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Review: Paranormal Activity 4

The scares — and there have been some good ones — in the Paranormal franchise depend on what's not happening.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 24, 2012


On the Cheap: Doowee & Rice

Home-cooked East Asian fusion with soul
When I finally strolled into DooWee & Rice, a new East Asian eatery in Powder House Square, close to closing time after a weirdly long drive from Central, I had beef and noodles on the brain.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 23, 2012


The Princess of Punk rages on

At 72 years old, with an almost half-century long career in the fashion industry under her self-designed belt ("I only wear my own things," she tells me) Zandra Rhodes still has no desire to rest on her laurels.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 24, 2012


You're Doing It Wrong: Hitting the Club

Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
Halloween isn't just the one time of year when we all get to pretend to be somebody else (the stumbling zombie you sometimes morph into at 2 am doesn't count); it also offers the opportunity to hit nightspots you might not usually frequent.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 26, 2012


Review: Sinister

From the producer of the fading Paranormal Activity franchise comes a horror movie that is plainly frightening in a way that so few today are.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 18, 2012


You're Doing it Wrong: Bubbly

Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
From morning mimosas to midnight toasts, champagne is one of our favorite alcoholic beverages.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 09, 2012


You're Doing It Wrong: The Zombiepocalypse

Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
Halloween fast approaches, and signs of an impending apocalypse abound (we're still reeling over that recent spate of "zombie" attacks).
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 05, 2012


Review: V/H/S

As horror movie premises go, "found footage" tends to possess the most capacity for both pure, stomach-churning terror and woefully laughable shtick.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 02, 2012


You're doing it wrong: International Travel

Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
Ever thought about how awesome it would be to quit your job and backpack around the world with your buddies?
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 28, 2012


Dexter — still bloody good

When we saw Dexter last, his sister Deb had walked in just as he plunged a knife into Travis Marshall's chest.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 25, 2012


Review: The Possession

Pandora's box
Produced by cult horror maestro Sam Raimi and directed by Ole Bornedal, The Possession showed potential.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 07, 2012


Review: Hit & Run

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard star in this rom-com/heist
Are Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard destined for the ill-fated end that befalls most onscreen-and-offscreen couples?
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 21, 2012

Gaslight Anthem -- Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem | Handwritten

Mercury (2012)
Handwritten finds the Gaslight Anthem firmly grounded — all grease, grit, and earnest emotion as visceral as the hometown soil caked beneath their fingernails.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  July 17, 2012


On the Cheap: Burger King's Bacon Sundae

From the not-so-secret menu
Is everything really better with bacon?
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  July 11, 2012


Interview: Sapphire speaks her mind

Still Pushing
If there's one thing that novelist Sapphire is not, it's wishy-washy.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  June 27, 2012


Review: Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

Comic Con is still geeky -- and awesome
A rose-hued ode to fanboy-dom, Comic-Con doesn't even try to scratch the surface of the world's largest geek meet-up.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 10, 2012


VIDEO: Gotye at the House of Blues | March 29, 2012

So is Gotye destined for one-hit wonderdom, soon to be somebody we'll say we used to know?
If this live show was any indication, we sure hope not.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 30, 2012

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Interview: Adam Green gets frightful laughs with 'Holliston'

It’s "Friends" ... only with monsters.  And set in Holliston, MA.
Director and Holliston native Adam Green ( Frozen, Hatchet ) knows a thing or two about what it's like to be stuck in your hometown post-college, working a dead-end job, and pining for the high school girl of your dreams. Green parlayed all that angst into Holliston , a new television series for FEARnet.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 04, 2012


Say Anything | Anarchy, My Dear

Equal Vision (2012)
If Say Anything frontman Max Bemis were an anarchist, he'd be behind the scenes, printing fliers in the dark.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 28, 2012


Interview: R.L. Stine and the scary hamsters

Horror Story
For a man who's spent the past 20 odd years writing about psychotic cheerleaders, undead ex-boyfriends, and all manner of creatures ghoulish and gruesome, R.L. Stine is a cheery guy.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 14, 2012

Review: Silent House

Review: Silent House

Quietly sinister
Shot in a single, continuous take, Chris Kentis and Laura Lau's Silent House crackles with a gnawing anxiety like that which defined their debut, Open Water .
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  March 08, 2012

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