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Pop and culture in brief

Last month, a peculiar scrap of music history went up for auction in England: a framed pair of ELVIS PRESLEY's husky briefs — "unwashed," according to the BBC, and still "soiled with stains."
The Big Hurt
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 21, 2012
Review: Shame

Review: Shame

Director Steve McQueen has only made two films, but in them he explores two extremes of human experience.
Fassbender is a winner in the Shame game
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011
PODCAST: Bret Easton Ellis on "Imperial Bedrooms" [MP3]

PODCAST: Bret Easton Ellis on "Imperial Bedrooms" [MP3]


 Author Bret Easton Ellis didn't ask to be turned into a hot, sexy myth.  But he's not exactly complaining about it, either."It's so interesting to...
By Andrew Cominelli  |  July 30, 2010
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Ellis's endgame

A quarter-century after the debut of Less Than Zero , in what amounts to a self-referential epilogue, Ellis's spoiled children have grown into spoiled adults, and the magnets in their moral compasses rest askew.
Less than Less Than Zero
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  July 30, 2010

Wes Anderson, Stephen King, John Hodgman, and JSF mourn Salinger; Bret Easton Ellis rejoices


We have to hand it to the Onion for writing the ultimate J.D. Salinger tribute; this truly is the final word on the subject. And...
By Carrie Battan  |  January 29, 2010
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Review: The Informers

Were the '80s an era of comic nostalgia, as in Adventureland , or one of inane nihilism, as in Gregor Jordan's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel?
L.A. stories
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 24, 2009


Flashbacks

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands.
For the week of January 13
By  |  October 27, 2008
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Dirty politics

The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 27, 2007
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Gay abandon?

Has gay cinema become a mere ghetto nowadays, of interest to its sexual demographic and no one else?
The edge has gone from the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  May 01, 2007