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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Domo Arigato

The robots are here — and they look nothing like we expected
When Czech playwright Karel Capek first used the word "robot" nearly a century ago, it was to describe a coldly calculating machine, evil in its perfection and scornful of human frailty. And so began our fascination with the possibility of humanoid machines designed to be our underlings but destined to be our overlords.
By: ERIN BALDASSARI  |  May 02, 2011


Catherine Opie and 'The Record' at the ICA
Bearing witness and baring vinyl


Review: Bon Me Truck
A new food truck delivers the Vietnamese street-food goods
Review: La Casa de Pedro
Under-the-radar Venezualan flavor at the Arsenal


Gilbert Gottfried reflects
Talk dirty to me
Big Fat Whale
Oh, the Humanities
6,574,357 hours of scholarship
Worried about writing that thesis? Turns out writing could be the least of your problems.
Photos: Anime Boston 2011
Anime Boston | Hynes Convention Center | April 22-24, 2011
Realtors anonymous


Review: African Cats
Rampant anthropomorphizing
Review: Better This World
Our government opposes social justice
Review: Carancho
 Argentina's Official Selection as Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards
Review: Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story
Documentary about the late Morphine frontman
Review: Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis
Cambridge’s own eccentric trash-spelunker
Review: Last Days Here
Profile of Bobby Liebling of Pentagram
Review: Littlerock
A benighted slice of Americana
Review: Rubber
 Quentin Dupieux has something more malevolent, and meta, in mind
Review: Stake Land
Tale of a vampire plague
Review: The Double Hour
 Capotondi's debut
Review: The Future
Heartbreaking stream-of-consciousness
Review: Three
 A feel-good ending
Review: Water For Elephants
 V ividness that was absent in print.


Coachella 2011 Photos: The Strokes, The Presets and The National
 Coachella | Indio, CA | April 16, 2011

Music Continued

Coachella 2011 Photos: WFNX Sapporo House
Freelance Whales, Foster The People, Jack's Mannequin, Mumford & Sons, The Joy Formidable, Cults, Neon Trees, Plan B, She Wants Revenge, The National
Explosions in the Sky | Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Temporary Residence Limited (2011)
More unloved press releases
Weed's rights, etc.
Photos: Beach Fossils and Craft Spells at Great Scott
Beach Fossils + Craft Spells | Great Scott | April 28, 2011
The Human League | Credo
Wall of Sound (2011)
The Weeknd | House of Balloons
Self-release (2011)
Times New Viking | Dancer Equired
Merge Records (2011)


A bank robber downsizes
The long fall from ripping off Rembrandts to shoplifting sunglasses
An all-seeing eye for the FBI?
Every step you take
Domo Arigato
The robots are here — and they look nothing like we expected
Don't shortchange the arts
Plus: DeLeo's welcome health-insurance fix, and bicycles and burritos — only in Boston
From here to Aeternitas
Fighting fading fandom dept.
Infinite Jester
Letters to the Boston editor, April 29, 2011


Crossword: ''Bearing the Runt''
For the rainiest of us
Review: Portal 2
Spatial tension

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