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Scenes from childhood

His head is bowed and his eyes are closed. It was three days before he was gunned down at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.
The DeCordova’s classic kids photos, plus Pixnit’s graffiti, and Malcolm X
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2008
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Alice Neel

The true artist, so goes the myth, labors in bohemian obscurity in search of truth and beauty.
An unexpectedly complex documentary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 15, 2007
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Ain’t that America

Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
By GREG COOK  |  July 03, 2007
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Circus maximus

The clown show at Little Rhody’s State House is the Greatest Show Not on Earth. This is due to how our politicians behave like they are on another planet.
The greatest show not of this Earth
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 09, 2007
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Little Miss Sunshine

Like little kids spouting dirty words in certain comedies, this film from first-time directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris undermines the subversive with the self-conscious. Watch the trailer for Little Miss Sunshine  (QuickTime)
Super freaks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2007
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Bunny girl

A film about one of the world’s bestselling children’s books and the ballsy British woman behind it marks the stirring return of Babe director Chris Noonan. Watch the trailer for Miss Potter (QuickTime)
Renée Zellweger’s Miss Potter doesn’t peter out
By ALICIA POTTER  |  January 03, 2007


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Fake Fur

It had to happen, sooner or later: a bio-pic of Diane Arbus, photographer goddess of the alternate America, doyenne of the somber freakout, selfless voyager into the unorthodox. Watch the trailer for Fur (QuickTime)
Steven Shainberg makes over Diane Arbus
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 15, 2006
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Cultural studies

Two photographers currently showing their work couldn't be more dissimilar in their subject matter, yet they share the skill of perceptive social observation.
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By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 08, 2006
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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006