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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009

Crossword: ''I'm going to have to cut you off''


You've had one too many
By MATT JONES  |  July 02, 2008

Crossword: ''Together at last''


25, meet 26.
By MATT JONES  |  October 17, 2007

Crossword: 'Soy what?'


I'm just bean crazy, that's all
By MATT JONES  |  March 28, 2007
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Real women do burlesque

The catcalls get louder just before I peel off my top.
Putting the tease — and some other things — back in striptease
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 17, 2007
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Devine DVDs

Sure, we all know Get Smart! is out on DVD in time for the holidays, and the Superman films (all of them, going back to 1948), and Mission Impossible: The Ultimate Missions Collection , sure, sure, as if you could miss the bleating sirens of studio pu
Film-smart gifts for people who think they’ve seen everything
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 07, 2006


Crossword: 'On the same page'


This is the puzzle to turn to
By MATT JONES  |  October 26, 2006
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Get MIFFed

Where can you watch a film about alcoholic authors, and then one about the absurdity of high school, and another about a local journalist’s battle with breast cancer?
Find your way to Waterville  
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  July 12, 2006
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The naked sorority

”Palo Suicide” stands behind a tripod, adjusting her digital camera.
Never mind its tough-girl alt-porn feminism: SuicideGirls has already moved on to a new generation
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 08, 2006

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By  |  April 19, 2006
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The Notorious Bettie Page

Beauty is only skin deep, and for that matter, so is sex.
Banal bio-pic focuses on the facts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006