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A good festival becomes a great one in the Midcoast this weekend

Reel talk
Last year, the big stories out of the Camden International Film Festival were its newfound industry cachet and a very noticeable uptick in Portlanders making the trip up to Midcoast Maine's annual documentary showcase.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 28, 2011

Review: Le Quattro Volte

Pythagoras, beyond the theorem
There's more to Pythagoras than his theorem concerning right triangles.
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 13, 2011

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The garden of Vittorio De Sica

Mostly high points at the Harvard Film Archive
Vittorio De Sica, the subject of a major retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive, "Vittorio De Sica — Neo-Realism, Melodrama, Fantasy," was a movie star in Italy before he became a filmmaker.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 02, 2010

Review: I Am Love

Sumptuous, overheated, and ridiculous
Italian cinema has come a long way from Marco Bellocchio’s Devil in the Flesh .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2011

Scholarship gigs

Newpoli and Steven Bernstein do their homework
When in 1999 Björn Wennås moved from Sweden to Boston to study jazz guitar, he hardly imagined that he'd one day be playing in an ensemble that specializes in Italian folk music of the 12th to 19th centuries.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 04, 2009


Garrison's Fewell's journey out
By the time guitarist Garrison Fewell made his first record as a leader, in the early '90s, he was nearly 40 years old, and the sound he displayed on his debut, A Blue Deeper Than Blue , was ripe.
By JON GARELICK  |  February 06, 2009

Puccini goes punk

Faced with diminishing mainstream opportunities, Boston's young opera singers are going small and making the repertoire their own
Perched on the lid of a lace-draped baby grand, a bobblehead quivers along with Christine Teeters's vibrato as she powers through a Tuesday-night voice lesson in the Steinway Piano Building on Boylston Street.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 23, 2009

Transcendence through pasta

The artistry of Fabiana De Savino
I've just added to the list of Things Humans Don't Completely Understand.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 17, 2008

The islander

Mixed Magic’s Tempest
It’s to the credit of the cast of The Tempest that many of the actors are so engaging that I didn’t even notice the city noises until the momentary silence of a scene change.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 30, 2008

Rocca’s smashed almond bark

'A very nice thing to munch on'
While smashed almond bark is indeed a very nice treat with which to end a meal or an evening, it can also be a delightful beginning or a good bar snack.
By TERRI RUTTER  |  December 14, 2007


Tila Tequila’s ass-ets
Tila Tequila terrifies me.
By SHARON STEEL  |  November 13, 2007

Michelangelo Antonioni

1912 – 2007
It seems inherently wrong to be writing an obituary for Michelangelo Antonioni, who died July 30 in Rome, just a day after we lost Ingmar Bergman.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 08, 2007

Editors' picks: Food

Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more. 
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 28, 2010

Sipping style

Pay tribute to the Fashion Weeks of the world with these chic cocktails
This is the stuff of millionaires and toothpicks, celebutantes and Vogue .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 03, 2007


Little-seen 1962 romp gets second shot at stateside release
Many American film buffs know the names of the leading Italian neo-realists, but few would recognize that of Alberto Lattuada.
By TOM MEEK  |  March 21, 2007

After hours

The rising pulse of Boston’s house-music beat
House music — that surprise descendant of disco and of so many other, older rhythm styles — is big in Boston and becoming bigger very fast. So let’s cut right to the chase and take you into a couple of house’s power stations to see what’s going on.
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  January 17, 2007

Spirits + sprites

Humanity deserted, reborn at Monmouth  
The near-uninhabited spirit island of Shakespeare’s The Tempest , at the Theater at Monmouth, is evoked with a set swathed in white.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 12, 2006

Adam Wore Khakis

No Pants Day takes off
This Friday — May 5, 2006 — is the feast day of Saint Geruntius of Milan.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 03, 2006

The devil and his demons

After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  March 09, 2006

The lastest days of the Littlest Bar

Four hundred square feet of history, camaraderie, and booze marches to its end
The Littlest Bar sits slightly below ground at 47 Province Street, near the Granary Burying Ground and Old City Hall.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 29, 2006

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