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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
| June 25, 2010
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...
| April 26, 2010
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.
| September 11, 2009
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
| March 04, 2009
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.
| March 04, 2009
Watchmen 's brutal alternative history
As a reimagining of the past, Watchmen is at times jaw-dropping.
| March 03, 2009
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.
| March 03, 2009
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
| December 23, 2008
This season, there are two best buys when it comes to bang for your comic-book buck.
The world in comics
| December 02, 2008
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
| May 14, 2008
This volume, the first published solely as a graphic novel, is the comic as fetish object.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ’s Black Dossier
| December 03, 2007
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
| April 26, 2006
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
| March 16, 2006
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
| March 14, 2006
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?
| January 26, 2006
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