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The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 25, 2010
The Ideology of Kick-Ass: the Film vs. the Comic

The Ideology of Kick-Ass: the Film vs. the Comic


Last Friday night, I finally saw Kick-Ass. Why was I a week late to the party? I wanted to make sure to read the source...
By Maddy Myers  |  April 26, 2010
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The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009
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Big pictures

Watchmen is that too rare work of popular entertainment, one that succeeds on many levels and that rewards your attention to every level it employs.
From the Phoenix archives: All things are Watchmen
By M. HOWELL  |  March 04, 2009
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Interview: Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen

The winner of several "Best Comics Writer" awards on both sides of the Atlantic, he's best known in America as the author of the DC Comics series Swamp Thing and, of course, Watchmen.
From the Boston Phoenix archives: the watchmaker speaks.
By M. HOWELL  |  March 04, 2009
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Review: Watchmen

Watchmen 's brutal alternative history
As a reimagining of the past, Watchmen is at times jaw-dropping.
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  March 03, 2009


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Interview: Zack Snyder

"Every movie I've made, starting with Dawn of the Dead, has been, like, death threats."
Zack Snyder is a cheerful dude who's mounting one of the most perilous assaults on pop culture.
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 03, 2009
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The Year of the Nerd

Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008
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Globalized

This season, there are two best buys when it comes to bang for your comic-book buck.
The world in comics
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 02, 2008
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Steam dream

The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 14, 2008
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Nerd noir

This volume, the first published solely as a graphic novel, is the comic as fetish object.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ’s Black Dossier
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 03, 2007


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Sooner or later?

While interviewing Paul Greengrass, I was determined not to ask the question that has dogged United 93 like a tag line: “Is it too soon?” It didn’t matter; within five minutes he would ask it himself.
Paul Greengrass on scheduling United 93
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 26, 2006
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Fawkes populi?

Maybe all oppression runs pretty much the same course, but Alan Moore & David Lloyd’s 1981 graphic novel V for Vendetta sure seems prescient today.
V for vacillation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2006
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Less is Moore

NEW YORK — Natalie Portman says she’s a big fan of V for Vendetta , the 1980s comic by Alan Moore and David Lloyd that is the source of her new movie.
Vendetta ’s perilous journey from comics to film
By GARY SUSMAN  |  March 14, 2006
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Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006