. Potter himself.
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 31, 2012

Don't read these books!!

The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union will host its annual Banned Books event on September 23 at 6 pm at the Providence Athenaeum.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 21, 2011

The hipster Harry Potter

Colin Meloy’s fake children’s book isn’t for children at all
The inside flap of Wildwood — the new young-adult fantasy novel by Decemberist Colin Meloy — claims that the book is for ages nine and up.
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 21, 2011

Young Adulteration

Kid lit, cultural literacy, and the rise of books that are fun to read
In the late 1980s, when I was nine or 10, my mom bought me my own copy of A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Our Children Need To Know .
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 21, 2011

Review: Conan the Barbarian

Blurry action scenes
Is Jason Momoa a future governor of California?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 23, 2011

Photos: One Night in Boston 2011

Fifteen photographers. Eight hours.
STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over eight hours on the night of July 15, 2011; here are a few of our favorites.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 12, 2011

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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The final chapter
"It's complicated," says Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) early on in this last installment of his epic as he tries to explain some obscure plot element.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 18, 2011

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From here to Aeternitas

Fighting fading fandom dept.
On July 15, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits theaters, dealing the final Avada Kedavra to the biggest fantasy franchise of our generation.
By MICAH HAUSER  |  April 27, 2011

Photos: ''Talk Nerdy 2 Me'' with Rogue Burlesque

"Talk Nerdy 2 Me" | Middlesex Lounge | April 13, 2011
Rogue Burlesque presents "Talk Nerdy 2 Me" at the Middlesex Lounge on April 13, 2011.
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 15, 2011

Make It So: 7 of the geekiest sex toys ever made (NSFW)

To boldly go
It's a common misconception that nerds don't have sex. On the contrary. Nerds have more sex, and weirder sex, than you're having.
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  February 10, 2011

Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Kind of like looking for the Horcruxes in The Deathly Hallows , only less fun
How are the kids going to take to preachy C.S. Lewis after the pagan Harry Potter and the titillating Twilight ?
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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One

Bleak magic: Deathly Hallows lives up to its name
When a movie begins with the Warner Bros. logo crumbling in decay and ends with a defiled grave, you know you've experienced an evening of magic.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2011

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Where Maine reads

A decade into Portland's indie-bookstore movement, brick-and-mortar shops are holding their own
Perhaps the most exciting part of my day working at Longfellow Books was The Spider Incident, which involved said arachnid emerging from a potted plant around 10:30 am to terrorize staff members and scurry, unscathed, underneath a shelf.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 29, 2010

Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Blood simpletons: Eclipse needs a transfusion
No matter how many books she sells, no matter how many billions the movies make, no matter what significance her huge success has for the future of Western culture, there's no excuse for Stephenie Meyer's terrible writing.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010

Book bag for the dog days

Load up your Goodman, Gordimer, Franzen, Moody, and more
Planning to be lazy and let it all go this summer? Sorry, there are too many good books to read. From Allegra Goodman's The Cookbook Collector to Richard Rhodes's The Twilight of the Bombs and Jean Valentine's Break the Glass , you'll find tomes galore to keep you occupied through Labor Day.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 16, 2010

Review: Best Worst Movie

Exploring Troll 2 's fascinatingly watchable badness
Best Worst Movie offers a strong argument for why certain objects of kitsch are adopted by eccentric fans.  
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 02, 2010

Review: Kick-Ass

It’s Chloë Grace Moretz who kicks ass
It’s the greatest introduction of a movie character in at least 10 years, the moment when Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) makes the scene.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 14, 2010

Crossword: ''It's a Tough Job''

But you totally get used to it.
But you totally get used to it.
By MATT JONES  |  February 24, 2010

Holy Scrollers!

The future of e-publishing can be found in one of the world's oldest books.
It hadn't been a pleasant millennium so far for books. But then, lo this past month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled his company's new iPad, and there was much rejoicing.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 22, 2010

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Interview: Lone Scherfig

An Educated Lady
Born in Denmark in 1959, Lone Scherfig first gained international attention in 2000 with Italian for Beginners, a charming little film that won her the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. A couple of years later, she followed up with Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, her first English-language effort, filmed in Scotland and starring Adrian Rawlins and Shirley Henderson.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 16, 2009

Wizards and masterpieces

Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation you feel when getting your hands on a Potter book the day it’s released.
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009

Review: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Harry Potter  it ain’t, but it’s fun all the same.
You’ve seen it all before: a boy with a special destiny tangles with the occult and gets sucked out of his normal life and into the twilight realm of the supernatural, in the process setting the stage for paranormal war between good and evil.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 28, 2009

Orthodox caveman

Maine’s GOP is suffering from a muddle in the middle
Wanted: a right-wing wacko to run for governor of Maine.
By AL DIAMON  |  October 14, 2009

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