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Is it magic yet?

When you've seen every Boston Ballet Nutcracker for the past 20-odd years, and reviewed most of them, it can get a little hard to locate the magic. Then again, when you survey other Nutcracker s around the world you appreciate that there's no place l
Boston Ballet's Nutcracker
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009
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Holy terror?

On the afternoon of November 5, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan walked into a building at Fort Hood, the sprawling military base in central Texas; sat briefly in solitary silence; and then opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol, shooting roughly a hundred
Cutting through the muddled thinking about Nidal Malik Hasan's faith and its role in the Fort Hood shootings
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 13, 2009
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Smaller, bigger, better

Is Boston in the midst of a ballet boom? You could certainly believe that if you attended Boston Ballet’s fourth annual season-opening gala last Saturday.
Boston Ballet’s fourth ‘Night of Stars’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Wascally wappers

Lame as Marilyn Manson may be, I wouldn't wish his fans on him if he were my worst enemy.
Plus failed massacres and reverse piracy
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 29, 2009
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Long-lasting launch pad

Of the nearly 70 ballets that made up the repertory of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, only a few inhabit our stages today. But the Diaghilev adventure still inspires legions of choreographers, antiquarians, archivists, scholars, and gossips.
Ballets Russes week at Harvard
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 24, 2009
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The Life before Her Eyes

Shame on all involved.
Exploiting high school shootings
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2008


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Sex, violence and video games

Popular culture has always had a bogeyman. These days, it’s most often video games being accused of leading the nation’s youth astray.
Reconciling the irreconcilable
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 23, 2008
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How Giuliani’s presidential campaign came undone

Your superior correspondents last week had a close encounter with a couple of creatures who qualify in Vo Dilun as authentic endangered species: Republican legislators.
GOP Minority Leader Watson reveals all at Nick-a-Nee’s
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 09, 2008
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More than child’s play

After a slow start, The Nutcracker went on to become the most-watched ballet of the 20th century.
Boston Ballet’s grown-up Nutcracker
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 09, 2007
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We’re all doing time

The facts are almost unbelievable: As a nation, our incarceration rate is five times what it was 30 years ago and the highest in the world.
Personally
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 29, 2007
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Send in the clowns

They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007


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Send in the clowns

Boston newcomers proved that even without scenery or traditional costumes, these operas can pack a wallop.
Chorus pro Musica’s verismo duo; the Boston Early Music Festival; and Carousel at the Pops
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  June 19, 2007
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Hindsight

“I’m not much on rear-window ethics,” quips Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece.
Rear Window is model for Hollywood’s latest trend, a fear-inspired peep-a-palooza
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 02, 2007
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Notes on a tragedy

Seung-Hui Cho got what he wanted: a whole nation is talking about him and his horrific killing spree on the Virginia Tech campus last week.
More than a week after the Virginia Tech massacre, we still have more questions than answers
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 25, 2007
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Sight and insight

“New Visions” is the kind of title ballet-company directors come up with for programs that are sort of new and are hoping for vision.
Boston Ballet’s ‘New Visions’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 07, 2007
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Where’s the magic?

The hook for Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker this year is “more magic.”
Looking for enchantment from Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 05, 2006


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The Herald forgets about the alleged Marshfield massacre plot

Remember Toby Kerns? What about Joe Nee?
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By ADAM REILLY  |  November 29, 2006
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School for scoundrels

Ever since Rockstar Games announced it was making Bully , the controversial publisher has been the target of even more criticism than usual.
Bully goes to the head of the class
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 08, 2006

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Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  September 20, 2006

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Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  June 28, 2006