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Philip K. Dick was a friend of mine
I'm at a conference at San Francisco State all weekend and I'm surrounded by Dickheads.
| October 05, 2012
Micachu & The Shapes | Never
Rough Trade (2012)
Like her stylistic sista Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Micachu's Mica Levi makes pixelated, abstract anti-pop that sounds like marionettes jamming in an aluminum factory.
| July 17, 2012
Review: Sound of My Voice
You've got to hand it to Brit Marling when it comes to audacious premises, both in Another Earth (in which she starred and co-wrote with director Mike Cahill), and in this high concept sci-fi head-scratcher, in which she also stars and co-wrote with director Zal Batmanglij.
| May 10, 2012
The games of winter
Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
| December 27, 2011
Review: Apollo 18
López-Gallego's inert thriller
Officially, the final lunar manned launch was Apollo 17 in 1972. But what if there was another, secret one, and footage from it was "found" somewhere?
| September 06, 2011
Review: World On a Wire
A philosophical mystery thriller
Rainer Werner Fassbinder made so many great movies in his 37 years that he was able to slip in a three-and-a-half hour made-for-TV masterpiece with hardly anyone noticing.
| September 06, 2011
Review: Attack the Block
As a group of teenage thugs approach their intended victim (only their eyes are visible as they glare at the trainee nurse who's walking the cold south London streets alone on the way home from her shift), you'll be forgiven if you recall the recent wave of rioting in the UK.
| August 23, 2011
Where Lord of the Rings meets Lord of the Flies
Wizards & Warriors Camp is a living video game, putting kids in control of everything from plotline to character personality.
| August 10, 2011
Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film
Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the patience to watch it.
| August 10, 2011
Review: Cowboys & Aliens
Favreau's pastiche of Western and sci-fi movies
As Dolarhyde, the cattle baron lording over the frontier town in Jon Favreau's pastiche of Western and sci-fi movies, Harrison Ford has the best lines. Like: "That's ridiculous!" — said when someone explains why Independence Day -like aliens are blasting the neighborhood.
| August 03, 2011
Review: Stake Land
Tale of a vampire plague
From producer Larry Fessenden ( Wendigo ) and filmmaker Jim Mickle ( Mulberry Street ) comes this minimal, profound tale of a vampire plague in America.
| April 27, 2011
Duncan Jones on solving Source Code
It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie, Ziggy Stardust's son. It's uncool to bring it up, but how can you not at least mention it?
| March 31, 2011
| January 01, 0001
How to create a readable future
Future Boston authors Jon Burrowes, Alexander Jablokov, Steven Popkes, David Alexander Smith, and Sarah Smith show us how it's done.
The actual future is a collaboration between nearly seven billion people worldwide. But creating a future can be a fun indoor sport for you and your friends.
SEVERAL FUTURE BOSTON AUTHORS
| January 24, 2011
Interview: The authors of Future Boston on building the Boston of tomorrow
Future Boston, 15 years later
We only have three years before the aliens land. This was the future envisioned in Future Boston , an anthology by a group of local science-fiction writers published in 1995 .
| January 21, 2011
COMIC: The illustrated history of Boston's future, 2020-2100 AD
Forget politicians, economists, or inventors -- the future of Boston belongs to the comics
We approached this future-Boston project as a sort of moderated "jam comic." Result: post-singularity MBTA robots, Menino clones, Citgo aliens, and donut zombies.
BOSTON COMICS ROUNDTABLE
| January 21, 2011
Gareth Edwards' low-budget allegory feels familiar
Aliens have crashed in Mexico, and the US government builds a wall to stop them, and the Mexican police are out to destroy them.
| November 03, 2010
Sword and tailor
Warp Riders brings a new concept to metal
The concept of the rock opera strikes fear into the hearts of many — and rightly so. Yet heavy metal since Zeppelin has always been friendly to hobbity tales of mirth and mayhem.
| October 13, 2010
Photos: Arisia 2010
Arisia 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, January 15-18, 2010
The 21st annual installment of sci-fi convention Arisia
| January 25, 2010
Review: Alien Trespass
If you were ever a fan of those '50s and '60s sci-fi flicks whose trademarks were hoky FX, an eerie theremin soundtrack, and a rubber-suited monster, then Alien Trespass should scratch your nostalgia bone.
| April 01, 2009
Slideshow: Arisia 2009
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, January 16-19, 2009
Photos from Arisia 2009 Sci-Fi festival
| January 27, 2009
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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