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Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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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.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009
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Love letter

Rock critics rarely cut gold records. Likewise, few football reporters go on to quarterback Super Bowl winners.
Gerald Peary's ode to the film critic
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 04, 2009
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Mash-up your prejudices

The work of DJ Spooky demonstrates through art the kind of philosophical progress Obama calls for.
DJ Spooky remixes The Birth of a Nation
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 04, 2008
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Lost auteur

There’s no business like Micheaux business.
Oscar Micheaux, plus El método
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 11, 2007