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"The pejorative ghettoization of mystery writing has become pretty laughable," says Dennis Lehane. "It's just not working."
Into the Mystic
| August 03, 2012
Dennis Lehane and Tom Perrotta on taking novels "From Page to Screen" at Boston Book Festival 2010 [podcast]
Every book festival needs legendary dudes like DENNIS LEHANE and TOM PERROTTA -- the kinds of authors whose stories are famous even to people who...
| October 28, 2010
Fall Books Preview: Getting booked
Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
| September 17, 2010
Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
In recent screen-adapted crime fiction, detectives are heroes and children are victims. In the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the child victim is the hero.
... Is a drag
| March 19, 2010
A home for the criminally insane it might not be, but the real-life Shutter Island is, like the one in the new Martin Scorsese film that hits theaters this week, a spooky and controversial land mass in Boston Harbor that is indeed off-limits to the publi
The real-life version of Scorsese's Shutter Island imports hundreds of homeless from the South End every evening; they’re among the few allowed on Boston Harbor’s isle of mystery.
| February 19, 2010
Review: Shutter Island
I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
| February 19, 2010
Photos: Boston Harbor's Long Island
Images taken on Long Island, the Boston Harbor island that inspired Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island.
Long Island, the real-life Shutter Island
| February 19, 2010
Lite at the end of the tunnel?
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
| January 01, 2010
PODCAST: Dennis Lehane on Boston Noir (from 2009 Boston Book Festival)
Photo by Boston Book Festival via FlickrIt was hard not to feel cheerleaderish during Saturday's inaugural BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL, which crammed 90 authors into 40...
| October 27, 2009
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
| October 23, 2009
A Tale of Two Towns
Charlestown was baptized in bloodshed. Yet this unique, fertile turf has been generally overlooked by Hollywood, which has preferred instead its old rival South Boston, the primary backdrop for Oscar winners Good Will Hunting and The Departed .
Renowned for its roguish history, Charlestown is finally getting Hollywood's attention
| September 18, 2009
Podcast: Dennis Lehane reads from "The Given Day"
After spinning such gritty urban yarns as Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and some cracking episodes of The Wire, Dorchester native Dennis Lehane decided to...
| October 20, 2008
Friends remember Alan Lupo
The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.
| October 16, 2008
Interview: Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane’s big new book, The Given Day , is full of bloodshed, mayhem, power, corruption, and lies.
Mystic River author's new The Given Day gets down and dirty in the North End circa WWI
| September 25, 2008
Winners and sinners
Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
| September 08, 2008
Bad will hunting
Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
| October 18, 2007
Good Will Hunting — in which they played siblings — fixed the public perception of Casey Affleck as Ben’s younger brother.
The younger Affleck holds forth
| October 16, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
Before Dennis Lehane found success — or success found him — with the publication of Mystic River in 2001, and even before he built his reputation with the Kenzie/Gennaro crime novels, he wrote short stories.
Dennis Lehane’s short cuts
| August 31, 2006
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