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  • The film festivals of New England are no last resorts

    Sun screens
    Not only does our region offer some of the country's best vacation spots, but it also hosts some of the most innovative, manageable, illuminating, and entertaining cinephilic celebrations around.    

    By PETER KEOUGH

  • Down the Tubes

    Because you can only spend so much time reading Dan Brown novels on the beach
    Midsummer television has a terrific offering of new and returning shows about aliens, firefighters, crystal meth, and more to turn that beautiful brain of yours to Play-Doh and keep you thoroughly entertained.

    By DAVID EISENBERG

  • With Boston Ruit, beer pong gets ready for its close-up

    Pong stars
    Mikey Connors of Peabody growls at his opponents from across the folding table. Whipping the crowd into hysterics, the beer-pong heavyweight steps back from the edge and starts to kick his heels up like a bull about to charge.

    By CHRIS FARAONE

  • This summer's movies are all about kicking ass

    We can be heroes
    On the screen this summer, everyone is a superhero.  

    By PETER KEOUGH

  • The must-see art of the summer

    Season of surreality
    Summer art in New England means driving up Route 1 in Maine with the car windows down, past the odd and amazing roadside metal giraffes and caterpillars, and discovering — as I did a few summers back — a nondescript house that turns out to be Fawcett's A

    By GREG COOK

  • Cool noise

    Our DJ spins you a handpicked soundtrack to your summer
    Could this be the summer that the Internet finally gets music right?

    By LIZ PELLY