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From Boston Calling 2018: How Perfume Genius 'Utilizes the Space'

Perfume Genius’s greatest asset is his voice. Whether it be in quiet musings or booming vocal riffs, his voice reaches out from the stage, between each person in the audience, to fill the space before it.

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From Boston Calling 2018: The Killers Wed Spectacle and Nostalgia

As frontman and vocalist Brandon Flowers repeated throughout their set, The Killers came to Boston Calling “by way of glamorous Las Vegas, Nevada,” and much of the glitz and showmanship that makes that city special came with them.

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From Boston Calling 2018: Friday Sound Bites

On the first day of Boston Calling, Chicago rapper Noname made it halfway through a song into her Friday afternoon set on the Green Stage before she stopped the band, turned to the audience, and said “I’m going to be completely transparent, I am a little bit drunk.”

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'Hot Summer Nights' still

Timothée Chalamet stars in "Hot Summer Nights," directed by Elijah Bynum.

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‘Hot Summer Nights’ Is a Surprisingly Conventional Teen Melodrama

“Hot Summer Nights” has the makings of a promising drama, but it's obviously imagined by an adult who wants to sit with the cool kids.

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Calypso Cover

Calypso Cover
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“Calypso:” Dark Humor, Even for Sedaris

“Calypso” explores personal family dynamics that have only been briefly mentioned in the past, making this collection more tender and more painful than his others.

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Modern Vampires of the City album cover

Modern Vampires of the City album cover
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Looking Back on ‘Modern Vampires of the City,' a Good-Faith Album for the Faithless

Five years ago on May 14, Vampire Weekend released “Modern Vampires of the City.” It was their third album—and they finally didn’t sound like they were doing a bit.

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Jorja Smith at Brighton Music Hall

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From Cannes: ‘Euforia’ Misplaces Humor, Undercuts Tragedy

Italian director Valeria Golino turns her film into a bloodless pseudo-comedy that handles its very serious subjects with flippant, misplaced humor.

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From Cannes: ‘Manbiki Kazoku’ (‘Shoplifters’) A Heartbreaking Look at Family

Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda gently teases out the truth, until the Shibata family reveals the dark secrets that bind them together.

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Madoka and Sayaka

"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" characters Madoka Kaname (left) and Sayaka Miki (right) pose for a photo just outside of the Hynes Convention Center.

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Film

From Cannes: 'BlacKkKlansman' a Thriller That Brings Together Past and Present

Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” is a testament to the director’s ability to weave the politics of the past and present, of identity, race, and religion, in an alternatively comedic, disturbing, and suspenseful thrill ride based on an unbelievably true story.

Legion Chapter 12
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Legion Chapter 12

Syd (Rachel Keller) invites David (Dan Stevens) on a tour of her memories.

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