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Larry Flynt on the end of days, and why politicians can't keep it in their pants
Larry Flynt is no stranger to religious freaks. He's been one himself — converted aboard his private jet, back in 1977, by Jimmy Carter's sister.
| May 20, 2011
Some weeks back, I got to listen to Brown University archæology professor Stephen Houston pronounce the throaty, staccato sounds of Maya hieroglyphs carved across a six-foot-wide limestone panel.
The Maya and the Kennedys at the Peabody Essex
| May 21, 2010
Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust
Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
| December 11, 2009
The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
| October 23, 2009
There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
| June 26, 2009
Graphic novels are an acquired taste.
People’s history in graphic format
| July 01, 2008
When The Real World goes green, you begin to wonder whether we’ve reached critical mass on this whole environmentalism/eco-chic/rolling-out-the-green-carpet schtick.
Scrutinizing the sustainable-farming message
| April 28, 2008
As the race for the Democratic nomination enters the summer, there are two figures lurking in the background: Al Gore and Elizabeth Edwards.
Al Gore isn't running (yet); neither is Elizabeth Edwards. But either could be a factor in an Obama win.
| July 02, 2007
Richard E. Grant’s own story is a lot more interesting than most of the films he’s acted in, and so he’s made a film of it.
Autobiographical picture gets bogged down in clichés
| May 24, 2006
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