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La Big Vic | Cold War

In 2011, La Big Vic released Actually, a retro-futuristic avant-pop album playing skillfully with classical and experimental influences.
Underwater Peoples (2013)
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 01, 2013

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Aside from the obvious differences — a knack for Quidditch for example — George Smiley might be considered the Cold War equivalent of Harry Potter.
Alfredson tinkers with le Carré's spy classic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 16, 2011

The ICA urges examination of disaster

Disasters are innately mysterious. They are never pleasant, but nonetheless almost always compelling.
State of catastrophe
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 22, 2011

Review: Perishable's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If Alexander Platt's take on Hedwig and the Angry Inch were packed with any more energy, the bomb squad would have to be called out every night.
Lust for life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 01, 2011
"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions

"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions

 So now all that bullshit Rapture hoopla is far behind us, it's time to revel in a little schadenfreude. While we laugh at those on...
By David Eisenberg  |  May 23, 2011

Nixon potential

Regular readers of my column (all three of them) won't be surprised that my New Year's wish is for Sanford High, my alma mater, to finally put aside the racist mascot name of "redskins."
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 31, 2010


Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Like other Call of Duty games, Black Ops is rated M for Mature, but that rating doesn't cut it anymore.
Historical fiction: Black Ops packs the Cold War with action
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 19, 2010

Lawton and le Carré share their information

Information is dangerous currency.
Data basics
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 08, 2010

The death of the American city, revisited

Urban renewal is seldom discussed as anything but the great scourge of the American city — a disastrous post-World War II push to steamroll working-class neighborhoods and replace them with towering concrete buildings and cavernous plazas that sterilized
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 17, 2010

Review: Singularity

If you haven't played any shooters for the past few years, Singularity will blow your mind. If you have, you probably won't be impressed — "formulaic" doesn't begin to cover it. Still, in spite of copycatting its competitors, Singularity has its cha
Not so singular
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 09, 2010

Russians still spies, Die Hard still relevant?

Oh come on, only 15% is actually espionage! The rest is simply Ideological Subversion, duh. Alright, silly Americans, it's that time to reset the clock...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  June 29, 2010


A Soviet submarine finally meets its demise

Out on Allens Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island is finally saying goodbye to the Cold War.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 30, 2010

Shooting from the lip

Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable realit
Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009